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0 Replies and 2967 Views About the Community Center      2967  0 Started by  host This is not a new post! I just moved it from the bottom of the page to this area. (CADO) is a website devoted to adjusters and others involved in the claim handling industry.  We see CADO as a community and as such feel that the members of the community should have a place to meet other members of the community to discuss topics that are not necessarily related to work.   For this reason we offer the Community Forums. For adjusters and other visitors ...
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0 Replies and 1626 Views A very Tall Flagpole with the American Flag  1626  0 Started by  host   Follow this link for more information and details.   
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1 Replies and 1351 Views Happy Thanksgiving!  1351  1 Started by  host Hope everyone has a great day!   Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare.  They are consumed in twelve minutes.  Half-times take twelve minutes.  This is not coincidence.  ~Erma Bombeck
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by  CatAdjusterXJump to last post
12/02/2013 12:49 AM
3 Replies and 1423 Views Importance of OSHA Standards  1423  3 Started by  NevaTaylor The more sophistication humankind achieve through machines there are more chances of inflicting injuries. Think of a world free from road accidents, it will be also a world free from automobiles. Therefore, such a drastic reversal is impossible. The only way to stay safe is by following some standards. For example, traffic regulations to avoid accidents. The same principle is applicable for workplaces. The induction of highly complex and heavy machineries into the workplace has called for the im...
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by  AcceleratedAdjusterJump to last post
10/20/2013 9:03 AM
3 Replies and 3051 Views Hoober Goober, 'juster-at-large  3051  3 Started by  okclarryd &160; &160; Ol' Hoober Goober, a spellin' champ was he. He could spell nearly every word that he knew to be. He could type and write and&160; cut and paste But, Oh the mistakes he would make in his haste. &160; In his diaries, he would write and write just to find out that they were not right. He could caption and explain and do drop down typo's And they made no sense, they thought he was psycho's. &160; He looked up the words in the big red book But seldom on the right page ...
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by  okclarrydJump to last post
01/30/2013 7:26 PM
3 Replies and 4584 Views XACTIMATE WRITER  4584  3 Started by  jlatarewicz I just finished writing 200 Xactimate  estimates for a adjuster working Hurricane Irene claims in Va. and 56 claims in Nashville, Tn.. If you need someone to write for you please email me..If you are interested I am available.    
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by  pro.xtimate2gmail.comJump to last post
12/17/2012 8:41 PM
0 Replies and 1222 Views Newbie  1222  0 Started by  annrowe Hi my name is Ann and I am new to this forum, just wanted to stop in and say hello!
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11/16/2012 9:34 AM
6 Replies and 2368 Views Renfroe paid on call or Eberl go to stage for Sandy ?  2368  6 Started by  RONWAITS Been on paid call for three days with Renfroe , but Eberl just called and offered to go stage in Virginia. Which one would you pick. This would be my first storm deployment.
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by  ChuckDeatonJump to last post
11/05/2012 10:28 AM
5 Replies and 2078 Views Major Server Crash - CADO Site  2078  5 Started by  catman As you may have noticed we have had some trouble with the site.  It appears to be related to a server crash or similar problem.   You will notice some many missing items and the site will not work well until we get it fully restored which may take all weekend.    Right now it does not appear that any data has been lost so it just a matter of restoring everything.  In order to restore the site I will need do one section at a time.  The appearance of the site wil...
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by  olderthendirtJump to last post
06/13/2012 1:13 AM
4 Replies and 1872 Views Just to say Hi  1872  4 Started by  Pwrhusker Hi everyone,     My name is Robert.  I have been in the medical insurance business for 3 years now and a little over a year ago my uncle introduced me to this business.  I have taken and completed my Texas All-Lines license course and have submitted my application to get my Texas All-Lines license through TDI.  I have also enrolled to obtain my PTC certification.      I do have one question though to anyone who is willing to answer i...
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by  CatAdjusterXJump to last post
05/30/2012 11:39 PM
17 Replies and 6658 Views Which firm do I go with?  6658  17 Started by  Jon H I'm a newby and have been approached by a few staffing firms for deployment. Mason, IMS, N&C/Equity claims, Allcat and NADO have all sent notice. Which ones are good and which are to be avoided Any help as soon as possible&160; would be greatly appreciated. I need to make a decision yesterday.
