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Key Issues to Consider in the Tracy Morgan Crash

The Tracy Morgan crash is certainly a tragedy. It caused the death of Jimmy Mack and seriously injured Tracy Morgan. The accident has sparked a great deal of debate nationally about the safety measures taken by semi-truck drivers and the …

Down With Auto Accidents!

Retiring Boomers, Graduated Teens, Smart Technology Converge to Reduce Auto Accident Frequency The claim frequency in private passenger auto insurance has been declining steadily over the past decade — a trend linked to a number of factors including a rise …

Why No-Fault Pharmacy Benefit Management Helps Payers and Injured Parties

No-fault medical losses cost payers an estimated $18 billion in 2013. Of this amount, nearly $9 billion is attributed to personal injury protection (PIP), with pharmacy-related claim expenses just shy of $1 billion, or roughly 11 percent of total PIP …

Playing Post-Accident Sleuth

A truck gets into a collision with a car. The two drivers dispute fault and witness statements have been taken and are part of the filed police report. The insurance company for the truck’s owner is left to try to …

Are Left Turns a Deadly Maneuver?

The act of driving is deceptively simple and, for most of us, part of our daily routines. Safe driving, which requires focus and attention, is becoming more of a defensive act every day, thanks in large part to the use …

A Different Breed: Best Claims Practices for Collector Cars

When it comes to claims, collector cars require special expertise. If you’re an automobile aficionado, you’ll likely know the difference between a 1967 Pontiac GTO and a 1967 Plymouth Barracuda. The horsepower, the torque, the available engine sizes, the number …

The Delay of ICD-10 in Workers’ Compensation & Auto Casualty

The International Classification of Diseases – 10th Revision, Clinical Modification and Procedural Coding Systems (ICD-10-CM/PCS) will be implemented on Oct. 1, 2015. This new implementation date was initiated by a bill passed by the Senate on March 31, 2014. H.R. …

4 Steps to Building a Profitable Workers’ Comp Claims Model

Statistics from the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) suggest a workers’ compensation insurance rebound. According to the 2014 State of the Line report, the combined ratio in 2013 was 101, a seven-point drop from 2012 and a 14-point decrease …

2014 Job & Salary Survey Reveals Confident, Secure Market

Insurance industry professionals are bullish when it comes to the economy and their jobs, according to an industry expert. The same appears to hold true for the claims adjusters and managers who responded to the third annual Claims Journal 2014 …

The Emerging Hail Risk: What The Hail Is Going On?

The number of reported claims involving hail damage to residential and commercial roofing products has increased dramatically over the past few years. Some reports place the increase at almost double historical claim totals. What is the cause of this significant …

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