Top News   March 10, 2010
WEB EXCLUSIVE: The Case for Subrogation Specialization
A vibrant source of revenue, subrogation is often under utilized. Learn how to maximize its benefits as the author makes the case for why recovery requires specialized skills and why perceptions and protocols should be re-examined. Read more

Senate Approves U.S. Flood Program After Delay
After a lawmaker agreed to drop his objections, the Senate voted final approval on March 3, 2010 for legislation that included a reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program. Read more

Losses from Late February Storm Could Reach $350 Million
The storm that swept through the U.S. East Coast between February 23 and 28 caused a slew of office and school closings, grounding hundreds of planes. Curious about the insured losses? Click here to read about the damages inflicted by the record-setting storm.

Tweet Suite Digest — March 10, 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: Loose Lips Sink Ships
A claim adjuster for the second-largest insurer in the country had his five-year-long fraud scheme sunk by Florida CFO Alex Sink. Read more

Claims IQ

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

When claims are expected to reach a ___threshold, then an event is designated a catastrophe by the industry.

A. $1 million
B. $8 million
C. $25 million
D. $2 billion

Answer Here!

Last week's question was:

Coastal Chile has experienced __ quakes of magnitude 7.0 or greater since 1973.

A. 5
B. 13
C. 22
D. 100

It was a close call, as 40 percent of e-News readers have a firm grasp of Chile's deadly quakes. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, coastal Chile has seen 13 quakes of magnitude 7.0 or higher since 1973. How much do you know about catastrophes in general? Try your hand at this week's trivia to find out.

Here are the final results for last week:

A. 41%
B. 40%
C. 9%
D. 10%

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