Global Risk Solutions is offering the claims adjuster USAA CERTIFICATION this week

April 16, 2012

I ran across the following ad on CADO today indicating Global Risk Solutions is offering the USAA Adjuster Certification class this week 4/18/12 and 4/19/12 in New Orleans, LA. Here is a copy of the ad:

http://www.catadjuster.net/viewad.asp?id=50013547386104095

Global Risk Solutions, Inc. (‘GRS’) a Florida based insurance claims management is hosting the 2012 USAA Certification Test in New Orleans, LA  on 4/18 and 4/19. We will be holding a full 8 hour Xactimate 27 Refresher Course on 4/18.  Those that register this week will be invited to take weekly Xactimate 27 Webinars to strengthen your skills prior to the certification. To qualify for this course you must have at least 3 years of Property Adjusting or Related Experience. If you have any questions regarding experience please give us a call 786.512.3645.  Ex-Military please email fmcmellon@globalrisksolutions.comwith your name, number, email and years of experience to register for free.

Location :  TBD
Cost $25.00
Please use our website to register :  http://www.grsinstitute.com/Carrier_Training.php

Eberls Claims Service is now hiring for Auto Catastrophe Claims Adjusters and Auto Liability Claims Adjusters

February 9, 2012

ClaimSmentor sponsor Eberls Claims Service  is now hiring for Auto Catastrophe Claims Adjusters as well as Auto Liability Adjusters.

Here are the details for those interested:

Auto Catastrophe Claims Adjuster openings:

Join a winning team! For the last 25 years, Eberl Claims Service has been providing quality claims adjusting services to the insurance industry. Over the years we have established a reputation as one of the top independent adjusting firms in the nation.  Our success is due, in part, to our philosophy of treating our adjusters as we expect to be treated.  As a compliment to the customers we service, we also enjoy a diverse workforce comprised of many different backgrounds and experiences from all corners of the nation.  Developing an inclusive work environment that encourages individual contributions and fosters growth at all levels from a workforce that draws upon the culturally diverse demographics across the country, is a key component to providing the outstanding service that our customers identify with and appreciate.  It is how we set ourselves apart.
We are currently seeking Auto Claims Adjusters to work within our Catastrophe Division. Candidates must:
·         Be computer proficient with prior experience with auto estimating software
·         Have 2 years auto claims handling experience
·         Possess an adjuster’s license in home state or Texas
·         Have a strong work ethic and superior customer service skills
·         Be able to travel and spend extended periods of time away from home
All candidates must also undergo background screening and drug testing prior to employment.
What do we offer?
·         Better commissions – our rates are among the highest in the industry
·         Direct deposit, on-line access to payroll and fee bills
·         401K
·         Cafeteria Plan
·         License reimbursement program- We will pay the fees for up to 5 licenses each year you successfully complete an assignment with Eberl.
·         Excellent Management and Field Support
·         Excellent client base and ample work opportunities.
We invite you to put your expertise into a great work environment with Eberl! Please submit your resume to resumes@eberls.com

 

We are currently seeking Auto Liability Claims Adjusters. Candidates must:

· Have 5+ years of Auto Liability claims handling experience.

· Be computer proficient.

· Possess an adjuster’s license in Texas or Florida.

· Be willing to travel out of state on long term assignments.

· Have experience determining liability with physical damage claims.

· Be able to negotiate physical damage settlements with claimants and attorneys.

· Have experience corresponding with or interviewing attorneys, medical specialists, agents, police, medical professionals, witnesses or claimants to compile information needed for evaluation.

· Handle claims which may have multiple features identified upon report or likely to arise during the investigation of the claim including: collision, comprehensive, and physical damage.

· Undergo background screening and drug testing prior to employment.

Duties:

· Evaluate policy coverage, contact insured’s, claimants, attorneys, body shops and medical staff to determine injuries stemming from an accident while determining and establishing reserve requirements.

· Plan and conduct investigations (including but not limited to interviewing parties involved, collecting and evaluating documentation and securing evidence) to analyze coverage, determine liability, compensability, and extent of damages.

· Maintain accurate records and handle responsibilities associated with processing and payment of claims. Record and update status notes, and documents results of contacts, relevant medical reports and information per file standards.

· Determine need for cause and origin experts, independent medical examiners, accident reconstructionists, and engineers.

· Assess actual damages associated with claims and conduct negotiations to settle claims.

· May be involved with litigation as necessary.

· Evaluate claim for potential fraud.

· Investigating the presence of multiple coverage issues.

· Rental management and tow storage mitigation.

Responsible for claims involving:

· Bodily injury (BI), medical payments, personal injury protection (PIP), No fault insurance experience a plus.

· All types of auto accidents from single vehicle to semi-complex multi vehicle losses.

