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104 Replies and 50075 Views Need help getting started as a CAT adjuster    50075  104 Started by  BrianTonia
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&160;I am interested in becoming a CAT adjuster and need some pointers. &160;First off from reading the posts on this website it seems that attending an actual classroom is no better than just doing it online at home. &160;I want to get off on the right foot and make myself stand out so I can be successful.&160; Once I have done the training and receive my license what is the best avenue to take getting in as an independent adjuster with a company As an IA do you have to get your own hazar...
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by  MarcusJump to last post
02/25/2015 4:56 PM
68 Replies and 22423 Views Little bit of advice    22423  68 Started by  Erin123
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I am seeking a little bit of advice from some experienced adjusters. I currently sell Cadillacs and Hummers as everyone prolly knows the car business has not been the best. I have several friends that are adjusters and have done very well for themselves. I am wanting to know what is the best way for me to get into the business. I live in mobile al, and pilot is stationed here but you have to go through an evalution process to even be considered for employment. I am currently looking at several a...
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by  ruddyJump to last post
12/22/2014 12:45 AM
43 Replies and 16851 Views Newbie Questions Experienced Guys Please Help    16851  43 Started by  Medulus
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I am cutting and pasting this post by Alex which was posted on the Catastrophe Central Forums.&160; I moved it over here because of CADO's policy to post these types of questions only in the community forum.&160;&160;&160; &160;Alex wrote:&160; OK. Here I am. Just got my Georgia license (god, what a drag that was!) and ready to make millions &160; I've been in construcion for a few years (roofing estimator)&160; and dealt a lot with claim based construction work.&160; So, I just wante...
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by  pondmanJump to last post
01/18/2013 9:34 AM
2 Replies and 6653 Views Repost: Just got 58 new claims, what do I do now?    6653  2 Started by  host First posted by Clayton Carr in the forum archive:  You can read the replies by clicking here and add your own replies if you wish to this thread. ---- Newt, here is a new thread for you or whoever else may be interested. Again, I emphasize that each topic like this should have its own identifiable thread, so as in the event that it develops into anything, and as a result has some future value, it can be found.Here is the scenario - stick within its framework - consider it 'real' and...
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by  DStin214Jump to last post
01/04/2013 11:24 AM
6 Replies and 7669 Views Typical Phases of Claim Pmt First 3 Years of an Adjuster's Career    7669  6 Started by  Catsvstrained Just a little insight to all new adjusters on what I have witnessed to be the progression of practice among new catastrophe adjusters in their first three years of claims work. Stage 1:  Demonstrated during in the first twelve months of career Mindset: “Conservative” Not comfortable with allowing for large dollar settlement. Willing to ignore scope of damage in order to keep settlement amounts low to avoid perceived internal conflict with employer.   Consequenc...
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by  claims_rayJump to last post
01/26/2012 9:55 AM
16 Replies and 9894 Views The Facts About Your First/Next Storm Claims Assignment by CCS LLC    9894  16 Started by  Catsvstrained Hello, My name is Kevin Kramer and I am the owner of Catastrophe Career Specialties LLC (a storm claims training company located in Houston Tx) . I am posting this information today in response to several questions that  are asked of me quite frequently with the sincerest hopes that it will help all of those waiting for their first or next storm claims assignment. A Little Bit About Me:  Eleven years experience as a catastrophe claims adjuster w/ State Farm Ins Companies (5 yrs sta...
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by  CatAdjusterXJump to last post
08/26/2011 2:31 AM
8 Replies and 4496 Views Repost- Couple of green questions    4496  8 Started by  host This is a Repost of a topic posted in one of our old 'Getting Started' forums. &160;
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by  Ray HallJump to last post
04/16/2010 9:14 PM
0 Replies and 38 Views Eberls Conference  38  0 Started by  ntm0272 I've gotten my license, gotten on the roster with Pilot and Eberls scheduled to go to Dallas for Eberls SF Auto Adjuster test the 25th.  Now do you think it would also be beneficial to go to Eberls conference in Dallas the 14th, 2-day course on Auto Adjusting for inside work available, which is where I want to end up for now. center.  Also waiting on drug test results with Pilot and then will schedule trip to Mobile for their 8-day auto training and eval.  Just ... :Yes
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02/07/2016 12:23 PM
0 Replies and 1209 Views Ride Along  1209  0 Started by Greetings to all. I am looking to see if there are any adjusters (daily or otherwise) in the Dallas/Ft. Worth who would be interested in letting me ride long with them for a short period of time. I have looked at some older posts and realize this is an area of contention for many, so I apologize in advance. My brief background: Been licensed (catastrophe) for a couple of years, been on standby numerous time, but have yet to be called out. I was licensed though AdjusterPro, I have completed Amc... :Yes
