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5 Replies and 4085 Views Lookinf for an Old FEMA Flood Adjuster Claims Manual  4085  5 Started by  johnpostava Does anyone out there have a PDF&160;copy of the old FEMA/NFIP Adjuster Claims Manual&160; It is the one with the cover photo of&160;the male field adjuster taking notes.&160; If you have one, please send it to john.postavasimsol.com.
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by  JimWilJump to last post
06/17/2015 10:59 AM
4 Replies and 1953 Views Flood Adjuster Qualifications Question?  1953  4 Started by  hayesspen1969 I've heard there's a 'number of years waiver' for former military personnel. The number of years is 4 consecutive, I've heard the military waiver makes it 1 year. Does anyone know if this is true.
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by  Roy EstesJump to last post
04/18/2014 5:31 PM
5 Replies and 1212 Views Flood related to fires  1212  5 Started by  Leland At my last NFIP certification class the instructor mentioned something about floods that are related to fires, he flashed something on the screen, maybe it was a new rule or guideline and he seemed to say something to the effect that nobody knows or ever heard of such a thing so let's go to the next slide. I have attached a photo taken in Glendora Ca after the recent wildfires. Anybody guess what the government workers are doing in the photo And how it might relate to flooding
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by  AcceleratedAdjusterJump to last post
04/08/2014 11:54 AM
1 Replies and 2338 Views Flooding in Florida  2338  1 Started by  Streetraces I have received some assignments in SE Florida.  Just curious to see how much flooding happened.  Anyone else working assignments in Broward or Dade counties
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by  cantrellahintonJump to last post
06/24/2013 12:33 AM
6 Replies and 2656 Views Flood damage to vapor barrier  2656  6 Started by  MBoy Can the vapor barrier on a structure be damaged by flood water&160; The wall in question is constructed in the following manner, from the outside in: &160; 1.&160; Flat seam metal panels (copper) 2. Building paper 3.&160; 2 1/2 inch insulating board mechanically fastened to concrete masonry 4. 10 mil. poly vapor barrier 5. 8' concrete block &160; The argument put forth is everything to the concrete block needs to be replaced because of contact with flood water.&160;&160;
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by  LelandJump to last post
03/25/2013 10:21 AM
10 Replies and 7069 Views Post Diaster Accessment or PDA  7069  10 Started by  uck14pt FEMA sends out PDA's to access damages after an event.&160; Has anyone worked in this position and if so how do you get to the people that hire for these positions
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by  KLSJump to last post
03/23/2013 3:44 PM
4 Replies and 2428 Views Flood Macros for Xactimate  2428  4 Started by  minton227 Anyone have flood macros for Xactimate  I'm working in Long Island and it would save me so much time if I had good macros.
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by  CatAdjusterXJump to last post
12/25/2012 10:35 PM
7 Replies and 3434 Views Why did State Farm drop out of the WYO.  3434  7 Started by  Ray Hall I called some local State Farm Agents and people working the calls stated 'we are are still involved in the process; but we refer our customers with flood policies that need to be renewed in WYO to NFIP direct'. Could it be the reinspections result in charge backs on 800,000 potential flood losses would not pass muster....hmm...
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by  FloodguyJump to last post
10/30/2012 10:34 PM
11 Replies and 6116 Views ATEC National Flood Services Certification ?????  6116  11 Started by  KLS NADO, ATEC (Adjuster Training and Education Centers) is advertising a certification requirement class for National Flood Services* this year. (www.atecgroup.org) along with some other carriers.&160; I've contacted vendors working claims regularly for NFS and they were not aware of any such requirement from NFS.&160; So, 'Know Before You Go' if you plan on spending the $125 for this.&160; It may simply be NADO's in-house requirement for these entities&160;but the advertising doesn't say that....
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by  StormSupportJump to last post
01/04/2012 10:41 AM
70 Replies and 24327 Views A Simsol Flood Adjuster having to use Xacti-nightmare  24327  70 Started by  iCAT
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Well guys and gals, I don't know if you have heard. The nationwide flood contract was acquired by NFS and Nationwide is expecting all flood claims to be written in Xactimate 25. I took on some and I can say is; I once had hair and&160;I guess this will save me on haircuts. I have been certified to write with it, but as most of the adjusters raised on Simsol, I did the best to avoid the program. It takes 3 times as long to write a file. This may change as I get use to working the program. I stil...
