Claims Magazine-May 2006

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  • Welcome to Mean Seasons!

    staff Writer

    It all started just a little over a month ago. Pestilence, plague (so to speak), death, and destruction. What a bummer!

  • New Trend in Auto Accident Claims?

    staff Writer

    After being involved in an accident and calling the police, a person's next thought is to immediately notify his insurance company.

  • Making it Big on the Small Screen

    staff Writer

    Two nationally recognized restoration companies are sharing the small screen this year by making appearances on two different television programs.

  • Risk Managers Can Cushion Weather's Effects

    Staff Writer

    Six hurricanes hit the United States in 2004, the most in nine years. According to reinsurance giant Swiss Re, nine of the 10 hottest years on record have been in the past decade. Coincidence? Unlikely.

  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    Eric Gilkey

    Driving on I-10 outside of New Orleans is a lot like driving on any other highway, in that it's not uncommon to see billboards and signs vying for the attention of drivers.

  • Speaking Of: Outsourcing

    staff Writer

    Essentially, any repetitive offline activity that can be tied to a rules engine can benefit from outsourcing.

  • What's in a Name?

    staff Writer

    The list of this year's tropical storm and hurricane names has been announced for the 2006 season, which begins next month and runs through November. But how exactly are these names chosen?

  • Geico Accused of Discrimination

    staff Writer

    Last month, the Consumer Federation of America accused Geico of adopting unfair rating practices by basing auto insurance eligibility and premiums on educational background and occupations of consumers.

  • FEMA: Raise New Orleans Homes Three Feet

    staff Writer

    FEMA is recommending that substantially damaged homes and businesses protected by levees be elevated by three feet, or follow what is shown on the current effective flood insurance rate map.

  • Street "Claims" Scholarship

    staff Writer

    Claims is proud to announce that Ashley Street has been named the 2006 recipient of the magazine's academic scholarship.

  • Denial Deemed a Positive in Flood Suits

    staff Writer

    Three industry associations have concluded that a recent denial by a Miss. court of a motion for dismissal concerning flood damage in could end up being a silver lining to a lingering issue about flood versus wind.

  • Federal Regulation Bill Draws Opposition

    staff Writer

    In early April, two senators introduced a bill that would establish a federal program of insurance regulation that would operate in conjunction with the current state-based system.

  • Auto Insurance Bills Dominated 2005

    staff Writer

    Automobile insurance-related issues continued to dominate legislative enactments in 2005, according to an analysis by the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies.

  • Betrayal from the Inside

    staff Writer

    Scott Bobrow was one of six claimants involved in a series of fraudulent accident claims, according to the California Department of Insurance.

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