Blogs




Stormin'

rss

CatAdjuster.org Blog


2015 Hurricane Season
2015 Hurricane Season

More to be posted later


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.



Blog - Archive

13 Nov 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,  

Author: Roy
0 Comments
Article rating: No rating

6 Jul 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.

Author: Roy
0 Comments
Article rating: 4.0

12 Jun 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 

Author: Roy
0 Comments
Article rating: No rating

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...

Author: Roy
0 Comments
Article rating: 5.0

19 Apr 2010

Quick Tip - Xactimate 27, Training Book

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

Author: Roy
0 Comments
Article rating: No rating

17 Sep 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 ...

Author: Roy
0 Comments
Article rating: 4.0

12 Jul 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. 

Author: Roy
4 Comments
Article rating: No rating

4 Mar 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 ...

Author: Roy
0 Comments
Article rating: 4.0

29 Feb 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 ...

Author: Roy
0 Comments
Article rating: 3.6

1 Jan 2008

Author: Roy
1 Comments
Article rating: No rating

Hot Classifieds!

Symbility/Mobile Claims Class Tallahassee and Palmetto FL

U.S. Cat Adjusters, LLC is offering a one day seminar on Symbility Mobile Claims & Symbilty Claims Connect Tallahassee FL April 7, 2015 - Symbility and Claim Guidelines April 8, 2015 - Symbility and Claim Guidelines Classes start at 9am and end at 5pm both daysThere are 10 seats for this class each day. E mail prichie@uscatadj.com or call ...
Friday, March 27, 2015/Author: CADO Support/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Hot Ads
Tags:
Administrative Coordinator Needed

Administrative Coordinator Needed

Dynamic national Property Restoration Company is in search of an experienced administrative coordinator to join our team to work in our Direct Repair Program. Qualified applicants should be highly motivated with a strong work ethic, positive attitude and be results-oriented with exceptional organizational & time management skills.This is an excelle ...
Thursday, March 26, 2015/Author: CADO Support/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Hot Ads
Tags:
Program Administrator needed

Program Administrator needed

Program AdministratorDynamic national Property Restoration Company is in search of experienced claims adjusters to join our team to work in our Direct Repair Program. Qualified applicants should be highly motivated with a strong work ethic, positive attitude and be results-oriented with exceptional organizational & time management skills.This is an ...
Thursday, March 26, 2015/Author: CADO Support/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Hot Ads
Tags:
Join our 2015 team!

Join our 2015 team!

Spring is here again, and we are still growing! Be a part of the growth and join the team.A little about us:We are a Multi-Line insurance claims adjusting service, headquartered in Asheville, NC, with daily claims adjusters located across the continental USA, and catastrophe teams able to deploy anywhere on the planet on short notice. Our adjusters ...
Thursday, March 26, 2015/Author: CADO Support/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Hot Ads
Tags:
USAA and Citizens of FL Certification(s)

USAA and Citizens of FL Certification(s)

Global Risk Solutions USAA and Citizens of FL Certification(s) New Orleans, LA April 16-17, 2015 Westborough, MA April 30 - May 1, 2015 San Antonio, TX June 29-30, 2015 Details and Registrationor Marta Hawkins 305.853.8662
Wednesday, March 25, 2015/Author: CADO Support/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Hot Ads
Tags:
Resident Property Adjusters needed in Virginia

Resident Property Adjusters needed in Virginia

BCMG is currently looking for qualified adjusters who can handleproperty claims in Virginia. This will need to be aresident of Virginia that can handle Daily claims as well as Catastropheclaims in the event of a event. We will also consider a resident of surrounding States, that can drive to VA to handle daily claims. If you live in thisarea and ...
Wednesday, March 25, 2015/Author: CADO Support/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Hot Ads
Tags:

Temporary Commercial Property Liabiity Adjuster in Wisconsin

Looking for Temporary Commercial Liability Adjusters to assist Daily Property Desk Unit in Wausau, WI handling Injury claims. Call Jane @ 805-474-0893 for additional info.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015/Author: CADO Support/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Hot Ads
Tags:
Delaware and North Dakota Daily Adjusters Needed

Delaware and North Dakota Daily Adjusters Needed

Delaware and North Dakota DAILYCLAIMS ADJUSTERS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY!!!!! Work with IntegrityAdjusters a companythat values the partnership with each fieldadjuster and works for your success. Integrity is seeking bothNEW and EXPERIENCED adjusters to work DAILY CLAIMS in DE and ND.We train our adjusters based on ourclients standards and provide a qual ...
Friday, March 20, 2015/Author: CADO Support/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Hot Ads
Tags:
PROPERTY ADJUSTER- Santa Rosa / San Francisco CA / New York NY / Long Island

PROPERTY ADJUSTER- Santa Rosa / San Francisco CA / New York NY / Long Island

We need a DAILY CLAIMS residential property Field Adjuster. Commercial property experience would be good also. Must have 2+ Years experience as a field adjuster. For residential/commercial property work, you need to have inspected/scoped building damage and be proficient with Xactimate 27.5. Physically able to climb on and inspect roofs. We'll ...
Sunday, March 15, 2015/Author: CADO Support/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Hot Ads
Tags:
FIELD ADJUSTER- California (Redding/Chico/Fresno/Modesto

FIELD ADJUSTER- California (Redding/Chico/Fresno/Modesto

Multi-line Field Adjuster -- Ideally we'd like to find an adjuster who can handle both Property and Casualty claims investigations. However, if you only specialize in residential property, or casualty/liability claims, that will be fine.PROPERTY: Need DAILY CLAIMS residential property Field Adjuster. Commercial property experience would be good b ...
Sunday, March 15, 2015/Author: CADO Support/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: Hot Ads
Tags:

We are insurance adjusters that travel the world handling claims from natural and man-made catastrophes.