Simsol’s Latest Build Release with the New NFIP Forms is Now Available

Simsol’s Latest Build Release with the New NFIP Forms is Now Available

Build Release 8.1.13 is now available for Simsol’s Property Estimating Software. The most significant improvements are the multi-page functionality and the new NFIP Forms for the Preliminary and Final Reports. The National Flood Insurance Program’s updated flood claim forms for adjusters were updated to improve readability to make it easier for policyholders to understand.

Source: Simsol website

Identification of Water Damages in Adjusting Hurricane Claims for Water Losses Other Than Flood
Identification of Water Damages in Adjusting Hurricane Claims for Water Losses Other Than Flood

Identification of Water Damages in Adjusting Hurricane Claims for Water Losses Other Than Flood

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In adjusting hurricane damage claims for homes within the 1968-1997 applicable residential code period, it is important that the inside of the walls be checked more carefully than
newer construction to ensure that moisture hasn’t seeped into the walls that will eventually result in mold and interior wall rot. If adjusters do not look for moisture build-up trapped inside the wall, then this damage could be missed, causing mold and rot to proliferate and resulting in bigger problems for homeowners in the future.

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Beazley takes $40m hit from worst wildfires in California history

Beazley takes $40m hit from worst wildfires in California history

The payouts from reinsurance hit the company’s bottom line after fires damaged several settlements and killed dozens in the US’s most populous state. It also faces challenges from difficult markets. “ ...
Eberl Claims Service Announces Acquisition of Carwood Claims

Eberl Claims Service Announces Acquisition of Carwood Claims

About Cor Partners Cor Partners is the parent company of independent organizations Eberl Claims Service, Engle Martin & Associates, and Envista Forensics. With over 1,100 team members worldwide, Cor P...

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck north of Anchorage, Alaska on November 30, 2018 at 8:29 a.m. local time (17:29:28 UTC).
A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck north of Anchorage, Alaska on November 30, 2018 at 8:29 a.m. local time (17:29:28 UTC).

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck north of Anchorage, Alaska on November 30, 2018 at 8:29 a.m. local time (17:29:28 UTC).

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck just seven miles north of Anchorage at 8:29am on Friday morning, at a depth of about 27 miles. The earthquake caused power outages, damage to roads and buildings, and closures of schools, businesses and government offices. The extent of the damage is not yet clear, and we are still waiting for word on whether there were any casualties.

Source of the above: Alaska Earthquake Center

2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season

2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season

The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season was the third in a consecutive series of above-average and damaging Atlantic hurricane seasons, featuring 15 named storms, 8 hurricanes and 2 major hurricanes and a total of $33.3 billion (2018 USD) in damages. The season officially began on June 1, 2018, and ended on November 30, 2018. 

'Hailnado' insurance claims hit $30 million for one company

'Hailnado' insurance claims hit $30 million for one company

TENS of millions of dollars in claims have been lodged with just one of multiple insurance companies as a result of the supercell that ripped through the Gympie region in October. The hail-loaded stor...
Businesses Win Only 32% of Disputed Insurance Claims Cases

Businesses Win Only 32% of Disputed Insurance Claims Cases

New research reveals that companies who take their insurers to court over non-payment of an insurance claim only win in around one in three cases. The findings are from Mactavish, the UK’s leading exp...
New platform makes insurance claims easier

New platform makes insurance claims easier

The platform is designed to expedite insurance claim approvals, cuts costs and eliminate duplicated claims to different insurers. Noting that patient data is encrypted and protected by the platform, M...
California Insurance Commissioner issues emergency declaration to help fire survivors across the state

California Insurance Commissioner issues emergency declaration to help fire survivors across the state

Insurance Commissioner issues emergency declaration to help fire survivors across the state

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In the wake of the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California’s history, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones today declared an emergency situation, which allows insurance companies to use out-of-state adjusters to help handle the large volume of claims resulting from the Camp and Woolsey Fires.

Expedited Claim Handling Billing Grace Period Procedures for California Wildfires

Expedited Claim Handling Billing Grace Period Procedures for California Wildfires

11/15/2018 Notice

In an effort to assist victims of the current wildfires throughout the state, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones is calling on all property insurance companies to implement emergency expedited claims handling procedures and billing grace periods to help residents and businesses begin their recovery more quickly.

 

Ethiopia: Global Insurance Improves Profit, Reduces Claims

Ethiopia: Global Insurance Improves Profit, Reduces Claims

Claims reported by the company dropped by 23.4pc to 38.7 ... The insurance industry in Ethiopia incorporates 17 insurance companies and has 524 branches operating with 4.8 billion Br in total capital. ...
November Wildfires: Notice of Shortage of Accommodations for Survivors

November Wildfires: Notice of Shortage of Accommodations for Survivors

The California Department of Insurance has been informed by the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CAL-OES) that, due to the recent wildfires, there is a shortage of available lodging in the disaster areas. CAL-OES is requesting that insurance companies, adjusters, and other insurance personnel find lodging outside of the disaster areas. 

