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Dallas Storm Claims

The "Dallas News" is reporting that 6,000 claims have been filed due to the recent storm.   Here is a link to the...
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NOAA 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook

NOAA 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook

2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook: Summary a. Predicted Activity NOAA's outlook for the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season indicates that a near-normal season has the highest chance of occurring (40%), followed by equal chances (30%) of an...
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Insurance Adjuster Act

SB 240, as amended, Dodd. Insurance Adjuster Act. Existing law creates the Department of Insurance, headed by the Insurance Commissioner, and prescribes the department’s powers and duties. Existing law, the Insurance Adjuster Act, sets...
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U.S. hit with two billion-dollar disasters so far in 2019

U.S. hit with two billion-dollar disasters so far in 2019

"The so-called bomb cyclone that brought heavy snow, blizzard conditions and major flooding to the Midwest in March landed with a resounding meteorological “ka-boom!” and became one of two billion-dollar weather and climate disasters...
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EXTENDED RANGE FORECAST OF ATLANTIC SEASONAL HURRICANE ACTIVITY AND LANDFALL STRIKE PROBABILITY FOR 2019

EXTENDED RANGE FORECAST OF ATLANTIC SEASONAL HURRICANE ACTIVITY AND LANDFALL STRIKE PROBABILITY FOR 2019

"We anticipate that the 2019 Atlantic basin hurricane season will have slightly below normal activity. The current weak El Niño event appears likely to persist and perhaps even strengthen this summer/fall. Sea surface temperatures averaged...
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Taming the Flaming Cats

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"Among the many lessons for insurers coming out of Fort McMurray, one may be in how to handle claims caused by wildfires – a peril that insurers have predicted for some time will only get worse."

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AccuWeather's 2019 Atlantic hurricane season forecast

AccuWeather's 2019 Atlantic hurricane season forecast

... "After an active Atlantic hurricane season in 2018, AccuWeather forecasters are predicting 2019 to result in a near- to slightly above-normal season with 12 to 14 storms. Of those storms, five to seven are forecast to become hurricanes...
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Spring Outlook: Historic, widespread flooding to continue through May

Spring Outlook: Historic, widespread flooding to continue through May

From the NOAA Report; "Nearly two-thirds of the Lower 48 states face an elevated risk for flooding through May, with the potential for major or moderate flooding in 25 states, according to NOAA’s U.S. Spring Outlook issued today. The...
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County officials say upstream dam releases causing major flooding, economic loss in ENC - WITN

County officials say upstream dam releases causing major flooding, economic loss in ENC - WITN

County officials say upstream dam releases causing major flooding, economic loss in ENC  WITNBERTIE COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Several Eastern Carolina counties are asking for help as flooding from upstream dam releases threaten their economies.
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Conditions are ripe for widespread spring flooding in Nebraska, Iowa - Omaha World-Herald

Conditions are ripe for widespread spring flooding in Nebraska, Iowa  Omaha World-HeraldThis could be a rough spring. National Weather *Service* hydrologists on Thursday sounded the alarm over the potential for significant flooding in the central...
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Fitz Casino reopens after flooding - WREG NewsChannel 3

Fitz Casino reopens after flooding  WREG NewsChannel 3TUNICA, Miss. — Fitz Casino and Hotel has reopened after temporarily closing due to excess flooding.
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Watertown leaders preparing for flooding - KSFY

Watertown leaders preparing for flooding - KSFY

Watertown leaders preparing for flooding  KSFYLeaders with Watertown and Codington County are already preparing for potential flooding in the coming weeks and months.
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Heavy snowmelt runoff in Verde, Salt rivers causes road closures, flooding in Phoenix area - AZCentral

Heavy snowmelt runoff in Verde, Salt rivers causes road closures, flooding in Phoenix area  AZCentralThis year's winter storms have created water runoff into the Salt River and floods through the southwest Valley, but is replenishing the water...
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Knoxville church assembles care kits, collects water for flooding victims - WATE 6 On Your Side

Knoxville church assembles care kits, collects water for flooding victims  WATE 6 On Your SideAnother local church has stepped up to help families affected by recent flooding.
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American Homeowners and Their Insurers Face a Flooding Crisis From Within - The Wall Street Journal

American Homeowners and Their Insurers Face a Flooding Crisis From Within  The Wall Street JournalMore homeowners are reporting water damage from inside their homes even as many other types of claims—including fire—have declined in frequency, ...
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Heavy rain floods homes, forces closures - St. George Daily Spectrum

Heavy rain floods homes, forces closures  St. George Daily SpectrumA rainstorm which moved through the area Wednesday caused flooding in the community of Brookside.
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The advantage of recruiting non-insurance workers as claims professionals

For independent adjusters, the need to replace retiring workers is becoming more urgent. “A number of our front-line adjusters are very senior, very talented and experienced,” said Paul Féron senior vice president for...
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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...
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PowerClaim XML 24f - 2018 FEMA FLOOD FORMS

The latest release of  PowerClaim XML 24f contains the updated 2018 FEMA Flood forms.

 

Source: PowerClaim website.

