Top News   April 28, 2010
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Testing or Trumpery?
How can two investigators arrive at divergent conclusions when examining the same fire? Learn about legitimate smoke particle testing methods that help uncover the true conditions at the time of the loss. Read more

Tornadoes, Oil Rig Have Potential for Significant Losses
Last week's deadly tornadoes and exploding oil rig have resulted in significant exposure for insurers and reinsurers, according to two different reports from Guy Carpenter. Read about the aftermath from these recent natural and man-made disasters here.

IBHS Plans to Blow the Roof Off
Researchers said by summer's end they plan to start extensive tests on a gigantic new facility to blow apart houses to gauge the effects of hurricane winds. Read more

Tweet Suite Digest — April 28, 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: Paper-Thin Logic for Workers' Comp Abuse
Two Salinas, Calif. men were entrusted to manage — and ultimately safeguard — the hardworking employees at a paper manufacturing facility. At least outwardly, they appeared to be succeeding. Then a slew of grievances started trickling in. Read more

Claims IQ

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

A Transocean oil rig exploded last week, leaving 11 dead and 17 others injured. What is the name of the rig?

A. Deepwater Horizon
B. Mr. Charlie
C. Noble Charles Copeland
D. Piper Alpha

Answer Here!

Last week's question was:

Worldwide, around ___ people live near volcanoes, the majority of them in cities, according to a Munich Re analysis.

A. 30,000
B. 1 million
C. 20 million
D. 500 million

Today about 500 million people worldwide live in a volcanic region, a fact that just 25 percent of e-News readers knew. Numerous major cities are in close proximity to active volcanoes, including Popocatepetl, which is located just 43 miles southeast of Mexico City. Now let's see how you fare with this week's trivia!

Here are the final results for last week:

A. 4%
B. 9%
C. 62%
D. 25%

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