Claims Magazine-August 2007

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  • Auto-Glass Fraud Spreading in Southwest?

    Eric Gilkey

    The recent arrests of several windshield repair technicians in Arizona for insurance fraud has led one glass industry association to issue an alert.

  • Where There's Smoke, There's Fire

    Madonna Eddy-brown

    It's an oft-repeated adage. For the P&C claims industry, "Where there is pain, there is gain," is probably the more appropriate way to put it.

  • Ahead of the Curve

    Will Southcombe

    To achieve maximum potential, professionals cannot stop learning after a graduation ceremony or when the diploma arrives in the mail.

  • All Backed Up

    Don Herrmann

    When comparing sudden and accidental water-loss events, sewage backups pose one of the most serious health concerns.

  • State Funds Fight Against Fraud

    Staff Writer

    The California Assembly passed a bill that will increase the ability of its Department of Insurance to fight insurance fraud.

  • New Law Protects Repair Shops

    Staff Writer

    New legislation in Minnesota brought by the Alliance of Automotive Service Providers is designed to protect the repair shops that are selected to service vehicles that have been involved in accidents.

  • Staged Accidents Targeted

    Staff Writer

    Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley recently signed a bill into law that makes staging an auto accident to steal insurance funds a specific crime.

  • MedRisk Releases Workers' Comp Debit Card

    Staff Writer

    MedRisk, Inc., a claim services and medical management company, has introduced its MPower Card as a new way to issue workers' compensation indemnity payments.

  • Gone Litigating

    Anthony S. Cox

    Hurricane Katrina stands as the single most costly U.S. natural disaster. Insured property loss payments in the six states impacted are estimated to exceed $40.6 billion.

  • A Box of Chocolates?

    Deborah Moroy

    Hurricane season. While these two words evoke apprehension in the hearts of some, there are those who look forward to this time of year with unusual excitement and anticipation.

  • A Winner Is Crowned!

    Staff Writer

    Earlier this year, Claims put a call out to its readers and subscribers, asking for nominations for our Claim Professional of the Year.

  • TRIA Extension Introduced

    Eric Gilkey

    TRIA was first implemented following 9/11, when there was a fear that another orchestrated terrorist attack could bankrupt the insurance industry.

  • Questions of Coverage

    Staff Writer

    The most important -- and often toughest -- part of an adjuster's job is determining coverage based on policy language.

  • Speaking Of: Temporary Housing

    Eric Gilkey

    For insurance claimants, "temporary housing" isn't a phrase that immediately calls forth visions of pampering.

  • Travelers Settles Asbestos Claims

    Staff Writer

    The Travelers Companies have settled and fully resolved all current and future asbestos-related coverage claims against them.

  • Second Quarter Light on Catastrophes

    Staff Writer

    Only six catastrophes were reported in 2007's second quarter (April-June), making it one of the lowest totals in the last 10 years.

  • Business, Interrupted

    Diana B. Reitz, CPCU

    A former boss always said that business-interruption claims were the most difficult type of claims to handle.

  • Leadership in 21st Century Adjusting

    Ken Brownlee

    If claim association membership is any indication, from the few claim club lists this writer has seen recently, the most active members are independent property adjusters.

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