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22 Jan 2019

NCJUA/NCIUA Approved Catastrophe Adjusters

NCJUA/NCIUA Approved Catastrophe Adjusters
The North Carolina Joint Underwriting Association (NCJUA), also known as the FAIR (Fair Access to Insurance Requirements) Plan, is a tax exempt association of insurance companies licensed to write and engage in writing property insurance coverage in North Carolina. The Association was created by law to act as a market of last resort to provide adequate basic property insurance to property owners having insurable property in North Carolina.

The above is a quote from their site. 



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13 Jan 2019

National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Claims Manual - Updated

National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Claims Manual - Updated

The Publication Date  of the most current manual is: December 20, 2018

The purpose of the NFIP Claims Manual is to improve clarity of claims guidance to WYOs, vendors, adjusters, and examiners so that policyholders experience consistency and reliability of service. The manual provides processes for handling claims from the notice of loss to final payment.

All NFIP bulletins, other than those announcing Flood Insurance Claims Office numbers, Flood Response Office locations, claims adjuster briefings, and current/future program changes, are superseded by this manual and of no further effect. 

Source: NFIP

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31 Oct 2017

Addendum to the NFIP Adjuster Claims Manual — Special Adjustment Issues: Fiberboard Sheathing/Blackboard

On October 13, 2017, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) updated the NFIP Adjuster Claims Manual by adding an addendum providing additional guidance on special adjustment issues surrounding perimeter wall sheathing. The addendum expands upon and replaces existing guidance found at Paragraph P of Section VIII of the NFIP Adjuster Claims Manual.

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21 Mar 2017

Texas Windstorm Insurance Association

Texas Windstorm Insurance Association
The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) was established by the Texas Legislature in 1971  in response to regional market conditions following Hurricane Celia in August 1970. Our purpose is to provide windstorm and hail insurance in the Texas seacoast. TWIA is governed by Chapter 2210 of the Insurance Code (Chapter 2210).

We are a residual insurer of last resort and are not a direct competitor in the voluntary insurance market. We provide coverage to residential and commercial properties in certain designated portions of the Texas seacoast territory. The designated catastrophe area is that portion of the seacoast territory where the Commissioner of Insurance has found that windstorm and hail insurance is not reasonably available.
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9 Mar 2016

NFIP Summary of Coverage

NFIP Summary of Coverage
This document was prepared by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to help you
understand your flood insurance policy. It provides general information about deductibles, what is
and is not covered by flood insurance, and how items are valued at the time of loss.
This document is based on the Standard Flood Insurance Policy Dwelling Form, which is used to
insure one-to-four-family residential buildings and single-family dwelling units in a condominium
building. 
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4 Mar 2016

CEA Condominium Policy

Information on the CEA Condominium Policy

On this page you can download a sample of the policy,

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13 Jan 2016

NFIP Training Available Online

The NFIP offers free online courses in basic and advanced flood insurance topics through the FEMA Emergency Management Institute. NFIP Training courses are free and open to anyone. Click on a link below to begin your self study course. 

 

(note: we first posted this in December of 2015, but it was deleted in error)

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13 Nov 2014

From the Archive: Adjuster Murdered in Tampa Bay!

This post comes from the forum that we had during the years 2004 -2006.  We lost the forum but not the data.  The  discussion below is related to the killing of an adjuster doing her job 10 years ago on this date,  

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12 Oct 2014

NFIP Coverage Comparison as of December 31, 2000

NFIP  Coverage Comparison as of December 31, 2000

This chart shows provides a coverage comparison of the following NFIP policies. 

The Three Policy Forms 
There are three policy forms – Dwelling Form, the General Property Form, and the 
Residential Condominium Building Association Policy. Each is used to insure a different type 
of property. All, however, contain certain terms and condition (e.g., Mortgage Clause, 
Reformation of Coverage) that are unique to flood insurance.

source: NFIP

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12 Oct 2014

NFIP Adjuster Claims Manual - Part 3

NFIP Adjuster Claims Manual - Part 3
Part 3 - Sections VI-X
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12 Oct 2014

NFIP Adjuster Claims Manual - Part 4

NFIP Adjuster Claims Manual - Part 4
Appendix A:
 
NFIP Forms Used in Claims Adjustment
 

Appendix B:
 
FEMA Bulletins
 

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12 Oct 2014

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12 Oct 2014

Adjuster Claims Manual - Part 1

Adjuster Claims Manual - Part 1
December 2000 
Revised January 2002 
Revised January 2004 
Revised June 2010 
Revised February 2013 
Revised September 2013
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6 Jul 2014

Cat Adjusting as a Profession (Is It For Me?)

Cat Adjusting as a Profession (Is It For Me?)
From the Article Archive 
Title: Cat Adjusting as a Profession (Is It For Me?)
First Posted: Friday, November 26, 2004
Author: Gary White

My son is now ready to go to college away from home and excluding approximately 21 months in an attempt to try something different in my life as a "financial planner", I have been adjusting, supervising or investigating claims for almost 27 years. By the way, I have worked my share of hail, wind, tornado and hurricane cats for other carriers so I know from whence I speak. Even during the time while I was trying to become a "financial planner", I supplemented my income with adjusting temp jobs and contract adjusting work.

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28 Feb 2014

Have passport will travel

Have passport will travel
'Storm insurance claims ‘at 10-year high’

Weather-related property insurance claims in the UK hit a 10-year high during the fourth quarter of 2013 because of this winter’s extreme storms and floods, according to accountancy firm Deloitte.

28 FEBRUARY 2014 | BY JUDITH UGWUMADU

Analysing the figures, drawn from Association of British Insurers data, Deloitte said that, as of December 31 2013, insurers dealt with nearly 200,000 weather-damage insurance claims to properties.

Deloitte’s insurance partner James Rakow said:  ‘Widespread storms and floods in the final three months of 2013 generated 198,000 insurance claims, which is the highest number of weather-related fourth-quarter claims in the past 10 years.’

Property damage accounted 172,000 insurance claims, domestic pipe leaks for 5,000 and commercial weather-related claims stood at 22,000.
- See more at: http://www.theactuary.com/news/2014/02/storm-insurance-claims-at-10-year-high/#sthash.ABbPZeYi.dpuf

(photo from the CADO Gallery)

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