filed for an increase in that amount, citing non-emergency water claims. Jenne, who notes that he is not an attorney, knew that his bill had no chance. He wanted to make a point for the eventual debate. "The fraud is real," Jenne told the Sun Sentinel Editorial Board. But the House bill, he said, was too friendly to the insurance industry. As with most big issues, there's a potential compromise. Here is what claims adjusters we suggest: First, the Legislature should get an objective study of non-emergency water claims. Most information that guides insurance legislation comes from the insurance industry or from groups the industry finances. Similarly, most information on the other side of the issue tends to come from trial lawyers.
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Crawford which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange has 27 offices in this country. Crawford & Company describes itself on its website as one of the worlds largest independent providers of claims management solutions to the risk management and insurance industry as well as self-insured entities, with an expansive global network serving clients in more than 70 countries. The ABS will be headed by Jason Spencer, formerly a partner at defendant personal injury firm Horwich Farrelly, and currently a director of Crawford UK. A spokesman for Crawford said the move meant that the company could employ its own lawyers to provide an end-to-end solutions for motor, casualty and property claims, along with other specialist areas. Clive Nicholls, chief executive of Crawford in the UK and Ireland, said: The creation of an ABS within Crawford UK is a natural progression and one that enables us to diversify and broaden the scope of services we offer to the full range of markets in which we operate. It is imperative that loss adjusting companies evolve to meet the changing dynamics of the claims sector. Creating an ABS will allow us to support our clients with a genuine need for seamless, high-quality claims and legal service. Mr Spencer, who was a partner at Plexus Law from 2013to15 and before that at Hill Dickinson, said there was a growing need for innovation in the claims sector and a demand from many parts of the insurance market for an aligned end-to-end solution for motor, casualty and property claims. He added: We will not be afraid to break the mould in creating proactive solutions for the challenges ahead. Crawford said the ABS once approved by the Solicitors Regulation Authority would work closely with Broadspire UK, a Crawford company which specialises in outsourced insurance claims administration, and Ian Sutcliffe, its newly appointed managing director.
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