Top News www.claimsmag.com   November 18, 2009
WEB EXCLUSIVE: An Ounce of Prevention
When coupled with predictive modeling, risk analytics provides rapid access to information to enable better claim management and help insurers more readily identify and understand risk. Read about how advances in technology and data availability are benefiting insurers here.

Accenture Accuses Guidewire of Patent Infringement — Again
A second patent infringement lawsuit between two major claim technology providers has flared up a public relations battle after a nearly two-year hiatus. What is spurring the controversy, and what does each party have to say in the matter? Find out here.

Auto Claims Spike As Gas Prices Tank
Auto insurance claim frequency is rising, in some cases precipitously, as gasoline prices have declined from the high levels seen in 2008, according to regulators and two large insurers. Read more

Tweet Suite Digest November 18, 2009
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 claimsmag.com. What can Twitter do for you? Click to find out.

Fraud of the Week: Running on Empty
A New York man has been arraigned on charges that he altered a home heating-oil receipt to support a $20,000 insurance claim for damages to his home. Read more

Claims IQ

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

The 2009 hurricane season, which has been somewhat tamer than initially anticipated, officially began on June 1st. But when does it actually end?

A. Nov. 19th
B. Dec. 31st
C. Dec. 15th
D. Nov. 30th

Answer Here!

Last week's question was:

Tropical Storm Ida was only the second tropical storm to make landfall in the U.S. in 2009. What was the other one?

A. Hurricane Fred
B. Tropical Storm Claudette
C. Tropical Storm Danny
D. Hurricane Bill

Tropical Storm Claudette was the first storm to descend on the U.S. mainland this year, a fact that less than half of e-News readers knew. Claudette hit the Florida coast near Fort Walton Beach early on August 17th. Try your hand again at this week's storm-related trivia!

Here are the final results for last week:

A. 14%
B. 40%
C. 30%
D. 16%

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