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Enservio to Present ‘Recognizing Contraband’ Webinar for Claims Pros

Enservio announced an upcoming webinar on how adjusters can best approach contraband or illicit goods during the early investigative claims process. While individual insurance carriers differ in terms of their own best practices for handling contraband items, the webinar aims …

Mom Says $100 Truck Fix Could Have Saved Her Daughters From Dying

A truck design change that could save lives costs about $100. It has yet to be adopted by regulators and that says a lot about the state of safety on U.S. highways. The design fix by trailer maker Manac Inc., …

NAIC Names 2015 Consumer Liaison Representatives

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) recently named 30 consumer liaison representatives for 2015. The 20 funded and 10 unfunded consumer representatives begin their terms Jan. 1, 2015. Eighteen of the funded consumer representatives participated in the program in …

Climate Change Could Leave More Cities in the Dark

Cities like Miami are all too familiar with hurricane-related power outages. But a Johns Hopkins University analysis finds climate change will give other major metro areas a lot to worry about in future storms. Johns Hopkins engineers created a computer …

ABRA Auto Body & Glass Expands in Three States

Minnesota-based ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a national damaged vehicle repair company, expanded for the third time in just 30 days, in three separate states, and with three separate transactions. ABRA announced the acquisition of Consolidated Collision Center in Park …

OSHA Reports Continued Decline in Occupational Injuries

OSHA released its annual report on occupational injuries earlier this month. The federal agency reported a little more than 3 million nonfatal injuries and illnesses were reported by private employers in 2013, that’s 3.3 incidents per 100 full time workers. …

New Cellphone App Tells You How Many Drinks is too Many

A new federally funded cellphone app allows people who may have had one too many to get an idea just how drunk they are – and hail a ride home. Users enter their sex, height, weight, and number of drinks …

Identity Theft Victims Face Months of Hassle

As soon as Mark Kim found out his personal information was compromised in a data breach at Target last year, the 36-year-old tech worker signed up for the retailer’s free credit monitoring offer so he would be notified if someone …

Patriot National Promotes McFadden To Executive Vice President

Fla.-based Patriot National, Inc., a workers’ compensation and managed care services provider, announced the promotion of Michael McFadden to executive vice president. McFadden previously served as Western Regional vice president at Patriot Underwriters and remains based at Patriot’s Western Regional …

Rising Releases 2014 Workers’ Comp Benchmarking Study Results

A new nationwide survey of workers’ compensation claims leaders reveals the top operational challenges include a rapidly shrinking talent pool, emerging technology trends, operationalizing performance measures while improving productivity and reducing costs. Participation in the latest survey was up 57 …

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