Claims News

ACE Creates New Head of Claims Role for Eurasia and Africa

ACE Group has created a new regional head of claims role for the Eurasia and Africa region and has promoted Stephen Crabb, currently political risk and energy claims manager for ACE European Group, to the position. ACE said the appointment …

Opioid Abuse Rises in Construction, Manufacturing Sectors: CNA

CNA recently issued two new reports that examine the growing prescription opioid abuse epidemic and its effect on the U.S. workforce, focusing on the construction and manufacturing industries, which are particularly at risk for such abuse. The reports, Construction: Prescription …

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: …

Amtrak Concedes to Liability in Philadelphia Train Derailment Cases

Amtrak said it will concede that it’s liable for most damages caused by the May 12 train derailment in Philadelphia that killed eight passengers and injured dozens. The railroad acknowledged Friday in responses to two lawsuits that it won’t contest …

Law Firms Face Large Malpractice Claims as Risks Grow: Study

As law firms adjust to the realities of the current business environment, they continue to fall victim to malpractice claims, which can be costly to defend and may result in enduring reputational damage. A new study by insurance broker Ames …

Agents in Indiana Say Insurance Increased Prior to Home Explosion

The girlfriend of a man accused of blowing up an Indianapolis, Ind. house, devastating a subdivision and killing two neighbors, nearly doubled the insurance coverage for the contents of her home 11 months before the explosion, two insurance agents testified …

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty Appoints McNulty as Head of Claims in Canada

Allianz Group’s specialist corporate insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) announced that Bernard McNulty has been named the head of claims Canada, effective immediately. Based in Toronto, he will report directly to Ulrich Kadow, chief agent Canada, with a …

RSA Promotes Tiffany to Head of UK Legacy, Commercial Claims Team

RSA, one of the UK’s largest commercial insurers, has promoted Suzy Tiffany to head of UK legacy, with effect from July 1, 2015. Working at RSA for over 10 years, Tiffany has held a number of roles including finance change manager, head …

Texas Workers’ Comp Claims See Slow Growth: WCRI

Workers’ compensation claims in Texas grew more slowly than in most of the other states, according to a Workers Compensation Research Institute report out Thursday that studied 17 states. The total average cost per claim for injured workers in Texas …

Willis Launches Forensic Accounting Practice

In response to the increasing number of large scale disasters that result in highly complex claims, Willis Group Holdings plc, the global risk advisory, re/insurance broking, and human capital and benefits firm, launched the new Forensic Accounting & Complex Claims …