Top News   November 17, 2010
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Microinsurance Defined
TowerGroup's Karen Pauli sat down with Claims Magazine to answer some claim-related questions about the innovative microinsurance industry. Find out what microinsurance is, how it works, and how it differs from traditional insurance. Read more

P&C Industry Sheds Jobs Amid Pressure To Reduce Expenses
Employment in the P&C insurance industry declined in September 2010 compared to August, casting doubt on hopes that industry employment trends were turning around. Read what one I.I.I. economist has to say about the changing numbers and what it all means for the industry here.

Family Vehicles Top Least Expensive List
InsWeb released this year's list of the least and most expensive vehicles to insure. Read here to find out which models made the list.

Tweet Suite Digest — November 17, 2010
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.

Fraud of the Week: Don't Lien on Me
A Riverside, Calif. man faces 12 years in state prison for his role in a scheme to defraud two insurance companies by illegally selling liens on workers' comp claims. Find out what he and his partners in crime got in the way of punishment. Read more

Claims IQ

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

Earlier this week, Claims tweeted about the Honda and Acura recall of nearly 500,000 vehicles due to a faulty seal in the brake master cylinder. While half a million is no small number, it doesn't come close to the largest auto recall to date, which involved __ vehicles.

A. 14.1 million
B. 19.7 million
C. 8.4 million
D. 10.2 million

Answer Here!

Last week's question was:

This week RMS announced that the hurricane season may not be over. This year's storm activity has already hit numbers considered above-normal. How many above-normal storm seasons have we seen since 1995?

A. 8
B. 10
C. 5
D. 11

Only 15 percent of respondents were able to blow this one out of the water. The 2010 Atlantic hurricane season is still going, but analysts predicted that it would be above normal months ago. An above normal season sees anywhere from six to 15 hurricanes.

Here are the final results for last week:

A. 28%
B. 23%
C. 34%
D. 15%

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