Top News www.claimsmag.com   July 14, 2010
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Justifying Your Data Quality Investment
Insurers wage a constant battle to keep costs down while promoting growth. This balance is especially tricky when it comes to data quality technology upgrades, which can be difficult to quantify without proper planning. Read more

La. Law Prohibits Policy Cancellations For Homes With Chinese Drywall
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal signed a bill — SB 595 — that ostensibly prevents insurance companies from cancelling the policies of homeowners who have found the corrosive material in their houses. Learn more about the stipulations here.

Facebook Exclusive: Interview With Darryl Willis, BP Claim Mgr
As part of the launch of the Claims Facebook page, we have posted a sneak peek of Mary Anne Medina's exclusive interview with Darryl Willis. The full article will appear in the upcoming August issue, but you can connect to Facebook now to check out the excerpt and tell us what you think.Read more

Tweet Suite Digest — July 14, 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 claimsmag.com. What can Twitter do for you? Click to find out.

Fraud of the Week: Deliver Us From Evil
Three men have been charged in connection with the arson of a Georgia church. Two have admitted guilt, yet the man who may have orchestrated the blaze continues to deny involvement. Read more

Claims IQ

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

BP and President Obama jointly appointed this "pay czar" administrator of the $20 billion compensation fund for Deepwater Horizon victims.

A. Darryl Willis
B. Kenneth Feinberg
C. Max Weinberg
D. Rosie Gumataotao Rios

Answer Here!

Last week's question was:

According to State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company claim data, vehicle crashes are more likely on this day than any other major U.S. holiday.

A. Christmas Day
B. Fourth of July
C. St. Patrick's Day
D. Thanksgiving Day

There were no fireworks this time, as only 35 percent of e-news readers realized that July 4th is actually the most dangerous holiday for drivers. Over the past 5 years, an average of 6,031 collision claims have been filed by State Farm policyholders for Independence Day crashes. Let's see how you fare with this week's trivia.

Here are the final results for last week:

A. 5%
B. 35%
C. 33%
D. 27%

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