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Simsol’s Latest Build Release with the New NFIP Forms is Now Available

Build Release 8.1.13 is now available for Simsol’s Property Estimating Software. The most significant improvements are the multi-page functionality and the new NFIP Forms for the Preliminary and Final Reports. The National Flood Insurance...
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Identification of Water Damages in Adjusting Hurricane Claims for Water Losses Other Than Flood

Identification of Water Damages in Adjusting Hurricane Claims for Water Losses Other Than Flood

.... In adjusting hurricane damage claims for homes within the 1968-1997 applicable residential code period, it is important that the inside of the walls be checked more carefully than newer construction to ensure that moisture hasn’t...
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Beazley takes $40m hit from worst wildfires in California history

The payouts from reinsurance hit the company’s bottom line after fires damaged several settlements and killed dozens in the US’s most populous state. It also faces challenges from difficult markets. “ ...
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Contractors Performing Roofing Repairs in Texas: Don’t Cross the Line with Property Insurance Carriers

The Texas Insurance Code restricts the ability of adjusters to ... contractor’s challenge to a ruling that certified a class of property owners who claim the company unlawfully acted as an insurance a...
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GRS Names Global Insurance Executive Mike Reeves to Lead Complex Claims Solutions Unit

They are a dynamic and ambitious company seeking ... enables corporate and insurance industry clients to quickly and effectively respond to property and casualty claims, natural catastrophes ...
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Small insurance company folds after Camp Fire, state takes over claims

PARADISE, Calif. -- A small insurance company was found to be insolvent after the deadliest and most destructive fire destroyed thousands of homes in Butte County. California's insurance regulator has ...
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Eberl Claims Service Announces Acquisition of Carwood Claims

About Cor Partners Cor Partners is the parent company of independent organizations Eberl Claims Service, Engle Martin & Associates, and Envista Forensics. With over 1,100 team members worldwide, Cor P...
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A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck north of Anchorage, Alaska on November 30, 2018 at 8:29 a.m. local time (17:29:28 UTC).

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck north of Anchorage, Alaska on November 30, 2018 at 8:29 a.m. local time (17:29:28 UTC).

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck just seven miles north of Anchorage at 8:29am on Friday morning, at a depth of about 27 miles. The earthquake caused power outages, damage to roads and buildings, and closures of schools, businesses and...
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2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season

The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season was the third in a consecutive series of above-average and damaging Atlantic hurricane seasons, featuring 15 named storms, 8 hurricanes and 2 major hurricanes and a total of $33.3 billion (2018 USD) in damages....
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'Hailnado' insurance claims hit $30 million for one company

TENS of millions of dollars in claims have been lodged with just one of multiple insurance companies as a result of the supercell that ripped through the Gympie region in October. The hail-loaded stor...
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Santa Cruz County Prepares For Worst As Big Storm Approaches - CBS San Francisco

Santa Cruz County Prepares For Worst As Big Storm Approaches  CBS San FranciscoWith the next storm bearing down on the Northern California, crews are racing to shore up the hillsides in the Santa Cruz mountains.
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Recovery Aid Still Available For Wisconsin Residents Impacted By Summer Storms, Flooding

Recovery Aid Still Available For Wisconsin Residents Impacted By Summer Storms, Flooding  Wisconsin Public Radio NewsFull coverage
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Businesses Win Only 32% of Disputed Insurance Claims Cases

New research reveals that companies who take their insurers to court over non-payment of an insurance claim only win in around one in three cases. The findings are from Mactavish, the UK’s leading exp...
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New platform makes insurance claims easier

The platform is designed to expedite insurance claim approvals, cuts costs and eliminate duplicated claims to different insurers. Noting that patient data is encrypted and protected by the platform, M...
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California Insurance Commissioner issues emergency declaration to help fire survivors across the state

Insurance Commissioner issues emergency declaration to help fire survivors across the state SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In the wake of the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California’s history, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones...
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Expedited Claim Handling Billing Grace Period Procedures for California Wildfires

11/15/2018 Notice In an effort to assist victims of the current wildfires throughout the state, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones is calling on all property insurance companies to implement emergency expedited claims handling procedures and...
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Winter Storm Damage Keeping Tree Service Crews Busy - CBS Pittsburgh

Winter Storm Damage Keeping Tree Service Crews Busy  CBS PittsburghDowned branches and trees caused by Thursday night's winter storms kept tree *service* crews busy throughout the area Friday.
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Ice storm damage, Mercer County - WVVA TV

Ice storm damage, Mercer County  WVVA TVMany residents and commuters felt the impact of Thursday's ice storm. Drivers across the State were warned to watch out for the ice on all roads. But.
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Ethiopia: Global Insurance Improves Profit, Reduces Claims

Claims reported by the company dropped by 23.4pc to 38.7 ... The insurance industry in Ethiopia incorporates 17 insurance companies and has 524 branches operating with 4.8 billion Br in total capital. ...
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November Wildfires: Notice of Shortage of Accommodations for Survivors

The California Department of Insurance has been informed by the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CAL-OES) that, due to the recent wildfires, there is a shortage of available lodging in the disaster areas. CAL-OES is requesting that...
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