Top News   September 8, 2010
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Technology, Risk, and the iPad
It's debatable if the iPad will truly "change the world," as some have implied. What is apparent, however, is that the sweeping impact of new technologies such as the iPad and others should prompt insurance professionals to ponder risk management strategies for the emerging exposures. Read more

Insurers Push for NFIP Extension Ahead of Expiration
The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has a long history of frequent expirations because of decisions not being made in time. With the Sept. 30 expiration date looming, insurers are taking it upon themselves to remind Congress before it's too late. Read more

Colorado Insurer Fined for Steering Violations
A Colorado automobile insurance company has been fined more than $70,000 for steering its claimants to preferred repair shops. Click here to learn the identity of the culpable company and more details about the scam.

Tweet Suite Digest — September 8, 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: We Didn't Start the Fire
One disgraced doctor faces some serious heat after being accused of deliberately burning down a night club. Read more

Claims IQ

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

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

Answer Here!

Last week's question was:

What is the name of State Farm's app designed to remedy safety concerns associated with texting while driving?

A. Text Wizard
B. On the Move
C. On the Go
D. Safe Responder

Talk about a slam dunk! The overwhelming majority of our tech-savvy e-News readers correctly identified the name of State Farm's new widget for the Android Smartphone. Let's take a step back…to the late 90s and see what you remember about Hurricane Fran.

Here are the final results for last week:

A. 2%
B. 86%
C. 5%
D. 7%

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