Claims Magazine-July 2013

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  • May Oklahoma Tornado Claims Top $470M

    Chad Hemenway

    Insurance payments on claims related to severe tornadoes the last two weeks of May in Oklahoma have eclipsed $470 million, and Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak says this is 'just the beginning.'

  • Inherent Difficulties In Tornado Rating Methodology

    David C. Jones, P.E., Matthew L. Breidenthal

    The reported information about what happened during a tornado event can be confusing and sometimes contradictory. Read why "the structure was hit by an EF4" doesn't necessarily mean anything.

  • Is Mold Remediation Covered?

    Diana B. Reitz, CPCU

    The rebuilding efforts from the tornadoes of 2013 will be difficult, but insurance coverage, at least in the area of mold remediation, is much clearer now than it was a decade ago.

  • Identifying Solar Panel Failures

    Alan D. Rose, P.E., Eric Beebe

    When called upon to identify the source of widespread glass panel failures in a large array of solar panels, this investigator faced a complicated puzzle amid looming accusations and litigation.

  • Texting While Biking: Darwin Would Not Approve

    Christina Bramlet

    The consequences of distracted driving are often tragic. Currently 11 states have officially banned talking on a hand-held device while driving. Many more are going a step further, banning TWD.

  • The Humble Bumble Bee

    Ken Brownlee

    Todays adjuster needs a good scientific and investigative mind to assess risks and claims related to livestock and America's crops.

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