Saturday, December 29, 2018


FEMA slammed for halting flood claims during shutdown

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Thursday, December 27, 2018


PowerClaim XML 24f - 2018 FEMA FLOOD FORMS

Hawkins Research, Inc.

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

 

Source: PowerClaim website.

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Thursday, December 27, 2018


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

Source: Simsol Blog

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 Program’s updated flood claim forms for...

Tuesday, December 11, 2018


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

Source: North Carolina Department of Insurance

.... 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 seeped into the walls that will eventually result...

Wednesday, December 05, 2018


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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Tuesday, December 04, 2018


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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Monday, December 03, 2018


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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Monday, December 03, 2018


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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Sunday, December 02, 2018


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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Friday, November 30, 2018


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).

Source: Alaska Earthquake Center

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 government offices. The extent of the damage is not yet...
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Friday, November 30, 2018


2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season

From Wikipedia

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. The season officially began on June 1, 2018, and...
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Wednesday, November 28, 2018


'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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Monday, November 26, 2018


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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Monday, November 26, 2018


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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Friday, November 23, 2018


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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Tuesday, November 20, 2018


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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Sunday, November 18, 2018


California Insurance Commissioner issues emergency declaration to help fire survivors across the state

November 14, 2018 Press Release

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 today declared an emergency situation, which allows...

Sunday, November 18, 2018


Expedited Claim Handling Billing Grace Period Procedures for California Wildfires

Source: California DOI

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 billing grace periods to help residents and businesses...

Friday, November 16, 2018


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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Thursday, November 15, 2018


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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Thursday, November 15, 2018


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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Wednesday, November 14, 2018


November Wildfires: Notice of Shortage of Accommodations for Survivors

Source: California Department of Insurance

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 insurance companies, adjusters, and other...
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Tuesday, November 13, 2018


48,390 Homes at High or Extreme Risk from Destructive California Wildfires, CoreLogic Finds

Source: CoreLogic Press Release

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Tuesday, November 06, 2018


Election day storm damage in Knoxville - Knoxville News Sentinel

Election day storm damage in Knoxville  Knoxville News SentinelThe early morning storm Nov. 6 left at least two roads blocked by toppled trees in North Hills. This dead tree fell across Haggard Road and tore down wires, ...
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Tuesday, November 06, 2018


Storm damage in the Tennessee Valley - WAFF

Storm damage in the Tennessee Valley  WAFF

Two tornadoes touched down in Lauderdale and Jackson Counties.

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Saturday, November 03, 2018


Straight line winds to blame for storm damage in parts of Montgomery, Chester counties - WPVI-TV

Straight line winds to blame for storm damage in parts of Montgomery, Chester counties  WPVI-TVWeather officials say two instances of storm damage in Montgomery and Chester counties Friday night was the result of straight line winds.
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Friday, November 02, 2018


VID | Major storm damage in Mt. Airy; town reports tornado - Fox Baltimore

VID | Major storm damage in Mt. Airy; town reports tornado  Fox BaltimoreMT. AIRY, Md. (WBFF) - Multiple businesses were seen damaged in Mt. Airy as severe storms came through Friday evening. The Town of Mount Airy said on ...
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Friday, October 19, 2018


Florida Hurricane Michael Claims Data

Source: Florida Office of Insurance Regulation

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation is reporting a total of 78,688 claims as of October 18, 2018 with Total Estimated Insured Losses at $835,868,692.  See the report for additional details.
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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...

Sunday, August 26, 2018


Hawaii Flood Policy Statistics as of 06/30/2018

Source: NFIP

 County Name   Policies In-Force  HAWAII COUNTY    4,559  HONOLULU COUNTY   ...
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Wednesday, August 08, 2018


USAA reports 8,000 claims from hailstorm in Colorado Springs; mobile claim center opening

Source: Colorado Springs Gazette

USAA received 8,000 claims for damage to homes and vehicles Tuesday, twice as many as from the June 13 hailstorm that hit Fountain, the insurance and financial services giant reported. Other top insurers, including State Farm, Farmers and Progressive, didn’t have claims numbers or...
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Thursday, July 05, 2018


CSU team decreases forecast, now calls for near-average 2018 Atlantic hurricane season

Source: Colorado State University

Colorado State University hurricane researchers have decreased their forecast from their early April prediction and now call for a near-average Atlantic hurricane season. The primary reason for this decrease is anomalous cooling in the tropical Atlantic. The weak La Niña that occurred...
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Tuesday, June 26, 2018


It's nearly July, but this Canadian city just woke up to snow

It's nearly July, but this Canadian city just woke up to snow  Washington PostIt's Almost July and Snow Is Falling in Newfoundland, Canada  The Weather ChannelJune snow storm hits Newfoundland  Fox5NYFull coverage
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Thursday, June 21, 2018


ComEd Receives National Recognition for Emergency Restoration on the East Coast and in Puerto Rico

ComEd Receives National Recognition for Emergency Restoration on the East Coast and in Puerto Rico  The Chicago CitizenFull coverage

Monday, June 11, 2018


Summer is the time to fix utilities' winter storm preparation

Summer is the time to fix utilities' winter storm preparation  The Journal News | LoHud.comFull coverage

Friday, June 08, 2018


Storm's Jordin Canada receives warm welcome in pro debut in Los Angeles

Storm's Jordin Canada receives warm welcome in pro debut in Los Angeles  OCRegisterFull coverage
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Wednesday, June 06, 2018


Hydro One receives two Emergency Response Awards

Hydro One receives two Emergency Response Awards  PR Newswire (press release)Full coverage

Tuesday, June 05, 2018


Trump grants March storm disaster declaration

Trump grants March storm disaster declaration  Seacoastonline.comFull coverage

Thursday, May 31, 2018


OKLAHOMA DOI decides to police the entire country for license compliance

OKLAHOMA DOI decides to police the entire country for license compliance.  Upon my recent submission for license renewal as a Non-Resident, the DOI rep Nicki has decided to question my standing with my home state of Nevada!  I am complete good standing with Nevada, and havre offered to...

Sunday, May 20, 2018


TSR Extended Range Forecast for Northwest Pacific Typhoon Activity in 2018

TSR predicts the 2018 Northwest Pacific typhoon season will see activity slightly above the 1965-2017 norm. However, forecast uncertainties remain large.

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