Florida Hurricane Michael Claims Data

Florida Hurricane Michael Claims Data

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation is reporting a total of 78,688 claims as of October 18, 2018 with Total Estimated Insured Losses at $835,868,692.  See the report for additional details.
State Farm® to Conduct Drone Damage Assessment Flights Following Hurricane Michael

State Farm® to Conduct Drone Damage Assessment Flights Following Hurricane Michael

It was less than one month ago when Hurricane Florence struck North and South Carolina. State Farm was the first and only insurance company to receive an FAA waiver allowing Claims pilots to operate drones beyond visual line of sight and over people for damage assessment. Drone flights were coordinated with the FAA and Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP) at Virginia Tech as part of the Integration Pilot Program for large-scale damage assessment in Virginia and South Carolina.
Hawaii Flood Policy Statistics as of 06/30/2018

Hawaii Flood Policy Statistics as of 06/30/2018

 County Name   Policies In-Force  HAWAII COUNTY    4,559  HONOLULU COUNTY    38,457  KAUAI COUNTY    5,236  MAUI COUNTY      12,159  Total    60,411          
USAA reports 8,000 claims from hailstorm in Colorado Springs; mobile claim center opening

USAA reports 8,000 claims from hailstorm in Colorado Springs; mobile claim center opening

USAA received 8,000 claims for damage to homes and vehicles Tuesday, twice as many as from the June 13 hailstorm that hit Fountain, the insurance and financial services giant reported. Other top insurers, including State Farm, Farmers and Progressive, didn’t have claims numbers or didn’t return calls.
CSU team decreases forecast, now calls for near-average 2018 Atlantic hurricane season

CSU team decreases forecast, now calls for near-average 2018 Atlantic hurricane season

Colorado State University hurricane researchers have decreased their forecast from their early April prediction and now call for a near-average Atlantic hurricane season. The primary reason for this decrease is anomalous cooling in the tropical Atlantic. The weak La Niña that occurred this past winter has dissipated, and there is the potential that a weak El Niño could develop by the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season (August-October). However, the forecast team believes that neutral ENSO (El Niño-Southern Oscillation) conditions are the most likely scenario for this year’s season. El Niño tends to increase upper-level westerly winds across the Caribbean into the tropical Atlantic, tearing apart...
It's nearly July, but this Canadian city just woke up to snow

It's nearly July, but this Canadian city just woke up to snow

It's nearly July, but this Canadian city just woke up to snow  Washington PostIt's Almost July and Snow Is Falling in Newfoundland, Canada  The Weather ChannelJune snow storm hits Newfoundland  Fox5NYFull coverage
OKLAHOMA DOI decides to police the entire country for license compliance

OKLAHOMA DOI decides to police the entire country for license compliance

OKLAHOMA DOI decides to police the entire country for license compliance.  Upon my recent submission for license renewal as a Non-Resident, the DOI rep Nicki has decided to question my standing with my home state of Nevada!  I am complete good standing with Nevada, and havre offered to provide a "Letter of Good Standing", which Nicki refused to accept. She is demanding my continuing education formal receipts. She refuses to accept any certificates issues by attending classes such as NFIP, Symbility, etc.  In a very rude 1970's condescending government attitude, she asked if she could just cancel my request, and keep the monies I've paid!  She said that she is just enforcing state statutes, and snottingly that I have...
SPC PDS Tornado Watch 40

SPC PDS Tornado Watch 40

WW 40 TORNADO AR LA OK TX 131850Z - 140300Z URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Tornado Watch Number 40 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 150 PM CDT Fri Apr 13 2018 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Tornado Watch for portions of Much of Arkansas Northwest Louisiana Southeast Oklahoma Northeast Texas * Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 150 PM until 1000 PM CDT. ...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION... * Primary threats include... Numerous tornadoes expected with a few intense tornadoes likely Widespread large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2.5 inches in diameter likely Widespread damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely SUMMARY...Intense...
EXTENDED RANGE FORECAST OF ATLANTIC SEASONAL HURRICANE ACTIVITY AND LANDFALL STRIKE PROBABILITY FOR 2018

EXTENDED RANGE FORECAST OF ATLANTIC SEASONAL HURRICANE ACTIVITY AND LANDFALL STRIKE PROBABILITY FOR 2018

We anticipate that the 2018 Atlantic basin hurricane season will have slightly above average activity. The current weak La Niña event appears likely to transition to neutral ENSO over the next several months, but at this point, we do not anticipate a significant El Niño event this summer/fall. The western tropical Atlantic is anomalously warm right now, while portions of the eastern tropical Atlantic and far North Atlantic are anomalously cool. Consequently, our Atlantic Multi-decadal Oscillation index is near its long-term average. We anticipate a slightly above-average probability for major hurricanes making landfall along the continental United States coastline and in the Caribbean. As is the case with all hurricane...

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2021 NFIP Adjuster Claims Presentation Webinar - Tue Jan 19

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The Educational and Networking Conference for Property Insurance Claims Professionals

The annual Windstorm Insurance Conference (WIND) is a three-day conference for the property insurance claims industry. Our mission is to provide professional development, training, certifications, and networking opportunities to bring together defense and policyholder representatives to better connect, learn, and engage for the betterment of our industry and consumers.

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