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21 March 2017
Texas Windstorm Insurance Association

Texas Windstorm Insurance Association

The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) was established by the Texas Legislature in 1971  in response to regional market conditions following Hurricane Celia in August 1970. Our purpose is to provide windstorm and hail insurance in the Texas seacoast. TWIA is governed by Chapter 2210 of the Insurance Code (Chapter 2210).

We are a residual insurer of last resort and are not a direct competitor in the voluntary insurance market. We provide coverage to residential and commercial properties in certain designated portions of the Texas seacoast territory. The designated catastrophe area is that portion of the seacoast territory where the Commissioner of Insurance has found that windstorm and hail insurance is not reasonably available.
09 December 2016
2017 NFIP Adjuster Claims Presentation

2017 NFIP Adjuster Claims Presentation

AUTHORIZATION RENEWAL
Adjusters seeking to renew authorization must attend an NFIP Adjuster Claims Presentation. Adjusters seeking to become authorized must attend an NFIP Presentation and apply for authorization with the NFIP Bureau and Statistical Agent, iService. NFIP standards and requirements for adjuster authorization may be found in the Adjuster Claims Manual at www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=1584.
27 November 2016

Arizona Department of Insurance

WHO MUST BE LICENSED?

You (individual or business entity) must be an Arizona-licensed adjuster in order to act as an adjuster or to hold yourself out to act as an adjuster unless the scope of your activities is limited to one or more of the following conditions (ARS § 20-321):

19 April 2016
ATLANTIC BASIN SEASONAL HURRICANE FORECAST FOR 2016

ATLANTIC BASIN SEASONAL HURRICANE FORECAST FOR 2016

ATLANTIC BASIN SEASONAL HURRICANE FORECAST FOR 2016
Forecast Parameter and 1981-2010
Issue Date 1 June 2016 - Updated 7/1

  • Information obtained through July 2016 indicates that the 2016 Atlantic hurricane
    season will have activity near the median 1981-2010 season. There remains considerable
    uncertainty with this forecast which we outline in the following paragraphs.
    We estimate that 2016 will have an additional 5 hurricanes (median is 6.5), 11
    named storms (median is 12.0), 50 named storm days (median is 60.1), 20 hurricane days
    (median is 21.3), 2 major (Category 3-4-5) hurricane (median is 2.0) and 4 major
    hurricane days (median is 3.9). The probability of U.S. major hurricane landfall is
    estimated to be about 95 percent of the long-period average. We expect Atlantic basin
    Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) and Net Tropical Cyclone (NTC) activity in 2016
    to be approximately 90 percent of their long-term averages for the remainder of the
    season.

    (the above is from the Department of Atmospheric Science Colorado State University Forecast)
07 April 2016

Alabama Proof Of Citizenship Requirement of Licensing

For INITIAL Application: Effective December 15, 2015, ALL Individual Resident and Non-Resident Alabama applicants must submit proof of citizenship by clicking here before their license is issued. This will also apply to Amendments and Reinstatements.
09 March 2016
NFIP Summary of Coverage

NFIP Summary of Coverage

This document was prepared by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to help you
understand your flood insurance policy. It provides general information about deductibles, what is
and is not covered by flood insurance, and how items are valued at the time of loss.
This document is based on the Standard Flood Insurance Policy Dwelling Form, which is used to
insure one-to-four-family residential buildings and single-family dwelling units in a condominium
building. 
04 March 2016

CEA Condominium Policy

Information on the CEA Condominium Policy

On this page you can download a sample of the policy,

09 February 2016

Insurance Jobs and Careers @ Zurich

Our people are our most important asset. Together, we foster the continued success of Zurich in North America through collaboration and support. The value of working at Zurich is being part of an organization that offers growth opportunities, community involvement and expert training.

The above from the Zurich Career page.

