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0 Replies and 3722 Views John Q. Insurance, Property Adjuster Extraordinaire: Episode 1  3722  0 Started by  rwheeling Ever wonder what an adjuster goes through when they get to travel all over, live in rv parks / hotels, eat fast food for weeks, and give 10 of their entire pay to Starbucks to stay awake and write more claims This is a great video to show to highlight the challenges: http://youtu.be/p5gp2C2ca_s
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07/05/2014 7:24 PM
0 Replies and 3698 Views Adjusters Exempt from Overtime?  3698  0 Started by  host Source: BakerHostetler  From a article posted 7/2/2014 ' We have previously discussed how, over the past 10 years, courts have increasingly recognized that insurance claims adjusters are exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The recent cases of Estrada v. Maguire Ins. Agency, Inc., 12-cv-604 (E.D. Penn. Feb. 28, 2014) and Locke v. Am. Bankers Ins. Co. of Florida, 12-cv-1430 (E.D. Cal. May 19, 2014), further reflect this trend and that insurance adjusters are properl...
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07/03/2014 9:23 AM
0 Replies and 2610 Views Find information, technology, education, and lots more only for Adjuster's  2610  0 Started by  rwheeling Follow us on Pinterest to find information, technology, education, and lots more only for Adjuster's! We route, call, and schedule appointments for Claims Adjusters. This board is to help Adjuster's during their career with information. 515-442-5246 Follow us right now  http://www.pinterest.com/ScheduleitCorp/
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07/01/2014 5:25 AM
0 Replies and 2842 Views 5 Tips on Handling Mass Claims After a Catastrophe  2842  0 Started by  rwheeling When a calamity strikes your company, what's the best way to handle potential mass claims for damage or injury The recent Chevron refinery fire in Richmond, Calif., and the BP oil spill in 2010 offer just two examples of how multinational corporations have handled mass claims. While a company's efforts may not prevent all potential lawsuits, following an established (and humane) claims-handling process can pay off, both financially and in terms of goodwill. Here are five lessons you can learn f...
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07/01/2014 4:54 AM
2 Replies and 5240 Views NEEDED: HAAG DURA Worksheet  5240  2 Started by  bnasdaq24 Does anyone have the 'Roof Computation Worksheet - Slope Method - Repair or Replace' that HAAG created a.k.a., The 'DURA Worksheet'. We have it in PDF format, but need it in Excel format ASAP. Any help would be much appreciated!   Thanks, Brett
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06/21/2014 4:00 PM
0 Replies and 2295 Views 2014 Thar She Blows contest is now open  2295  0 Started by  host The 2014 Thar She Blows contest is now open.  Click here to enter your prediction for this year's first hurricane to make landfall.   Storm Names: Arthur, Bertha, Cristobal, Dolly, Edouard, Fay, Gonzalo, Hanna, Isaias, Josephine, Kyle, Laura, Marco, Nana, Omar, Paulette, Rene, Sally, Teddy, Vicky, Wilfred
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06/06/2014 11:29 AM
17 Replies and 6947 Views DURA wood roof adjustment  6947  17 Started by  colorado1221 I have been asked by Secura insurance company to re-adjust&160; a wood roof that I previously totaled.&160; I have an engineer's report as to the damage, and am asked to adjust it according to DURA adjustment standards.&160; I (incorrectly , apparently) assumed that someone in&160; our office understood what this meant, but so far, no one seems to know.&160; Can anyone enlighten me about this Any help you can provide would be most appreciate !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111 &160; &160; Mike Fr...
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05/28/2014 9:49 PM
4 Replies and 3351 Views Commercial Claim Pre-Existing Damage  3351  4 Started by  SCWilliams Commercial owner claims that the insurer cannot claim pre-existing damage if they did not pre-inspect the property for insure-ability.  The property was an abandoned school house that is almost 100 years old.  It suffered wind damage to the roof.  There was water intrusion through all of the parapets as the caps were blown off.  The owner had a roof put on a complete TPO roof that was not permitted and not made code compliant.  The interior leaks do show that there was l...
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05/19/2014 11:00 AM
2 Replies and 4178 Views PayScale's report on Adjuster Salaries  4178  2 Started by  host Quote from website: 'Claims Adjuster Salary (United States)  The average salary for a Claims Adjuster is $46,380 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Litigation Case Management is associated with high pay for this job. http://www.payscale.com/research/US...ter/Salary
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02/27/2014 12:14 AM
9 Replies and 3900 Views Multiple ! Licenses  3900  9 Started by  Willinsky Is there any harm in holding a adjusters license along with a p & c agents license.
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02/24/2014 10:14 PM
3 Replies and 3432 Views Twentieth Anniversary of Northridge  3432  3 Started by  Medulus Today in Catadjuster History: Twenty years ago today, at about four o'clock in the morning of Martin Luther King Day, my daughter woke me up, shouting, 'Dad, it's an earthquake!!!!' I awoke to see my children and the other two children who were spending the night huddled in the doorway of my West Los Angeles apartment. It was the now-infamous Northridge Earthquake, which led to my first work as part of State Farm's catastrophe team. Hardly seems like we could be at the twentiet...
