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Boat History Report Partners With NICB

The National Insurance Crime Bureau is pleased to announce that Boat History Report (www.boathistoryreport.com), a provider of watercraft history information for buyers and sellers of used boats, has joined the organization as a strategic partner. By accessing Boat History Report’s …

One Call Care Management Outlines Best Practices for Workers’ Comp Dental Claims

Dental injuries that occur on the job are challenging, complicated, and costly for workers’ compensation programs, according to Laura Gorman, RN and vice president of Clinical Sales at One Call Dental + Doctor. Gorman presented a session on “Managing Dental …

Nailing Down Cost Containment with Home Modifications

Part Two: Achieving a Reasonable Price In the previous article, we provided the “cost containment formula” and discussed the foundation to every home modification project, “establishing an accurate scope”. In this article we’ll take a closer look at the second …

Toyota-Honda Airbag Crisis Undermines Confidence in Auto Safety

A deepening crisis involving deadly airbags is shaking confidence in the ability of automakers including Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. to ensure the safety of millions of U.S. drivers. Toyota is advising U.S. owners to keep passengers out …

Jury Finds That Guardrail Maker Defrauded U.S. With Changes

Trinity Industries Inc. faces a potential liability of $1 billion after a jury found the company defrauded the U.S. by deliberately withholding information about cost-saving changes to its highway guardrail system that potentially made it more dangerous. Jurors in Marshall, …

Global Indemnity to Purchase American Reliable Insurance Company

Global Indemnity’s U.S. affiliate agreed to purchase American Reliable Insurance Company from Assurant, Inc. In a transaction with an enterprise value of approximately $394,000,000, Global Indemnity’s U.S. division will pay approximately $114,000,000 in cash to Assurant at closing (which could …

Structural Deficiencies in Roof Collapses Can Lead to Subrogation Opportunities

Roof collapses can be sudden, catastrophic events caused by a particular loading condition or combination of loads. Roof collapses often happen with little or no warning, making this a particularly dangerous event. When investigating a roof collapse, the obvious perpetrators …

NOAA Says Don’t Expect A Sequel of Last Winter’s Polar Vortex

If you thought last winter was a horror show, with cold blasts from the polar vortex and a lack of California rain, here’s some good news: No sequel is expected this year, federal forecasters say. Mike Halpert of the National …

Ebola Beginning to Affect Travel Plans

Travel agents say customers are asking whether it’s safe to fly, and what steps they should take to guard against Ebola. The virus has killed more than 4,500 in West Africa since the current outbreak began several months ago. Several …

Honda Starts Third Party Audit Into Injuries and Deaths

Honda Motor Co. asked a third party to determine whether the automaker underreported fatality and injury claims to the U.S. government, which is investigating airbag failures with potentially deadly defects. The third-party audit began in September and Honda will soon …

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