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The Texas Insurance Scandal: a Study of Inadequate Regulation

Description: Since to trace and examine all of the insurance companies that were involved in scandal and fraud would be far too extensive a task for this study, seven companies have been chosen for examination because they best illustrate the consequences of weak insurance regulation in Texas. In studying each company major emphasis has been given to the factors which contributed directly to the eventual receivership of the company.
Date: August 1966
Creator: Wolfskill, Walter G.
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Some Economical and Practical Procedures of Insuring Public School Properties in the Common School Districts of Supervisory Area Number Five of Texas

Description: A study to consider loss ratio on insurance policies carried by school districts in Texas. The purpose is to identify better methods for school insurance. An attempt to compare the cost of administering insurance in Texas and South Carolina.
Date: August 1939
Creator: Moore, J. D.
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A Case Study of the Use of Activity-Based Analysis as an Information Resource Management Tool

Description: The purpose of the study was to investigate a modification of a managerial accounting technique, Activity-Based Costing (ABC), as a tool for addressing Information Resource Management (IRM) concerns within business processes. To indicate that ABC has been adapted for the IRM context, this study called the tool "Activity-Based Analysis" (ABA). ABA includes ABC's costing methodology as well as additional methods to address broader issues. The research method was a single-site case study at a property and casualty insurance company. The unit of analysis was a business process consisting of activities needed to provide claims handling services for workers' compensation insurance. Four questions guided the study: 1. Did ABA identify management information required to monitor process effectiveness and efficiency? 2. Did ABA support outsourcing decision making by identifying IRM cost components within business processes? 3. Did ABA identify information resources; that are sharable? 4. Did ABA identify differences between Company organizational characteristics andIRM department organizational characteristics?
Date: December 1994
Creator: Arnett, Charles A. (Charles Augustus)
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Letter from Pleasant Price to Levi Perryman, July 10, 1908]

Description: Letter from Pleasant Price in Great Falls, Montana to his stepfather, Levi Perryman. Discussing signing papers and lack of water in his area. Says he is gathering his horses the next day to move them 300 miles to area with water and grass. He is concerned about the colts and lack of water on the way.
Date: July 10, 1908
Creator: Price, Pleasant, Jr.
Item Type: Letter
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[Envelope addressed to Mrs. Claude D. White, October 24, 1916]

Description: Envelope addressed to Mrs. Claude D. White in Fort Worth, Texas. It is from Hogin & McKinley General Insurance and Long Time Loans in Gallatin, Tennessee. It is postmarked Gallatin, Tenn. October 24, 1916. The top right corner, where the stamp would have been, has been torn off. "R7-Box 52" is written in the bottom left corner.
Date: October 24, 1915
Item Type: Text
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[News Script: Johnson]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the visit of Senator Lyndon Johnson to Fort Worth.
Date: December 18, 1956
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
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[News Script: Sheppard pledges insurance cleanup]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the 39th annual convention of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, in which Texas Attorney General John Ben Sheppard vows to focus on fraudulent insurance companies.
Date: June 15, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Commissioners]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Dallas county commissioners receiving a request for $10,000 to enable a grand jury to continue its general investigation of possible criminal irregularities in the operation of insurance and investment companies.
Date: May 20, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
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[News Script: Insurance company costume party]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the Hardware Mutual Insurance Company celebrating its 50th anniversary with a costume party at the Hotel Dallas.
Date: March 9, 1954
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Script
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A Comparison of Insurace Curricula of Accredited Colleges and Universities in Texas with the Curricula Recommended by 100 Selected Insurance Companies Operating in the State of Texas

Description: This study was undertaken to determine whether the curricula of the colleges and universities are meeting the needs of the growing insurance industry. This study will determine, first, whether the insurance curricula of the accredited four-year colleges and universities in the state of Texas fulfill the needs of the insurance industry as reported by 100 selected insurance companies operating in the state of Texas. Second, this study will compare the insurance program at North Texas State College with the programs of other accredited colleges and universities in Texas. Third, from the foregoing analysis this study will attempt to determine whether the insurance program at North Texas State College could be improved. As a final consideration, this study will determine whether the insurance companies desire colleges and universities to offer special short courses for their insurance personnel.
Date: 1957
Creator: Lyles, Henry Francis
Partner: UNT Libraries

[News Clip: Medical Costs]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story by reporter Jane Boone about the costs of home healthcare with a focus on patient Ina Atkins of Plano. The story aired at 6:00 P.M.
Date: December 16, 1985
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Item Type: Video
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