National Underwriter Property & Casualty-October 3, 2011

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  • A Question Of Ethics: Add Defense Costs To Settle A Claim?

    Peter R. Kensicki

    The Dilemma: An adjuster has established an honest opinion of a claim with the maximum indemnity value in the range of 80 percent of policy limits. An offer of settlement within that range has been rejectedwith a lawsuit filed instead of a counteroffer. The adjuster believes defense costs, in addition...

  • Case Study: Claim To Excellence

    Melissa Hillebrand, Bryant Rousseau

    Having one of the highest employee-to-client ratios in the insurance industryone servicer for every two accountsmeans KMRD Partners, a winner of NU/AA&Bs 2011 Commercial Agency Awards for Excellence, can provide exceptional attention to every piece of business.

  • Competitive Edges

    Laura Mazzuca Toops

    In a globe-straddling twist on the family-owned regional agency, U.K.-owned Bartlett & Co. Inca winner of the 2011 NU/AA&B Commercial Agency Awards for Excellence.combines a unique international footprint, a focus on niche markets and innovative promotional strategies to create a formidable and fast-growing business thats more than equal to the...

  • Speeding, Improving Policy Delivery

    Mark E. Ruquet

    For its attention to risk consulting and its ability to translate that into a profitable and growing enterprise, Parker, Smith & Feek is our 2011 winner of the Commercial Agency Awards for Excellence.

  • Private Ownership, Assurex Provide Notable Advantages

    Mark E. Ruquet

    For its attention to risk consulting and its ability to translate that into a profitable and growing enterprise, Parker, Smith & Feek is our 2011 winner of the Commercial Agency Awards for Excellence.

  • Case Study: Bridging The Gaps

    Mark E. Ruquet

    For its attention to risk consulting and its ability to translate that into a profitable and growing enterprise, Parker, Smith & Feek is our 2011 winner of the Commercial Agency Awards for Excellence.

  • Inland Marine Facing Talent, Competitive Challenges

    Phil Gusman

    Inland-marine insurers are faced with a thinning and aging talent pool in a line of insurance that requires highly specialized industry and insurance knowledge, according to a recent Conning Research & Consulting report.

  • Excellent Agencies

    Bryant Rousseau

    A hearty congratulations to the three winners of our annual Commercial Agency Awards For Excellence: Parker, Smith & Feek (PS&F), which was named our Agency of the Year (and also a winner in our Technology category); Bartlett & Co., which earned top honors in Sales & Marketing; and KMRD Partners...

  • Case Study: Claims Advocacy

    Melissa Hillebrand, Bryant Rousseau

    Having one of the highest employee-to-client ratios in the insurance industryone servicer for every two accountsmeans KMRD Partners, a winner of NU/AA&Bs 2011 Commercial Agency Awards for Excellence, can provide exceptional attention to every piece of business.

  • New-Client Case Study: Used-Car Start Up

    Laura Mazzuca Toops

    In a globe-straddling twist on the family-owned regional agency, U.K.-owned Bartlett & Co. Inca winner of the 2011 NU/AA&B Commercial Agency Awards for Excellence.combines a unique international footprint, a focus on niche markets and innovative promotional strategies to create a formidable and fast-growing business thats more than equal to the...

  • CFOs See Hardening Market, Increased M&A

    Chad Hemenway

    Insurance-company chief financial officers say current market conditions will result in increased mergers and acquisitions, according to data from a Towers Watson survey.

  • Catholic Church Risk-Management Efforts Reducing Abuse, Claims

    Caroline McDonald

    A history of well-publicized events of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church have led to much soul-searching, resulting in new and improved risk-management guidelines and procedures to protect children and youth. These changes have lowered injuries as well as claims, according to a priest and risk manager for the church.

  • KMRD: Making A Difference For Clients By Controlling The Cost Of Risk

    Melissa Hillebrand, Bryant Rousseau

    Having one of the highest employee-to-client ratios in the insurance industryone servicer for every two accountsmeans KMRD Partners, a winner of NU/AA&Bs 2011 Commercial Agency Awards for Excellence, can provide exceptional attention to every piece of business.

  • Industry Responds To Times Article Giving Voice To Anger Of The Uninsured

    Arthur D. Postal

    In Flood Victims Getting Fed Up With Congress, a Sept. 25 front-page article in the New York Times, people who lost their homes in Pennsylvania because of recent flooding of the Susquehanna River voiced indignation that emergency aid from the government was being held up by the budget battles raging...

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