Claims Magazine-January 2006

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  • Hurricane Chronicles

    Mikel Benton

    An estimated 15,000 adjusters currently are working in the regions affected by this year's aggressive hurricanes.

  • ISO Measures Adjuster Burnout

    staff Writer

    Burnout rates are an increasing crisis that the insurance industry must examine closely, according to recent findings from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • Lawmakers Authorize FEMA Borrowing

    staff Writer

    Toward the end of last year, President Bush signed legislation allowing the National Flood Insurance Program to borrow up to $18.5 billion to settle flood insurance claims resulting from the 2005 hurricane season.

  • TRIA Extension Passed

    staff Writer

    Late last month, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill extending the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, which was set to expire at the end of 2005.

  • California Jails Auto Fraud Ring Members

    staff Writer

    Three suspects have been arrested following an 11-month investigation by the California Department of Insurance of an auto insurance fraud ring.

  • Nationwide Donates Historical Documents

    staff Writer

    Rare documents that establish Philadelphia as the home to this country's first life insurance company were presented to the Historical Society of Pennsylvania by Nationwide Life Insurance Company of America.

  • Recipe for Disaster

    Staff Writer

    Drug giant Merck will not see such television programming, but it may have seen stars after getting hit with a $253-million jury award on Aug. 19.

  • Sharpen Your Pencils

    Bruce Hillman, JD

    In 1982, I walked into the National Underwriter Co. offices on Fourth Street in Cincinnati and, having heard that the FC&S Bulletins had a staff writer position open, applied.

  • Harsh Lessons from Katrina

    Ken Brownlee

    Hurricane Katrina, the storm that ruined the Big Easy, was a bit like my fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Miller. She was harsh, strict, and demanding, but we learned.

  • Creating a Paperless Business

    Ann Schnure

    The vision of a paperless claim process has evolved to mean different things to different organizations.

  • Mind Over Matter

    Phil Schreiner

    When we did our salvage emphasis article in November 2005, we heard via phone and e-mail from a number of adjusters who wanted us to address the issue of proper and ethical disposal of salvage.

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