Zalma on Insurance Claims

Zalma on Insurance Claims

This series of ten books now available on Amazon.com is the latest addition to Barry Zalma’s insurance claims series of books and articles that will form the most thorough, up-to-date, expert-authored insurance claims guide available today.

Written by nationally-renowned insurance coverage expert Barry Zalma, a semi-retired insurance coverage attorney, consultant, expert witness and blogger, Zalma on Insurance Claims provides in-depth explanations, analysis, examples, and detailed discussion of:

  • Property insurance claims;
  • Third-party liability claims;
  • Casualty claims; and
  • Insurance Fraud

Thorough, yet practical, this series of books form the ideal guide for any professional who works in or frequently interacts with the insurance industry.

Claims professionals, risk managers, producers, underwriters, attorneys (both plaintiff and defense), and business owners will benefit greatly from the ten volume guide. It is also the perfect resource for insurance educators, trainers, and students whose role requires an understanding of insurance law.

As you read through the various volumes of Zalma on Insurance Claims, you will find comprehensive—yet comprehensible—coverage of key topics, including:

  • What is Insurance?
  • The History of Insurance
  • The covenant of good faith and fair dealing.
  • The tort of Bad faith
  • Conditions,
  • Warranties,
  • Exclusions
  • Declaring a policy void
  • Duties of insured and insurer
  • Evaluation and settlement
  • Identifying insurance fraud
  • Investigation
  • Kinds of insurance policies
  • Other insurance clauses
  • Preparing a case for trial
  • Processing a claim
  • Responses to fraud
  • Subrogation and salvage
  • Underwriting and
  • Many more property and casualty insurance matters.

The author has provided checklists, sample procedures, form letters, tables and information and references to model statutes, state statutes, administrative regulations, and requirements of insurance departments nationwide.

Zalma on Insurance Claims Volume 101

A Comprehensive Review of the law and Practicalities of Property, Casualty and Liability Insurance Claims

In this first volume the book covers:

  • What is insurance?
  • The History of insurance.
  • Lloyd’s of London.
  • Acquisition of the policy.
  • Claims personnel
  • Differences between Property and Liability Policies.
  • Analysis of the policy.
  • The standard mortgage clause.
  • Assignments.
  • The Liability Policy.
  • Additional Insureds.

Zalma on Insurance Claims Part 102

A Comprehensive Review of the law and Practicalities of Property, Casualty and Liability Insurance Claims

This, the second part of Zalma on Insurance Claims and includes materials concerning:

  • Other Insurance Clauses
  • Underwriting
  • Conditions, Warranties and Exclusions

Zalma on Insurance Claims Part 103

A Comprehensive Review of the law and Practicalities of Property, Casualty and Liability Insurance Claims

This is part 103 of Zalma on Insurance Claims and will deal with:

1.Duties of the Insured and the Insurer
2.Declaring a Policy Void
3.Processing a Claim

When read with Part 101 and Part 102, this volume works to take the reader to a complete understanding of insurance and insurance claims.

Zalma on Insurance Claims Part 104

A Comprehensive Review of the law and Practicalities of Property, Casualty and Liability Insurance Claims

This, the fourth volume of Zalma on Insurance Claims and includes materials concerning:

  1. Investigation of First Party Property Claims
  2. Rescission
  3. The Mortgage Clause
  4. Fortuity & Other Issues
  5. Determine the Amount of the Loss
  6. The Claim File

When read with Part 101, Part 102, and Part 103, this volume works to take the reader to a complete understanding of insurance and insurance claims.

Zalma on Insurance Claims Part 105

A Comprehensive Review of the law and Practicalities of Property, Casualty and Liability Insurance Claims

This, the fifth volume of Zalma on Insurance Claims and includes materials concerning:

  1. Investigation – Liability
  2. Claims Made and Reported Policies
  3. The Notice Prejudice Rule.
  4. Types of Torts
  5. The Liability Claims File
  6. Discovery of the Insurance Claims File
  7. Tests for Determining Duty to Defend
  8. Appendices – forms for the claims person

When read with Insurance 101, Insurance 102, Insurance 103 and 104, this volume works to take the reader to a complete understanding of insurance and insurance claims.

Zalma on Insurance Claims Part 106

A Comprehensive Review of the law and Practicalities of Property, Casualty and Liability Insurance Claims

This is the sixth part of “Zalma on Insurance Claims” and will deal with:

  • Property Insurance & the Tort of Bad Faith
  • Grounds for Finding Bad Faith
  • Avoiding Charges of Bad Faith
  • Punitive Damages
  • Bad Faith & Liability Insurance
  • Defenses to the Tort of Bad Faith
  • California Civil Code Section 3294

When read with Part 101, Part 102, and Part 103, Part 104 and Part 105 this volume works to take the reader to a complete understanding of insurance and insurance claims.

Zalma on Insurance Claims Part 107:

A Comprehensive Review of the law and Practicalities of Property, Casualty and Liability Insurance Claims

This is the seventh part of “Zalma on Insurance Claims” and will deal with:

  • Evaluation and Settlement – Property
  • Evaluation and Settlement – Liability
  • Subrogation
  • Salvage

Zalma on Insurance Claims Part 108

A Comprehensive Review of the law and Practicalities of Property, Casualty and Liability

This, the eighth part of Zalma on Insurance Claims, includes materials concerning:

1.Preparing a case for trial
2.Interviewing Techniques
3.The art of the Interview
4.Interview General Principles
5.The Interviewer
6.Preparing for the Interview
7.Beginning the Interview
8.Control Of The Interview
9.Dealing with Witness Types
10.Approaches the Work
11.Dealing with the Nervous Person
12.Bluffs
13.The Mutability Of Memory
14.The Examination Under Oath

Zalma on Insurance Claims Part 109   

A Comprehensive Review of the law and Practicalities of Property, Casualty and Liability Insurance Claims

This, the ninth part of Zalma on Insurance Claims, includes materials concerning:

•Identifying Insurance Fraud
•Professional Conspiracies
•Multiple Types of Insurance Fraud
•How to Join the Fraud Fight
•Case Studies of Successful Fraud Investigations
•Checklist 1 – Types of Insurance Fraud
•Checklist 2 – Training Adjusters
•Checklist 3 – Red Flags of Fraud – Property Insurance
•Checklist 4 – Red Flags of Fraud – Liability Insurance
•Appendix A – Commonly Used Medical Acronyms and Abbreviations
•Appendix B – Glossary of Medical Terms

Zalma on Insurance Claims Part 110

A Comprehensive Review of the law and Practicalities of Property, Casualty and Liability

This, the tenth part of Zalma on Insurance Claims, includes materials concerning:

•Responses to Fraud
•Grounds for Rescission.
•The Fight Against Fraud
•Checklist 1—Responses to Fraud
•Checklist 2 – The Fight Against Fraud

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About Barry Zalma

An insurance coverage and claims handling author, consultant and expert witness with more than 48 years of practical and court room experience.
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