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‘No Smile’ License Policy Has New Jersey Drivers Frowning

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Smile and the world smiles with you – unless you’re having your driver’s license renewed. It’s been three years since New Jersey instituted its “no smiling” policy for driver’s license photos – a measure designed to make life easier for … The post ‘No Smile’ License Policy Has New Jersey Drivers Frowning appeared first on…

Study Identifies Factors Affecting Prescription Pain Reliever Misuse

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In a nationwide study, researchers from the University of Georgia School of Social Work found that individuals of any age who used illicit drugs such as marijuana, cocaine or heroin within the past year had a higher likelihood of misusing … The post Study Identifies Factors Affecting Prescription Pain Reliever Misuse appeared first on Claims…

FDA Outlines Extra Steps to Clean Scopes Linked to Outbreaks

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Federal health officials laid out extra safety measures that hospitals can take to clean specialized medical scopes that have been linked to sometimes deadly bacterial outbreaks across the U.S. However, Food and Drug Administration officials acknowledged on Tuesday that not … The post FDA Outlines Extra Steps to Clean Scopes Linked to Outbreaks appeared first…

Industry Experts Tout Value of Home Inventories

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Wild weather has become more common with climate change, the experts say, and homeowners can prepare for natural disasters by making home inventories – detailed lists of household belongings and their approximate value. Making a home inventory can be easy; … The post Industry Experts Tout Value of Home Inventories appeared first on Claims Journal.…

Fiat Chrysler Didn’t Notify Regulators About Hack Risk for 18 Months

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV waited 18 months to tell federal safety regulators about a security flaw in radios being installed in more than a million vehicles that hackers exploited last month to seize control of a Jeep. The automaker says … The post Fiat Chrysler Didn’t Notify Regulators About Hack Risk for 18 Months appeared…

Few Midsize Business Continuity Plans Have Been Tested

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Most midsize businesses have business continuity plans but few have tested them, according to The Hartford’s survey of midsize business owners and C-level executives. This shortcoming presents potential risk for businesses, which may be unable to meet client needs due … The post Few Midsize Business Continuity Plans Have Been Tested appeared first on Claims…

Munich Re Announces New Inland Flood Insurance Product for Homeowners

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Munich Reinsurance America, Inc. announces a new personal lines inland flood insurance product designed to provide more options for homeowners in low-to-moderate-hazard flood zones. According to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), flood is the most common natural disaster in … The post Munich Re Announces New Inland Flood Insurance Product for Homeowners appeared first…

Recovery of Sales Tax After Vehicle Total Loss

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Approximately 12 to 14 percent of all accidents result in a total loss, a number which has been trending upward since 2002. Insurance companies faced with first party claims on policies are responsible for paying the actual cash value or … The post Recovery of Sales Tax After Vehicle Total Loss appeared first on Claims…

W. R. Berkley Corporation Continues Succession Plan

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W. R. Berkley Corporation’s Board of Directors announced that the Company’s founder and its current chairman and chief executive officer, William R. Berkley, will become executive chairman on October 31, 2015. At that time, W. Robert Berkley, Jr. will assume … The post W. R. Berkley Corporation Continues Succession Plan appeared first on Claims Journal.…

Virginia Localities Consider First in the Nation Crash Reporting Center

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Police in four Roanoke Valley localities have proposed adopting a Canadian method of reporting car crashes that reduces police involvement. The Roanoke Times reports that if the governments of Roanoke, Salem, Roanoke County and Vinton approve the one-year test program, … The post Virginia Localities Consider First in the Nation Crash Reporting Center appeared first…