· Insured vehicle rear ends claimant vehicle.

· Insured structure fixed property (mailbox, light pole, landscaping, fence, etc).
· Parking lot accidents.

· Insured vehicle struck building or large fixed property exposure.

· Any vehicle in the claim including possible total loss.

Also responsible for claims that may involve significant coverage issues such as:

· Unlisted driver operating vehicle at TOL.

· Non-permissive user of vehicle at time of loss.

· Other loss to VIN/Policy.

· Loss within 10 day coverage change report only.

· Policy cancellation.

What do we offer?

· Better commissions- our rates are among the highest in the industry

· Direct deposit, on-line access to payroll and fee bills

· 401K

· Cafeteria Plan

· License reimbursement program- We will pay the fees for up to 5 licenses each year you successfully complete an assignment with Eberl.

· Excellent Management and Field Support

· Excellent client base and ample work opportunities.

We invite you to put your expertise into a great work environment with Eberl! Please submit your resume to resumes@eberls.com


Kudos to Crawford and Company for hosting 3 Claim Conferences in 2012 FREE providing CE’s, Client Carrier Certifications and More

February 3, 2012

Beverly Trice posts this news on Linkedin in response to my blog on 2012 Carrier Certifications:

Beverly TriceCrawford & Company CAT Conferences coming up: 2/21 – Tampa, FL; 4/2 – Dallas, TX; 4/23 – Atlantic City, NJ – Training, Certifications and CE’s

From an email received with more details:

Here is further information about what each of the above claim conferences at Crawford and Company will include:

Crawford & Company
2012 CAT Conferences

Crawford & Company

2012 CAT Conferences

Mark your calendars; it’s that time of year again! Crawford CAT Services has finalized plans for the much anticipated annual 2012 CAT Conferences. Given the overwhelming success of years past, we have added an additional venue giving you a third opportunity to attend.

 

This year we’re doing it bigger and better for the same unbeatable price – FREE! This is a great time to network, visit with old friends and have training opportunities, all at no cost to you. You can expect the same industry leading training that has been offered in the past.

 

Registration for the Florida Conference will begin on 2/8/12. Additionally, registration for Texas and New Jersey Conferences will begin on 2/27/12.

 

Please be on the lookout for additional information.

Tampa, FL
February 21 – February 24, 2012
Registration begins on 2/8
Xactimate
Sketch
Client Certifications

Dallas, TX
April 2 – April 5, 2012
Registration begins on 2/27
NFIP
TWIA
California Earthquake
Xactimate
Sketch
Client Certification
with CEs and many more

Atlantic City, NJ
April 24 – April 27, 2012
Registration begins on 2/27
NFIP
California Earthquake
Xactimate
Sketch
Client Certification
with CEs and many more
Conference Locations
  Tampa, FL Dallas, TX Atlantic City, NJ
 
 
 
 
   
 
Crawford & Company | 1001 Summit Boulevard | Atlanta | GA | 30319

 
 
 

2012 Independent Adjuster Carrier Catastrophe Certification Workshops- Contact Eberls Claims Service for Information

January 30, 2012

I am frequently asked for the location and dates of upcoming Property and Auto carrier certification classes with carrier certifications as one of the top requests.

I highly recommend any independent adjuster seeking specific dates and locations contact Eberls Claims Service  who is a highly regarded independent adjusting firm. I know they have a training headquarters in Dallas and provide excellent courses for Xactimate Training by one of the handful of people who are actually a Certified Xactimate trainer by Xactware (Jennifer Whitaker).

I have many adjusters who are on their rosters who highly recommend Eberls. I have also supervised Eberl’s adjusters for many years when performing as a National Catastrophe manager for State Farm as well as a Field Team Manager so I feel very confident recommending them.

They can fill you in on the experience requirements, dates of upcoming  carrier certification exam dates.

Email Tina Lehman at Eberls at TLehman@Eberls.com to submit your resume and request information should you be looking for a Carrier Certification or other assignments as Eberls is also a Citizens of Florida  adjusting firm and I have no doubt respresent many other carriers providing you with an excellent opportunity to receive assignments given your experience level and professionalism meets their needs.


Sponsor Mariposa Claims announces the addition of Bob Khosropur as Sr Vice President

January 27, 2012

 

ClaimSmentor sponsor Mariposa  announces the addition of Bob Khosropur as Senior Vice President

Whitehouse, OH – January 27, 2012

 

Mariposa Insurance Services announced that Bob Khosropur has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Operations, where he will be responsible for sales, marketing, mergers and acquisitions, accounting and logistics.

“Bob brings with him a wealth of industry knowledge and experience, and we know that he will be a great addition to our team, helping us achieve our operational, reputational and growth goals,” said David Swank, Senior Partner at Mariposa Insurance Services.

