Top News www.claimsmag.com   December 9, 2009
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Redefining the Business Analyst
The days of using a business analyst to run operational reports are over. In the third article in a series about leveraging analytics to improve business outcomes and claim efficiency, Author Chris Charlton examines business analysts as tactically astute members of a department's leadership team. Read more

PWC: Insurance Sector Near Top of Fraud-Impacted Businesses
According to a global economic crime survey released by PricewaterhouseCoopers, the insurance industry was the second most fraud-prone sector behind communications. Analyzing data from more than 3,000 respondents, the consulting firm found that many companies have more than tripled their use of fraud risk management to quell fraud. Read about the study's other findings and the larger industry implications here.

2008 A&E Losses Lowest Since 2000
A.M. Best Co. revised its view of the P&C industry's ultimate asbestos and environmental (A&E) losses, now estimating total losses to reach about $117 billion, down from $121 billion. Click here to read about what is impacting the value and frequency of asbestos-related losses.

Tweet Suite Digest — December 09, 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: Flawed Design
A Sunland, Calif. interior designer will pay dearly for his 15 minutes of fame. After claiming disability, the man continued to earn a sizeable living as a designer, even appearing on HGTV. Read more

Claims IQ

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

According to Asbestos News.com, approximately ____percent of all incidences of mesothelioma directly result from asbestos exposure.

A. 70 to 80
B. 35 to 40
C. 5
D. 10 to 15

Answer Here!

Last week's question was:

One of the three hurricanes that formed in an otherwise mild 1997 hurricane season killed at least nine people and caused $100 million in damages. What was the name of this storm?

A. Hurricane Bill
B. Hurricane Danny
C. Hurricane Ida
D. Hurricane Moe

Nearly half of e-News readers may have glossed over the year we alluded to in last week's trivia. Hurricane Danny stalled over the Alabama coast and flooded parts of the Carolinas in 1997, whereas Hurricane Ida originated on Nov. 2nd of this year. Better luck next time!

Here are the final results for last week:

A. 15%
B. 30%
C. 53%
D. 2%

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