Claims Magazine-December 2011

Issue Gallery ›

  • The Near and the Far-Fetched Disasters

    Ken Brownlee, CPCU

    As if there isn't enough to worry about what's happening on Earth, scientists are warning against space weather. Solar storms, they say, could wreak havoc on the electric-power supply, triggering losses from business interruption and damaged physical assets.

  • Policyholder Ambiguities Cost Auto Insurers $15B

    Christina Bramlet

    Many drivers fail to provide accurate, up-to-date information to their auto insurers, costing the industry $15.4 billion last year. With better data, however, insurers can put the cap on premium leakage.

  • Adroitly Manage Fleet Auto Risks

    Charles Hunter Mcree

    Company-owned vehicles make it easier to conduct business, but offer great risk. Collisions can exact a heavy toll. Telematics and EDRs, however, can improve risk management, as well as allow claims to be assessed more accurately driving down costs for the business and insurer.

  • Speaking Of: Fighting Fraud Through The Years

    Melissa Stewart

    Not much has changed In the 44 years attorney Barry Zalma has been fighting insurance fraud; just a few adjustments to the same ole schemes. He finds encouragement, however, in the growing number of insurers willing to fight and take fraud cases to trail.

  • EDRs for the Claims Adjuster

    Peter A. Lynch, Paul Blanchard

    EDRs, commonly called "black boxes," offer a variety and wealth of product information that an adjuster will find useful when evaluating opportunity for subrogation.

  • Ten Ways to Reduce Claims Costs Now

    Jamie Hutton

    Today's consumers are focused on value for money. P&C insurers, in turn, are perpetually striving to reduce the cost of handling claims. Here are 10 helpful suggestions to reduce costs.

  • ‘Yes, Virginia. There Is A Santa Claus’

    Christina Bramlet

    The loving response to an age-old question published in a 1897 edition of "The New York Sun" continues to shed a light of hope, even in an economically and emotionally wrecked world.

  • Everything In Its Right Place

    Christine G. Barlow

    ALE coverage is one of those broad coverages that can bedevil adjusters, agents, and insureds alike. Here's a look at all that ALE entails.

  • The Not-So-Invisible Circus

    James Quiggle

    Like that of a tightrope walker, the line between cunning and foolish is very thin for these shamed fraudsters.

  • More PIP Fraud Arrests in Miami, Orlando

    staff Writer

    Staged auto accidents and fake insurance adjustersPIP fraud is a heavy cloud hovering over the sunshine state. Seven related arrests last month is just a drizzling of the storm.

PropertyCasualty360 Daily News

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2018 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.