Articles by Denise Johnson

Denise Johnson is editor of claimsjournal.com.

What to Watch for in Workers’ Compensation in 2019

Value-based care, political party changes in several states, and a more holistic view of patient injuries will impact the workers’ compensation industry this year, according to two experts hosting a workers’ compensation webinar series, Out Front Ideas. Mark Walls, vice …

Corporate Culture, Cyber Risk Are Top of Mind for D&O Underwriters

Transparency and culture awareness were the key takeaways from a panel discussion on top directors and officers’ claims trends that took place at this year’s Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) annual conference in San Diego. An audience poll at the …

States Surprised with Burst of Insurance Fraud-Related Legislation in 2018

Lawmakers Debated More Than 100 Fraud-Related Bills and Passed 33 into Law The introduction of new bills slows down during years when legislators tend to be more concerned with reelection. That’s why 2018 was such a surprise, according to Matthew …

Texas Intervenes in Nevada Public Adjuster Bankruptcy

In a rare move, the Texas Attorney General’s Office intervened on behalf of the Texas Department of Insurance in the Chapter 11 filing by Correct Claim Public Adjusters, LLC, a firm domiciled in Nevada. A March 30, 2017, letter from …

Agents Warned About E&O Risks in Claiming Cyber, Cannabis Expertise

Insurance agents and brokers who market themselves as experts in cannabis or cyber could wind up regretting that positioning. Because both are relatively new exposures subject to changing regulations and coverages, producers marketing themselves as experts could face scrutiny, lawsuits …

How the Insurance Market Will Expand in an Age of Autonomous Vehicles

Though it’s estimated that by 2025, auto insurance premiums will drop by $25 billion as a result of the adoption of driverless cars, the insurance market is expected to recover through new lines of coverage, according to a report released …

How Insurance Market Will Expand in Age of Autonomous Vehicles

Though it’s estimated that by 2025 auto insurance premiums will drop by $25 billion as a result of the adoption of driverless cars, the insurance market is expected to recover through new lines of coverage, according to a report by …

Monday Workers’ Comp Claims Not Changed by ACA: Report

Monday morning claims – or claims of worker injuries thought to be unrelated to their jobs and likely happening on the weekend – have not been altered by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to new research from the National …

State Farm Gets OK to Deploy Drones to Inspect Florence Damage

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently granted a waiver to State Farm to allow the insurer the ability to inspect damage caused by Hurricane Florence. The approval, received just last week, allows State Farm to operate an unmanned aircraft system …

S.C. Supreme Court: Defense Counsel Can Be Sued for Malpractice by Insurer

The South Carolina Supreme Court recently opined that an insurer can sue an attorney it hired to defend its policyholder for malpractice. The high court in the case of Sentry Select Insurance Company v. Maybank Law Firm, LLC, and Roy …