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The Role of Fire Protection Engineer in Fire Loss Investigation

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The Role of Fire Protection Engineer in Fire Loss Investigation More and more, fire protection engineers (FPEs) are called on to act as the primary investigator of fire losses. FPEs have historically been regarded as special experts, retained to analyze code issues, investigate fire protection system failures, and support cause-and-origin experts. However, recognition by the fire investigation profession of the broad expertise of FPEs has led to a more central role. For example, NFPA 921, Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations, places FPEs at the top of list within the field of fire science and engineering. It describes the field…

Making the Most of Recall Information

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Making the Most of Recall Information Your day in the office is shaping up like most every other day. You have just been assigned as many claims as you can effectively manage! But one of your new claims is a total fire loss, and your policyholders claim the fire started near their new toaster oven that was purchased sometime last year. "Hmmmm," you wonder…"could there be subrogation potential associated with this fire?" The philosophy of subrogation has Biblical origins (Exodus 22: 6) and is certainly not new to the experienced insurance adjuster. "So," you ask yourself, "who else owns this…

Denial of Claims and Rejection of Proofs of Loss

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The following was a presentation at the February 2006 Southern Loss Association Luncheon. The presentation was given by Paul W. Burke, a partner at the law firm of Drew, Eckl & Farnham, LLP - Atlanta, GA A. Denial Of Claims A. Denial Of Claims 1. Significance of Denial Letters The denial of a claim is a very significant event. It is the so-called “line in the sand” on claim evaluation. It should be taken very seriously, and as such, should not be done prematurely. Denial letters are considered the “official” position of an insurer to a claim. One should be…

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Atlanta Claims Association

The ACA is a professional association for insurance claims personnel in the Atlanta area. Go to the Atlanta Claims Association website.

Casualty Adjusters Guide

Since 1958…”The” original Claim Guide. Go to the Casualty Adjusters Guide website.

Claims Magazine

Covering the Business of Loss. Go to the Claims Magazine website.

Georgia Defense Lawyers Association

The Georgia Defense Lawyers Association offers formal avenues for training, networking and communication. GDLA membership benefits include CLE seminars, judicial receptions, a newsletter and annual Law Journal, plus access to an e-mail blast system that allows members to pose questions about experts, points of law, emerging issues, and more. Go to the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association website.

Georgia Trial Lawyers Association

Since 1956, GTLA has worked tirelessly to ensure that everyday citizens, Georgia families and small businesses are never deprived of their constitutional guarantee of access to true justice. The Mission of GTLA is simple:  We are dedicated to protecting the Constitutional promise of justice for all by guaranteeing the right to trial by jury, preserving an independent judiciary, and providing access to the courts for all Georgians. Go to the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association website.

Honorable Order of the Blue Goose, Intl

For more information on this organization, go to the Blue Goose website.

How Stuff Works

Some complex technological questions explained simply. Go to the How Stuff Works website.

Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS)

For more information on the IBHS and FORTIFIED BUILDINGS, visit the IBHS website.

Mapquest

A great source for knowing where you are, and where you are going. Go the Mapquest website.

National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE)

Are you looking for an engineer with proven claims experience? NAFE is your best and only source for Board Certified Forensic Engineers. Go to the National Academy of Forensic Engineers website.

National Association of Insurance Women

NAIW (International) serves its members by providing professional education, an environment in which to build business alliances and the opportunity to make connections with people of differing career paths and levels of experience within the insurance industry. Go to the National Association of Insurance Women website.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

NOAA National Weather Service Website. A great source for weather forecasts, maps, aviation weather, and weather archives. Go to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration website.

Property & Liability Resource Bureau – PLRB

For more information on the PLRB organization, go to the PLRB website.

Risk and Insurance Management Society

The mission of the Atlanta Chapter of the Risk & Insurance Management Society is to advance and promote the risk management profession by: (1) Providing timely and valuable educational programs, (2) Facilitating career development and networking; and (3) Fostering an environment of support for students. Go to the Risk and Insurance Management Society website.

Ultimate Insurance Links

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