Tuesday, October 2, 2007

CADO is turning 12!!

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Monday, August 27, 2007

CADO March 2007 Update

Author: Roy
Comments about the updates to the CADO site.
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Friday, November 23, 2007

State of the Industry

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Friday, June 8, 2007

Using the Summary Matrix to change Base Service Charges

Author: Roy
In this blog we will show you one way to change the base service charges using the Summary Matrix.
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Friday, June 8, 2007

KATT'S 008 Commentary

Author: Roy

What to do IF you are asked to work in 2007? Now 2008?

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Friday, March 30, 2007

Ladder Safety

Author: Roy

This is a repost of the article. We are moving all articles from the old format to the new format.

As hail season approaches we want to remind everybody to think ladder safety each and ever time you grab that ladder. OSHA has reported that the most recent accident statistics suggest that the working men and women in America abuse and misuse ladders in the workplace as a rule rather than an exception.

 

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Friday, February 16, 2007

They don't just hand you the keys.

Author: Roy

This article comes from a forum post that was made by rass3742 on 9/12/2006

One thing I’ve noticed is the incessant struggle between newbies and veterans of our industry, as they scrimmage to identify the paradigm of CAT adjusting.  As a veteran of claims adjusting myself, I have taken the long road here and know that I am better for it.

I have just recently become “active” in reading and posting comments; as such, I hope I am not breaking the rules of CADO by bringing the bulk of a post I already made into this thread.  I just think it’s a topic at the front of so many minds here that it might be of interest as its own discussion.

What I’ve been seeing, in a lot of the posts in the CADO community, are seasoned adjusters who are struggling with the seemingly never-ending complaints of start-up adjusters who aren't being handed a living on a silver platter.

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Saturday, July 12, 2008

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

Author: Roy

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. 

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Friday, June 8, 2007

Profession or Commodity

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Friday, June 8, 2007

Use Sketch Templates to save time and increase production

Author: Roy
The template tools in "Sketch" allow you to create diagrams and reuse them in other claims. You can even share them with other adjusters. In this blog we will show you how to create a template and load it.
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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

IKE LOSSES MAY PUT A MAJOR STRAIN ON TWIA

Author: Roy

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 ...

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Quick Tip - Xactimate 27, Training Book

Author: Roy

 If you are currently working with Xactimate 27, then you may wish to get the Training Workbook.

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Are you ready for the life as a Cat Adjuster or road warrior?

By Rob Britton @ AmericanWay

Author: Roy

The life of a road warrior can be hard, not only on the traveler but also on his or her family. Experienced business travelers explain how they MAINTAIN THE PERSONAL-PROFESSIONAL BALANCE...

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Monday, August 27, 2007

Missing Children

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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Catadjusting and Crisis Intervention

Author: Roy

This is an article I have considered writing for years, one that deals with some of the emotional/psychological elements of working with people who have experienced personal crisis as a result of a catastrophic event, especially with regard to what this means for effective claim settlement.

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Friday, June 8, 2007

Florida Focus---Big "AA" meeting scheduled forTallahassee

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Friday, February 29, 2008

Common Estimating Errors

Author: Roy

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 ...

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Saturday, March 31, 2007

Do it right the first time and reduce re-opens

Author: Roy

This article was moved from the old system. It was written by George Mullet in 2000.

The primary thing an adjuster needs to do is communicate with the insured. I cannot emphasize that enough. We do not know if there is an error, an oversight or what, until we get out there. The adjuster is always supposed to communicate the proposed settlement with an insured and many people tell us they never heard from the adjuster after he was out there. Whether that is true or not is not the issue. If the adjuster is overly clear not only on the amount of the settlement but exactly what he is recommending, it leaves little room for misunderstandings. Further, if he/she is extremely clear, people will not have the tendency to want to say they never heard from the adjuster.

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Sunday, July 6, 2014

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

Article Archive

Author: Roy
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.

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Saturday, September 8, 2007

What are they saying about us

Author: Roy
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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E & O

I don't see anything regarding E & O insurance mentioned. As independent adjusters do folks carry this type of protection as do most Realtors? Thanks...

Posted: 08/03/2008 3:23 AM Replies: 15

UNREPAIRABLE?

Does anyone know if there is an accepted standardized test for brittleness to determine repairability?  If there is an accepted method for testing I would love to know by whom, where  and wh

Posted: 11/17/2010 1:41 AM Replies: 22

how much is fee schedule for Daily claims

I had one company quote me 60% for doing their daily claims as an IA. Is this normal or not. Also they don't pay until they get paid. is that the norm or not. I don't believe I have ever worked for

Posted: 11/02/2010 3:40 AM Replies: 9

Property Adjusters Losing Out To Ladder Assist

If you happen to be among the group of people who believe that Ladder Assist is not gaining ground within the Insurance Claims Industry then it is time to take a closer look.  Ladder Assist Com

Posted: 03/23/2015 4:16 AM Replies: 4

T-lock question?

Tell me what ya'll think. I went on an inspection today for a claim with a 2008 date of loss.  There are no coverage issues.  There are twenty-five buildings, partial two-st

Posted: 08/12/2009 4:43 PM Replies: 34

HELP

Duplicate post - Follow this link to the active thread, http://www.catadjuster.org/Forums/CommunityCenter/tabid/66/forumid/8/threadid/204/scope/posts/Default.aspx

Posted: 10/30/2006 10:08 AM Replies: 0

TS Don natures gift to Texas

A TS not likely to make Hurricane, but it will bring some badly needed rain to south Texas. No need to gas up your trucks, this is not going to create much work. All those standbys are a trial ru

Posted: 07/28/2011 4:24 AM Replies: 7

? on Appraisal Process.

I have been appointed appraiser for a carrier involved with a substantial contents claim.  The policyholder hired a PA firm  The PA firm requested appraisal and have named their apprais

Posted: 12/22/2009 4:16 PM Replies: 15

Cat Adjusters Making The Leap to Ladder Assist

“Ladder Assist” is the official job title at present yet this workforce of over twenty thousand now would be much better characterized as “Roofing Consultants” based on the exp

Posted: 08/28/2015 1:40 PM Replies: 0

STATE FARM TO REFUND FLORIDA HOMEOWNERS.

State Farm to refund Fla. homeowners Will pay $120M to policyholders, plus $1M fine By Beatrice E. Garcia © 2008 The Miami Herald, Reproduced under license from the Copyright Clearance Center

Posted: 09/11/2008 11:11 AM Replies: 0