Articles by Denise Johnson

Months of Preparation Lead into Super Bowl 50

Levi Stadium’s regular capacity of 68,500 seats has been expanded to 75,000 in anticipation of Sunday’s Super Bowl game, scheduled to begin at 3:30 pm Pacific time.Millions of football fans are expected to descend on the San Francisco area in …

Driving Usage Based Insurance Information to the Claims Process

While information derived from usage based insurance telematics hasn’t been fully utilized in the claims process, the benefits it can provide – consistency, efficiency and accuracy – offer a way to reduce claims costs according to David Lukens, LexisNexis director. …

Workers’ Comp Issues to Watch in 2016

Focus on the election year, federal interest in state workers’ compensation programs and changes to the employee health and claims models are all issues to watch in 2016, according to industry experts. On Tuesday, January 11, Safety National hosted a …

Water Damage Claims Expected to Spike Due to Strong El Nino

Winter Storm Jonas’ message to homeowners – a challenging winter lies ahead. The storm that affected 20 states was the result of a particularly strong El Niño, according to the latest Farmers Insurance Seasonal Smarts Digest. The storm brought a …

Older Workers Effect on Workers’ Comp Injuries and Costs

Employment of workers aged 65 or older grew by 101 percent between 1997 and 2007, while employment of individuals 75 and older increased by 172 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. By 2020, one in four Americans will …

Fire Expert Testimony Can Make, Break Case

Understanding why fire expert testimony is accepted or rejected during litigation can save adjusters time and money, according to experts who presented on the subject during a live streaming session held by the National Association of Subrogation Professionals. “Fire Experts …

Test Cyber Breach Exercise Reveals Gaps in Planning

The chance of a cyber security breach increases each and every day, according to Jim Satterfield, COO and president of Firestorm, a national company specializing in emergency response, crisis management, crisis communications and workplace violence. In addition, it takes about …

Ohio High Court Finds Consumer Laws Don’t Apply to Insurer Repair Estimates

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that laws protecting consumers from deceptive practices don’t apply to insurance company repair estimates. The court made that ruling on Tuesday in the case involving a Columbus insurer, voting 5-2 to overturn a lower …

As Medical Provider Fraud Evolves so Should the Investigation

Healthcare fraud related financial losses amount to tens of billions of dollars each year, according to the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association. As medical claims fraud in the property/casualty sector has evolved so too has the process to uncover it, …

XpertHR Outlines Top 10 Scariest Employment Challenges in 2016

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s most recent Performance Accountability Report, the agency secured more than $525 million in fiscal year 2015 for victims of discrimination in all sectors of employment. The increased focus on employment issues prompted XpertHR …