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What is up with FEMA?

I have a friend who has/had 3 rental houses on the beach in west Galveston. One is off in the ocean somewhere, another is clearly totalled, and another with minor mold damage and one patio torn off.

Posted: 10/12/2008 7:06 PM Replies: 7

NYC CLAIMS- Anyone looking for a roommate?

I have been working claims in Jersey for the past month, but now I am being sent to NYC. My 3 buddies are being sent home, and the cheapest hotel I can find (that is not an hourly call girl type of ho

Posted: 12/09/2012 3:43 AM Replies: 2

Allstate making the switch

An Allstate staff friend of mine confirmed to me yesterday that she was being trained in Xactimate over the next couple of weeks and that Allstate is leaving MSB/integ for XM8.  I wonder if this

Posted: 05/11/2010 10:07 PM Replies: 35

Underfunded Insurers in Florida

According to several recent articles in Florida newspapers a multitude of insurers operating in the state of Florida are severely underfunded and would not survive the aftermath of even a Cat 2. This

Posted: 03/11/2010 3:00 AM Replies: 3

T&E vs. Fee Schedule

I am working as a research assistant for someone writing an article for Claims Magazine. The subject matter is exploring the differences between working files on a T&E basis verses working on

Posted: 09/03/2009 6:23 PM Replies: 1

Steel Price Increases

I have been informed from several  steel  clad providers that there will be an increase in steel as follows. 10% increase on June 14, an additional increase on July 16, and possible increase

Posted: 06/04/2008 5:17 AM Replies: 2

Need help finding a way to adjust in local area.

My family (Dad, brothers, sister) has been cat adjusting since 2003 working with mostly one vendor. Prior to that we were on the agent side of things. We are interested in slowing down on the tra

Posted: 07/27/2009 1:18 AM Replies: 1

Were you deployed on 4 key days

About 20 years ago some of the old timers told me the people who make a good living in catastrophe adjusting have 4 key days and the deployments were roof claims for the most part and I think its a go

Posted: 09/06/2009 5:24 PM Replies: 7

Is there a future for New Orleans and what cost it's death

Read the recent aritcle on www.wunderground.com by Dr Masters on the Old Man River Control system. If the system fails and the Mississippi takes a new route to the gulf, what would the impact be. 

Posted: 05/13/2011 7:09 PM Replies: 2

HO3 - Weather Conditions

I know the basic evolution of the homeowners polices from the old line number forms to the present day version. And I know that many items from the older forms have been discontinued or greatly modifi

Posted: 09/23/2010 1:54 PM Replies: 1

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