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Posted on Monday, August 14, 2000 - 6:03 pm:   

Keep in mind your estimating programs are a tool.
Of course you need to be accurate, but most important function is to complete an accurate scope. The estimate you generate will allow the carrier to issue a draft,check etc and usually on ACV basis until repairs are commenced or completed. Then the policy holder submits for finalization at cost expended. Then the desk top adjuster will review your estimate and compare scopes for accuracy. Pricing is important but scope indicates the extent of the loss at time of inspection and subsequent repair damages should be in line with your inspection scope. A well scoped loss will never come back and bite you.
Gale (Gale)
Posted on Saturday, August 12, 2000 - 1:58 am:   

Exposing your carriers to a lawsuit? A few perhaps think so?

Method of Sale of Carpet

In July 1999 the National Conference on Weights and Measures adopted the following change to the Uniform Method of Sale of Commodities Regulation in National Institute of Standards and Technology Handbook 130, Uniform Laws and Regulations. The model laws and regulations in Handbook 130 do not become mandatory unless the States adopt them.

The change to the method of sale of carpet was made at the request of the Carpet and Rug Institute, which is the trade association representing that industry. The change will go into effect on January 1, 2000, in the States of Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Virginia, which automatically adopt the changes to the Method of Sale Regulation on an annual basis. The requirement will not go into effect in the other States until they amend their regulations on method of sale, which could take several years.

The industry contact is Ron VanGelderen, Carpet and Rug Institute, 310 Holiday Drive, Dalton, Georgia 30720. 706-278-3176

Excerpt from the Final Report of the 84th National Conference on Weights and Measures
Gale (Gale)
Posted on Saturday, August 12, 2000 - 1:37 am:   

After loosing the hyperlink I reposted to regain it. I hope the post keeps a few out of trouble. The change stemmed from a lawsuit in Texas I understand.

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