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Economy is Down Insurance Fraud is Up
Clever or unscrupulous, no matter how you characterize it, no one likes to fall victim to fraud and scams. Unfortunately, we're all likely to be victimized even if we never actually come across someone who's cutting corners to make a buck. Insurance Fraud Generally, fraud occurs when someone intentionally ... READ MORE

Dealing with Insurance Companies
If you've been injured in an accident, you may have medical bills to pay. You may also have lost wages because you couldn't work. If another person caused the accident, that person's insurance company may write you a check to cover some or all of your damages. Often, the case will be settled out of court. ... READ MORE

Claims Adjusters: Roles, Duties and Interests
It's a good to have some familiarity with what a claims adjuster does, how your loss is assessed and whose interests are represented. You'll be prepared to recover if you have a business or personal loss no matter what damage was done to your property. Who Are Claims Adjusters? Claims adjusters can be ... READ MORE

Finding An Insurance Lawyer
You may already have a list of prospective lawyers. Before you go any further, take a few more minutes to make sure that you are looking for the right kind of lawyer. There are all kinds of lawyers who practice in the insurance area. As some general guidelines, keep in mind the following: If you're fighting ... READ MORE

Guide to Who's Who in Insurance Adjusting
Property damage to your home or business can have devastating consequences. If you're insured, that's good news. But it's just the start of the recovery process. Whether the loss results from a common natural disaster, like a hurricane, earthquake, or tornado, or a fire or other peril, the first step ... READ MORE

Insurance Policy Lapses
Insurance policies, whether they are life, health, disability or homeowners' insurance policies, have premiums which must be paid in order to keep the policy in effect. Sometimes the insured pays the premiums, and sometimes the insured's employer pays the premiums. If you are thinking about retiring ... READ MORE

Meeting With An Insurance Lawyer
Treat your first meeting as a business consultation. Dress well and be prompt. Be polite and courteous. You will want to impress the lawyer, just as he or she will be trying to impress you. Give a lawyer the chance to get to know you. Don't feel compelled right off the bat to blurt out everything you ... READ MORE

Missing a Payment on Your Insurance Policy
Most insurance policies require that insurance premiums be paid either at the beginning of the policy period or at designated times during the policy period. If the insured misses a payment, the insurance policy usually lapses unless the insurer agrees to accept a late payment and continue the policy. ... READ MORE

Preparing to Meet with An Insurance Lawyer
It can be a big waste of time for both you and the lawyer if you aren't prepared for your first meeting. Since business lawyers usually charge by the hour, being unprepared will also end up costing you money because it will take longer for the lawyer you hire to get up to speed on your legal matter. ... READ MORE

Reinsurance
Reinsurance, known as the insurance for insurance companies, is insurance that an insurer purchases to protect itself against exposure to large risks. The reinsurance process helps insurance companies spread and share risk against catastrophic loss. By spreading risk, reinsurance allows the insurance ... READ MORE

 

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The responsibility is yours to determine if the physician that you choose is within network or not.

This will depend on the nature of the agent you spoke with. If a captive agent could be a claim against the carrier. If a non-captive agent you may have a claim against the individual agent/broker. Yo ...Read more

Um...no? For what reason would you suggest that any one owes him compensation because of a possible result from him giving blood?

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Land Development in Floodplains: Technology to Guide State and Local Decisi

 Land use and development in areas that experience seasonal or periodic flooding is complicated. Responsibilities in the event of a flood that causes property and land damage are spread out among ... Read more

When is Evidence of Liability Insurance Admissible Under Maryland Law?

It is well established under Maryland law that, typically, evidence of liability insurance is not admissible to determine whether a party is negligent. Such evidence is highly prejudicial and irreleva ... Read more

RISK MANAGEMENT IN THE SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

In the Sports & Entertainment industry, proper risk management prior to, during, and after each event is critical to success. As an event organizer, you want your patrons to enjoy themselves and y ... Read more

THE INSURER’S RIGHT TO SELECT DEFENSE COUNSEL

Conflicts between the insurer and the insured can arise from the fact that the duty to defend is much broader than the duty to indemnify. The insurer’s distinct and independent duty to defend it ... Read more

A Major Danger To Commercial Property Owners (And Their Lenders)

Almost all property owners’ insurance policies contain various endorsements covering such matters as rent insurance, business interruption, service interruption, liquor liability, flood and eart ... Read more

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