29 January 2016
New Guidelines for NFIP Adjusters

New Guidelines for NFIP Adjusters

A note about the use of the term “Authorized NFIP Adjuster” rather than “Certified NFIP Adjuster”: It is FEMA’s position that certification requires a more formal course of study and the successful passing of a series of examinations before certification is awarded, such is the case with Certified Public Accounts. Also, the FCN will now be referred to as the Flood Control Number.

13 January 2016

NFIP Training Available Online

The NFIP offers free online courses in basic and advanced flood insurance topics through the FEMA Emergency Management Institute. NFIP Training courses are free and open to anyone. Click on a link below to begin your self study course. 

 

(note: we first posted this in December of 2015, but it was deleted in error)

05 October 2015
Flood Related Resources and Information

Flood Related Resources and Information

The Cat Field Ops page is currently being setup for the current flooding event.

 

(photo from the CADO gallery)

23 September 2015

Jobs at Progressive Insurance - Claims

"Our claims representatives—whether they're in the field, at one of our service centers or on the phone—make good on our promise to get customers back on the road fast.

And whatever the role, each representative has a chance to cultivate a variety of skills."

20 September 2015

Opportunities with Eberl

"Claims Associates who work with us don’t just make a living, they build a career. We’re always seeking qualified Catastrophe Adjusters, Daily Claims Adjusters and Claims Associates. We have opportunities for field and in-office personnel to handle a variety of losses.

Employment opportunities are driven by a number of factors, including weather, client needs and industry trends. New opportunities are added often — be sure to check this page regularly for open positions."

20 September 2015

ICA, Inc. Employment Page

"The unpredictable nature of catastrophe claims adjusting makes staffing a challenging prospect. Labor requirements fluctuate with windstorm, flood and seismic activity, creating the necessity for an “at-will” or “as needed” adjuster work force, rather than one based on a regular, full-time schedule. Extensive travel and lengthy stays away from home are often required.

Even with that caveat, ICA is continuously searching for quality outside property adjusters and commercial adjusters. We pride ourselves on our Quality Service to our customers and their policy holders. Qualifications should include specific insurance claims adjusting experience in your field of preference and adjuster licensing in your state of residence (if required). Individuals who have a background in a closely related field, such as automobile body repair or home construction, may also be considered for claims adjusting positions. Other requirements for claims adjusting positions include outstanding organizational skills and exceptional verbal and written communication skills. Computer literacy and excellent customer service skills are necessary."

20 September 2015

Careers at Pitot Catastrophe Services

"We are constantly looking for top quality personnel to represent Pilot and our clients. As a result, we are always hiring qualified individuals."

"Due to the fact that our business is based on storm related events, all of our positions are temporary as-needed positions. Wages will vary based on the particular storm, your role and the client company you are representing."

16 September 2015

Careers with The Littleton Group

Professionals considered for employment with The Littleton Group are those who are up for a challenge and exhibit exceptional performance.

The professionals we hire help us maintain our commitment to continuous client communications, client flexibility, aggressive and proactive claims handling, and unparalleled customer service.

16 September 2015

Careers at The Hartford

"You have ideas, goals, and dreams. We have a culturally diverse, forward thinking team looking for talent like you. Our workplace has been recognized time and again. The opportunities are great. The people are greater. Your best will make us even better. Come help us chart the future."

 

16 September 2015

State Farm Career

Do more. Something better. Become a State Farm® employee. Join a respected industry leader with staying power that's been helping people since 1922.

The above is from their website.

16 September 2015

Travelers Career Page

Travelers has built a solid reputation as a leading insurance company, employs some of the most talented, passionate people in the industry and provides endless opportunities for those willing to reach for them.

If you’re driven, passionate about what you do, see obstacles as challenges and work each day to make an impact, you belong at Travelers. Working for a leading insurer, you’ll be inspired by your talented colleagues, limited only by your own ambition and supported to try new things – all by a company with a solid financial foundation and strong reputation.

The above is from their website.

16 September 2015

Careers With Wardlaw

We are always looking for qualified adjusters to add to our roster.
We anticipate CAT and Daily Property, and Auto Claims.

The above is from their site.

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