Claims Magazine-April 2012

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  • Claims Auditing 101: Part 4

    Ken Brownlee, CPCU

    By looking for certain factors, an auditor may be able to help move a case from stalemate to a successful conclusion.

  • Avoiding Evidence Spoliation

    Wayne Partenheimer

    The duty to safeguard evidence doesn't end when a claims file is closed. Insurers and claims adjusters beware.

  • The Large Loss Contents Puzzle

    Keith Pequeno

    Field inventory specialists, adjusters, and contents-valuation experts must work together to accurately assess losses and speed policyholder indemnity.

  • Swept Away à la ‘Mary Poppins’

    Peter A. Lynch, Dale Feb

    Reviewing fireplace systems and the duties of a chimney sweep when evaluating claims for potential subrogation recovery.

  • NY Targets Doctors Suspected of PIP Fraud

    Christina Bramlet

    Doctors conspiring to cheat the no-fault system are writing a prescription for trouble. NY regulations now impose stiff penalties, decertification.

  • Corporate Identity Theft

    Susan Massmann

    Standard commercial property and liability insurance covering tangible property generally does not adequately address cyber risks. Here, we discuss coverage for security breaches and identity theft.

  • Feds Indict 36 in PIP Fraud Scheme

    Christina Bramlet

    The case for reforming NY's flawed PIP system gains momentum, as federal authorities charge 36 suspects for a scheme dating back to at least 2007.

  • Speaking Of: Chinese Drywall Coverage Decisions

    Christina Bramlet

    Complicating the job of claims adjusters is the fact that courts have remained divided in their interpretations of policy language and exclusions in Chinese drywall liability cases.

  • Springing Into Action

    Christina Bramlet

    Perhaps like me, you have a twinge of spring-induced ADHD and wanderlust. Who can blame us? Will you head to the upcoming PLRB/LIRB conference for spring break?

  • A Guide To Waivers of Subrogation

    Jeffrey D. Eberhard

    How to determine the insurance carriers rights and options following a loss involving waiver of subrogation issues.

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