1/24/2019

"What are you looking forward to most in 2019?"

We ask CLM members and fellows about the things they are looking forward to most in 2019.

By Phil Gusman

What are you looking forward to most in 2019?

“Observing how claims professionals evaluate and manage risks stemming from the growing use of web-based logistics applications by transportation companies and brokers in their business operations.”

Michael Brink, Claim Attorney, National Interstate. CLM Member since 2014.

“Texting and similar electronic communication platforms continue to evolve and replace traditional forms of communication. These platforms present unique challenges for attorneys seeking to identify and obtain this information as courts look to balance litigants’ rights to discovery with individual privacy rights. I’m looking forward to seeing how these issues play out.”

Michael Zettlemoyer, Shareholder, Brehm, Nofer & McCarter, P.C. CLM Member since 2017.

“My 2019 wish is for every state to adopt strong anti-fraud legislation to prevent this white-collar crime that affects every honest insurance consumer and our carriers’ financial health. Now that the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud is a CLM partner, this alliance will bring strength and support to states’ developing laws.”

Cathy Gicker, Special Investigations, Litigation Specialist, Allstate Insurance Company. CLM Fellow since 2011.

“I have always thrived when I am working to help people reach their potential—colleagues, coworkers, and clients. I’m looking forward to seeing this vision put into place at the various CLM conferences, including the annual conference in Orlando in March.”

Brenda Radmacher, Partner, Gordon & Rees LLP. CLM Member since 2009.


77%

Percent of Americans who own smartphones.

Source: Pew Research Center

$30 billion

Estimated dollar amount of property & casualty fraud each year from 2013 to 2017.

Source: Insurance Information Institute

22

States with mandatory insurer fraud plan laws.

Source: PCI/Coalition Against Insurance Fraud

11

Number of cities visited by CLM’s Annual Conferences since the first one in 2008.

Source: CLM

138.8

Most recent Freight Transportation Services Index—which measures month-to-month changes in for-hire freight shipments—in October 2018, which is an all-time high.

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics

 



Phil Gusman is managing editor of CLM magazine, a publication of the CLM. He can be reached at phil.gusman@theclm.org.

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