Claims Magazine-June 2009

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  • Recording the Big Bang

    Timothy B. Parlin, Esq.

    With a laptop and a specialized computer program, virtually anyone can download EDR data. As a result, car owners are concerned about what data is being collected and how it can be used by insurance companies.

  • Severe Storms Here to Stay

    Christina Bramlet

    With the approach of peak tornado season, it is timely that Risk Management Solutions has released a report analyzing the impact of the 2008 U.S. severe convective storm season.

  • Speaking Of: Executive Comeback

    Eric Gilkey

    InStar Services Group named seasoned veteran Mark Davis as its new president and CEO. Claims' Eric Gilkey chatted with him about his past, his future, and what he thinks are the biggest issues facing the insurance restoration industry right now.

  • Auto Theft Simmers Despite Hotbeds

    Christina Bramlet

    For the fifth consecutive year, data collected by the National Insurance Crime Bureau points to a steady decline in U.S. auto theft.

  • Uncertain Times

    Eric Gilkey

    Hurricane season is here, and with it comes uncertainty.

  • Aftermarket Parts Back in the Spotlight

    Eric Gilkey

    A $17 million verdict in a class-action lawsuit concerning the use of aftermarket auto parts has gone against an insurer who used non-OEM or salvaged OEM parts when repairing some of its Missouri customers' automobiles.

  • The Grim Walls of China

    Jeffrey A. Rubinton, Esq.

    Insurance professionals should brace themselves for a possible influx of fresh claims related to Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan, Jeanne, Katrina, Rita, and Wilma, among other wind-related events from the unprecedented 2004-2005 storm seasons.

  • Financial Storm Warnings

    Ken Brownlee

    I come, hat in hand, again surveying the dregs left in an empty coffee cup, to see what lies ahead for our property and casualty claim-adjusting industry.

  • Storm Season 2009

    Lance Wood

    Perhaps the single most important outcome or use of seasonal activity forecasts is that they generate public interest and aid in public awareness of the tropical cyclone threat, especially just prior to the beginning of the hurricane season.

  • Crafting Corporate Policy

    Staff Writer

    One often overlooked role of a risk manager is that of setting a corporate claim policy.

  • Steel Horses

    Peter R. Thom, Timothy A. Logsdon

    Regardless of a motorcyclist's skill set or how cocooned he is with safety gear, any on-road motorcycle trip can end at heaven's pearly gates instead of a home garage.

  • Bloggers, Beware

    Christina Bramlet

    Behind the assumed protection of the Internet, some writers hastily spew zingers or post diatribes that may lack both decorum and veracity.

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