Top News   February 17, 2010
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Decentralized Claim Processing
When managing large or complex business enterprises, does a centralized or decentralized approach provide the best outcome? One company details its successful journey in workers' comp claim management. Read more

Winter Storm Losses Increase As Inches Pile Up
A record-breaking spat of winter storms that blanketed the Midwest and Eastern U.S. regions with snow for the past two weeks may cost insurers billions. Click here to read about EQECAT's preliminary estimate. Read more

For Better or Worse? Top Reasons for Wedding Claims
For the second consecutive year, service issues and vendor/venue bankruptcies remain the most frequent causes of wedding-day claims, according to Travelers. Read about banquet mishaps, unforgiving weather, and other instances that put a damper on nuptials here.

Tweet Suite Digest — February 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: Simi Valley Scammers
Insurance fraud seems to be a family affair for some Californians. Four members of an extended family have been arrested for allegedly falsifying more than $1.4 million in insurance claims. Read more

Claims IQ

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

According to Swinton Insurance, the average U.K. motorist will waste __ days looking for car keys in a lifetime.

A. 2
B. 8
C. 10
D. 16

Answer Here!

Last week's question was:

Kelley Blue Book says that since Toyota's massive recalls, fewer consumers are interested in purchasing the company's cars. Toyota dropped to __ place in overall brand consideration.

A. third
B. fifth
C. seventh
D. ninth

Although readers were divided about last week's trivia — 40 percent answered correctly — one thing is clear: Toyotas have depreciated in value by as much as 2 percent. From sticky gas pedals to faulty breaks, the rides are not as attractive to buyers right now as they have been in years past.

Here are the final results for last week:

A. 40%
B. 42%
C. 15%
D. 3%

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