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PLRB Seeks Speakers for 2015 Claims Conference

The Property & Liability Resource Bureau posts a “Call for Presenters” for various conferences throughout the year. Presenters are currently being sought for the 2015 Claims Conference to be held in Anaheim, Calif. The PLRB seeks interactive, educational classes on …

Comprehensive Claims Management Software Components

Is searching for a pre-designed claims system with components that fit your company’s requirements like finding a needle in a haystack? Let’s make finding the perfect claims system not so difficult. We’ve started a list of basic components found in …

Malaysia Airlines Lawsuits Unlikely to be Heard in U.S.

Since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, some lawyers have claimed they can get several millions of dollars in damages for each lost passenger by taking the cases to the United States. But past lawsuits show U.S. federal courts are …

NHL Sees More Concussion Suits Filed by Former Players

Another group of former NHL players has joined the fight for compensation for head injuries they say they incurred while playing, while at the same time targeting the violence of the game that they believe brought about those injuries. Retired …

Getting the Most Out of Medical Evaluations

It’s important to understand the medical evaluation process since it is commonly requested in all lines of insurance, according to Richard Stopek, COO of the Fla.-based Exam Coordinators Network. He spoke on the topic at the Property & Liability Resource …

Commentary: Heartbleed Flaw Reveals Weak Passwords

Have you changed your passwords since the security flaw known as Heartbleed emerged? Have you made sure they’re all long, alphanumeric and randomized? Did you use a unique one for every site — every bank account, every e- mail address, …

GM Team to Focus on Safety During Vehicle Development

General Motors Co. Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra, under fire for the company’s slow response to flawed ignition switches linked to 13 deaths, said she is creating a team that will make the company’s cars as safe as they are …

Poll Finds 8 in 10 Drivers Believe Hands-Free Cell Phones Are Safer

New findings from a National Safety Council public opinion poll indicate 80 percent of drivers across America incorrectly believe that hands-free devices are safer than using a handheld phone. More than 30 studies show hands-free devices are no safer than …

Study Examines Effects of Population Sprawl

People in compact, connected metropolitan regions are more likely to move up the economic ladder, have lower household costs, enjoy more transportation choices and lead longer, safer, healthier lives according to a new report out by Smart Growth America. Measuring …

Deciphering the Cybersecurity Framework

Reading the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s “Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity” is like being trapped in a nonstop risk management meeting. Within the Framework, organizations “dynamically select” improvements, functions “align with existing methodologies for incident management,” and …

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