Articles by Denise Johnson

Documenting Subrogation Loss Means Getting Lots of Photos

There are never enough photos when it comes to a subrogation claim, according to Cozen O’Connor subrogation attorneys Joseph Rich and Richard Maleski. During a firm webinar, Building a Better Subro Claim:  Best Ways for Adjusters to Help, the two …

Workers’ Comp to Benefit From New Technology

New technology promises to improve workers’ compensation programs, according to a Marsh webcast broadcast last week. According to Tom Ryan, market research leader, for Marsh’s Workers Compensation Center of Excellence, there are many areas of workers’ comp that can benefit …

Insurer Models Cyber Risks to Benefit SMBs

With the global cyber insurance market expected to reach $14 billion by 2022, according to Allied Market Research, it’s no wonder more insurers are looking to offer cyber coverage. All industries need liability and property coverage to protect against cyberattack …

The Future of Telematics

Though usage based insurance (UBI) has been around for some time, the use of telematics is expected to expand, according to Dawn Mortimer, assistant vice president of IoT/Telematics Claims Product Development for Verisk Insurance Solutions. “I’ve worked at carriers where …

Most Experts Recommend Kids Under 16 Shouldn’t Use ATVs

After media outlets reported that Jamie Lynn Spears’ 8-year-old daughter was injured while driving an all -terrain vehicle (ATV), many experts warn that children under 16 years of age shouldn’t be allowed to operate adult ATVs. Spears’ daughter, Maddie, was …

More Insurers Adopting Predictive Analytics to Combat Fraud

Declining cost barriers, the availability of cloud storage and telematics will likely increase predictive analytic adoption rates, according to Dan Donovan, assistant vice president of Claims Solutions at Verisk Insurance Solutions. Though predictive modeling has been used for some time …

Workers’ Comp Issues to Watch in 2017

The Trump presidential victory, along with several gubernatorial elections, could significantly impact workers’ compensation, according to hosts of Safety National’s Out Front Ideas, Mark Walls and Kimberly George. The two workers’ comp industry experts continued their monthly webinar series, kicking …

D&O Litigation Trends to Watch in 2017

According to a Fitch Ratings report issued last year, the directors & officers (D&O) market “has great notoriety relative to its size.” Representing a small segment of the property/casualty market, D&O coverage equals about one percent of total industry direct …

How Smart Home Devices Will Impact Residential Property Claims

Insurers and consumers can benefit in multiple ways as more smart appliances and devices move into homes, according to Joe Wodark, director of product development for Verisk Insurance Solutions. First notice of loss, settlement and subrogation are all claims processes …

Hail Modeling Explained

With the aim of producing more accurate loss information as well as pinpointing emerging areas of exposure, models are being used to try and control the multi-billion dollar losses caused by hail. During a podcast interview with Claims Journal, Dr. …