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Last Post 10/23/2010 9:10 AM by  host
need your advice or how to move into flood adjusting
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Olegred
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05/03/2010 1:19 PM

    I am trying to learn how to handle flood claims, though flood certified I never had one of those :) Hail and wind kept me busy for a while. You, who saw it all, grey haired wizards of adjusting, show me the path...  Write your own companies, who do they contact when they become overwhelmed with claims? Do they try to hire local IAs? or do they have like a prefered IAs list?  Anybody with extensive flood experience help me, I beg you.... :)

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    05/03/2010 8:26 PM
    You need to "get on" with an IA that specializes in flood claims.

    There are several around the country.
    "Prattling on and on about being an ass with experience doesn't make someone experienced. It just makes you an ass." Rod Buvens, Pilot grunt
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    Olegred
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    05/03/2010 8:49 PM

    Chuck, how do I find any of them? Man, I am breaking my head trying to figure out the fact, that adjusters are not getting younger, they MUST need some new guys, how do those new guys get in?

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    StormSupport
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    05/03/2010 11:46 PM

    Its a secret, someone might be able to tell ya, but then they'd have to kill ya

    Do the right thing, ALWAYS
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    Olegred
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    05/04/2010 12:06 AM
    no problem, just tell me now and kill me 60 years later
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    sbeau4014
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    05/04/2010 7:42 AM
    Colonial Claims and Simsol Claims both in FL are two IA firms that handle a lot of claims work, besides the bigger ones like Crawford and Co and GAB
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    Olegred
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    05/04/2010 9:45 PM
    WILL WORK FOR FOOD ON FLOOD CLAIMS
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    tejasjayb
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    05/05/2010 7:46 PM

    Olegred-

    If you are ready to learn, you might have the opportunity to learn.

    Provide me with a copy of your NFIP certification and copies of (or proof of licensing for ) property adjuster licenses in the states of GA and KY. Hopefully you are a resident of one of these states. If you are a TN resident, even better.

    I am willing to train someone that wants to learn flood claims. Be prepared to pay for your own expenses; lodging, meals and fuel. "Will work for food" is not included in my offer. Your benefit from training with me will be that you will be knowledgeable and better prepared to work your own flood assignments. The total volume of flood claims from this event is currently very low, so you should have no expectations of working flood losses on your own at this time. Maybe if we get a CAT 5 hurricane this fall, but probably not before then.

    If you are serious about learning, then let me know. You may contact me directly on my cell phone @ 361-834-3503.

    J.A. (Jay) Bauman AIC

     

     

     

     

     

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    sbeau4014
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    05/05/2010 10:47 PM
    Sounds like an excellent proposal for the flood trainee to go forJay.
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    Ray Hall
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    05/06/2010 12:10 AM

    If more new people had xmate talents and can read notes, or better still a talking camera that the "real adjuster uses" AND go as far as they can with a printed "draft" they will learn a lot in 2 weeks. if they will furnish all their expense $ and zero pay for two weeks, and if they INCREASE the real adjusters production. Then start anew with another adjuster if you like and you will have 50 three day course's in 30 days, and should be some contribution on about 100-to 150 closed files. **** I think you will learn more with 2 than one****. I was lucky I worked five days (one week on regular losses) with 4 differant adjusters and then I worked inside one month looking at new files coming in daily to be paid, Really 8 good weeks+ 3 years as a liability adjuster before I started on grease fires.


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    Olegred
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    05/06/2010 9:43 AM
    Sure, Jay, I'll give you a call.
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    Ray Hall
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    05/06/2010 11:30 AM

    I think I met olegred last week when about 6 of us had a good ole adjusters pissing contest at the bar and poor ole olegred just dribbled in his  new dockers, I suggest we call him DD.

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    Olegred
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    05/06/2010 3:47 PM
    dude, you are hilarious ....
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    steve sanders
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    05/07/2010 12:00 PM
    Olegred,
     
    Handling a flood claim is different than other claims. Damages are damages and you will need to be able to identify the damages. The tricky part is the coverage and procedures. As NFIP tells you during their presentation the flood program does not work like a typical insurance policy. There are requirements that need to be met and procedures to be followed to the letter.
     
    If you mess up and miss a deadline or add something that is not covered under certain circumstances you will be on the hook for the screw-up.
     
    The bottom line is if you pay close attention to detail and follow the guidelines to the letter a flood claim can be handled in a proper manner. Just be aware that flood claims are not a turn em and burn em, you really need to spend time reviewing the procedures as they pertain to your loss.
     
    Again everything starts with the coverage.
     
    Best of Luck! 
     
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    Olegred
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    05/10/2010 1:41 PM
    anybody handling TN flood take me as a sidekick, please :)
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    sbeau4014
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    05/10/2010 2:40 PM
    Olegred,
    someone alrready sent an offer below:

    "Olegred-

    If you are ready to learn, you might have the opportunity to learn.

    Provide me with a copy of your NFIP certification and copies of (or proof of licensing for ) property adjuster licenses in the states of GA and KY. Hopefully you are a resident of one of these states. If you are a TN resident, even better.

    I am willing to train someone that wants to learn flood claims. Be prepared to pay for your own expenses; lodging, meals and fuel. "Will work for food" is not included in my offer. Your benefit from training with me will be that you will be knowledgeable and better prepared to work your own flood assignments. The total volume of flood claims from this event is currently very low, so you should have no expectations of working flood losses on your own at this time. Maybe if we get a CAT 5 hurricane this fall, but probably not before then.

    If you are serious about learning, then let me know. You may contact me directly on my cell phone @ 361-834-3503.

    J.A. (Jay) Bauman AIC"
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    Stephanie
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    05/11/2010 7:54 PM
    Do you really think you could help me, too?
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    ChuckDeaton
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    05/11/2010 11:20 PM
    What kind of help do you need, Stephanie?

    "Prattling on and on about being an ass with experience doesn't make someone experienced. It just makes you an ass." Rod Buvens, Pilot grunt
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    claims_ray
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    05/12/2010 8:59 PM
    I guess that it wasn't that important, Chuck.
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    ChuckDeaton
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    05/12/2010 11:52 PM
    It never is claims_ray. Otherwise Ray Hall's offers would have him swamped.
    "Prattling on and on about being an ass with experience doesn't make someone experienced. It just makes you an ass." Rod Buvens, Pilot grunt
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