Claims Magazine-July 2011

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  • ACE Recap

    Christina Bramlet

    Whether you missed the 15th annual Americas Claims Event (ACE) or simply want to reexperience the some of high notes, here is a glimpse into the Claims editors steno pads from the Big Easy.

  • Mobile App Simplifies Claims Process

    Catherine Couretas

    Farm Bureau Financial Services (FBFS) has introduced a mobile app to assist clients in managing information after an accident.

  • Their Dirty Deeds

    Christina Bramlet

    Fraud is on the rise and with more and more personal injury attorneys entering the marketplace, there certainly is no shortage of brazen claimants out there.

  • Fungi Surfaces Post-Disaster

    Diana B. Reitz, CPCU

    It has been reported that a number of the people injured as a result of the Joplin tornado have been infected with a deadly fungal infection, mucormycosis.

  • Recovering From Construction Defect Claims

    Kevin D. Bush, Douglas B. Fox

    In the past 10 years, more than 25 states have enacted specific builder-friendly construction defect notice and resolution statutes that may affect your subrogation claims.

  • Funding Litigation

    Jim Pattillo

    Litigation financing has been around for decades in one form or another, though it has been more pervasive in recent economic times.

  • Textile Restorers to the Rescue

    Wayne M. Wudyka

    There is no doubt that garments and other fabric items in a home have become a large and fast-growing part of a contents claim.

  • Understanding Disability

    Ken Brownlee, CPCU

    Adjusters and claim handlers who deal with disability claims may have to rethink some of the previous standards for what constitutes a “disability."

  • Stopping Power

    Ryan L. Devine, Gregory J. Quan

    Despite the frequency of the claims, actual malfunctions in complex brake systems are rare, although they can happen.

  • Adjusters’ Pet Peeves

    Charles Hunter Mcree

    Knowing adjuster pet peeves and their hot buttons can help those who work with adjusters to foster better relationships.

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