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09 April 2015
Tips on Locating Your Roster Listing

Tips on Locating Your Roster Listing

Having trouble locating your Roster listing?

Well here are a few ways to find it.

13 November 2014

From the Archive: Adjuster Murdered in Tampa Bay!

This post comes from the forum that we had during the years 2004 -2006.  We lost the forum but not the data.  The  discussion below is related to the killing of an adjuster doing her job 10 years ago on this date,  

06 July 2014
Cat Adjusting as a Profession (Is It For Me?)

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

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.

12 June 2014
Flooding the Market with Useless Prospects: CAT Adjusters and Training

Flooding the Market with Useless Prospects: CAT Adjusters and Training

An opinion by Phillip Crimaldi 

"I’m fairly certain, at least from my own research, that a few things happened somewhere around the post-Katrina era.  First, a handful of hardworking independent adjusters made a bunch of money.  The adjusting companies who had the contracts for those claims made millions, and some of them made successful businesses that continue to provide claim services under catastrophe and structural loss circumstances.  The remaining folks either went belly up or decided to start selling a rather poorly designed training service.  This attracted every Tom, Dick, Harry (and Sally) who wanted to “Get Rich from Adjusting Claims!”.  Storm chasing contractors and adjusters came out of the wood-work after spending their savings, assuming they could also make a lot of money.  The percentage of catastrophe claims is way down and the story goes the market is now flooded with a bunch of folks who preach their ability to adjust claims by merely taking a software estimating class and passing Texas or southern license exams which really don’t encompass the business of adjusting.  Some are smart enough to suggest they would be willing to shadow for a claim or two, but most of those folks literally have palm trees on their resume heading, as if they’re already on retirement island!  The rest seem to be convinced they are “ready to go”, and all of them want to be “deployed” on some sort of “roster”, yesterday.  Who knows where these terms even surfaced. - See more at: http://independent-adjuster.com/flooding-the-market-cat-adjusters-training/1243/#sthash.K8QwERg6.dpuf 

24 May 2013
Are you ready for the life as a Cat Adjuster or road warrior?

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

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...

19 April 2010

Quick Tip - Xactimate 27, Training Book

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

17 September 2008

IKE LOSSES MAY PUT A MAJOR STRAIN ON TWIA

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 ...

12 July 2008

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

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. 

04 March 2008

Comparative Performance of EPDM As Protection Against Hail Damage

By Ric Vitiello is president of Benchmark Services Inc.

"Among the most serious and challenging threats to the performance of any roofing system is hail damage. Failure of a roof membrane due to hailfall can result in flooding and damage to inventory and equipment. Protecting against hail damage is one of the ultimate tests of any roofing ...

29 February 2008

Common Estimating Errors

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 ...

01 January 2008

2008 and Cat Adjusting

23 November 2007

State of the Industry

02 October 2007

CADO is turning 12!!

08 September 2007

What are they saying about us

27 August 2007

Missing Children

27 August 2007

CADO March 2007 Update

Comments about the updates to the CADO site.
16 August 2007
Catadjusting and Crisis Intervention

Catadjusting and Crisis Intervention

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.

07 August 2007
View From the Slough, Too - The Art and Science of Branch Assist

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

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.
 
08 June 2007

Using the Square Break tool to add roof extensions

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.
08 June 2007

Using the Summary Matrix to change Base Service Charges

In this blog we will show you one way to change the base service charges using the Summary Matrix.
08 June 2007

Use Sketch Templates to save time and increase production

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.
08 June 2007

The “Killer” amongst us.

The “Killer” amongst us.
08 June 2007

KATT'S 008 Commentary

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

08 June 2007

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

08 June 2007

Florida Focus---Changes in the Wind?

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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