|Posted on Wednesday, August 01, 2001 - 7:53 am: |
In following with the post about Crawford Co. their core program offers very good benefits with one catch/string. Once you are on the core program you are also on a set rotation with every other adjuster on the core program. This in short means that the best seasoned property adjusters Crawford has sit at home while other non-seasoned core adjusters go to work. If this rotation system has been changed please let me know.
|Posted on Wednesday, August 01, 2001 - 7:44 am: |
It is about time. It appears to me that the NCA Group is setting it self up to secure the services of a lot of very seasoned professional property adjusters. As all seasoned adjusters have been waiting for this for a long time. Workers Comp is very nice and it is costly to NCA. I wonder if they are including long term disability? Now that would seal a wonderful package.
Once again three cheers for NCA.
|Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2001 - 11:02 pm: |
Well put Jim. I have written in the past how we should consider boycotting a selected vendor as an example to the others that are whoring our services at the lowest price and keeping us on a starvation diet. Your statement "if we could reach a consensus among ourselves on this issue and then VOTE with our feet by not taking assignments from those vendors who cannot or will not provide coverage, that things would change for all of us and for the better." says the same thing about your topic. The boycott method has worked many times. Is it time for us to "unite" in a non-union way?
I'm Fed Up, Who else is?
|Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2001 - 5:17 pm: |
Jim, this topic was part of the ramifications, several years ago, when the 1099 paid subcontractors were changed to the status of temp employees at the ever-so-gentle urgings of our friendly federale IRS gov'mint. With the crews doing the chores for Big Red, I know that more than a few provide work comp and E&O. As for the other real live, get a haircut and get a real job type company benefits, I believe that the core group of Crawford may be the standout. I have yet to hear of any true group health plans other than the 'fill your own tray' cafeteria plans.
I suspect the transition to these sort of comprehensive benefit packages will be a slow one. Due in part to our own lingering sense of independence and the vendors concerns over the worth of spending money on personnel that will be gone in a few weeks time, and maybe never to be seen again.
|Jim Flynt (Jimflynt)
|Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2001 - 4:00 pm: |
Ken Averitt of the NCA Group has made a timely post on the CADO Bulletin Board, with a topic which we all should open a discussion about (and which Roy might consider transferring to this Forum). That topic is vendor provided life, accident (worker's comp), medical, disability and E&O insurance.
We should all applaud Ken and NCA for contemplating such a long overdue move and recognize them for their foresight and leadership on this most vital and timely issue for cat adjusters.
No other issue facing cat adjusters today holds greater significance to adjusters than the price any of us could pay as the result of an on the job accident, injury, or death. As expensive as death is, being bedridden for the rest of your life with paralysis from a roof fall would ruin even the most financially stable adjuster, wreck havoc on their family's welfare, and cause undue stress beyond the disability which could be avoided with insurance coverages which every carrier now provides to their own employees.
For a vendor or carrier not to care enough about the health, safety, and welfare of an adjuster and their family speaks volumes about their lack of concern and care for us not only as adjusters but as human beings.
I rather suspect that if we could reach a consensus among ourselves on this issue and then VOTE with our feet by not taking assignments from those vendors who cannot or will not provide coverage, that things would change for all of us and for the better.
Any thoughts from others?