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by  Jud G.Jump to last post
05/14/2012 6:35 AM
3 Replies and 1736 Views Advice for a prospective adjuster  1736  3 Started by  George Lambros Let me introduce myself.... I have been contracting for 6 years and looking for advice on becoming a Cat adjuster. My name is George, I am 24yrs old, physically able to climb ( I rock climb), mobile (single) , and live in IL. I have been exposed to most every trade involved with residential dwellings with most of my education, certifications, and experience in concrete repair, as well as commercial and industrial coatings. What steps / general knowledge would you advise to a ...
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by  Claim JumperJump to last post
05/13/2012 11:34 AM
1 Replies and 1833 Views Need Site Surveyors  1833  1 Started by  AHS Apply online at Trying to find adjusters who have a little extra time and are willing to complete site surveys on commercial properties. Surveys can be set up on your own time. We have properties in all regions of the US.  Price starts at $300 per site with considerations for travel distance.  Xactimate experience a plus. Surveys will begin in March 2012. See the job posting on our site for more details. 
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by  AHSJump to last post
04/20/2012 9:34 AM
39 Replies and 10441 Views Welcome - Say Hi or What's up, introduce yourself!  10441  39 Started by  host
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The last 'welcome' thread we had was removed in error, sorry for the trouble. Use this thread to say hi and introduce yourself to the community. 1/21/2007 Edit:  I was able to restore the thread that was deleted but not merge the post.  You can find the old thread here.
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03/09/2012 4:17 PM
0 Replies and 1387 Views Schedule C  1387  0 Started by  tmunoz I have been a independent adjuster working for one of the larger firms for over 10 yrs. Until this year I have received a 1099 and W2. 2011 I received a straight W2. I called friends at other firms who stated they also received straight w2's.  The statutory employee box is not checked.  What is the industry standard for reporting. Obviously I want to claim my expenses under a Schedule C.  However I can not find documentation that this is standard instead of Schedule A.  Can o...
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03/05/2012 3:28 PM
26 Replies and 5882 Views Need Help - Claim fraud or Not/  5882  26 Started by  J.Patrick I work for a contractor that does storm restoration doing estimating & supplementing insurance companies while I work on becoming an adjuster myself. My is, this guy I work for has me submitting estimates to insurance companies on work they've approved to get the price up'd. For example , He just had me send in a supplement on 2 elevations of exterior paint that was approved by they adjuster, the estimate was written by a 1099 employee of my company who opened up an LLC in his name to writ...
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02/18/2012 2:36 PM
2 Replies and 2559 Views Happy Holidays to the Grinch  2559  2 Started by  okclarryd Happy Holidays   MY THANKS TO ALL OF YOU ...As we progress through to the end of 2011, I want to thank you for your educational e-mails over the past year.  I am totally screwed up now and have little chance of recovery. I can no longer open a bathroom door without using a paper towel, nor let the waitress put lemon slices in my ice water without worrying about the bacteria on the lemon peel. I can't sit down on a hotel bedspread because I can only imagine what has happened ...
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by  olderthendirtJump to last post
12/09/2011 10:39 AM
1 Replies and 1988 Views Regarding Texas Adjusters can now Appraise Used Cars  1988  1 Started by  FCurr Hello everyone,  I found this site by searching for the Texas Presumptive form for used cars. On the old forum, there was this topic:   Have any of you filled this form out yet I am looking for an adjuster in Dallas TX. Please email me if you know of anyone. Secondly, I am thinking about getting my adjuster's license. Are any of the online courses legit or do you recommend going to a real -...
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by  Jimmy LyonsJump to last post
10/26/2011 11:35 PM
4 Replies and 2603 Views Out of state taxes  2603  4 Started by  Doug Hi folks, &160; I hope one or two of you can shed light on this query for me.&160;&160; I am being state tax audited for several years -- and just got finished with a nice round of federal tax audits. &160;&160;&160;&160;&160;&160;&160;&160;I am an&160;IA .&160;&160; &160;Is income i earn out of state subject to taxation by that state , or does everything revert back to my home state &160;&160; In the past 3 years my income has been derived in TX, CO, IA, NE, PA, MD, DC, VA...
