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Word Choice in Claims Letters, Part 1

The following bullets point out random errors in word choice. You may not lose a client because you make a poor word choice, but you’re not helping the relationship along either. Here are several word choice issues to watch for …

NRA’s Latest Coverage Called ‘Murder Insurance’

The National Rifle Association is offering insurance for people who shoot someone, stirring criticism from gun-control advocates who say it could foster more violence and give gun owners a false sense of security to shoot first and ask questions later. …

Citing ‘Social Good,’ Insurer Lemonade Adds Restrictions to Firearms Coverage

Online home and rental insurer Lemonade has said it is limiting its coverage for gun owners as part of its commitment to “make insurance into a social good.” Citing the recent Las Vegas mass shooting, Lemonade CEO Daniel Schreiber blogged: …

Researcher Says Motor Vehicle Crashes Are Leading Cause of Teen Deaths

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States but a Virginia Tech expert says steps can be taken to reduce high crash rates for new drivers, an important message during this week’s National …

People News: Wells Media, ICW, EFI Global

Wells Media Names Simpson to Senior Strategist Post for Branded Content, Research Wells Media Group has named Pamela Simpson to the position of senior strategist, Branded Content and Research. In this new role, Simpson will work collaboratively with the company’s …

Autonomous Cars Would Ease Traffic, Increase Sprawl

A new study inspired by Boston’s early experiments with self-driving cars finds that the technology could ease congestion, but might also lead to more cars on the road and further encourage urban sprawl. The report, released Tuesday by the Boston …

Smartphones Are Killing Americans, But Nobody’s Counting

Jennifer Smith doesn’t like the term “accident.” It implies too much chance and too little culpability. A “crash” killed her mother in 2008, she insists, when her car was broadsided by another vehicle while on her way to pick up …

Toyota’s Use of AI Highlights Reading of Driver Emotions

Driving sleepy? Hungry? Toyota will be highlighting an array of experimental technologies aimed at improving safety and anticipating drivers’ desires at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month. Toyota Motor Corp. manager Makoto Okabe told reporters Monday that the use …

Intel Proposes System to Make Self-Driving Cars Blameless

Intel Corp. has developed a system it says ensures that self-driving vehicles can’t cause accidents where they are at fault, an effort to reassure a skeptical public and help speed adoption of driverless cars on the road. The world’s largest …

P&C Insurance Claims Transformation in 2017 – Retrospective and Prospective

Insurance carriers have made an unprecedented investment to improve the integrity of their claims systems and processes. This transformation started in the US over 15 years ago with the original goal of improving financial accuracy, financial control, upgrading legacy technology …

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