Claims Magazine-June 2008

Issue Gallery ›

  • Quantifying Loss

    Russ Matheson

    Calculating business income loss claims can be tricky.

  • Covering Your Bases

    Gary Blake

    The enactment of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) on Dec. 1, 2006 has been the catalyst for renewed emphasis on document retention.

  • Workers' Comp Costs on the Rise

    Staff Writer

    A new study by the Workers' Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) reports that the average workers' compensation total cost per claim in Wisconsin grew rapidly for four of the five years.

  • Publication Demystifies Workers' Comp Law

    Staff Writer

    The Pittsburgh-based law firm of Fried, Kane, Walters, Zuschlag and Grochmal hopes to help Pennsylvania employers contain their workers' compensation exposure and control costs.

  • Good-Faith Law Proposed

    Staff Writer

    A proposed bill in the Minnesota state legislature would enable a party who claims to have been personally injured to name the person alleged to have negligently injured the claimant and person's liability insurer.

  • Cambridge Adds Legal Tools

    Staff Writer

    Cambridge's legal bill review services will help clients ensure that inappropriate fees and unnecessary expenses associated with claim management are avoided.

  • Insurity Upgrades Reporting Decisions

    Staff Writer

    Insurity has upgraded its data warehousing and reporting program, Reporting Decisions, by adding business intelligence and advanced analytical capabilities.

  • The Importance of Being Earnest

    Andy Ernst

    It is incumbent upon claim professionals to thoroughly investigate and uniformly adjudicate all claims and obtain specific evidence supporting all of the allegations.

  • Limiting Bad-Faith Exposure

    Steven Plitt

    The predictability of calculating general damage values in personal injury claims can be highly speculative.

  • The Plastic Menace?

    Diana B. Reitz, CPCU

    "Just one word. Are you listening? Plastic," an enthusiastic Mr. McGuire advises Benjamin in the 1967 movie, The Graduate.

  • New Beginnings

    Eric Gilkey

    The foundation on which insurance is based is referred to as the law of large numbers, but it's not really a law.

  • Looming Hurricanes Spur Predictions

    Christina Bramlet

    Following their December predictions for an active 2008 Atlantic basin hurricane season, several prominent forecasting teams have issued updated reports.

  • Supporting a New Generation

    Staff Writer

    Every year, Claims Magazine awards an academic scholarship to a student at the Katie School of Insurance and Financial Services at Illinois State University.

  • When Hail Freezes Over

    Eric Gilkey

    June is ripe for a pop-up thunderstorm, but it's another weather event that is often paired with these storms that gets claim adjusters out into the field in a hurry -- hail.

  • Speaking Of: Legal Briefs

    Staff Writer

    A recent ruling in the case Village Northridge Homeowners Association v. State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. could prove to be a nightmare for insurers.

  • A Comic Approach

    Eric Gilkey

    Those who steer claimants to specific auto shops can land themselves and their companies in a heap of trouble.

  • Are the Stars to Blame?

    Christina Bramlet

    So, what's your sign? Finally, the phrase can function as a bona fide conversation starter instead of the eye-roll inducing standby of many a lounge lothario.

  • The Art of First Impressions

    Staff Writer

    On NBC's sitcom, The Office, boss Michael Scott is a clueless buffoon while Dunder-Mifflin's receptionist -- Pam Beasly -- is sharp and perceptive.

  • Disaster Season

    Ken Brownlee

    The late spring is the beginning of hurricane season. By the time this is published, the spring tornado season will be well underway.

PropertyCasualty360 Daily News

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2019 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.