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Posted on Saturday, September 25, 1999 - 12:48 am:   

call bare bones
Tom Weems
Posted on Friday, September 10, 1999 - 3:16 pm:   

First you have to know how insurance companies are set up. Most companies have reinsurance for claims, but have to pay adjuster service bills themselves. Thus it is easier and cheaper for them to overpay claims and save money on adjuster fees. There appears to be a move in the industry in that direction. They are also trying to let the contractors do the adjusting for them by having "approved contractors". This is another cycle in the industry that has happened before. They will try that for awhile and then when the reinsurers realize how much it's costing them, they will change again. Welcome to the real world. They pinch pennies by throwing away dollars. Go figure......
Posted on Friday, September 10, 1999 - 12:54 pm:   

I would appreciate any feedback on this. I have been searching for a permanent adjusting position with an insurance company for several months. I have recently been offered a position with a company in a different state. This job is a desk job handling claims over the phone. It would cover at least 12 states. They want claims settled quickly.The company would like us to handle the claims in one phone call. In fact, all phone calls are recorded to ensure this. We would even handle cat claims when they come in. This seems very difficult to me. They expect the insured to have all the measurements and the phone adjuster to pay off of what the insureds tell them. My questions are: Are many insurance companies trying to do away with field adjusters? Also, does this job seem like it may cause too much aggravation? I have a wife and children that I would need to move if I take this job. Has anyone else had a job like this one? Shaun

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