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Safety and roofs

CADO Admin

Speaking of roofs, my driving around the south and central Texas area finds that the developers are building houses in the new subdivisions with roofs that are not meant to be climbed. Steep, cut-up, mostly two stories. The old days of the accessible 4/12 ranch style house roof have been gone since the mid-1980's.

Increasingly, I am of the opinion that a preferred way to investigate these roofs are with a truck mounted crane and lift bucket. Our safety is now, more than ever, being compromised by inherently dangerous roof designs.


Careers at Pilot Catastrophe Services

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"We are constantly looking for top quality personnel to represent Pilot and our clients. As a result, we are always hiring qualified individuals."

 

"Due to the fact that our business is based on storm related events, all of our positions are temporary as-needed positions. Wages will vary based on the particular storm, your role and the client company you are representing."

 


Citizens Property Insurance

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"Citizens Property Insurance Corporation was created by the Florida Legislature in August 2002 as a not-for-profit, tax-exempt, government entity. Its mission is to provide insurance protection to Florida policyholders who are entitled to but are unable to find property insurance coverage in the private market.

Independent Adjusters

The Independent adjusting firms listed below supply individual adjusters to Citizens when they are needed. If you are interested in working with Citizens as an independent adjuster, contact any of these firms to see whether they currently are hiring new adjusters."

The above is from their site, the  Read More link will take you to the page listing the adjusting firms as stated above

 

Lighthouse Claims Service - Career Page

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About Lighthouse Claims Service

"Lighthouse Claims Service is a full-service adjusting firm, fine-tuned to the needs of the individual client. Whether your company needs full Xactanalysis assignment capability or just a short form appraisal in any format, we customize our product to meet your needs. We specialize in property claims, either first or third party, personal lines or commercial lines. Our management team has over 40 years experience in the claims business."

The above is from their site.


Careers With Wardlaw

CADO Admin

We are always looking for qualified adjusters to add to our roster.
We anticipate CAT and Daily Property, and Auto Claims.

The above is from their site.


Apply To Be a Crawford Catastrophe Adjuster

CADO Admin

Crawford CATastrophe Services is constantly searching for qualified catastrophe adjusters to provide the additional claims expertise in the wake of natural or man-made disasters. Temporary property, auto, or casualty assignments opportunities are available through our U.S. Catastrophe Services Division.


NFIP Adjuster Fee Schedule

CADO Admin

The information below comes from the May 2020 NFIP Claims Manual

9.7 NFIP Fee Schedule

Adjusters may bill based on the current NFIP Adjuster Fee Schedule:

• Current Adjuster Fee Schedule effective August 24, 2017
  (CADO note, the May 2020 Manual refers you to "Appendix A" but the link to the fee schedule returns a page not found so we have added the fee schedule as a download below.)

• For ICC claims, use the ICC fee schedule effective September 1, 2004 (See Appendix B of the May 2020 Manual)


Works for Me

CADO Admin

Subject: Works for Me
Description

Thread for ANYTHING in the world of adjusting that works to help get the job done- equipment, software, etc.

In this thread adjusters share their thoughts on equipment that works for them.

Source: 2006 Forum Post by RobertV


How to write a Resume.org

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Subject: How to write a Resume.org
Description

Comments from the site:

"Site offers free cover letter, thank you letter, and resume writing tips. Research how to write a resume, distribute your resume to hiring managers, and tips for how to get an interview."
 


URL: http://www.how-to-write-a-resume.org/


Newbie Adjuster Advice

CADO Admin

Subject: Newbie Adjuster Advice
Description

Greetings! My name is Zach and I recently got my GA adjusters license in August and I'm looking for a little advice on how to get started and get more involved in the industry. I know a couple of independent adjusters here in Athens and they are assigned a couple of claims here and there but I'm thinking I want to start out working for a company for the first couple of years until I get some experience under my belt. I know that Crawford looks for experienced adjusters but unfortunately I don't have it at this point.

Is there anything I can do to connect with other adjusters that are willing to train me and show me the ropes? I have scoping pretty much down.My next step is to take a class and master Xactimate. Have a great day everyone and I look forward to your responses!

Best Regards,
Zach


URL: http://www.catadjuster.org/Forums/tabid/60/afv/topic/aff/67/aft/10970/afpg/1/Default.aspx
Source: Active Forum Post by Zack - 40 Replies (so far)


Hurricane and Windstorm Deductibles

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The source of the information below is the Insurance Information Institute, iii.org

Nineteen states and the District of Columbia have hurricane deductibles: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Washington DC. Listed below are reports for these states detailing hurricane deductibles.

 


E&O Coverage

CADO Admin

Subject: E&O Coverage
Description

 I don't see anything regarding E & O insurance mentioned. As independent adjusters do folks carry this type of protection as do most Realtors?

