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NACA 2018 CONVENTION IN LAS VEGAS

The 2018 Convention has been posted to allow for registration.

CE credits will again be available for most classes. Check out the presenters page for more details. HOTEL BLOCK CLOSES DECEMBER 14, 2017. PLEASE, BOOK EARLY! WE SOLD OUT LAST YEAR IN EARLY DECEMBER.

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Cat Adjusting as a Profession (Is It For Me?)

Cat Adjusting as a Profession (Is It For Me?)

From the Article Archive  Title: Cat Adjusting as a Profession (Is It For Me?) First Posted: Friday, November 26, 2004 Author: Gary White My son is now ready to go to college away from home and excluding approximately 21...
6 July 2014
Article rating: 4.0

Flooding the Market with Useless Prospects: CAT Adjusters and Training

An opinion by Phillip Crimaldi  "I’m fairly certain, at least from my own research, that a few things happened somewhere around the post-Katrina era.  First, a handful of hardworking independent adjusters made a bunch of...
12 June 2014
Article rating: 5.0
Are you ready for the life as a Cat Adjuster or road warrior?

Are you ready for the life as a Cat Adjuster or road warrior?

The life of a road warrior can be hard, not only on the traveler but also on his or her family. Experienced business travelers explain how they MAINTAIN THE PERSONAL-PROFESSIONAL BALANCE...

24 May 2013
Article rating: 3.8

Quick Tip - Xactimate 27, Training Book

 If you are currently working with Xactimate 27, then you may wish to get the Training Workbook.

19 April 2010
Article rating: No rating
House Fire--A simulated claim for discussion

House Fire--A simulated claim for discussion

 To kill some time in this lull period & spread some knowledge, here is the scenario (or scenarios) as you see fit to make it. I will lay out the limited info as follows, and let's see where it goes. Heavy fire loss occurs in a single...
17 April 2010
Article rating: No rating

IKE LOSSES MAY PUT A MAJOR STRAIN ON TWIA

State-run insurer of last resort bears much of coastal cost By Mary Williams Walsh © 2008 The New York Times, Reproduced under license from the Copyright Clearance Center Hurricane Ike caused as much as $16 billion in property...
17 September 2008
Article rating: 4.0

Quick Tip - Xactimate v25: Adjusting O&P Per Claim

In this quick tip we cover issues related to Overhead & Profit (O&P) that you may encounter in the field.  Some clients may request that you handle O&P in a different way then what your current default settings allow.  In...
12 July 2008
Article rating: No rating

Comparative Performance of EPDM As Protection Against Hail Damage

By Ric Vitiello is president of Benchmark Services Inc. "Among the most serious and challenging threats to the performance of any roofing system is hail damage. Failure of a roof membrane due to hailfall can result in flooding and damage to...
4 March 2008
Article rating: 4.0

Common Estimating Errors

By John Postava;  First posted in the forum. "They say there have been more mistakes made by computers than Tequila and Hand Guns combined.  That being said, with the help of one of the top trainers at Vale National Training...
29 February 2008
Article rating: 3.4

2008 and Cat Adjusting

1 January 2008
Article rating: No rating

State of the Industry

23 November 2007
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CADO is turning 12!!

2 October 2007
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What are they saying about us

Recent articles published by Bloomberg a copy of which I've posted in the forums completely disparage the work we do. We are seen as mere puppets who foolishly obey our carrier and vendor masters with no forethought or ethics.
8 September 2007
Article rating: No rating

Missing Children

27 August 2007
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CADO March 2007 Update

Comments about the updates to the CADO site.
27 August 2007
Article rating: No rating
Catadjusting and Crisis Intervention

Catadjusting and Crisis Intervention

This is an article I have considered writing for years, one that deals with some of the emotional/psychological elements of working with people who have experienced personal crisis as a result of a catastrophic event, especially with regard to...
16 August 2007
Article rating: 4.4
View From the Slough, Too - The Art and Science of Branch Assist

View From the Slough, Too - The Art and Science of Branch Assist

View From the Slough, Too The Art and Science of Branch Assist By Steve Ebner (Medulus@aol.com)   I originally wrote this article back in 2001, and hundred of people read it on CADO, but at some point the link to the article became...
7 August 2007
Article rating: 4.9

Using the Square Break tool to add roof extensions

Have you ever seen an estimate tree in Xactimate where the roof section is listed as Roof1, Roof2, Roof3 and so on? Well in most cases this occurs when the estimate writer uses the "roof icon" or the f key to add the extensions to the main roof...
8 June 2007
Article rating: No rating

Using the Summary Matrix to change Base Service Charges

In this blog we will show you one way to change the base service charges using the Summary Matrix.
8 June 2007
Article rating: No rating

Use Sketch Templates to save time and increase production

The template tools in "Sketch" allow you to create diagrams and reuse them in other claims. You can even share them with other adjusters. In this blog we will show you how to create a template and load it.
8 June 2007
Article rating: No rating
The “Killer” amongst us.

The “Killer” amongst us.

 There are many ways to approach the demise of the catastrophe adjuster.    1) The fatal auto accident.    2) The falling off the roof.   3) The stroke   4) The heart attack Many of the...
8 June 2007
Article rating: 1.0

KATT'S 008 Commentary

What to do IF you are asked to work in 2007? Now 2008?

8 June 2007
Article rating: No rating

Florida Focus---Big "AA" meeting scheduled forTallahassee

8 June 2007
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Florida Focus---Changes in the Wind?

Some of us reside in Florida.  Many more of us have served time here with a stint or two following catastrophes that impacted the Sunshine State.  In the aftermath of Andrew;  the 'four in 2004', and then Wilma, old-timers and...
8 June 2007
Article rating: No rating

Profession or Commodity

8 June 2007
Article rating: No rating
Do it right the first time and reduce re-opens

Do it right the first time and reduce re-opens

This article was moved from the old system. It was written by George Mullet in 2000. The primary thing an adjuster needs to do is communicate with the insured. I cannot emphasize that enough. We do not know if there is an error, an oversight or...
31 March 2007
Article rating: 4.1
Ladder Safety

Ladder Safety

This is a repost of the article. We are moving all articles from the old format to the new format. As hail season approaches we want to remind everybody to think ladder safety each and ever time you grab that ladder. OSHA has reported that the...
30 March 2007
Article rating: 3.2
They don't just hand you the keys.

They don't just hand you the keys.

This article comes from a forum post that was made by rass3742 on 9/12/2006 One thing I’ve noticed is the incessant struggle between newbies and veterans of our industry, as they scrimmage to identify the paradigm of CAT adjusting. ...
16 February 2007
Article rating: 3.8