Articles by Denise Johnson

The Ins and Outs of Bad Faith Claims in Florida

Coverage, liability and damages analyses are the three common themes of Florida third party bad faith cases, according to two southeast Cozen O’Connor attorneys. The attorneys presented on the subject during a two-part webinar offering claims handling tips in the …

What Insurers Want to Know When Considering Wearable Devices

In a recent blog on the subject, Mark Breading, a partner at SMA, weighed whether wearables would hurt or benefit insurers. He provided some key questions insurers should consider in developing wearables strategy. They include: • Will data derived from …

How the Insurance Industry Is Using Google Glass

Improved customer service may be just one benefit insurers could see by using Google Glass in their operations. Michael Clifton, vice president of Insurance for Cognizant, described some of the benefits in the company’s white paper last year, “Google Glass: …

How Hurricane Katrina Changed Business Preparation Planning for Disasters

Nearly 10 years ago, wind and storm surges as a result of Hurricane Katrina caused $41 billion in insured losses and $108 billion in total economic losses. Many of the lawsuits filed as a result of the fifth hurricane of …

How Wearable Devices Could Interrupt the Insurance Industry

Nearly 50 years after Captain Kirk began using his wrist communicator on the television show, Star Trek, wearable technology is taking hold. From Fitbit and Nike Fuelbands to Google Glass and Golden-I, the technology is influencing how people live and …

Top 5 Issues in Business Interruption Insurance

The high costs related to business interruption should provide an impetus for companies to prep for their clients in advance, according to industry experts. During a recent webinar hosted by global broker Marsh, insurance experts detailed the top five issues …

Workers’ Compensation Eyes Telemedicine As Treatment Option

Cost savings, better access to care, immediate triaging of injuries and faster claims closings are just some of the benefits of telemedicine, according to workers’ compensation experts, who also say its use is growing. Telemedicine could potentially deliver more than …

2 Years After Tornado, Oklahoma’s Moore Rebuilding; View Video

Two years ago on May 20, an EF 5 tornado touched down in Moore, Oklahoma, 4.4 miles west of Newcastle. The powerful twister, with wind speeds reaching 210 miles per hour, cleared a path of destruction stretching 14 miles while …

Top 5 Issues in Often-Misunderstood Business Interruption Insurance

The high costs related to business interruption should provide an impetus for companies to prep for them in advance, according to industry experts. During a recent webinar hosted by global broker Marsh, insurance experts detailed the top five issues related …

NCCI State of the Line Report Reveals Positive Outlook for Workers’ Compensation Market

The workers’ compensation industry had a pretty good 2014 in which its combined ratio improved for the third consecutive year, premium grew for the fourth consecutive year, and claim frequency declined about two percent. But the results in 2014 were …