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Last Post 09/23/2010 11:11 AM by  Roy Estes
Anyone from MSB online here? A question for you.
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K ung Fu tzu
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08/31/2010 9:15 PM

    Attention MSB:

    Ive been running your software for years. No complaints, but at this point, I'm only handling a few handful of claims where the carrier is asking for an MSB estimate some via ComCentral.  So few in fact, that I've gotten to the point now whether it's worth it to carry the minimum 3 month subscription or just turn the claims back to the carrier.   In years past, a yearly renewal was a no-brainer.  Then I switched to the quarterly renewal.  Now,  it's become a roll of the dice.  Do I renew a 3 month subscription for $450 in order to handle the 5 or 6 small daily claims I might get in order to make $1200-1500? For the past few months,   I was maintaining the subscription simply in order to maintain my connections and contacts with TPA's.  Sometimes, that's what you have to do.  I'm not sure if it's worth it anymore.

    If I turn them back, they might or might not Xfer it to another TPA, maybe I'll get it back in some form, who knows.   Years past, I could hook up for a monthly fee with Pilot/Allstate when needed, but as you know that's not necessary anymore since they've switched to Xact as well.

    In years past you had leverage to coax people into a yearly or quarterly fee, but it appears that's not the case anymore. 

    You need to switch to a monthly fee or are you actually trying to go out of business?

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Ray Hall
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    09/01/2010 8:47 AM

    This topic is timly for many small IA,s. I think all of the software should be paid for by the person who requires that software. I really think on regular loss assignments the person doing the work is much more important than the estimating program. I do not use exactimate; because the vendors who require exactimate have a fee bill that does not not make jumping through hoops worth MY TIME. again just me.

    Roy Estes
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    09/23/2010 11:08 AM

    I susbcribe annually to Both, in todays world, an unfortunate neccessity. If I cant make NET money with anyone, who needs the practice?

    "Each of us as human beings has a responsibility to reach out to help our brothers and sisters affected by disasters. One day it may be us or our loved ones needing someone to reach out and help." RC ESTES
    Roy Estes
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    09/23/2010 11:11 AM

    I personally have and use Both XM8 and MSB, in todays world a neccesary tool of this business. I say if you cant make NET dollars, who needs the practice?

    "Each of us as human beings has a responsibility to reach out to help our brothers and sisters affected by disasters. One day it may be us or our loved ones needing someone to reach out and help." RC ESTES
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