Top News   May 5, 2010
WEB EXCLUSIVE: A Vendor's Role in the Adjuster's Ultimate Objective
To build relationships with adjusters, vendors must understand their role in contributing to competence, cost efficiency, and expediency in claim resolution. Vendors must also identify industry needs that are not being met and strive to be the resource to fill those gaps. Read more

Contents Claims Solved: The Case of the Merry Makers Toy
When it comes to handling contents claims, adjusters meet all types of challenges when assessing valuation, especially with fine works of art or unique collectibles. This real-life case provides a great example of how having the right information can quickly clarify the true value of a unique collectible. Read more

La. To Stop Home Policy Cancellations for Chinese Drywall
The Louisiana State Senate has passed a bill banning insurers from canceling homeowners' and commercial property coverage because of Chinese drywall claims. Read more about specifics of and reactions to the legislation, SB 595, here.

Tweet Suite Digest — May 5, 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: Faux Fraud
A Buffalo, N.Y., man stands accused of using a whole lot of nothing to commit insurance fraud against Allstate. Read about the many figments of his imagination here.

Claims IQ

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

Historically, the costliest U.S. wildfires have blazed in what state?

A. Arkansas
B. California
C. Nevada
D. Texas

Answer Here!

Last week's question was:

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

E-news readers emerged victorious last week, as nearly 80 percent correctly identified the name of the ill-fated oil rig that recently claimed 11 lives. Let's see if you can keep the momentum going and flaunt your knowledge of wild fires.

Here are the final results for last week:

A. 78%
B. 2%
C. 4%
D. 16%

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