Prior to joining the company, Bob served as Chief Claims Officer at Narragansett Bay Insurance, a Northeast regional insurance company that grew from $12 million to $120 million during his tenure. At Narragansett Bay, Bob was responsible for building a homeowners claims department capable of daily and catastrophe response for customers. He also oversaw the company’s Shelterpride® field underwriting arm that appraises the interior and exterior of homes for value, risk management/mitigation, and predictive modeling data.

Bob has more than 25 years of claims operations and strategy experience including 19 years with Allstate Insurance in a variety of roles, starting as an adjuster to the district claims manager, and completing with four years as a national manager of strategic sourcing for the claims department. His extensive claims operations experience includes catastrophe management involving Hurricane Andrew, the Northridge Earthquake, and multiple wind, hail, flood and freeze catastrophes. Bob also served as the first Vice President of Claims for Privilege Underwriters (PURE), where he led the build-out of the Claims Department for the start-up carrier based in White Plains, NY.

Bob holds a Six Sigma Black Belt in business defect analysis and improvement, and this past year he received National Underwriter’s Claims Magazine “Claims Professional of the Year” award at the 15th Annual America’s Claims Event (ACE) in New Orleans.

Recognizing Bob’s ingenuity and dedication to enhancing claims services, Christina Bramlet, ACE Chairperson and Editor in Chief of Claims Magazine, said: “During a career spanning more than 20 years, he has embodied the attributes fitting of this distinction, having instituted ‘best’ practices and systematic changes to propel his organization to excellence.”

Bob holds a Bachelor’s degree in science from Goddard College in Vermont.

About Mariposa Insurance Services

Headquartered in Whitehouse, Ohio, Mariposa Insurance Services is an independent adjusting firm managing policyholder claims for insurance companies through a nationwide network of trained and qualified adjusters and a comprehensive web-based claims management system. Mariposa specializes in daily property and casualty claims and complete catastrophe support. The company also offers custom TPA services, call center services and a variety of other business process outsourcing services for insurance companies. For more information, visit www.mariposaltd.com.

For more information, contact David Swank 419-861-2557 or at david@mariposaltd.com.


ClaimSmentor Welcomes Wardlaw Claims as our newest Sponsor- Wardlaw Claims Conference info February 2012

January 24, 2012

Special thanks go out to Wardlaw Claims who has joined ClaimSmentor as our newest sponsor. Watch for additional upcoming informationabout all of the training and job opportunities they offer but for now we wish to share a link to their upcoming claim conference to be held February 13 through February 17, 2012 in Waco, TX.

For complete claim conference details and registration, you can view them on their site here.


Hurricane Rina- Now a Category 2 Hurricane- see projected path- Is Florida a Potential Target?

October 25, 2011

Here is the latest 11 am statistics for Hurricane Rina and projections for a possible Florida target location from Central Florida news:

http://www.cfnews13.com/article/news/2011/october/333804/Could-Florida-be-a-potential-target-for-Rina-and-new-low-in-tropics

I’ll have the selected Citizens of Florida 2011 Vendor link posted later today for those looking for legitimate Florida assignments from assigned vendors. As anyone who follows my information, I do not recommend ANY adjuster work for anything but a Level I adjusting firm- meaning a firm who has the direct assignment with a carrier- not a 2nd, 3rd, or more tier adjusting firm for your own protection getting paid. More on all of this in a later post today.


January 2012 Windstorm Network Conference- Orlando, FL/ Also put to rest the rumor that attendee majority were public adjusters- see stats

September 22, 2011

The 2012 Windstorm Network Conference will be held in January 2012 in Orlando, FL from January 30, 2012 through February 2, 2012.

While researching the 2011 conference and attendees due to an upcoming opportunity to speak on behalf of ClaimSmentor to the 2012 network, I came across a most interesting blog entry putting to rest rumors even I had heard that the Windstorm network attendees are public adjusters in the majority of cases.

This article on the actual statistics put out by Attorney Chip Merlin, current Windstorm Network President,  dispells these rumors and shows that attendees are 4 to 1 dominated by independent claims personnel and staff claims personnel. I hope you find this article interesting when considering both sponsorship opportunities as well as attendance participation. All in all, I find it an outstanding networking opportunity for all parties concerned in wind topics which are important for all of us in the Property and Casualty claims industry:

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/2011/03/articles/insurance/windstorm-insurance-networka-dominated-by-independent-and-company-adjusters/

Here is also the link for the January 2012 Membership and Conference Registration:
Membership- Click here

Conference Registration- Click here

 

 


Rimkus Consulting Group hosting 4th Annual Claims CE seminar in NC October 13, 2011 in Charlotte, NC

September 22, 2011

Thanks to ClaimSmentor Property and Casualty Linkedin Group member, Krista Weaver, AIC, AIS, Marketing Manager for Rimkus Consulting Group in Charlotte, NC for sharing with our ClaimSmentor group members information on their upcoming adjuster CE seminar to be held October 13, 2011 in Charlotte, NC.