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07/16/2015 5:24 PM
2 Replies and 4835 Views Staff Adjuster Looking to go Independent  4835  2 Started by  Adjuster4Life Hello Everyone, I have viewed these forums for years and am finally writing my first post. I have read through questions about staff adjusters vs. I/A's, and have found both to be informative. I realize that many of you have questions about becoming a staff adjuster - so please don't be afraid to ask me any questions you may have. I have 10 years of experience with 3 different major insurance companies. I have worked auto and property, but for the majority of my career I have focused on propert... :No
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by  Adjuster4LifeJump to last post
04/11/2015 1:09 AM
4 Replies and 5832 Views NCA Group  5832  4 Started by  jssistrunk I am new to the field and was wondering if anyone has had any positive or negative experiences with NCA Group. I am most likely deploying to the East Coast for them very soon and was wondering if some of the established hands had any former or current dealings with NCA Group. Thanks
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by  tcolip@gmail.comJump to last post
02/27/2015 10:24 AM
17 Replies and 9167 Views Thinking about a career change into claims  9167  17 Started by  rboss32 Hi Everyone, I am a 26 year old that has a strong background in construction. I have years of experience in residential remodeling and repairs. I graduated from college in 2009 with a degree in Technology Education (Bachelor of Science) k-12 looking to be a Technology teacher. When I graduated college I choose not to actually become a teacher and opened a construction company due to the lack of decent paying jobs. I have ran the company since 2009, this will be my 5th year. I've grown tir... :No
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by  MarcusJump to last post
02/25/2015 4:46 PM
1 Replies and 1776 Views Computer  1776  1 Started by  pcclaims I am setup with Eberl, Renfroe and Crawford. Crawford has their own cacti mate, does else do work for them Do I need 2 computers Also I have Alabama, oklahoma, Florida, Mississippi, Kentucky, Minnesota, Tennessee licenses. I am just waiting in my TX to come. Any other recommendations I see in Nebraska I do not need an IA non res license, is hat correct Thanks for you help :No
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by  ruddyJump to last post
12/22/2014 12:27 AM
0 Replies and 1272 Views Is Catastrophe Adjusting the Career for You?  1272  0 Started by  rwheeling Mother Nature doesn't know about recessions! Have you been thinking outside the box...or cubicle Are you looking for a new career that combines travel, adventure, and extraordinary pay, while assisting people who have sustained substantial loss from weather-related events Have you considered becoming a catastrophe adjuster Eric Gilkey, Editor-In-Chief of ClaimsMagazine, writes 'Most prospective catastrophe adjusters have the same questions: 'How do I become a catastrophe adjuster' a... :No
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07/01/2014 5:13 AM
0 Replies and 1314 Views Learn the most essential skills for adjusters  1314  0 Started by  rwheeling An insurance adjuster license is only the starting point in a new career. Xactimate, Symbility and Simsoltraining, practical adjusting course and hands-on training are next. See our fellow NACA Supporter that can show you how to improve your estimatingskills with multiple Software platforms at   :No
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07/01/2014 5:03 AM
0 Replies and 1109 Views Calling any Erie auto field adjuters  1109  0 Started by  jspek9 So I have been working as senior field auto adjuster for a large carrier for a little over three years now and am considering a switch to Erie Insurance. I like where am at now but i'm also interested to see if there is anything better out there. I have read page after page of online reviews but there are very few from the auto field staff. is there anyone who is or was recently employed with them out there who can give me any real insight to the daily grind there as far as c... :No
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04/11/2014 3:04 PM
7 Replies and 3783 Views Criminal Background and Insurance adjusting in Texas  3783  7 Started by  rej69 I am embarking on a new career path after years of alcoholism. I have a domestic violence conviction (Being drunk at home) and a deferred felony for injury to a child (spanking my 12 year old while drinking). I want to know if there is a chance in hell of becoming certified. I have the class ordered, a family member who is a CAT adjuster to hold my hand and walk me through getting started, but do not know if I am wasting my time. Anyone who has overcome this barrier or knows of someone who has, ... :No
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by  CatAdjusterXJump to last post
03/15/2014 9:27 PM
2 Replies and 2306 Views Wanting to get into CAT adjusting  2306  2 Started by  adam.r.mackey When I first got my License back in 2008. The whole reason I got my license was to one day work as a IA. Little bit about me I have worked for a couple of Carriers including Geico, Crawford & CO. and a few others and have worked as a Daily claim adjuster for about 4 years now. I am currently licensed in all states requiring a license. and also have been trained on xactimate. Before getting my license I worked at an architect firm sketching rooms and roofs. My questions is for someone li... :No
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by  hostJump to last post
11/12/2013 10:58 AM
8 Replies and 3337 Views Hurricane Sandy  3337  8 Started by  ScopeDog What's your action plan I haven't seen anybody posting who they're on stand-by with.  I'm looking for 1st time deployment, anybody care to share any insight Thanks, and stay safe.
