Top News   December 1, 2010
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Driving Operational Efficiency Across the Claim Value Chain
In this economically challenging climate, it is critical that P&C insurers focus on any opportunities to drive tangible improvements to their claim process and operations. Read about how to make the most of those opportunities here.

NOAA: Atlantic Hurricane Season A 'Gentle Giant'
With a total of 19 named storms formed, the extremely active hurricane season set some records. So why is the NOAA calling it a ‘gentle giant' for the U.S.? Find out in this week's breaking news. Read more

Swiss Re: Insurers Hit With $36B In Losses From 2010 Catastrophes
Natural and man-made catastrophes have caused an estimated $36 billion in losses for insurers in 2010, a 34 percent increase over last year. Read here to find out which catastrophe caused $8 billion in insured losses. Read more

Tweet Suite Digest — December 1, 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: The Brothers Grim
Two Burbank brothers face an “ever after” sentence of up to 600 years in prison if they are found guilty of defrauding at least $300,000 from a workers' compensation program. How did they rack up such an epic charge? Read on to find out.

Claims IQ

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

In the Atlantic Basin a total of 19 named storms formed – tied with 1887 and 1995 for third highest on record. Of those 19, how many became hurricanes?

A. 12
B. 7
C. 18
D. 13

Answer Here!

Last week's question was:

According to the NOAA Storm Prediction Center's preliminary projections, about ___ tornadoes were reported last month.

A. 3
B. 18
C. 56
D. 195

Last week, 44 percent of readers blew the question away when they answered that there were about 56 tornadoes reported confirmed in October. During the last part of the month, the Midwest was hit particularly hard, but the most active October was in 2001, when there were 119 confirmed tornadoes.

Here are the final results for last week:

A. 3%
B. 13%
C. 44%
D. 40%

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