Claims Magazine-March 2006

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  • What a Babe!

    Phil Schreiner

    "A woman can never be too rich, or too thin."

  • Witt, Loy Create Disaster Coalition

    staff Writer

    James Lee Witt, former FEMA director, and James Loy, former deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, have formed ProtectingCalifornia.org.

  • Crawford Combines Divisions

    staff Writer

    Crawford & Company, an independent provider of claim management services, has combined its risk management and health-care management divisions to form Crawford Integrated Services.

  • CPCU Society Offers eJournal

    staff Writer

    The Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter Society, a professional organization that promotes ethical behavior and continuing education, has released its eJournal.

  • Guy Carp Recaps Major Storms

    staff Writer

    Risk management company Guy Carpenter's advanced modeling unit, Instrat, has produced "Tropical Cyclone Review of 2005."

  • CompuWeather Offers ZIP Code Maps

    staff Writer

    CompuWeather, a meteorological consulting firm for the insurance industry, has created Hurricane Katrina and Rita wind map sets with ZIP codes.

  • Selective Promotes Richmond, Rosa

    staff Writer

    Selective Insurance Group, a claim and risk management services company, has promoted David Richmond from claims liability analyst to assistant vice president, corporate claims manager.

  • Separating Mold from Myth

    Dale Miller

    A study of more than 900 mold remediation and water mitigation claims showed that the median estimated cost of a mold remediation project was approximately $8,000.

  • Farmers Hit with Fine

    staff Writer

    A $1 million fine against Farmers Insurance Group has been levied by the California Department of Insurance following settlement negotiations over how the company handled consumer claims.

  • NAIC Tracks Top Insurance Complaints

    staff Writer

    Pleasing 100 percent of the people 100 percent of the time is impossible, the saying goes, and if anybody can verify the certainty of that statement, it's adjusters.

  • Long-Standing Conference Stays Young

    Eric Gilkey

    When a conference has been around as long as PLRB/ILRB has been, it is easy to imagine that it might fall into a rut and become stale.

  • AAA Pushes for Tougher Teen Driving Laws

    staff Writer

    The majority of people killed in teen driver crashes are people other than the teen driver themselves, according to an analysis of a decade of crash data by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

  • The Impact of TRIA, Version 2.0

    staff Writer

    Insurance groups already are mapping their strategies for 2007, the year in which the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act again is set to expire.

  • Will it Be FAIR?

    staff Writer

    Asbestos legislation has been stuck in a congressional black hole since early last year when the Fairness in Asbestos Injury Resolution Act was presented to the House of Representatives.

  • New Paths in Continuing Education

    Staff Writer

    Risk managers, especially those interested in continuing education, can't say that there is nothing new under the sun.

  • What Do You Know? Readers Take the Adjusting Challenge

    Bruce Hillman, JD

    In the January 2006 edition of Claims Queue we asked you to provide some answers to the kind of claim questions we get at FC&S. Some of you accepted the challenge and stepped up to the chalkboard.

  • Ten Tips for Subrogation Success

    David Groth

    David Groth handles subrogation and recovery claims in the Eastern United States for the law firm of Cozen O'Connor. Here are his top 10 tips for presenting the best case to a jury.

  • Blankenbaker Joins CRDN

    staff Writer

    The Certified Restoration Dryclean-ing Network has named Myron Blankenbaker vice president of business development.

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