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by  CatAdjusterXJump to last post
09/07/2013 3:59 AM
10 Replies and 3681 Views Have license...How do I get hired?  3681  10 Started by  zombiedawg I took and passed the exam for becoming an adjuster last year. I do not have any experience in the insurance industry however and I am finding it hard to even get into it. Any advice
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by  ChuckDeatonJump to last post
09/04/2013 12:26 PM
2 Replies and 2200 Views Ray's Book  2200  2 Started by  abibliboop Hi All, I am a new adjuster and after having read through numerous posts for beginners, I noticed Ray Hall kept making an offer that no one took him up on and also mentioned he was writing a book about adjusting. As he passed away before I got into this industry and had an opportunity to take him up on his offer, I was curious if anyone knows if he actually finished his book and how I might be able to get a copy of it.  Thanks. :Yes
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by  CatAdjusterXJump to last post
08/08/2013 6:23 AM
5 Replies and 3003 Views Question: OJT  3003  5 Started by  host Question received from a visitor via;   I have been trying to get into the CAT adjuster industry for a while. My concern was to pay for all the training and then come home and no work.Is it at all possible to go OJT with all these storms then get license later
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by  AcceleratedAdjusterJump to last post
06/07/2013 2:57 PM
41 Replies and 9983 Views Newbie Adjuster Advice  9983  41 Started by  Zeego
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Greetings! My name is Zach and I recently got my GA adjusters license in August and I'm looking for a little advice on how to get started and get more involved in the industry. I know a couple of independent adjusters here in Athens and they are assigned a couple of claims here and there but I'm thinking I want to start out working for a company for the first couple of years until I get some experience under my belt. I know that Crawford looks for experienced adjusters but unfortuately I don't h...
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by  guycarrJump to last post
05/11/2013 4:38 PM
3 Replies and 3869 Views Bad Credit Disqualify New Adjuster?  3869  3 Started by  jwhitney My credit was perfect until 2009, Then I was out of work for a while, and my credit record tanked bad.  I was 60,90, even 180 days late reported for a long time (years) before I caught up. Never defaulted on my mortgage or car loans but the payment history is bad until about 2 years ago. Two collection accounts I was unaware of are on my credit report.  They did not have my contact information so I was never notified.   When I found out and contacted me, they had offered a 50 pay...
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by  jcassellJump to last post
04/21/2013 4:16 PM
14 Replies and 4560 Views Training offer  4560  14 Started by  TexasPride Hello,    I have recently became a licensed all-lines adjuster. I'm registered for Haag and NFIP certification courses within the next 2 weeks. I took an Xactimate class (no certification), but it was a breeze for me. I was miles ahead of my class, and I really loved using Xactimate. I've practiced using Xactimate on my house, and several others.    I've been in contact with a firm who has decided to go ahead and offer me a 'conditional offer of employment contingent on a ...
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by  CatAdjusterXJump to last post
02/14/2013 9:50 PM
3 Replies and 3026 Views Advice on how to get into daily claims  3026  3 Started by  texasaggie I would like some advice and thought this would be the best place to get it.  I am getting back into the Cat Adjuster field after being away for 15 years.  I was an adjuster years ago and loved it but got out and got a 'regular job' when my wife had twins.  Now that they are in high school and my wife is a stay at home mom, I feel this is a good time.  My question finally..., How do I get into 'daily claims' while still wanting to work Cat claims when they come up  I as...
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by  LelandJump to last post
02/14/2013 2:47 AM
21 Replies and 3149 Views 4 wheel drive, needed in your opinion? ...Help buying new truck.  3149  21 Started by  NoleAdjr I was curious if any adjusters with many years of experience with catastrophe deployment and independent work have found themselves in situations where they actually NEEDED the 4 wheel drive on their truck/vehicle.  Some I have talked with say you never know what kind of road you might have to drive down to get to a claim, especially after a storm and rain.  Others do all their work from a 2 wheel drive van I work mostly in the southeast US, I just wanted to hear if real experi...
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by  MedulusJump to last post
02/06/2013 8:40 AM
9 Replies and 1913 Views Hello, need some advice please.  1913  9 Started by  MikeyB Hello all. I was licensed last year in Texas and went thru the AMCAT training program. Unfortunately, this economy has killed my current profession and I need another source of income. Obviously, I need some experience and after reading thru some of these posts, it seems a staff position might be the best avenue to pursue. Do you expereinced adjusters agree with this thinking Can anyone recommend a few company's that might be hiring at this time Did any of you experienced adjust...
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by  A_CaseyJump to last post
01/23/2013 4:02 PM
24 Replies and 4440 Views I am a storm chaser looking to switch teams... Any help would be appreciated.  4440  24 Started by  CharlesP233 Thanks in advance for taking the time to read my thread.  I have been a storm chasing salesmen/estimator for 8 years now. This past summer I decided that I would get my Texas All Lines License this winter. I still love being a salesmen, but storming gets more shady by the year, and finding a decent company to work for is getting harder and harder. I understand that you guys have to be 10 times more detailed and accurate when scoping a home. I understand that you guys cannot just take a wee...
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by  Jud G.Jump to last post
12/11/2012 8:13 PM
10 Replies and 2249 Views Mentor  2249  10 Started by  jordancherie I am a experienced adjuster with 7 years working for a large auto insurance company.  My husband and I are seriously thinking about becoming a Cat team, since the kids will be out of the house with graduation this spring.We would love to talk to experienced cat adjusters to see what they believe would be types of training would be benificial for handling home owners claims.  There are a lot of training programs offered and I don't want to spend money on something that is not going to b...
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by  CatAdjusterXJump to last post
12/03/2012 1:20 AM
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