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Business News: Sedgwick, GEICO, Bardavon Health Innovations, Enservio

Sedgwick to acquire Cunningham Lindsey Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., a global provider of technology-enabled risk and benefits solutions, has signed an agreement to acquire Cunningham Lindsey, a global loss adjusting, claims management and risk solutions firm. Cunningham Lindsey assists …

Industry Offers Donations, Free Tools to Victims of Hurricane Harvey and Irma

Nearly three weeks after Hurricane Harvey caused massive flooding in Texas and a week after Irma began taking aim at Florida, insurers and vendors are offering aid to hurricane victims in various ways. Recent reports estimate flood damage resulting from …

The Case of the Water-Soaked Grandfather Clock

Although our technology has allowed us to build extremely accurate atomic clocks regulated by the vibrations of cesium or ammonia atoms, mechanically powered clocks with cable anchors, chime rods, weights and swinging pendulums are still admired and manufactured today. Even …

Gatlinburg, Tenn. Wildfire Hits Home With Adjuster Born and Raised in the Area

Residents and tourists were unprepared for a devastating wildfire that whipped through Gatlinburg, Tenn., last fall. Winds topping 87 miles per hour fanned the flames that began in the Smoky Mountains and quickly spread through the mountain town, destroying homes …

The Case of the “Good” Grade Comics

Comic books first came to the US market in the 1930’s, though their history dates back to 18th century Japan. Since 1939, comic book collecting as a trend and in turn comic book values, have waxed and waned through the …

Establishing Value on Contents Claims: 3 Bad Habits to Break

Every insurer wants to settle contents claims quickly and accurately, but how well do we succeed in that aim? Truth be told, inaccuracies related to either the age, brand name, material or size of items can lead to an over …

Valuing Possessions of the Rich and Famous

As a claims pro, are you ready to step into Mar-a-Lago? It is rumored F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, “The rich are different than you and me.” To which his contemporary Ernest Hemingway rejoined, “Yes, they have more money.” Whether …

The Case of the Bambino’s Bat

Just in time for the World Series, this ‘Case Of’ shares the claim story of an avid baseball fan and collector whose claim included a Babe Ruth bat, which the insured claimed a value of $30,000. Babe Ruth is regarded …

The Case of the Sea Unicorn’s Tusk

Our Select specialists are often called in to assist in the valuation of some of the most esoteric items one can imagine. In this case, we were called in to appraise an item out of legend – the tusk of …

Best Practices for Valuing Fine Porcelain

A vase can be worth under .50 cents or over $50 million These days just about every household has some sort of porcelain, whether it’s as a collectible, dinnerware or holiday ornament. And it is one of the most intriguing …