Top News   September 15, 2010
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Explosion in the Ring of Fire
There is no way to sugarcoat the tragedy of Deepwater Horizon, but there are lessons to be learned about responsible response. Read this true story of a 19th-century insurance professional who lived in the hottest spot of the Pacific Ring of Fire and faced arguably the worst natural disaster in recorded history.

Insurance Job Numbers Improve for Claim Adjusters
The employment picture for U.S. insurers reflects the same downward trends the nation's economy has experienced, but the numbers are better than overall U.S. employment declines. Read the statistics

Adjuster Skills on Display In “Big Brother”
One of this season's most entertaining Big Brother cast members is actually an insurance adjuster who has parlayed skills gained in the profession to strategically avoid eviction from the reality show's house. But how will Enzo Palumbo fare with the other two contenders in tonight's finale? Read more

Tweet Suite Digest — September 15, 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: Pitted Cherries
Trouble comes in twos in Pitt County, North Carolina. Authorities have arrested a mother-daughter duo in connection with altered medical claims related to two separate auto accidents. Read more

Claims IQ

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

Which year saw the most hurricane activity on record?

A. 2003
B. 1978
C. 2005
D. 1995

Answer Here!

Last week's question was:

North Carolina was hit the hardest by Hurricane Fran in 1996. According to NHC records, how much damage did the storm cause to insured property before it ended?

A. $27 million
B. $2.3 billion
C. $760 million
D. $1.6 billion

A little more than half of e-News readers remembered Fran's wrath all too well. The Cape Verde-type hurricane caused a whopping $1.6 billion in damages to insured property. This week's trivia will once again test your knowledge of the more notable hurricanes in history.

Here are the final results for last week:

A. 6%
B. 19%
C. 18%
D. 57%

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