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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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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A Legal Question

I would like to pose this question for the attorneys in this group.I understand that a plaintiff’s attorney can request an adjuster’s computer under discovery and I’ve heard various

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Looking for the right company...please help!

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 anyb

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I AM IA

   Based on your posts , I know that there are a lot of you who share much of the same passion for catastrophe claim work as I do. Dedication to detail in this ever changing  industry h

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Question about Pilot Catastrophie Services - Please / Thanx!

Does Pilot withhold income tax from commision checks for independent adjusters? Thanks in advance!  

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Apartment House Carport Collapse-Subrogation ??

This is the DFW area for storm far the Thursday 12 inch wet snow fall an amount that goes back to 1917. This is far from a slam dunk for the auto owner or the carriers. Most auto carriers are member o

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Anyone has XM* 25.1 and wants to do some data entry

Then email  the XMB claim file Just the data entry.   I will forward your contact info and how much you want per file  to some people looking

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Christmas time claims handling

Risk location is a two story residence with 25 yr asphalt comp roof. Insured claims that a big fat man yelling "ho ho ho" somehow landed a sleigh with 12 reindeer on the roof, damaging it. The reindee

Posted: 12/21/2007 8:44 AM Replies: 32

4,800 lawsuits

 Quote from recent article concerning TWIA lawsuits. "At this week’s Oversight Committee on the Texas Windstorm Insurance hearing, Jim Oliver, Director of TWIA, testified that 92,000 claims fr

Posted: 12/18/2010 4:49 PM Replies: 7

Fast Claim Settlement Requirements in Chile

Talk about requirements for fast claim settlement. This was taken from Insurance News Net, Best Wire Service 04/12/2010 Crawford & Co had a discussion about the situation in Chile and some of the

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Nationwide Insurance

Does anybody know which I.A. firms have contracts with Nationwide Insurance?

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