Monthly Archives: April 2014

Customers Starting to Feel They’re Not Getting the Savings Promised in Auto Insurance Ads

Author:  Phil Gusman, Property Casualty 360  – Auto insurance consumers are bombarded with advertisements promising savings—and most who shop for coverage do indeed tend to choose the cheapest option—but more customers are beginning to feel they’re not getting quite the amount of savings they should, a study says. Customers Starting to Feel They’re Not Getting… Read More »

Wage & Hour Lawsuits Hit Employers Hard

A new report from employment law firm Seyfarth Shaw reveals class-action lawsuits in wage and hour law cases are seeing pronounced increases over 2013.  According to Gerald Maatman, co-chair of Seyfarth’s Class Action Defense group and author of the report, wage and hour cases grew exponentially in 2013 and are continuing to burden industry in 2014. Wage… Read More »

The 2013 Insurance Fraud Hall of Fame

Just when you think you’ve heard the worst-ever tale of bad behavior and that nothing new could possibly surprise you, guess again.  Get a load of these low lives who have managed to commit some truly depraved acts of insurance fraud.  Pay particular attention to the two fellows in the page 1 rogues gallery, Armin… Read More »

Carriers Don’t Inform Agents of Predictive Loss Modeling

Property/casualty insurers are making sweeping changes in their loss prediction practices, increasing the use of computer modeling programs in every line of business.  But less than half of the companies inform their agents of these changes in a timely manner.  This, in a new survey from Towers Watson. “That could be a major problem for agents, said Klayton Southwood,… Read More »

OPD reminds residents of proper golf cart usage

The Oskaloosa Herald OSKALOOSA, IA — With rising gas prices, many motorists may look at alternative modes of transportation. The Oskaloosa Municipal Code does permit the use of golf carts on public streets, but as with motor vehicles, there are ordinances that govern their use on city streets.  Golf carts must have: –  See more at: … Read More »