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09/29/2011 8:13 PM
15 Replies and 8455 Views Fee Schedules  8455  15 Started by  descher I think someone should have done this a long time ago.  Let's start a list of fee schedules from different carriers and their preferred IA firms.  Everyone should know what companies pay IA's instead of having to learn the hard way.  Anyone have several 2010 fee schedules to start 
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by  ChuckDeatonJump to last post
09/20/2011 10:13 PM
4 Replies and 3608 Views CADO Membership hits 20,000  3608  4 Started by  host &160;Well tonight we reach the 20,000 member point. &160;We have had 21, 831&160;users register but have removed 1,831 accounts for different reasons, like duplicate accounts and spam accounts.&160; Thanks for being a part of CADO and the continued participation. &160;
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by  okclarrydJump to last post
09/08/2011 9:57 PM
0 Replies and 2109 Views IIS ClaimS  2109  0 Started by Has anyone heard of IIS Claims I&160;keep getting e-mails from them that they have tons of flood claims and need adjusters.
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09/04/2011 10:34 AM
2 Replies and 3021 Views Nationwide  3021  2 Started by  jstock Just curious. Anyone currently working Nationwide as a field IA: What are your thoughts/recommendations How do they compare w/others you've worked for (fee schedule, general treatment, ease/difficulty in file accpetance, etc). How are they on roofs, high/steep, use of Eagleview/similar (State Farm and Allstate now provide E-view, no charge to IA)... Jared.
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by  CatAdjusterXJump to last post
09/03/2011 1:19 AM
2 Replies and 2809 Views E & O Policy  2809  2 Started by  wjeffs What companies provide a good policy at a fair price
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by  insureuJump to last post
08/15/2011 3:44 PM
6 Replies and 3564 Views The TDI in Tex  3564  6 Started by  Ray Hall Now has the management of TWIA and the Fair plan. The recent rule will change wind /roof claims for these two carriers and all carriers in TX. I remember the ruling in 1991 that all comp. roofs had to removed before going back with new shingles and then ruled that removal was not betterment or subject to depreciation as it was all one operation. Well this new ruling will cost billions more over the years. An unsealed shingle is prima facia evidence &160;of direst wind damage that has to be rep...
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by  Ray HallJump to last post
07/29/2011 9:38 PM
1 Replies and 2129 Views Xactimate Estimates Written  2129  1 Started by  Louis Rossignol Any CAT adjusters heading down to Tx. for Don, (I can't make it) I can write all the estimates you can throw at me in Xactimate 27. Email me for details.
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by  stormcrowJump to last post
07/27/2011 10:56 PM
1 Replies and 3368 Views GA / EGA Value  3368  1 Started by  hundreddollars As an experienced GA / EGA (Structural and Multi Occupancy Building) I find that carriers are willing to pay pretty much whatever you are worth when the feces hits the rotary oscillator.&160; I have also found that when the carrier goes through the inevitable post-catastrophe business model re-evaluation, the carrier generally determines that the last catastrophe has taught them so much that they can create an in-house EGA that they themselves can train based on the data that they have stored o...
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by  Ray HallJump to last post
07/27/2011 2:15 PM
2 Replies and 4791 Views Does anyone know about Diamond National Adjusting?  4791  2 Started by  CatAdj8 Good Morning Everyone. &160; &160;&160;&160; I have been offered 2 separate opportunities to gain daily claims to work.&160; One offer has come from a well known adjusting firm out of Dallas, however it appears that he has12 other people to do daily claims along the Gulf Coast so I am not sure if I will get enough claims on a monthly basis to support myself.&160; The other opportunity has come from a firm out of Kansas named 'Diamond National Adjusting'.&160; I did a Google search on Di...
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by  Ray HallJump to last post
05/31/2011 8:22 AM
0 Replies and 2189 Views WikiClaimLeaks  2189  0 Started by  WikiClaimLeaks There is a new insurance company news website called that you guys might enjoy. Mark &160;
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04/22/2011 1:21 PM
891 Replies and 91157 Views Knowledge & Attitude    91157  891 Started by  Tom Toll
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What we ponder and what we think about sets the course of our life. Any day we wish; we can discipline ourselves to change it all. Any day we wish, we can open the book that will open our mind to new knowledge. Any day we wish, we can start a new activity. Any day we wish, we can start the process of life change. We can do it immediately, or next week, or next month, or next year. We can also choose to be condescending, selfish, and critical of others, which creates or constructs nothing positiv...
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03/25/2011 6:36 AM
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