Top News   January 27, 2010
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Lead-Based Paint Issues
An estimated 64 million U.S. dwellings contain lead-based paint. To avoid claim issues and litigation, adjusters must be properly trained to handle potential damages and safety concerns. Read more

Munich Re Updates on Haiti, 2009 Cat Season
Earthquakes bring to mind a number of issues: How likely is an earthquake to occur at any location? What is the amount of insurance coverage is there on property in a prone area, and what coverage is provided by such insurance? Read more

Claim Events Calendar Updated through 2010
Claims has made the process of identifying this year's "must attend" educational events that much easier for you. We painstakingly compiled the essential information for every major claim conference for your perusal and earnest consideration. Read more

Tweet Suite Digest — January 27, 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: Supermarket Creep
With her own daughter and granddaughter pledging as witnesses, a Jackson, Miss. resident said she slipped and fell at a local grocery store, sustaining injuries for which she later sought compensation. But authorities soon refuted her slick story. Read more

Claims IQ

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

The 9.1-magnitude earthquake responsible for the 2004 Indonesian tsunami generated the energy equivalent of ___ Hiroshima-type atomic bombs.

A. 500
B. 23,000
C. 1,000
D. 7

Answer Here!

Last week's question was:

Cell phone distraction is to blame for __auto accidents in the U.S. every year, according to a report from the National Safety Council.

A. 1.6 million
B. 750,000
C. 86,000
D. 25 million

Many U.S. safety groups are beseeching state legislators to ban cell phone use while driving, and apparently with good reason. Going mobile has never been so dangerous; one in four auto crashes each year can be attributed to related distractions.

Here are the final results for last week:

A. 41%
B. 34%
C. 18%
D. 7%

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