claim a/the/(one's) life

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claim a/the/(one's) life

To result in one's death. This crime spree has already claimed the lives of 10 innocent people—when will the perpetrator be caught? That debilitating illness ultimately claimed her life.
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claim a life

Fig. [for something] to take the life of someone. The killer tornado claimed the lives of six people at the trailer park. The athlete's life was claimed in a skiing accident.
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Speaking on the occasion, Principal PMC Prof Al-Fareed Zafar said that Thalassemia was a fatal disease which could claim life. He asked the Medical Superintendent to move in the society for raising awareness against Thalassemia disease.
IAIN Duncan Smith is just the latest wealthy Tory to claim life on benefits or low pay is a doddle.
The objective is to pinpoint this cost-driving segment early in the claim life cycle and interrupt that development.
It both scores claims in real time at the point of intake and also generates scores and reason messages throughout the claim life. As events occur during the course of the claim life cycle, the claim score is refined to reflect the potential change in exposure enabling the adjuster to take action.
Outlined below are several components of the claim life cycle improved through the science of predictive modeling:
We couldn't disagree more with those who claim life is only about the cognitive and who would thus diminish the human capacity for esthetic creativity and appreciation.
Are insurers detecting fraud early enough in the claim life cycle?
Though many of these approaches are utilized by claim organizations to varying degrees at varying points during the life cycle of a claim, the one area that is frequently over-looked when combating the problem of fraud is fraud detection at the start of the claim life cycle--the first notice of loss (FNOL).