Claims Magazine-July 2009

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  • Recreational Boating Claims

    Paul M. Keane, Damon R. Hostetter

    The economic crisis has compounded the usual issues facing recreational marine claim departments. Consequently, claim adjusters must fully understand many lines of insurance.

  • Drugs in the Home

    Christine G. Barlow

    While it's not as glamorous as sex, drugs, and rock and roll, we've had some interesting questions related to the use and manufacture of drugs.

  • The Risk of Non-Risk Management

    Ken Brownlee

    Almost two decades ago while working as the corporate risk and claim manager for a large international corporation, I was waiting for a meeting with my boss, the corporate CFO.

  • Spanning Silos

    Staff Writer

    Sadly, tension often characterizes relationships between claim adjusters and underwriters.

  • Processing Product Liability Claims

    Nancy Winschel, Nathan Kostelnick

    There are three types of product liability claims. Strict liability is the most problematic because of its unique standard of proof.

  • Speaking Of: SIU Outsourcing

    Christina Bramlet

    Over the years, special investigation units (SIUs) have rapidly evolved in terms of methodology and structure in response to a changing world and emerging fraud schemes. Just ask Tim Wolfe.

  • Objets d'Art

    B. Gunar Gruenke

    Fires, hurricanes, tornados, floods, and other acts of God wreak havoc on hundreds of churches a year. Other times, an unattended vigil or altar candle is the culprit. No matter the cause, the evaluation of the claim is monumental.

  • The ACE Awards

    Eric Gilkey

    If you weren't able to make it out to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for the ACE conference, worry not. Here are a few personal awards I'm handing out to those who contributed to some of the show's biggest highlights.

  • Send in the Reinforcements

    Irv Kraut

    Securing a second opinion on a water damage claim may be just what the adjuster needs to bring clarity to the claim and to be confident that the value of the claim is justified.

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