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by  iCATJump to last post
12/06/2011 5:09 PM
0 Replies and 3007 Views Whistleblower lawsuit filed against insurance companies is thrown out  3007  0 Started by  host &160;A federal judge in New Orleans threw out the&160;whistleblower lawsuits against Allstate Insurance Co. and other insurers alleging that they forced the U.S. government to pay inflated claims through the National Flood Insurance Program after Hurricane Katrina. ... Since being filed in 2006, the Branch case has been mired in procedural questions and never really got into the substance of the case. Filed by a group of former insurance adjusters known as the Branch Consultants, the suit...
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01/26/2011 9:13 PM
0 Replies and 3526 Views Revised form of the Proof of Loss required use by the NFIP Direct Servicing Agent  3526  0 Started by  host &160; &160;FEMA revised the Proof of Loss and Increased Cost of Compliance Proof of Loss forms (specimen&160;copies attached) used by the NFIP Direct Servicing Agent. The revised forms meet the SFIP’s&160;“sworn to” requirement by complying with 28 U.S.C. § 1746, that allows specific unsworn&160;declarations to have the same force and effect of sworn declarations. The insured will benefit by&160;eliminating the requirement that the Proof of Loss be sworn to before a Notary Public or other...
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01/26/2011 8:30 AM
5 Replies and 2967 Views quick question  2967  5 Started by  Alex_Chernov &160;Can anybody tell me if insulation in the crawlspace would be covered (ACV\RCV), building is a prefirm building. Thanks
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by  ChuckDeatonJump to last post
01/18/2011 3:32 PM
3 Replies and 6246 Views NFIP Fee Schedule  6246  3 Started by  MBoy Does anyone have a copy of the current (2008) NFIP Fee Schedule  The claims manual on the NFIP website has the 1997 fee schedule, and the link for the revised fee schedule is dated 2004.  I know it was updated in 2008 and used for Hurricane Ike in Texas.  Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.   Mike
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by  hostJump to last post
01/05/2011 8:48 PM
1 Replies and 5117 Views How do I get my current NFIP Number or License  5117  1 Started by  admin &160;This was posted in another thread and we tried to move it but it didn't and the post was lost. &160; The post made by Freebob was a question about printing or getting a copy of the current NFIP Card
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by  adminJump to last post
01/05/2011 9:14 AM
36 Replies and 5247 Views need your advice or how to move into flood adjusting  5247  36 Started by  Olegred
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I am trying to learn how to handle flood claims, though flood certified I never had one of those :) Hail and wind kept me busy for a while. You, who saw it all, grey haired wizards of adjusting, show me the path...&160; Write your own companies, who do they contact when they become overwhelmed with claims Do they try to hire local IAs or do they have like a prefered IAs list&160; Anybody with extensive flood experience help me, I beg you.... :)
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by  hostJump to last post
10/23/2010 9:10 AM
2 Replies and 1843 Views Texas Floods ?  1843  2 Started by  Ray Hall The Rio Grande Valley Cities have always been bad to flood, also Houston. May be some good flood losses, for the qualified.
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by  Ray HallJump to last post
06/30/2010 3:02 PM
11 Replies and 3222 Views 2010 Flood Workshops  3222  11 Started by  Jgoodman I was just registering for this year's certification seminar, when I was taken aback at the now $50.00 charge for these seminars. I do believe last year was just $10.00 (as were all the ones I have been to since I started going in 1996), and held in Norfolk, which is 18 miles from my office.&160; This year the closest seminar is in Greenville, NC which is a three hour drive away.&160; If the seminars still start at 8AM, which the posted .pdf does not say, I will need to be on the road by 4:45...
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by  sbeau4014Jump to last post
04/19/2010 8:13 AM
4 Replies and 1874 Views Personal property under water  1874  4 Started by  Ray Hall Just read a post by Blackmon & Mooring in Houston about their state of the art cleaning to the customers satisfaction. I will not dispute their claim; however I have NEVER had ANY personal property cleaned. NFIP and all the WYO,s I have worked flood losses with have never questioned total out of all contents under the water mark, and SELL the salvage back to the insured, with all serial numbers in the file.
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by  Ray HallJump to last post
03/16/2010 1:31 PM
1 Replies and 1960 Views Wind vs. Water – Adjusting Practice  1960  1 Started by  host Below is an excerpt from a 3/4/2010 WYO (Write Your Own) Bulletin from FEMA.&160; The full document is attached below. In previous bulletins, FEMA discussed wind and flood investigative tips and a logical approach in addressing claims that involve both perils. Attached for your review are previous bulletins that address adjusting practices: WYO Bulletins W-08008, dated February 25, 2008 “Wind/Water Investigative Tips”; and W-08070, dated September 25, 2008 “Flood Insurance Claims Guidance.” T...
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by  ddreisbachJump to last post
03/10/2010 9:28 AM
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