Not Just Another Pretty Face:

From the CatAdjuster.org Blog Archive

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Field Experiences of a Female Catastrophe Adjuster.

by  Randi Meyer

It was obvious that she was dead. Once you've seen a dead person, there's no doubt in your mind the next time you stumble upon Death's handiwork. And here I was, in a back bedroom of an old house in San Francisco, with two strangers, and a dead woman lying on the bed.

I'm a catastrophe adjuster, the only woman on a team of ten sent into San Francisco after high winds and heavy rain caused more property damage than the local adjusters could handle quickly. Only about 10% of the national pool of catastrophe adjusters,  or "cat adjusters," as we're called, are women. Of that 10%, only approximately 3%  work without a partner. I work alone. At that moment, I was quite aware of my solitary situation.

(Recovered Blog Post, first posted May 7, 2000)

The Unperfect Storm!

From the Blog Archive

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From the CatAdjuster.org Article Archive.

A few months ago, I had a storm that I cannot wait to forget! It seemed that nothing was going right!

The dispatching of assignments was the worse that I had ever had before. I had claims 300 miles to the North, 125 miles to the South, and 60 miles to the East. West was ocean, so I lucked out there! Fortunately, we were able to handle some smaller claims by phone, and/or reassign only the farthest away through a very small window of time. After that, you owned them, no matter where they were located!

(Recovered Blog Post from a prior CADO Blog that was lost)

Is It Really Just The Money ,(The Bonum and the Summum Bonum)?

by Steve Ebner first posted 12/7/2004

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A article from the CADO article archive and was first posted on:12/7/2004

It occurred to me that this was just another perk of being a catadjuster.  I have lived in many places, been a gypsy most of my life.  When I think back, my life comes back to me in bits and pieces, as a bit of what happened in this place and a bit of what happened in that. 

Password Reset

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I have noticed some password reset errors.  Most of these errors have happened because the user was trying to reset their password and entered their "email address" in the username box.  You must enter your username and not your email address unless your email address is your user name. If the username is correct an email will be sent to the email address connected to the user account and when you click the link in the email you will be sent to a page on CADO to create a new password. 

 

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Important Things to Know about your CADO user account.

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  • Your user profile is not connected to the Adjuster Roster, so if you wish to be listed on the Roster you will need to add your name to the Roster.  
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  • Removing your "CADO User Account" DOES NOT remove your Roster profile. If you need to remove your Roster Profile please contact us.
  • A login for CatAdjuster.org does not give you access to the Classifieds.  If you wish to post ads in the Classifieds you will need an account for the Classifieds. Please see the Classifieds for additional information.

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The National Adjuster Roster

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Adjusters can use the National Adjuster Roster as a way to promote their experience. The Roster is for all adjusters. The Roster allows adjusters to inform potential employers about their qualifications.  

 

Cat Adjusting as a Profession (Is It For Me?)

Article Archive

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From the Article Archive 
Title: Cat Adjusting as a Profession (Is It For Me?)
First Posted: Friday, November 26, 2004
Author: Gary White

 

 

My son is now ready to go to college away from home and excluding approximately 21 months in an attempt to try something different in my life as a "financial planner", I have been adjusting, supervising or investigating claims for almost 27 years. By the way, I have worked my share of hail, wind, tornado and hurricane cats for other carriers so I know from whence I speak. Even during the time while I was trying to become a "financial planner", I supplemented my income with adjusting temp jobs and contract adjusting work.

 

 

IKE LOSSES MAY PUT A MAJOR STRAIN ON TWIA

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State-run insurer of last resort bears much of coastal cost

By Mary Williams Walsh
© 2008 The New York Times,
Reproduced under license from
the Copyright Clearance Center

Hurricane Ike caused as much as $16 billion in property damage, by some estimates, but the state-led insurance pool that will ...

Quick Tip - Xactimate v25: Adjusting O&P Per Claim

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In this quick tip we cover issues related to Overhead & Profit (O&P) that you may encounter in the field.  Some clients may request that you handle O&P in a different way then what your current default settings allow.  In those cases you may only wish to change the settings on a selected file instead of changing your system setup. 

Common Estimating Errors

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By John Postava;  First posted in the forum.

"They say there have been more mistakes made by computers than Tequila and Hand Guns combined.  That being said, with the help of one of the top trainers at Vale National Training Center we published a white paper on what we feel are some of the top ...

What are they saying about us

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Recent articles published by Bloomberg a copy of which I've posted in the forums completely disparage the work we do. We are seen as mere puppets who foolishly obey our carrier and vendor masters with no forethought or ethics.

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What happened to the CAT adjusting?

I have worked as a property adjuster since 1990.  I started with Aetna and worked as a regular territory based staff adjuster (5) years, then independent staff (10) years and in between contract

Posted: 10/18/2009 9:53 AM Replies: 15

Exterior building metal

I am looking for help in writing a treatise outlining the best procedures used in determining damage to, scoping and estimating on commercial and residential exterior metal.   My intent is to d

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Lloyds Changing their claims philosophy

Someone is seeing that change is due.   Lloyd’s launches claims change program By Stuart Collins Feb. 04, 2008 LONDON—Lloyd’s of London is to push ahead with plans to improve the market’

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Public Adjusters Refused Admittance to Arkansas

This item just crossed my desk in an email.  I'm not sure of the source of the information, however.  Tom Toll or others who are familiar with Arkansas -- Is this true?  Or is this a my

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Joaquin the real deal or don't give up your day job.

This one looks interesting on the early model runs. Out to sea, possible but NE coast is also possible. Stay tuned.

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Two catastriphic hail events within three days

Some BIG hail the past week in Kansas and Missouri.  Record hail stone in KS last Wednesday and another huge round of storms in the western Kansas City area on Saturday night. We have analyzed bo

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Slow....Slow......Slow....

Is it just me or is it super slow out there? No CATs......Not much Daily Work. Not much going on since the South Texas Hail Storm!!

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CAT jobs with Safeco

Safeco is in the process of turning ALL weather claim handling over to the national CAT team.   8 inside CAT positions were posted on Friday.  These are salaried staff positions and virtua

Posted: 06/29/2008 3:38 AM Replies: 0

Internet on a Storm

Hey guys when Im not working for an insurance company I also work for a internet company. We now offer a product that everyone can use and can use anywhere with great speeds and an awsome price. My em

Posted: 07/23/2009 12:15 PM Replies: 5

Used to work for the roofing companies, now I am here

So I am a young guy, just getting my licensing here in GA. For the past 2 years I have been working with the roofing companies here in GA. First, I was selling for Kaiser... not to bad. Goo

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Past Articles

Note: Since CADO first went online in 1995 we have had many members contribute to the site with their articles and forum posts.  But over the years many of these post were lost however, we have recently been able to recover some of the articles and forum post and will be re-posting them as time allows.   They will be posted on this page (Commuunity Blog) with a note indicating that it was a prior post. RC