Claims News

How Not to Plan: Ignore the Humdrum

This post is part of a series sponsored by PersonalUmbrella.com. Nobody has a clue about the future, but we all like to think that nothing terrible is on the horizon for us, especially in the new year. The reality is …

Chubb Names Lambourne as Head of Multinational Claims, Overseas General Insurance 

Chubb announced that Graham Lambourne, currently Global Clients Claims manager, Europe, has been promoted to the role of head of Multinational Claims for Overseas General Insurance. Lambourne will be responsible for further refining and enhancing Chubb’s multinational claims capability, working with colleagues in North …

Hamilton Underwriting Appoints Novae’s Holland as Claims Director

Hamilton Underwriting Ltd., the managing agency of Syndicate 3334 and the Lloyd’s operations of Hamilton Insurance Group, has appointed Peter Holland as claims director to lead the agency’s claims function. A qualified solicitor, Holland has 26 years of re/insurance experience and joins …

California Workers’ Comp Medical Mileage Rate Will Decline for 2017

The Internal Revenue Service has announced that the standard mileage rate for business miles will decline 0.5 cents per mile to 53.5 cents per mile as of Jan. 1, 2017. The California Workers’ Compensation Institute said this means the mileage …

Utah’s Death Investigation Backlog Impacts Insurance Payouts

Utah state medical examiners have an autopsy caseload that’s twice the recommended maximum, but the state still has a months-long delay in death investigations that’s affecting homicide investigations, insurance payouts and organ donations. The Standard-Examiner reported that Chief Medical Examiner …

Advent Claims Launches Regulatory Compliant Platform for MGAs, Coverholders

Advent Claims, a division of Advent Insurance Management with claims operations in the US, UK, Canada and Australia, has launched a proprietary web-based claims management system for managing general agents (MGAs) and coverholders, called “Advantage.” Designed to capture all information …

UK MGA Nexus Underwriting Forms Claims Company Called ‘Nexus Claims’

Nexus Underwriting, the London-based independent specialty managing general agent (MGA), has formed a claims company, trading as Nexus Claims. Being run independently from the underwriting companies, Nexus Claims offers claims management services to Nexus’ underwriting partners as well as insurance …

Study Highlights Workers’ Comp Claim Differences in California’s Central Valley

Workers in California’s Central Valley have a distinctly different workers’ compensation claims experience than those in other regions in terms of notification and treatment lag times, mix of injuries, types of care, types of drugs used, levels of attorney involvement, …

Study: Los Angeles Has Highest Workers’ Comp Claim Costs in California

The Los Angeles area continues to be a drag on California’s overall workers’ compensation costs, according to a study out today from the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau. The WCIRB’s study on regional differences in California workers’ comp claim costs and …

Markel International Appoints O’Shea as Head of Reinsurance Claims

Markel International, the London-based specialist insurer, has appointed Chris O’Shea as head of reinsurance claims. O’Shea will oversee a portfolio of claims including those from the reinsurance teams based in London, Singapore and Latin America, as well as a portfolio …