Claims Magazine-July 2008

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  • The Reality of One Percent

    Staff Writer

    Ivory soap is renowned for being 99.44 percent pure. In the advertising realm, that is an impressive percentage.

  • Too Hot for the Road

    Christina Bramlet

    Martin Bullen, a worker for Romans International, a luxury car supplier based in Surrey, U.K., was driving a Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano to a repair shop when something went horribly wrong.

  • Nanotube Nightmares?

    Christina Bramlet

    Before asbestos was classified as a pathogen and a menace to the lungs of those chronically exposed to the substance, many builders and manufacturers embraced the "wonder" material for years.

  • Window Art

    Dr. Gary M. Gray

    How does one determine the replacement value of these artistic wonders, some of which may be centuries old and otherwise considered irreplaceable?

  • The Insurer's Little Black Box

    Christina Bramlet

    "Telematics and event data recorders (EDR) should be on every insurer's radar," said research and consulting firm Celent.

  • Jackson Named Claim Professional of the Year

    Christina Bramlet

    Douglas Jackson, current president of Southwest Claims Service and the Society of Registered Professional Adjusters (RPA), was crowned the 2008 Claim Professional of the Year.

  • In the Rough

    Susan Massmann

    Over the course of ahouse's life, it may be struck many times by stray drives and chips.

  • Auto Glass Claims

    James Patterson

    Claims involving only the breakage of vehicle glass, without corresponding collision damage, have long been considered a nuisance in claim operations for many major insurance carriers.

  • Fiserv Consolidates, Updates

    Staff Writer

    Fiserv, Inc., a provider of technology solutions for the financial and insurance industries, has aligned applications from its suite of P&C solutions under the common release number of 6.0.

  • ClaimHub Goes Mobile

    Staff Writer

    Now available from ClaimHub is Mobile ClaimHub, a locally installed version of the company's claim management application.

  • Key Risk Launches Workers' Comp Platform

    Staff Writer

    Key Risk, a provider of workers' compensation insurance products and services for employers throughout the eastern U.S., introduced MasterKey Connects.

  • Violent Weather Strikes South

    Staff Writer

    Georgia's Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John W. Oxendine said he estimated that violent weather across Georgia last month caused more than $50 million in insured losses.

  • Insurers Held Liable for Business Collapse

    Staff Writer

    The New York Court of Appeals upheld a lower court's decision last month in Bi-Economy Market, Inc. v. Harleysville Insurance Company of New York, et al.

  • Hail Damage Exceeds $200 Million

    Staff Writer

    Hail the size of softballs pummeled the greater Fort Worth, Texas area in April and has caused insured losses now in excess of $200 million.

  • All in the Approach

    Phil Ayres

    The overhead of running a claim department is often an assumed cost that can cut heavily into profits.

  • Lifting Weights

    Eric Gilkey

    At this year's Claims-sponsored 12th Annual ACE conference, I overheard some discussions about dumbbells while making my way around some of the breakout sessions.

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