Tuesday, February 26, 2019
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 Ontario and Manitoba at ClaimsPro LP. “In the...
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
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...
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Source: State Farm 10-16 Press Release
It was less than one month ago when Hurricane Florence struck North and South Carolina. State Farm was the first and only insurance company to receive an FAA waiver allowing Claims pilots to operate drones beyond visual line of sight and over people for damage assessment. Drone flights were...
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Source: Time Inc
Over the years, virtual reality technology has improved so much that insurance companies are starting to experiment with VR headsets like Facebook’s “fb” Oculus Rift.
Monday, September 11, 2017
(Reuters) - Insurers are scrambling to find inspectors in Texas and Florida after fierce hurricanes battered the states one after the other, causing tens of billions of dollars' worth of property damage in less than two weeks.
Although insurers maintain some number of inspectors, known...
Monday, July 24, 2017
People News: Chubb, CCG, GEICO Claims Journal
Sunday, June 18, 2017
An Oct. 5 news release declared: “Citizens is ready for Hurricane Matthew, Are You?”
Months later, Citizens — with 225,000 policyholders in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties — revealed it was not ready to respond to a major storm in South Florida. Companies...
Monday, February 08, 2016
Shingles are something you never want to have, unless they're on the top of your house or on the outside of your law office.
Joe Cantu is fortunate not to have shingles, at least not on his roof, but he does have cement tiles up there, and some of them apparently got damaged when the...
Saturday, June 06, 2015
Source: Paul J. Gough, Pittsburgh Business Times
"The next time you get a visit from an insurance adjuster, he or she might be wearing a futuristic headset to help process your claim. Pittsburgh policyholders were part of a pilot program from Erie Insurance (NASDAQ:ERIE) to test the use of off-the-shelf Google Glass as a way to make...
Friday, April 10, 2015
Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Monday, February 09, 2015
Source: Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP
Texas hail claim policyholder lawyers, like many plaintiffs’ lawyers, clearly prefer to be in state court rather than federal court. To accomplish this and prevent the defendant insurer from properly removing the lawsuit to federal court, Texas policyholder attorneys simply sue the...
Sunday, February 08, 2015
Earthquake Commission (EQC) will pay 24 of its staff $65,000
The Earthquake Commission (EQC) will pay 24 of its staff $65,000 a year to fill new positions requiring just over one week's work per month.
The public insurer is looking for candidates from within its workforce for "base contractor" positions, as loss adjusters and estimators, around the...
Monday, January 12, 2015
Congress's omnibus spending bill effectively created a new exemption to the FLSA's overtime rules for insurance adjusters during the two-year period after a major disaster. Section 111 of the appropriations bill for the DOL directs the agency that the FLSA "shall be applied as if" there is an...
Thursday, December 04, 2014
New York • A couple claiming damage from Hurricane Sandy has filed court papers accusing a Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. unit, an engineering firm and a law firm for the insurer of engaging in racketeering by scheming to use fraudulent reports to deny claims.
Sunday, November 30, 2014
After storms damaged Mary Erving’s home in Cedar Hill, Texas, she looked to her homeowner’s insurer, National Lloyds to help her rebuild. National Lloyds sent two adjusters, Team One Adjusting, LLC and Ideal Adjusting, Inc., to inspect the Erving home, and National Lloyds...
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Hurricane Ike trial ends in win for National Lloyds Insurance
According to the charge of the court, filed Wednesday, jurors answered “no” when asked if National Lloyds failed to comply with the terms of the insurance policy issued to Thibodeaux.
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Schumer, Gillibrand: FEMA must protect Sandy victims & ensure they are fairly compensated for devastating losses.
Repeated Red Flags In How Insurance Companies Have Handled & Denied The Claims Of Sandy Flood Victims For Damage To Their Homes.
Long Island, NY - November 16,...
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Source: JD Supra, LLC
November 14, 2014
The onslaught of new hail damage lawsuits does not appear to be ending anytime soon. The docket of every county in which a significant hail event has occurred in recent years sees numerous new hail damage lawsuit filings every day.
Quote above from the...
Saturday, November 15, 2014
"Allstate was the one company that was the exception to this rule. Any water that comes in contact with the ground and then enters the home is classified as 'ground water', according to Allstate. This is reason enough for them to deny a claim. Other insurance companies view the sprinklers as...
Thursday, April 25, 2013
From the State Farm Press Release:
Weather Conditions Put Kentucky in the Top Ten
Murfreesboro, TN (April 22, 2013)
Wind and hail storms remain some of the most frequent and severe causes of property damage. This year the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety Research Center...
Friday, April 19, 2013
Source: Insurance Council of Texas
Texas insurers are mobilizing to assist policyholders in the area of West where a fertilizer plant exploded yesterday causing extensive damage to the Central Texas community.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Sisters suing State Farm under whistle-blower law
Quote below from the article on sunherald.com
"GULFPORT -- Structural engineer Ralph Sinno, an expert on wind damage to buildings, testified in federal court Thursday that Hurricane Katrina's winds destroyed a North Biloxi home.
Sinno, a retired Mississippi State University professor, said...
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
2-25 Texas Storm
February 26, 2013
A storm system moved through Austin and San Antonio, Texas producing strong winds on the evening of February 25, 2012. These conditions resulted to damage to homes and other property.
Catastrophe adjusters have been deployed to the area to assist with claims and we will...
Friday, February 22, 2013
From the Associated Press
"More than 270,000 claims have been paid by 24 insurers since Hurricane Sandy damaged and flooded Staten Island and other parts of New York City as well as Long Island and its suburbs last fall, New New York officials report."
"The average time from claims report to inspection ranged from three...
Thursday, February 21, 2013
New York State has told its financial watchdog to investigate three insurance companies ...
(Reuters) - New York State has told its financial watchdog to investigate three insurance companies for dragging their heels when it comes to processing claims for damage caused by Superstorm Sandy that slammed the region last October.
New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a statement...