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01/20/2014 6:01 AM
1 Replies and 2981 Views New Texas adjuster, Old estimator with Questions??  2981  1 Started by  Ody Koeppen Hi all ,, I just finished my texas all lines training and exam ,now I am waiting to receive my license. I've been writing auto estimates for many years . I also have worked for roofing/construction contractors estimating and selling roofing, siding and gutters and windows.. During several mid-west hail storms and hurricanes Katrina and Ike in Texas and Louisiana..I currently use ADP/Audatex estimating software I am changing careers because my body shop is family owned and the boss is retirin...
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01/08/2014 12:50 PM
8 Replies and 5132 Views What to do when the insured is deceased or divorced  5132  8 Started by  Leland I think death and divorce are common issues that rarely get covered in training. Adjusters learn what to do by trial and error, or if they are lucky, a knowledgeable supervisor tells them what to do.  Scenario 1.: The adjuster is handling a claim for Mr. John Smith and speaking with  a Mr. John Smith, who he presumes to be the insured. The adjuster gets a call from Sally Smith, who just returned from a deployment in Iraq. She says the house is hers, because she inherited it from her...
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12/29/2013 8:56 PM
10 Replies and 3610 Views Claims Licensing Advancement for Interstate Matters Act or CLAIM Act   3610  10 Started by  host Here is a summary of the Act that was introduced on 9/14/2012. Claims Licensing Advancement for Interstate Matters Act or CLAIM Act - Authorizes an independent claims adjuster meeting specified requirements to adjust claims for losses related to any disaster occurring in any jurisdiction designated by the President as a major disaster pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, regardless of state licensure requirements governing the major disaster area. ...
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12/10/2013 5:01 AM
25 Replies and 9285 Views For some homeowners hit by Sandy   9285  25 Started by  host
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'Many homeowners who got slammed by Superstorm Sandy are finding that their flood insurance checks are nowhere near large enough to cover repairs. Consumer advocates put some of the blame on errors by the multitude of adjusters who were hired in a hurry after the disaster. They say policyholders are being shortchanged — sometimes by tens of thousands of dollars — because of some adjusters' overreliance on computer programs, rather than construction know-how, to estimate rebuilding ...
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11/18/2013 4:22 AM
2 Replies and 3205 Views Sample Completed Claim  3205  2 Started by  pioromano Does anyone out there have a sample completed claim that a new adjuster could look over, maybe get an Idea of what a well put together claim looks like. You could black out the names, just something that a Newly Licensed adjuster could get familiar with. I completed my licensing with AdjusterPro, However, did not receive a 'Sample' of what a completed claim might look like. I know that there are many variables, and I don't want to use it as a template or anything. Just would like to see what a f...
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10/23/2013 2:17 PM
7 Replies and 5115 Views How to Become an Expert  5115  7 Started by  Jud G. The following excerpt came from an article published by investment firm that I subscribe to.  It contains six (6) steps used by their analyst development program and can easily be applied to anything you do- even adjusting claims.  Consequently, the lessons here are universal and carry an ageless quality to them. I hope you will enjoy the following information as much as I did: 6 Building Blocks to Becoming a Master 1. A Growth Mindset: Psychology professor Carol Dweck ran...
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by  Jud G.Jump to last post
09/19/2013 11:34 AM
2 Replies and 4536 Views Daily Claims in Houston  4536  2 Started by  langb I have just relocated to Houston Tx and I'm looking for local daily work if available. I have over 20 years of adjusting experience and for the last several years have worked as an independent all over the country.  I have been fortunate to have stayed busy but would like to stay close to home for awhile. I am TWIA certified as well as State Farm, Nationwide and Met Life.  Does anyone know of any companies that have local work here in Houston Thanks, Bruce
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by  langbJump to last post
08/16/2013 12:07 AM
26 Replies and 6902 Views NEED A CAT PARTNER  6902  26 Started by  RESTCON
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 I am REAL good at estimating. Can look at 10 claims by lunch using my system. Am willing to work two weeks and if you dont make more money than you ever have, my work is free except expenses. On hurricanes, I usually average $10,000 a week by myself. I am only interested in adjusters who get deployed often.Willing to prove myself. Restconaol.com
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07/24/2013 3:50 AM
14 Replies and 4356 Views Red Flags / Uncooperative Insureds  4356  14 Started by  greenmachine Sandy was my first flood event, and what an event it has been! I have an insured whose behavior has been questionable, to put it mildly.  Sandy was his fourth loss that I am aware of.   The PA, who also worked the insured's Irene claim, sent me an extraordinarily over-inflated estimate that included a large amount of items  that were paid for after Irene, but not replaced.  Of course, I excluded those items from my own estimate, even though they didn't volunteer ...
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06/17/2013 4:40 PM
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