Claims Magazine-July 2005

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  • J2EE Power Computing Software...

    Ron Lang, Director Of Insurance Solutions, Worldgroup

    Today's demands on claims operations for instantaneous information and service presents a great challenge to insurance organizations.

  • NIST Releases WTC Findings

    staff Writer

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology recently presented findings from its building and fire safety investigation of the World Trade Center disaster of Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Auto Technology Poses Rescue Risks

    staff Writer

    State Farm is conducting a national education effort to inform fire departments and emergency medical service personnel about the potential hazards.

  • Secret Service, CERT Analyze Insider Computer Sabotage

    staff Writer

    In the second of a series of reports focusing on insider threats to information systems and data, it was discovered that the majority of insiders who committed attacks were former, disgruntled employees.

  • Government Rests Tobacco Racketeering Case

    staff Writer

    Many analysts expressed surprise at the Bush administration's lack of zeal in following up its initial request that the tobacco industry fund a 25-year, $130 billion smoking-cessation program.

  • Petzel Gets Scholarship

    staff Writer

    Claims is proud to announce that Toby Petzel has been named the 2005 recipient of the magazine's academic scholarship.

  • Study Measures Client Respect

    staff Writer

    The largest insurance firms in the nation recently were ranked on how they treated online customers in the first quarter of this year.

  • Some Insureds Find Claim Service Unsatisfactory

    staff Writer

    One-fifth of consumers who have filed property or casualty claims during the past three years are not satisfied with the way that their insurance companies handled their claims.

  • WTC Insurers Sue NY Port Authority

    staff Writer

    A group of 10 syndicates at Lloyd's of London and eight other insurers has filed suit against the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

  • GEICO Wins Insurance Site Webby

    staff Writer

    Government Employees Insurance Co. was among the winners at this year's Webby Awards, created to recognize leading web sites.

  • New PRI Program Reviews Drug Use

    staff Writer

    To help combat the rising costs of prescription drugs in workers' compensation, Professional Reviews, a physician peer review company based in Atlanta, has launched Physician Pharmaceutical Reviews.

  • IMUA Holds Elections

    staff Writer

    At this year's Diamond Anniversary meeting of the Inland Marine Underwriters Association, the group elected new members to its board of directors.

  • Senators Question TRIA's Necessity

    staff Writer

    In a recent Senate Banking Committee hearing, a number of Republican senators questioned the necessity of extending the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2001.

  • Homeland Security Targets Preparedness

    staff Writer

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has prepared an Interim National Preparedness Goal intended to guide federal, state, and local departments and agencies, as well as the private sector.

  • Learn to "Flag" Your Bag (or Your Claim File)

    Phil Schreiner

    It all came to a head about a dozen years ago as I walked through the Orlando airport schlepping an oversized suit bag crammed with the essentials for three days of life on the road.

  • Are You Subro Savvy?

    Staff Writer

    In most first-party property coverages, insurance contracts give insurers the right to pursue recovery on insureds' behalf against any wrongdoers or tortfeasors.

  • Common Subro Scenarios

    staff Writer

    Here are three scenarios in which the risk manager should identify and pursue subrogation opportunities.

  • Predicting Claims Can Reduce Fraud

    Marcel Holsheimer

    In their ongoing efforts to be more competitive and profitable, insurance companies are undertaking several initiatives to improve their claim-handling processes.

  • Pre-Employment Screening Issues

    Ken Brownlee

    Many security and safety issues focus on employees, and hiring and retaining the best employees is a major concern of all businesses, as well as a major insurance issue.

  • Bottling Up Water-Intrusion Claims

    Joel I. Berman

    Handling a water-intrusion claim when the clients are convinced that their residence or office has toxic mold growth can be an insurance adjuster's worst nightmare.

  • Vision Becomes Reality with Innovation

    staff Writer

    The insurance industry was an early adopter of information technology, and computer systems are still the backbone of core insurance processes.

  • Getting Claims Off to a Good Start

    Greg Powers

    One of your long-time policyholders gets into a multi-car accident while driving home from work one night on a rainy, slick road...

  • States Weigh Restricting EDR Data

    staff Writer

    Access to vehicle collision data from Event Data Recorders is under consideration in a number of states this year, and the NHTSA is seeking to promulgate regulation regarding such data.

  • ASA Elects Board

    staff Writer

    The Automotive Service Association recently named its 2005-06 board of directors.

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