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Last Post 02/19/2009 9:39 AM by  JimGary
Looking for the right company...please help!
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02/16/2009 3:42 PM
    I own a insurance agency in TX that pretty much runs itself, so I am looking for a new opportunity to get into the claims business.  But a few of the companies I have talked to will not hire anybody who is a agent or owns a agency.  Does anyone know of a company that doesn't mind that I own a agency?
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    02/16/2009 4:40 PM
    Have you checked to see if the TX DOI minds if you have a producer and an adjuster license simultaneously?... Getting an adjuster's license for the state you reside in is usually a good place to start.
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    02/17/2009 10:33 AM
    I know the TX DOI doesn't care because I know some people who were adjusters and then became agents, but they still get deployed by their companies. I also know a couple of agents who quit the business to become adjusters, but still keep their license current.
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    02/18/2009 7:49 AM
    Chet,
     
    I think on something as critical as licensing, I would contact the DOI and forget about what other folks are doing. I would rather hear from the horse's mouth.
     
    Just my .02
     
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    02/18/2009 12:01 PM
    Posted By Chet Erwin on 16 Feb 2009 03:42 PM
    I own a insurance agency in TX that pretty much runs itself, so I am looking for a new opportunity to get into the claims business.  But a few of the companies I have talked to will not hire anybody who is a agent or owns a agency.  Does anyone know of a company that doesn't mind that I own a agency?
    I wonder what the exact issue is...  like concern of "conflict of interest" or something.  I have applied for various state adjuster licenses and occasionaly seen the question asking if the applicant holds an agent lic, but don't recal seeing that specifically for Texas.  Of course you never know where you might be deployed, and if they care.
     
    If you got to Pilot's web site, they have this, note the last issue:
     

    Notice to Applicants:  The following matters will generally restrict an applicant from working for Pilot:  (This is not an exclusive list.)

    - A felony conviction
    - Any conviction involving breach of trust (lying,  cheating,stealing, etc.)
    - Any conviction involving violence
    - Any conviction for bad checks or other evidence of mishandling of money or finances
    - Any outstanding warrant
    - Lack of a valid driver's license
    - Under the age of 21
    - Work as property or auto insurance agent or ownership of a property or auto insurance agency within the last 12 months

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    02/19/2009 9:39 AM
    I held both an agents license and an adjusters license for some time after closing my agency and becoming an adjuster. TX DOI had no problem with it back in '01. I was a staff adjuster for the next 3 years, so there was never any dual roles, but I did handle claims for some of my old clients. No cat vendor has ever asked me about my role as an agent.
    I know the voices aren't real, but sometimes they're right!
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