Claims Journal » News http://www.claimsjournal.com Insurance news and resources for the claims industry Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:53:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Athens Administrators Names Daghlian and Mastrangelo Executive Vice Presidents http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/national/2014/10/22/256677.htm Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:18:27 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=256677 Athens Administrators, a third party claims administration services provider since 1976, has actively participated in the Program Insurance market segment on a regional basis for several years. To lead efforts in the Program Insurance space, the company announced the appointment …

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SCI Underwriting Management Expands Efforts in Top 20 Claims Volume States http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/national/2014/10/22/256673.htm Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:11:12 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=256673 Mass.-based SCI Underwriting Management LLC, a managing insurance agency with a focus on the aging service industry, recently announced an expansion in its efforts in states ranked in the top 20 in claim volume for the nursing home/long-term care industry. …

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Louisiana’s Direct Action Statute Doesn’t Substantively Modify Claims-Made Policy Notice Provisions http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/10/22/256654.htm Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:05:08 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=256654 Typical claims-made insurance policies require claims to be both made and reported within the applicable policy period. Under this type of policy, the risk of a claim incurred but not made, as well as a claim made but not reported, …

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Former Claims Adjuster Ordered to Repay Farm Bureau $20,000 in Fraud Case http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/midwest/2014/10/22/256638.htm Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:12:53 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=256638 A former insurance adjuster was sentenced to probation and ordered to pay $20,000 in restitution for insurance fraud involving wrecked vehicles, according to an announcement by the Kansas Insurance Department. The Ford County District Court late last month sentenced Eric …

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Feds Announce More Than 7.8M Vehicles Recalled Due to Defective Airbags http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/national/2014/10/22/256634.htm Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:57:15 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=256634 U.S. safety regulators on Wednesday expanded the number of vehicles in the United States that may be affected by recalls for potentially defective Takata Corp airbags that could spray shrapnel at occupants. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) …

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Mullis Newby Hurst Expands With New San Antonio Office http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/10/22/256632.htm Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:52:40 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=256632 Mullis Newby Hurst LP (MNH), a writer of construction insurance and surety bonds in the southwest, recently hired David Layman to expand to San Antonio, Texas. Layman has served as Head of Contract Surety Underwriting for NAS Surety the past …

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$1.14M Grant to Aid Research on Wildfire Caused Mudslides and Rock Falls http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/southcentral/2014/10/22/256627.htm Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:34:17 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=256627 An engineering researcher at the University of Arkansas has received $1.14 million in funding to develop a decision support system for assessing areas at risk for mudslides or rock falls caused by the effects of wildfires. The funding includes a …

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Trinity Required to Provide Feds With a Crash Test Plan by Oct. 31 http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/national/2014/10/22/256625.htm Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:26:56 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=256625 The U.S. said Trinity Industries Inc. must provide a crash-test plan by Oct. 31 following a verdict yesterday that the guardrail system maker duped the government by hiding changes to its product. A Texas jury found yesterday that Trinity had …

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Customer Loyalty Reliant on More Than Just Claims Satisfaction: Survey http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/international/2014/10/22/256623.htm Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:24:12 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=256623 Though 86 percent of insurance customers who submitted a claim in the past two years are satisfied with the way it was handled, 41 percent of those who have submitted a claim are still likely or very likely to switch …

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Hurricane Gonzalo Remnants Kills 1 in UK http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/international/2014/10/22/256621.htm Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:35:57 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=256621 A woman has been killed by a falling tree in London as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo lashed Britain with rain and strong winds. London Ambulance Service say paramedics tried to resuscitate the woman but she was pronounced dead at …

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Former Boston Scientific Engineer Accused of Fraud http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/midwest/2014/10/22/256619.htm Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:32:24 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=256619 A former Boston Scientific engineer has pleaded not guilty to stealing trade secrets from his employer. Forty-seven-year-old Aaron Quoc Khieu, of Maple Grove, Minn.,has been indicted by a federal grand jury on 14 counts of wire fraud and theft of …

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Detroit Firefighters’ Saws Stolen While Fighting Blaze http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/midwest/2014/10/22/256617.htm Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:23:47 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=256617 Two saws used by Detroit, Mich., firefighters while responding to emergencies have been stolen from a truck while crews battled a blaze, a firefighter said. The theft took place early Sunday in a three-block area that firefighter Jeremy Mullins said …

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Cleanup Still Ongoing for Year Old North Dakota Oil Spill http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/midwest/2014/10/22/256615.htm Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:20:14 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=256615 One year after a pipeline rupture flooded a wheat field in northwestern North Dakota with more than 20,000 barrels of crude, Tesoro Corp. is still working around the clock cleaning up the oil spill – one of the largest to …

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Penn State Board to Meet on Disputed FBI Report http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/east/2014/10/22/256613.htm Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:16:18 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=256613 Penn State’s board plans next week to discuss the Freeh report, a document regarding the school’s response to the Jerry Sandusky molestation scandal that has divided the university and its alumni since it was issued more than two years ago. …

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Rhode Island to Raise Pedestrian Bridge http://www.claimsjournal.com/news/east/2014/10/22/256611.htm Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:13:33 +0000 http://www.claimsjournal.com/?p=256611 With silt building up in the Providence River and dredging costs expected to rise, planners are looking instead at raising a pedestrian bridge linking parks on both sides. The Providence Journal reports that the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission is preparing …

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