Top News   December 29, 2010
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Claims Triage Beyond the Usual Suspects
As insurers become more familiar with the power of analytics technologies, they continue to look for new opportunities to further leverage capabilities, making claims triage a logical next step. Learn why you might want to take a second look at claims triage by reading here.

Worldwide Insured Cat Losses Nearly Double In 2010
The United States continued to be a source of insured catastrophe losses this year despite avoiding a hurricane landfall. Even without hurricanes to add into the equation, the U.S. faced a costly year. Read more

More Texting Bans, More Collision Claims?
The Highway Loss Data Institute's (HLDI) latest findings are fueling skepticism about the efficacy of texting-while-driving (TWD) bans. Do they really work, or are we still asleep behind the wheel when it comes to driver safety? Read more

Tweet Suite Digest — December 29, 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.

Featured Fraud: Slippery Swindler
A Pennsylvania woman faces charges of insurance fraud after an investigation proved that she faked an injury at a car wash to collect a settlement. Read more

Claims IQ

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

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%

Answer Here!

Last week's question was:

The official start of winter is yet to come, but many states are already seeing harsh winter weather. What year saw the most costly U.S. winter by insured losses?

A. 2005
B. 1999
C. 2001
D. 1993

Unfortunately the last trivia question left more than half of respondents out in the cold, but about 40 percent of those that answered got the correct answer.

Here are the final results for last week:

A. 26%
B. 14%
C. 20%
D. 40%

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