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The latest release of PowerClaim XML 24f contains the updated 2018 FEMA Flood forms.
Source: PowerClaim website.
Source: Simsol Blog
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
Source: North Carolina Department of Insurance
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.
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. “ ...
The Texas Insurance Code restricts the ability of adjusters to ... contractor’s challenge to a ruling that certified a class of property owners who claim the company unlawfully acted as an insurance a...
They are a dynamic and ambitious company seeking ... enables corporate and insurance industry clients to quickly and effectively respond to property and casualty claims, natural catastrophes ...
PARADISE, Calif. -- A small insurance company was found to be insolvent after the deadliest and most destructive fire destroyed thousands of homes in Butte County. California's insurance regulator has ...
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...
Source: Alaska Earthquake Center
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
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.
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...
Santa Cruz County Prepares For Worst As Big Storm Approaches CBS San Francisco
With the next storm bearing down on the Northern California, crews are racing to shore up the hillsides in the Santa Cruz mountains.
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...
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...
November 14, 2018 Press Release
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.
Source: California DOI
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.
Winter Storm Damage Keeping Tree Service Crews Busy CBS Pittsburgh
Downed branches and trees caused by Thursday night's winter storms kept tree *service* crews busy throughout the area Friday.
Ice storm damage, Mercer County WVVA TV
Many residents and commuters felt the impact of Thursday's ice storm. Drivers across the State were warned to watch out for the ice on all roads. But.
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. ...
Source: California Department of Insurance
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.
Source: CoreLogic Press Release
Election day storm damage in Knoxville Knoxville News Sentinel
The early morning storm Nov. 6 left at least two roads blocked by toppled trees in North Hills. This dead tree fell across Haggard Road and tore down wires, ...
Storm damage in the Tennessee Valley WAFF
Two tornadoes touched down in Lauderdale and Jackson Counties.
VID | Major storm damage in Mt. Airy; town reports tornado Fox Baltimore
MT. AIRY, Md. (WBFF) - Multiple businesses were seen damaged in Mt. Airy as severe storms came through Friday evening. The Town of Mount Airy said on ...
Source: Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
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.
Source: State Farm 10-16 Press Release
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.
Source: Colorado Springs Gazette
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.
Source: Colorado State University
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 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. 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...
TSR predicts the 2018 Northwest Pacific typhoon season will see activity slightly above the 1965-2017 norm. However, forecast uncertainties remain large.
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
* 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
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...