Claims Magazine-November 2008

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  • Making the Most of Subrogation

    Dan Grey

    It is easy to understand why regulatory compliance can be overlooked when it comes to subrogation procedures.

  • Litigation Myths

    Staff Writer

    Earth is flat. Man will never fly. Madonna will never turn 50. Do these urban legends and myths sound familiar?

  • When the Smoke Clears

    Tim Lynch

    Last month's article offered an overview of the provisions found in 19 states' versions of the Unfair Claims Practices Regulations.

  • The Laws of Attachment

    Christine G. Barlow

    The season for spooks and goblins is over. We're headed toward holidays that elicit fears of chubby tummies and clothes that no longer fit.

  • Guy Carp Identifies Hidden Exposures

    Staff Writer

    Guy Carpenter and Company, LLC, a global risk and reinsurance specialist, introduced its Casualty Catastrophe Model, developed jointly with Arium, Ltd.

  • CCC Streamlines Police Reports

    Staff Writer

    Police report requests can now be submitted within the CCC Autoverse portal environment, the result of agreements between CCC and police report service providers.

  • TMIC Loses Bad-Faith Appeal

    Staff Writer

    On Aug. 27, The Texas 14th Court of Appeals rejected Texas Mutual's appeal of a jury verdict that found TMIC acted in bad faith and that the company had knowingly violated the insurance code.

  • GE Creates New Climate Monitor

    Staff Writer

    HygroTrac, developed by Dri-Eaz Products and GE Sensing, actively measures relative humidity, air temperature, moisture content and GPP, and transmits this information.

  • State Farm Pays Up

    Staff Writer

    Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty ordered State Farm Florida to issue credits or refunds totaling $120 million to current and former policyholders.

  • Virginia Police Befriend Facebook

    Staff Writer

    The Virginia State Police's Insurance Fraud Program (IFP) is utilizing the social-networking titan to further their fight against insurance fraud, part of a new cyber campaign to educate citizens.

  • Drivers Versus "Podestrians"

    Christina Bramlet

    Part of the allure of iPods and MP3 players is the momentary insulation from the world at large.

  • Stagnant Ratings Attributed to Claims, Pricing

    Christina Bramlet

    According to a recent study by J.D. Power and Associates, the disparity in satisfaction levels between homeowners and auto insurance policyholders continues to widen.

  • The Subprime Meltdown

    Stephen Erigero

    Unprecedented banking and financial company failures and hastily arranged buyouts by regulators to avoid insolvencies have left the financial markets reeling.

  • Looking Beyond the Score

    Norman Mcknight

    From fast tracking claims to spotlighting fraud, predictive analytics continues to provide increasing value to claim operations.

  • The Fungus Among Us

    Mark Henderson

    Mold claims are handled somewhat differently than other claims because of the threat of adverse health effects.

  • Plucked Clean

    Eric Gilkey

    During this month of thanks and giving, one would guess that more insurance professionals are feeling like the turkey rather than the carver.

  • NFIP Temporarily Extended

    Christina Bramlet

    After months of negotiations, the U.S. House and Senate have not yet reached a consensus regarding a flood reform package.

  • It Pays to Be Risk-Oriented

    Christina Bramlet

    Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) has released the findings of its 2008 Risk Management Compensation Survey, the fifth iteration of the not-for-profit organization's annual survey.

  • Driving Habits: Like Father, Like Son

    Christina Bramlet

    State Farm, the nation's largest auto insurer, conducted the study to find ways to reduce collisions involving teens, which represents the top cause of U.S. teen deaths.

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