Claims Magazine-May 2012

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  • Say Goodbye to Paper Checks

    Contributing Author

    Paper checks are expensive to produce and process, while prepaid cards help insurers save time and money.

  • KY Gov. Rips Roof Off Unscrupulous Contractors

    Christina Bramlet

    Gov. Steve Beshear signed HB 421 into law as part of storm scammer legislation, which seeks to protect legitimate contractors and homeowners from roofing replacement schemes.

  • The Ties That Bind

    Christina Bramlet

    While many charge that social media deprives us of the very social skills it promises to boost, the value of face-to-face interactions at shows like PLRB/LIRB is undisputed.

  • Getting PIP Reform Right

    Lynne McChristian

    Will the PIP reforms work, and will they bring auto insurance rates down? Legislators want proof they made the right decisions, and they want it fast.

  • The Matching Game and Pre-Loss Conditions

    Christine G. Barlow

    Is a carrier obligated to replace undamaged sections of roofing or carpeting following a loss to restore the area to pre-loss condition? Deciphering policy language starts here.

  • The Value Is In The Service

    Gary Stephen

    Few circumstances can be as daunting as helping wealthy Americans maintain their expected quality of living after a loss.

  • Temporary Housing Options During Catastrophic Times

    Contributing Author

    Because large-scale losses often create a shortage of suitable lodging in neighboring areas, it is imperative for insurers to partner with a 24/7 housing company capable of quickly securing temporary housing during a loss.

  • Air Travel…A Calculated Risk?

    Anthony C. Roman

    Recent debacles featured in the news remind us that flying is a remarkable leap of faith routinely taken by millions of travelers worldwide.

  • Bad Faith and Beyond

    Jay M. Feinman

    The debate about bad faith can get heated, but one thing is clear: New conceptions are coming to the fore.

  • ‘Fast’ is Only a Dream

    Ken Brownlee, CPCU

    Faster anything, from trains to claims services in a disaster, represents a long-term goal. Except for short runs or small claims, it is a dream of what might be.

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