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How COVID-19 is Accelerating Auto Claims Automation https://www.iamagazine.com/news/how-covid-19-is-accelerating-auto-claims-automationHow COVID-19 is Accelerating Auto Claims Automation A LexisNexis report illustrates that the secret to moving toward a touchless claims process may be through a hybrid model—and that insurance carriers can do more to turn virtual claims processing into a competitive advantage. 5/6/2021 10:00:00 AMAutoAuto In the NewsNewsOlivia Overman
Distracted Driving, Fatalities Increase During Pandemichttps://www.iamagazine.com/topics/topic/in-the-news/distracted-driving-fatalities-increase-during-pandemicDistracted Driving, Fatalities Increase During PandemicAn increase in distracted driving during the coronavirus pandemic may have contributed to more hazardous roads, according to the 2021 Travelers Risk Index on distracted driving. 4/22/2021 10:05:00 AMIn the NewsAutoIn the NewsOlivia Overman
Personal Auto Market Returning to ‘Old Normal’https://www.iamagazine.com/markets/personal-auto-market-returning-to-old-normalPersonal Auto Market Returning to ‘Old Normal’The drive to find more affordable coverage was amplified during 2020 as many consumers looked to trim expenses. This has stabilized in 2021 with a return to pre-pandemic trends in shopping and claims. 3/31/2021 4:00:00 AMAutoAuto Personal LinesMarketsJan Alex
Can an Insured Dispute a Carrier’s ACV Appraisal of a Vehicle? https://www.iamagazine.com/strategies/can-an-insured-dispute-a-carrier-s-acv-appraisal-of-a-vehicleCan an Insured Dispute a Carrier’s ACV Appraisal of a Vehicle? The carrier says that a totaled food truck, which is two years old and has driven 22,000 miles, has depreciated over 30%. It bases the price on a "market survey." Can the insured dispute the appraisal based on actual physical depreciation? 3/19/2021 4:00:00 AMAutoCommercial Lines AutoStrategiesBig "I" Virtual University Faculty
Who Files the Auto Claim After a Car Is Stolen from a Repair Shop?https://www.iamagazine.com/strategies/who-files-the-auto-claim-after-a-car-is-stolen-from-a-repair-shopWho Files the Auto Claim After a Car Is Stolen from a Repair Shop?A personal auto client has liability coverage only on his car. He brought it to a franchise repair shop and the car was stolen while in the shop’s care, custody and control.2/26/2021 11:00:00 AMAutoPersonal Lines AutoStrategiesBig “I” Virtual University Faculty
4 Ways to Boost Your Personal Auto Business in 2021https://www.iamagazine.com/markets/4-ways-to-boost-your-personal-auto-business-in-20214 Ways to Boost Your Personal Auto Business in 2021While the personal auto market may come under pressure in the short term, there are opportunities for agencies to grow. Here are four ways agents can improve their personal auto book2/8/2021 11:15:00 AMAutoAuto Personal LinesMarketsOlivia Overman