Tuesday, February 26, 2019


The advantage of recruiting non-insurance workers as claims professionals

Source: canadianunderwriter.ca

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...
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Tuesday, January 22, 2019


NCJUA/NCIUA Approved Catastrophe Adjusters

Updated: 3/24/19

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


State Farm® to Conduct Drone Damage Assessment Flights Following Hurricane Michael

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


Farmers Insurance Is Using the Oculus Rift to Train Workers in Virtual Reality

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.

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Monday, September 11, 2017


Insurers ache for qualified inspectors after U.S. hurricanes

Source: Reuters

(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...
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Monday, July 24, 2017


People News: Chubb, CCG, GEICO

People News: Chubb, CCG, GEICO  Claims Journal Full coverage
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Sunday, June 18, 2017


Citizens: We weren't ready for major impact from Hurricane Matthew

Source: sun-sentinel.com

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...
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Monday, February 08, 2016


All insurers should resist dubious claims

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...
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Saturday, June 06, 2015


Exclusive: Erie Insurance tests Google Glass to help process claims

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...
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Friday, April 10, 2015


Office Approves Removal of up to 45,500 Policies from Citizens

Florida Office of Insurance Regulation

 

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Monday, February 09, 2015


Don’t Mess With Texas Adjusters In Hail Damage Claims

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


Want to move to New Zealand and work as a Loss Adjuster?

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...
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Monday, January 12, 2015


Insurance industry wins temporary FLSA exemption for insurance adjusters in CRomnibus

Source: Lexology

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...
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Tags: Wages, Overtime


Thursday, December 04, 2014


Racketeering suit faces Hartford over Sandy

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


Team One Adjusting, LLC and Ideal Adjusting, Inc

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


National Lloyds Insurance Co and Compass Adjusting Services

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


Repeated Red Flags In How Insurance Companies Have Handled & Denied The Claims Of Sandy Flood Victims For Damage To Their Homes

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,...
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Saturday, November 15, 2014


What The Hail Is Going On With Texas Insurance Claims?

Source: JD Supra, LLC

Texas Law360 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...
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Saturday, November 15, 2014


Insurance Carrier Changes Water Damage Coverage

"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...
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Thursday, April 25, 2013


State Farm® Names Top Ten States With Most Hail Losses

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...
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Friday, April 19, 2013


Texas Insurers Headed Toward West Explosion Site

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. 
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Sunday, March 31, 2013


Engineer in trial over Biloxi home calls insurance adjusters 'brainwashed'

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...
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Tuesday, February 26, 2013


Farmers - Deploys Cat Adjusters

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...
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Friday, February 22, 2013


New York reports more than 270,000 insurance claims paid after Sandy

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...
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Thursday, February 21, 2013


New York State gets tough on Sandy insurers

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...
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