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Applied Analytics Isn’t Just for Insurers. Startups Help Claimants Get In On the Action

April 9, 2021


Lee Fogle reached down to save his 12-lb. Yorkshire terrier Nemo as a pit bull lunged forward. The attacking dog’s jaws clamped onto his left hand, sending him to a clinic for sutures and starting a 10-month-long insurance battle.

“It seems in dog park etiquette, the winning dog has to provide insurance or payments to the losing dog,” Fogle said.

Fogle had worked 27 years in insurance technology, so he had a pretty good idea how much his claim was worth. But he was frustrated by the glacial pace of the process, the claims adjuster’s refusal to return telephone calls and his attorney’s 40% cut from the $15,000 settlement.

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