Claims Magazine-December 2010

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  • Legal Year In Review

    Tim Lynch, Stacey Stone

    A brief overview of cases from 18 jurisdictions affecting important areas of insurance claim handling for 2010.

  • When Santa Visits

    Christine G. Barlow

    There have been many articles written over the years about what insurance coverage Santa may need for his sleigh, but little consideration has been given to homeowners' policies and what exposures exist.

  • Goodbye...Hello!

    Eric Gilkey

    Here at Summit Business Media -- parent company to Claims Magazine -- we have faced our own particular dilemmas related to silos.

  • Drivers Must Use Smart Phones Smartly

    Christina Bramlet

    The increasing necessity of staying constantly connected is not only driving up blood pressure but also the incidence of road accidents.

  • Adjuster-Aided Fraud Scheme Exposed

    Marguerite Swallow

    A Riverside man faces 12 years in state prison for his role in a scheme to defraud two insurance companies by illegally selling liens on workers' comp claims.

  • App Makes Winning a Real Loss for Adjusters

    Marguerite Swallow

    An iPhone app game that focuses on denying claims to win "points" is reinforcing the negative stereotypes associated with the insurance adjustment process.

  • Finding Meaning and Satisfaction

    Barrett A. Evans,CPCU,AIC

    Being an adjuster is a satisfying career when we learn to focus on the positive aspects of our work and limit our anxieties.

  • Interpreting Business Income Claims

    Richard Holstrom,CPA/cff, Cfe

    A recent ruling will potentially have an impact on Calif. insurers and insureds, and it may also have an impact on claims outside of the state.

  • A Competitive Imperative

    Richard Pankhurst, Russell Riggen

    Insurance companies both in the U.S. and abroad are already demonstrating the benefits of transforming claim operations.

  • Speaking Of: Smart Phone Apps

    Eric Gilkey

    To learn how new applications are helping keep drivers safe while also allowing insurers to make proper cause of loss determinations, Claims spoke with Ravi Sundaram.

  • Lighten the Adjuster's Load

    Teresa Vidger

    There are many temporary housing companies that specialize in partnering with the insurance industry to reduce the workload by simplifying the process, as well as reduce costs by increasing efficiency.

  • Insurance Fraud Hall of Shame

    James Quiggle

    The newest Barons of Bleak have been dishonored as America's biggest insurance extreme schemers of 2010 by the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud (CAIF).

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