Claims Magazine-October 2013

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  • Rail v. Pipe Claims

    Ken Brownlee, CPCU

    Adjusters for both p&c insurance carriers and self-insured industries such as utilities, railroads and pipelines will encounter wide-reaching claims involving hazardous materials in the years to come.

  • The Great Jewel Heist

    Barry Zalma, Esq., CFE

    A story involving a scammer and the insurer that denied his bogus claim shows that when the defendant is an insurer, fraud is never easy to establish.

  • The Condo Conundrum

    Christine G. Barlow, CPCU

    Condo policies can be confusing, and both the unit owner and association must adhere to statutes that dictate where coverage is found for certain parts of the building.

  • Editor’s Picks

    Christina Bramlet

    Not to be a nagging mother hen, but I must remind you that time is running out to complete this years simple (and short) salary survey.

  • Analysis of a Train Derailment

    Charles C. Roberts, Jr., Ph.D., P.E.

    The recent tragedy in Lac-Mgantic, Quebec raises questions about transportation risk, liability and engineering. So why do rails fail?

  • Five Steps to a Better Fraud Detection Program

    James Ruotolo

    Though predictive modeling has long been considered a natural fit for claims fraud detection, results have been mixed. To better utilize this powerful tool, insurers must examine past flops and build a stronger defense.

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