Thanks...


URL: http://catadjuster.org/Forums/tabid/60/aft/9334/Default.aspx
Source: Forum Past by 2roadrunners - 15 Replies


LADDER/CLIMBING SAFETY

CADO Admin

Subject: LADDER/CLIMBING SAFETY
First Posted on Saturday, September 02, 2000 - 1:32 pm: By: Lyndon

Bottom Line: Too Many Falls Last Year!!

1.) Take time to evaluate your ascension. Look at all slopes and valleys. Two and three story structures call for the utmost of attention and care. Ladder pulls are a particularly risky effort and deserve your utmost care.

2.) Do NOT be afraid to say NO! If you are very concerned about a particular roof, GET HELP! Local roofers are always willing to assist you! IF you ask the carrier, most of the will give their blessing as opposed to having you fall!

3.) A variety of ladders is not a bad idea. It offers you choices that you would not otherwise have.

 

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Historical Hurricane Tracks

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Subject: Historical Hurricane Tracks
Description: The Historical Hurricane Tracks tool is an interactive mapping application that allows you to easily search and display Atlantic Basin and Eastern North Pacific Basin tropical cyclone data. 

Source: NOAA Climate.gov 
 


Becoming an Adjuster

From the Forum Archive

CADO Admin

Subject: Becoming an Adjuster
Description: Fourm Archive Post by Clayton Carr

Came across something the other day that maybe has some relevance in this thread.
"10 habits of Highly Effective Adjusters", it is on the web version of Claims Mag (August 2001), but I'll summarize the points.

(1) Reading - An effective adjuster can actually read and comprehend a policy. That is, they know the coverage, they what the policy says. Also, an effective adjuster must be able to read and comprehend the technical correspondence related to the claims they handle. For property adjusters that would include engineers and fire investigators reports. A liability adjuster to be effective must be able to read and comprehend court documents and medical reports. To be effective, you must be able to understand and convey to others the technical details of a claim.

(2) Writing - "Check-off" and short forms reports as well as email have eroded this skill. The effective adjuster has the ability to prepare professional correspondence.

(3) Keeping a diary - a suspense diary is just about the most basic tool one can use in handling claims. When our peers review an open file that shows no activity for two months, one of three things is happening; (a) the adjuster is not using a diary, (b) the adjuster is not keeping notes, (c) the adjuster is doing nothing. What's the alternative to a diary? You must wait for something to happen and react to it. An effective adjuster does not do that.

(4) Keeping activity notes - One of your greatest challenges will be the first day you sit for a discovery / deposition, or find yourself in the witness stand of a court room; and try and remember with clarity what you did on a file four years ago. Adjusters notes are the only way to tell what is happening on a file. Activity notes provide the history of how a claim was handled and effective adjusters always make an entry each time they "touch" a file.

(5) Keeping others informed - Communication is key to an effective adjuster. Consider being a DAPIST - detailed as possible, in simpliest terms. Communicating regularly with all concerned parties is critical to success.

(6) Learning - A great deal of adjuster training is task oriented. That sort of training taught you how to fill out forms, how to measure a building, how to estimate damage, how to photograph and how to take a statement. If all you learn are "tasks", then you will only be capable of doing tasks. An effective adjuster never stops learning. An effective adjuster will learn about human relations and how the claim adjustment process fits into the insurance "big picture".

(7) Don't beat a dead horse - or "dog files" by another name; those files that just seem to linger on and don't get closed. There comes a time in every claim where an effective adjuster must be an "adjuster", and use the skills of an adjuster to negotiate and bring the file to a resolution. The effective adjuster knows when to fight a battle, and when to concede.

(8) Don't burn your bridges - An effective adjuster is reasonable and fair in dealing with others, not stubborn and unyeilding. An effective adjuster knows that being reasonable and fair will make the job easier, but they al


Occupational Outlook Handbook

Provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

CADO Admin

Description:  for Claims Adjusters, Appraisers, Examiners, and Investigators

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor
The following is a TOC to the information provided in this online handbook.

Article info Updated 10/15/2020

 

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FAQ

Listed below are some links to other blog post and articles on other sites.

Dimechimes ClaimSmentor Adjuster Information Blog 
 Organization Chart for the Claims Handling Blame Game- A Humorous Graph -A Serious Look at Claim Bad Faith Issues
 On the page the above link takes you to you will find links to some of her other articles at the end of the above article.
  

WHAT MAKES A GREAT CAT ADJUSTER?
Article written by John Postava
On the Ryze Claim Solutions webite

You can find additional post from John and Dimechimes in the CADO forums, they have made many post over the years contributing to the community by sharing their knowledge and experiance.

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