Lightning is one of the leading causes of weather related fatalities. An estimated 25 million lightning strikes hit the US each year during around 100,000 thunderstorms. Yet there are a surprising number of popularly held myths about lightning which are entirely wrong.
June marks the official start of the hurricane season forecasted to be below average.
At this moment, Tropical Storm Bill is approaching the Texas coast with winds at 60 mph with higher gusts, says the National Weather Service. Bill’s tempting the fates with the threat of heavy rainfall up to 8-inches and possible amounts up to 12 inches in places. Bill is purported to cause widespread flash flooding through midweek across Texas and 4 other states: Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and Illinois.
In the competitive world of insurance, more and more professionals are looking to technology to maximize their efficiency and find new ways of communicating effectively with clients and other stakeholders. There is an app for almost every task, large and small, but you need to choose carefully and have clear expectations to avoid frustration and disappointment.
This year’s Property Innovation Summit was keynoted by best-selling business book author and leadership consultant Jack Zenger, whose agency has conducted 360-degree feedback reviews with 80,000 Fortune 500 executives. “What do the best leaders share in common?” A willingness to challenge the status quo, powerful and clear communications, a focus on speed, developing a strategy collectively, reciprocal trust, accessibility, and having an intimately friendly relationship with co-workers. “Trust leads to greater innovation,” said Zenger. Continue reading
What a conference! This year’s PLRB Claims Conference in Anaheim was rife with activity. Our Enservio team manning the booth was non-stop showing our new ContentsExpress Mobile App, ContentsAnalyzer Fraud detection solution, as well as the latest release of our Contents Management Solution, ContentsExpress.
Monday evening commenced with a Patio Party at Ruth’s Chris Steak House where 100+ shared ContentsExpress Cosmo’s, great food, and great company!
The highest price paid for a work of art was $250 million in 2011. Obviously, there’s a lot of money in selling art. Unfortunately this also means there is a lot of money in producing forgeries.
One notable forger sold $60 million worth of phony Vermeers to a slew of people throughout Europe before being caught. When it comes to appraising fine art even the experts can get duped and when they do, buyers pay too high a price. Continue reading
We’d like to take a moment to mention some of our 2014 company highlights.
We were fortunate to sign partnership deals including an agreement with Symbility Solutions to integrate our contents claims valuation software ContentsExpress™ with that vendor’s structural estimating cloud and mobile products. The combined solution creates a single application that adjusters can use to estimate and process both contents and structural claims in one fell swoop.