4 Common Mistakes When Setting Workers’ Compensation Claim Reserves

by Stacey Walsted on Oct 19, 2017 2:38:33 PM

Show me a case with a proper reserve and I will show you an adjuster who knows their claim. There is a blend of intuition and science required in setting reserves for workers' compensation claims. During the entire workers'...

Dram Shop Claims – 4 Alerts to Deny Liability that are Often Missed

by Karen Swafford on Oct 12, 2017 10:15:26 AM

Current “dram shop” laws allow an establishment or individuals to be held responsible if a person is served liquor, and subsequently causes an accident that results in death, injury or damage. The term “dram shop” dates back to the...

2 Strategies to Help Plan for the Insurance Talent Gap

by Stacey Walsted on Oct 5, 2017 4:31:39 PM

One of the key challenges in 2017 related to Workers’ Compensation is how the insurance industry is going to deal with the insurance talent gap. Within the next 10 years, a large percentage of insurance industry professionals are...

Understanding the 4 Tort Thresholds During the Claim Handling Process

by Jennifer Obecunas on Sep 28, 2017 2:25:53 PM

When handling bodily injury claims due to an automobile accident, it’s important to understand the different kinds of tort thresholds and how they vary depending upon where the accident occurred. Auto insurance rules are not the...

3 Techniques for Successful Medical Canvassing

by Andrea Thompson on Sep 21, 2017 2:24:55 PM

Medical canvassing is an important step in the claim handling process. This is done when an adjuster believes the injured employee’s injury occurred outside their scope of employment. The investigation will determine if the...

4 Claim Handling Tips for Investigating Appliance Fires

by Lynn Gregory on Sep 13, 2017 10:28:32 AM

It’s the accident most feared by homeowners: the household appliance fire. You could be working hard to make a nice dinner, and get distracted by a phone call or a knock on the door. The next thing you know, your kitchen is in...

5 Advantages to Selecting a Customer-focused Workers’ Compensation TPA

by Barry Thompson on Sep 7, 2017 2:38:55 PM

Are you a small to medium sized regional employer? Do you retain some of your workers’ compensation risk? Are you tired of the same old status-quo regarding your WC claim handling options? Forget the conventional assumption that...

4 Ways to Tell if Your Repair Shop’s Trucking Damage Estimate is Inflated

by Erika Cordova-Cabrera on Aug 31, 2017 5:19:30 PM

Have you ever worked on a claim and had the feeling the estimate for repairs is too high, or inflated? We have dealt with this situation many times during the claim handling process for truck damage. Unfortunately, it occurs all...

Determining Compensability for Illinois Workers’ Compensation Claims

by Lisa Perrone on Aug 24, 2017 12:24:28 PM

 

When it comes to determining compensability for workers’ compensation claims in our home state of Illinois, there are certain steps to take during the claim handling process to determine if the claim is compensable or should be...

Major Differences in Handling Minors’ Claims

by Michael Bruno on Aug 17, 2017 3:38:17 PM

 

In the July edition of CLM Magazine, Veritas Administrators’ Karen Swafford, P&C Claims Supervisor, and Howard L. Huntington, Partner at Bullaro & Carton P.C., published an article titled “Major Differences in Handling Minors’...