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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Tuesday, January 1, 2008

2008 and Cat Adjusting

Author: Roy
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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

The “Killer” amongst us.

A article by Dave Hood

Author: CADO Admin

 There are many ways to approach the demise of the catastrophe adjuster.

   1) The fatal auto accident.

   2) The falling off the roof.

  3) The stroke

  4) The heart attack

Many of the above are related to the difficult and lengthily work hours we endure to provide our services to those that require them, as well as to provide for our families.

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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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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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Monday, August 27, 2007

CADO March 2007 Update

Author: Roy
Comments about the updates to the CADO site.
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Friday, June 8, 2007

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

Author: Roy
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Friday, June 8, 2007

Profession or Commodity

Author: Roy
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Friday, June 8, 2007

Florida Focus---Changes in the Wind?

Author: Roy
Some of us reside in Florida.  Many more of us have served time here with a stint or two following catastrophes that impacted the Sunshine State.  In the aftermath of Andrew;  the 'four in 2004', and then Wilma, old-timers and rookie adjusters alike saturated the fourth largest state and served for weeks and months.
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Tuesday, October 2, 2007

CADO is turning 12!!

Author: Roy
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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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Saturday, April 17, 2010

House Fire--A simulated claim for discussion

Source: Forum Post Started by Racko on 9/19/2006

Author: CADO Admin

 To kill some time in this lull period & spread some knowledge, here is the scenario (or scenarios) as you see fit to make it. I will lay out the limited info as follows, and let's see where it goes.

Heavy fire loss occurs in a single family dwelling. Cov is HO-3, no issues with eff dates. Insureds have just left home about 6:00 p.m., a couple hours before fire breaks out and is discovered. High winds fan the flames and each house on either side sustain heat/smoke damage before the fire is brought under control. Let's say both neighboring houses now have some melted vinyl siding, one sided 2 years ago and the other 12 years ago. The elderly neighbor next door initially beat on the insured's door trying to see if they were OK, and burned his hand. He then rushed home to get his wheelchair bound wife out of their house, but she spends a week in the hospital with smoke inhalation related complications.

The insureds are a young couple, both smokers, with a 6 year old son. They just moved in about 2 years ago, only work in the house since they came was replacing the kitchen flooring, and adding a center island with a new cooktop on it. These were professionally installed within the past 6 months.

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Monday, August 27, 2007

Missing Children

Author: Roy
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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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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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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

View From the Slough, Too - The Art and Science of Branch Assist

Author: Medulus
View From the Slough, Too
The Art and Science of Branch Assist
By Steve Ebner (Medulus@aol.com)
 
I originally wrote this article back in 2001, and hundred of people read it on CADO, but at some point the link to the article became bad. So, for years I have not even been able to access it. I thought the article was lost for good until I recently discovered it on an old backup data disk. Because the conditions in catadjusting in 2001 and 2007 are so similar, I thought it would be a good time to update and revise the article to make it more current and to repost it on CADO. I know there is a danger of sharing too many secrets about how to get by in this business, especially when so many thousands have been added to our ranks with the storms of 2004 and 2005. But it is mainly those with experience and knowledge that will be able to benefit from this information. And I have always been willing to help those who deserve to be helped.
 
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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, June 8, 2007

Using the Square Break tool to add roof extensions

Author: Roy
Have you ever seen an estimate tree in Xactimate where the roof section is listed as Roof1, Roof2, Roof3 and so on? Well in most cases this occurs when the estimate writer uses the "roof icon" or the f key to add the extensions to the main roof diagram in Sketch, when a better option would be to use the "Square Break" tool to add extensions to the roof.
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Friday, November 23, 2007

State of the Industry

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And we thought it was bad before

The second largest insurance carrier in Canada has launched a new campaign aimed at humanizing the insureds perception of their company and the industry at large. Part of their campaign is a full refu

Posted: 04/25/2008 10:14 AM Replies: 20

Ghost town

I've been lurking on these boards for some time but never really posted anything.  I'm looking now, and things around here are starting to feel like a ghost town.  Is that because the cane s

Posted: 04/28/2008 12:36 AM Replies: 24

TD12 (Katia) Fish or fury?

Another Cv system, already Noname on the navy site, will be Katia. This is tracking north of the AVI in 7 days, but how strong is the ridge? Model bias nealrly always wnat to make a fish out of these,

Posted: 08/29/2011 8:57 AM Replies: 4

Any Different On Your Side Of The Fence?

Hi every one, i am new to the world of claims adjusting (1.5 years) and work daily claims only for a small IA. I have yet to work any cats, however i have been doing some marketing lately for other IA

Posted: 11/18/2007 2:45 PM Replies: 9

Is this a legitmate opportunity for a newcomer to insurance adjusting

I have commercial and residential construction experience, and I recently came across a craigslist ad for Mile High Adjusters.  They offer a week-long class in adjusting which results in knowledg

Posted: 09/08/2011 11:43 AM Replies: 0

US Drywall reported to also have problem

CBS just reported on the national news that US made drywall has also been found to have high sulfer content.  They reported that 10 houses so far out of 44 with the same reported symptoms and pro

Posted: 11/23/2009 4:29 PM Replies: 3

This does not sound good.

From NHC related to area 2. THIS DISTURBANCE IS SHOWING NO SIGNS OF ORGANIZATION...AND UPPER-LEVEL WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TO BE UNFAVORABLE FOR DEVELOPMENT. How does that saying go.. it ai

Posted: 10/05/2010 4:46 PM Replies: 15

How many Independent Adjusters out of work Today

Just curious, How many IA's are there out of work today who don't have other income to survive .  How many total adjusters are there in the USA . Including Staff adjusters.?    How m

Posted: 10/14/2010 4:35 AM Replies: 35

Hromas website address

Since the thread with the request for this site address was immediately locked because it was in the wrong category, I thought I would respond here since this area is supposed to be for "Claims Handli

Posted: 10/10/2006 5:31 PM Replies: 0

New Linkedin group for Catastrophe Adjusters

I recently started a "catastrophe adjusters" group on Linkedin. For those of you not familiar with this site you can post your profile, join groups associated with the insurance industry, network with

Posted: 09/01/2010 5:59 AM Replies: 0