Claims Magazine-September 2006

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  • Nice Guy Wins Afterall

    staff Writer

    The Palisades companies, a New Jersey-based group of independent agency companies, was ranked the largest New Jersey auto insurer without one valid consumer complaint in 2005.

  • Workers' Comp Costs On the Rise

    staff Writer

    The Workers' Compensation Research Institute recently released a new study on workers' comp costs per claim and analyzed causes behind the increasing trends.

  • Claim Systems Connects with SceneConnect

    staff Writer

    Scene Genesis, Inc. (SGI) recently unveiled SceneConnect, a web-services product that lets property-casualty insurers connect their claim systems with external applications and data sources.

  • Fighting Workers' Comp Fraud

    Kevin Lisle

    Workers' comp fraud costs Americans more than $5 billion annually, threatens the jobs of Americans, and hurts employers.

  • Anti-Fraud Technology Toolkit

    staff Writer

    Carriers who are behind the times can be easily identified by their dependence on non-metaphorical red flags and manually intensive desktop cheat sheets.

  • Facing Up to Fraud

    Michael A. Lucarini

    To the old maxim that nothing is sure but death and taxes, insurance companies might justifiably add another category: fraud.

  • Speaking of: Hurricane Forecasts

    staff Writer

    By the end of August in 2005, an extraordinary seven tropical storms and five hurricanes already had formed in the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Legislation Limbo

    staff Writer

    The following natural-disaster bills have yet to be acted on by Congress.

  • Congress Hears Industry Out

    staff Writer

    Several insurance industry organizations recently testified before a subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee regarding the government's role in preparing for natural disasters via legislation.

  • No Surprises in Mississippi Flood Verdict

    staff Writer

    One year after Hurricane Katrina made landfall, the U.S. District Court of Southern Mississippi has dismissed a lawsuit that contended a Nationwide insurance agent misled a policyholder.

  • Still Suffering the Green Screen?

    staff Writer

    Chief information officers, take note. Your adjusters should not have to suffer any longer with antique DOS programs and their dreaded green screens; it is time to update your technology.

  • The Battle Over Storm Surge Claims

    Ken Brownlee

    As certain as the fact that apples are green before they turn yellow or red, there will be structures and possessions damaged this hurricane season by wave wash and storm surge.

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