Mitigating wildfire risks. There are a number of factors that can increase the severity and resulting damage from a wildfire. (Photo: Shutterstock)

There has been no shortage of disasters over the last year affecting insurers. Between wildfires on the West Coast and hurricanes on the East Coast, carriers and their adjusting staffs have faced an abundance of claims.

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Patricia L. Harman

Patricia L. Harman is the editor-in-chief of Claims magazine, a contributing editor to, and chairs the annual America's Claims Event (ACE), which focuses on providing claims professionals with cutting-edge education and networking opportunities. She covers auto, property & casualty, workers' compensation, fraud, risk and cybersecurity, and is a frequent speaker at insurance industry events. Contact her at [email protected]