Claims Magazine-March 2008

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  • NOAA: Expect Fewer Hurricanes

    Michael Houts

    The NOAA recently completed a study that said a warming global ocean could positively influence the winds that shear off the tops of developing hurricanes.

  • A New Voice for Ethics

    Eric Gilkey

    The 19th century writer Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that a good lawyer is not the man who has an eye to every side and angle of contingency and qualifies all his qualifications.

  • Experiencing Customer Service Firsthand

    Phil Schreiner

    It's been a long time since I had to make an insurance claim. I know, I write about the topic all of the time, but it hasn't been since 1985 that I had any firsthand experience with adjusters.

  • What Triggers Insurance Coverage?

    Staff Writer

    Four years of high school Latin plus one in college equals one murky memory of the dead language. Subpoena is a Latin term (meaning, "under penalty") that risk managers often encounter.

  • Hell Hath No Fury

    Christine G. Barlow

    We all know the saying about scorned women, and this month's column has the claim questions to prove it.

  • Business Rules for Claim Processing

    Hans Witt

    For many carriers, the task of processing claims consistently and in accordance with new programs has become complex and daunting for both adjusters and the IT organizations that support them.

  • No Complaints for Humberto

    Staff Writer

    The storm struck High Island, Texas in September 2007 with 85 mph winds, and was the only hurricane to strike the U.S. mainland in the last two years.

  • Insurers Told to Pay Up

    Staff Writer

    Mississippi State Representative Steve Holland is sponsoring House Bill 754 to make insurance companies pay their claims in a timely manner.

  • Scholarship Offered to California Adjusters

    Staff Writer

    The California Association of Independent Insurance Adjusters (CAIIA) is offering an educational scholarship to any interested adjuster working in California.

  • Independents Left at Altar

    Staff Writer

    Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, Florida's largest insurer and government-funded insurer of last resort, has cancelled its request for proposals (RFP) for claim administration services for daily claims.

  • Temporary Housing, Full-Time Service

    Eric Gilkey

    During his presidency, Bill Clinton once said, "The White House: I don't know whether it's the finest public housing in America or the crown jewel of the prison system."

  • Automotive Black Boxes

    Samira Lineberger

    An automotive event data recorder (EDR), commonly referred to as a black box, is a device installed on most passenger vehicles that is usually a function of the airbag control module.

  • The Ph.D. for Damage Repairers

    Martin L. King

    For the past 25 years, a program has been underway that provides advanced training for damage repair contractors and restorers.

  • A Dented Relationship

    Michael Houts

    No one can refute the importance of discussing high-profile issues such as terrorism and hurricane claims.

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