John Deegan

Social Media Search: Tangible Results for Claims Departments

Claims adjusters and investigators are increasingly turning to social media for information. And, the results can be significant. For example, Claims Journal  recently reported on a case involving the Ohio Bureau of...

Do You Know the Financial Health of Your Claimant?

Is your claimant or person of interest in bankruptcy? Are there outstanding liens against him or her? Claims and SIU professionals need as many insights as possible when evaluating a claim, including background...

A Hail of a Problem in Texas

Storms starting with the letter "I" may have ravaged Texas in the recent past , but that only obscures the state’s greatest natural catastrophe threat: hail. The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) has explained the...

Decision Net Web Presence Search: New Feature

So many sources to check, so little time. Technology has provided us with rich amounts of online background data, which is helpful — but only when we can find it. Today, a person may have multiple email addresses for...

Three Simple Ways to Beat Insurance Fraudsters

The fraudsters always have a head start. They know the scams they want to pull off, and claims adjusters and investigators have the challenge of catching up. With Vehicle Location Reports , a new tool in Decision Net ...

Lightning Cost per Claim Almost Doubled: Here’s How to Protect Your Capital

Lightning claims present rich opportunities for fraudsters — and the stakes for those claims keep getting higher. According to data from the Insurance Information Institute , the cost per lightning claim in the United...

Your Newest Defense in the Fight against Insurance Fraud

Mysterious hit-and-run accidents, phantom vehicles that cause damage, and questionable motor vehicle accident reports — all are part of fraudulent insurance claim schemes today. Savvy criminals create incidents and us...

ISO Launches Web Presence Search

With the rapid growth of social media has come an explosion in new content detailing the daily lives of individuals, many of whom are insurance policyholders. The average social media user creates more than 90 pieces ...