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July 05, 2022
David Gear
head of major and complex loss (Scotland & Northern Ireland)
When crowdfunding meets an insurance policy

While it’s not a new concept, crowdfunding — raising funds through groups of people online — continues to draw the interest of many. This practice allows individuals to give to a member of their community, a business or a cause they’re pa…

July 05, 2022 by David Gear, head of major and complex loss (Scotland & Northern Ireland)
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June 30, 2022
Lauren Glover
head of specialist care, UK
Digital doesn’t always click

The pandemic drove ‘tech-celeration’ around the world as almost everything went online – from health consultations to shopping, banking and exercise classes. The digital economy soared as new solutions were devised to meet a wide range of lockdown is…

June 30, 2022 by Lauren Glover, head of specialist care, UK
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June 28, 2022
Chris Occleshaw
recall consultant
European recalls decline 2.4% overall in the first quarter of 2022

Even as many countries eased pandemic-related restrictions, recent events have introduced a new host of challenges and risks for the five key industries surveyed in our latest edition of the European Recall Index report. Our report includes analysis …

June 28, 2022 by Chris Occleshaw, recall consultant
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June 08, 2022
Shane O'Dea
head of strategic partnerships and programs, workers' compensation
Global insights: adopting an advocacy approach to workers’ compensation

Regardless of geographic location, when an injured worker is unfamiliar with the workers’ compensation journey it can be daunting to navigate on their own. It may lead to frustration, fear, disengagement, and further harm to their mental health. Ther…

June 08, 2022 by Shane O'Dea, head of strategic partnerships and programs, workers' compensation
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May 12, 2022
James McIntosh, national manager, technical services and Bruce Visser, technical manager, repair standards
Digital twin technology: another dimension to claims assessments

Digital twin provides an accurate and transparent representation of the inside and outside of a property. It allows all stakeholders to have full visibility of the damage and be able to discuss repairs openly with claims handlers, builders and other …

May 12, 2022 by James McIntosh, national manager, technical services and Bruce Visser, technical manager, repair standards
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May 04, 2022
Martha McGorman
MCL adjuster
Maximum Indemnity Period: Is 12 months long enough?

All too often, we see claims where an insufficient Maximum Indemnity Period (MIP) has been set — resulting in serious consequences related to the recovery of the policyholder’s business. When the MIP — known as the time interval for insur…

May 04, 2022 by Martha McGorman, MCL adjuster
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April 18, 2022
Andrew Bone, ACILA, Dip CII
chartered loss adjuster, MCL, New Zealand
Catastrophe response: all in a day’s work

Nearly one year ago, an Auckland-based manufacturer experienced a major fire that had a devastating impact. With the business, brand and the livelihoods of 50 employees at stake, the range of immediate concerns and challenges went beyond anything the…

April 18, 2022 by Andrew Bone, ACILA, Dip CII , chartered loss adjuster, MCL, New Zealand
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March 23, 2022
Jake Carter
Implementation and projects
3 technology trends that continue to transform claims handling

From manual forms and paper clips to the invention of the computer, the way claims are handled has certainly transformed. While it’s fair to say the evolution of technology in the insurance industry has not always been smooth, customer experience and…

March 23, 2022 by Jake Carter, Implementation and projects
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March 22, 2022
Duncan Muress, deputy head of complex liability and Dan Peck, regional director of complex liability
The rising tide of UK flood claims and rights of recovery

Landowners, developers, local authorities and government agencies can’t ignore the evidence of increasing flooding incidents. Nor can they abrogate responsibilities to insurers for the subsequent costs. The challenges related to flood claims and righ…

March 22, 2022 by Duncan Muress, deputy head of complex liability and Dan Peck, regional director of complex liability
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March 14, 2022
Rodney Milford, partner, forensic advisory services and Tom O’Hara, manager, forensic advisory services
COVID-19 business interruption claims: the financial implications of the recent appeal judgment in Australia

On 21 February 2022, the Full Court of the Federal Court delivered the highly anticipated judgment in the appeal of the second Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) business interruption test case. In this update, we explore the impact of this decisio…

March 14, 2022 by Rodney Milford, partner, forensic advisory services and Tom O’Hara, manager, forensic advisory services
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March 09, 2022
Ian Carman
director, UK investigation services
Fraud detection: machine versus human?

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies are massively helpful in detecting suspicious behaviours and activities. However, insurance fraud identification and claims validation remain one area where technology requires human inte…

March 09, 2022 by Ian Carman, director, UK investigation services
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February 10, 2022
David Gear
head of major and complex loss (Scotland & Northern Ireland)
When the cladding crisis meets an insurance policy

Nearly five years after the Grenfell Tower fire in London, hundreds of thousands of homeowners and leaseholders are still living in potentially dangerous buildings. Billions have been invested in building safety, including government assistance and p…

February 10, 2022 by David Gear, head of major and complex loss (Scotland & Northern Ireland)
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January 27, 2022
Aidan Fitzgerald
MCL marine & engineering adjuster
Onboard a floating city

While it may feel as though modern technology has ‘shrunk’ the world, the ocean is still a vast and isolated space. Ships can be thousands of kilometres from land in any direction, sometimes battling inhospitable conditions, so onboard facilities nee…

January 27, 2022 by Aidan Fitzgerald, MCL marine & engineering adjuster
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January 18, 2022
Julie Ross
International business development director
EU New Deal regulations likely to result in more recalls

The European Union’s “New Deal”, the Enforcement and Modernisation Directive, boosts consumer rights protection and updates e-commerce and digital content regulations. The directive also broadens the definition of product safety to include misleading…

January 18, 2022 by Julie Ross, International business development director
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January 13, 2022
James Norman
International business development director
Corporate governance and claims management in Africa

African insurers are constantly evolving best practices to ensure they further adopt international insurance principles, stay compliant with changing regulations and leverage opportunities to grow — whether that be through International Finance…

January 13, 2022 by James Norman, International business development director
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