Claims Magazine-May 2007

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  • The TSA and Dropping Shoes

    Ken Brownlee

    The shoe has not yet dropped, but according to Don Phillips, a columnist for Trains Magazine, the government is holding the shoe precariously above at least one industry.

  • Progressive Studies RV Driving Habits

    Eric Gilkey

    Progressive surveyed more than 1,000 RV owners to find out some of the amusing, and at times embarrassing, blunders they've made while traveling.

  • Supporting Today for Tomorrow

    Staff Writer

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

  • Connecting with Technology

    Staff Writer

    This issue of Claims spotlights some of the new and evolving technologies that company claim departments are using to increase cost-cutting capabilities, streamline processes, and detect fraud.

  • Baling On Responsibilities?

    Susan L. Maloney

    When wet hay is put away, a decomposition process occurs that can cause damage ranging from mold to caramelization and in the worst cases, spontaneous combustion.

  • IRC Studies Florida PIP Claim Costs

    Staff Writer

    A study's results show that the average total claimed PIP economic loss, consisting primarily of medical expenses, increased 18 percent from $8,289 in 2002 to $9,769 in 2005.

  • State Farm Reopens "Slab" Claims

    Staff Writer

    State Farm will begin sending out information to 35,000 Mississippi policyholders who filed foundation-only claims -- also referred to as "slab" claims -- that stemmed from Hurricane Katrina.

  • Insurance Fraud Convictions Escalate

    Staff Writer

    Insurance fraud convictions and related crimes are increasing in Virginia, according to the 2006 annual report issued by the Insurance Fraud Program, a division of the Virginia State Police.

  • Bottomline Moves from Page to Screen

    Staff Writer

    Collaborative payment and invoice automation provider Bottomline Technologies has introduced Legal eXchange 7.0, which offers services for converting paper-based invoices into electronic data.

  • Allegient Launches Bill Review for Independents

    Staff Writer

    Software and service provider Allegient Systems has launched its Independent Adjusters ASP Bill Review (IA ASP) program, a web-based bill review service designed specifically for independent adjusters.

  • Storm-Surge Model Predicts Flooding

    Staff Writer

    Desktop mapping sales and consulting company CDS Business Mapping has added a new storm-surge report to RiskMeter Online, its real-time, natural hazard risk report service.

  • Conning Introduces ERM Software

    Staff Writer

    Conning Research and Consulting has launched an enterprise risk management initiative for P&C insurers, which includes the release of its Affirm software.

  • The Coverage Position Letter

    Donald Huffer

    The role of the third-party claim handler is to thoroughly and objectively investigate and resolve all issues of coverage, liability, and damages.

  • Earthquakes And Aftershocks

    Gary Brown

    Charley, Frances, Ivan, Jeanne, Katrina, Rita, and Wilma. Society at large might wonder if these are the latest American Idol contestants, or perhaps the newest, most popular names for babies.

  • Leveraging Analytic Technology

    Stephen Holcomb

    For those of us who have been in the claim business a decade or two, we have witnessed the introduction of technologies that have had a profound impact on managing claims.

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