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Top News   January 5, 2011
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Collaboration Versus Calibration
Finding a common practice for setting reserves following a merger may be difficult, but it's imperative for good service. Do you have what it takes to collaborate after a merger? Find out in this week's exclusive. Read more

No Holiday Reprieve for Vehicle Thieves
A recent analysis from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) suggests that car thieves operate on a business-as-usual mentality during the holidays. Work ethic takes on a new meaning when it comes to these criminals.

Workers' Comp Conditions Risky For Reinsurers, Moody's Says
Workers' compensation insurers and reinsurers are operating in a risky environment according to a Moody's Investors Service report. Find out what you need to know about the challenges ahead here.

Workers' Comp, Flood Insurance, and More — Tweet Suite Digest
Claims Magazine is twittering every day about breaking news and timely topics, not to mention keeping readers up to date on the latest postings to What can Twitter do for you? Click to find out.

Featured Fraud: Staged Accident Turns into Real Wreck
A staged auto accident ended in tragedy for the families involved, as a father faces a prison sentence and a grandmother is lost forever. Read more

Claims IQ

Each week we test readers on their claim knowledge. This week's question is:

According to the "Proactive Catastrophe Management" article in the January issue, Novarica found that approximately what percentage of insurers are considering claims modernization among their top three technology investment priorities?

A. 15%
B. 48%
C. 60%
D. 30%

Answer Here!

Last week's question was:

The top 10 catastrophic events that occurred this year accounted for what percent of total insured losses?

A. 43%
B. 61%
C. 38%
D. 74%

According to the article, "Worldwide Insured Cat Losses Nearly Double In 2010," the top 10 events of the year accounted for more than 61 percent, or $22 billion, of the total insured losses. Four of the top 10 are events that happened in the U.S. The question wasn't a total catastrophe, though, as almost 40 percent of respondents got the correct answer.

Here are the final results for last week:

A. 26%
B. 39%
C. 25%
D. 10%

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