For complete details for registration for this 4th annual claims ce seminar, click here.


Update 3 on Worley Catastrophe Adjusting firm Class Action Lawsuit- Altier vs Worley- Class Action Denied by Judge- see court documents

August 24, 2011

We are getting much interest in posts on the Worley class action lawsuit via internet searches leading folks to our blog thus I did a follow up today to see what new court documents could be located.

It is with much interest that I post this updated court document filed July 26, 2011 showing the federal case moved to Deny the Class Action Certification of the plaintiff adjusters. I find it very disturbing that the basis of the denial is that all of those adjusters working did not have signed employment contracts.

I lecture continually in our Fundamentals of Claims course for new adjusters about not going out without a signed contract due to the fact the contract is needed if there are non payment issues or disputes on fee received.

Here again is an entirely different reason for being sure you work under a signed employment contract with the adjusting firm:

http://docs.justia.com/cases/federal/district-courts/louisiana/laedce/2:2011cv00241/145020/187/

If you missed our original blog on the Altier vs Worley case and Update 2, here is a link to the prior blogs:

http://wp.me/p5Xno-zc

I do have a call in now to the plaintiff’s attorney for an update on the case as to what happens next. Apparently it is ongoing as I was just told all of the attorney’s on the case are out in depositions this week pertaining to the case but they would have someone call me back later today for an update.


Here is a link to North Carolina Windpool Independent Adjusting firms for Independents Looking for Work

August 24, 2011

Here is the link to the NC Wind pool Association’s list of 2011 Independent Adjusting firms for those wanting to get their resumes in early as Huricane Irene, now a Category 3 hurricane, approaches the projected North Carolina coast for those wishing to submit their resumes ahead of landfall:

http://ncjua-nciua.org/claims/2011%20Approved%20Adjusters%2020110404.pdf

Best Regards and be safe as you travel and work your new assignments!


Xactimate Training Options through Xactware Why take it anywhere but directly from the source!

August 17, 2011

Let’s talk Xactimate training!

I continue to be annoyed each and everytime I see another outrageous charge for Xactimate training by many sources who have little under their belt besides a few months to a few years of catastrophe adjusting.

First and foremost, before you pay any fee to any organization you need to verify through Xactware whether or not they are even Xactware certified to vouch for their expertise in the Xactimate programs. It is simple to do so, here is a link at Xactware where you can find instructors and verify if they have certified with them to teach a course to assure you are learning from a true and TESTED expert in this field: View list here

The second most important reason to take your training from an Xactimate certified instructor is due to the fact only XACTWARE can actually certify you in your training by truly testing your skills to verify you are adept at using their software. They offer Level I,  Level II, and Level III online certification tests. I have seen variations in requirements by adjusting firms asking adjusters to obtain their Level I and Level II and sometimes Level III certification. Thus, even if you paid an outrageous price from a non certified vendor and haven’t taken the certification level testing, it is worthless from the standpoint of securing the required Xactware certification.

You will also note that Xactware lists Certified users on their website which you can view here . It is without a doubt if I owned an independent adjusting firm and searching for qualified adjusters, I’d definitely start with this list which even shows the adjuster state of residence as well- what a find for an independent firm looking for good daily property adjusters!

The contact I received that prompted this blog post was from one of my favorite claims associations. They were proposing offering of Xactimate training by a source offering the class for $5,500.00 to the group thus the cost per participant would be apparently divided among the participants. The name of the trainer was not revealed in the email received and they could or could not be Xactware certified but I have let the group know my thoughts which was the very reason for the existence of ClaimSmentor to prevent the training abuses I have witnessed in the independent field by, in some cases, very poor trainers and very worthless certificates for attendance being given to class attendees. As a claim manager and knowing the problems existing out there with many of the training firms, a certificate of attendance at training is worthless when it isn’t backed up by proper testing to make sure you can actually produce a professional estimate and claim file.

It is almost certain trainee adjusters are spending upwards towards $10,000 dollars attending claim conferences, seminars, insurance carrier certification workshops and in the majority of their cases they have yet to receive their first assignment. It is actually shocking. More on this subject later.

In the meantime, I cannot stress enough that you should take your Xactimate training directly from the source. It is more cost effective, it accomplishes the need to properly get certified to your own advantage, and with all of the new options they have available through webinars, online training, self study training, and opportunities to take field classes you obtain the proper workbooks so you’ll have them on the road with your first assignments, but also find step by step guidelines to reference as needed.

The most common complaints I hear constantly from adjusters taking Xactimate courses from numerous other sources include but not limited to the fact that the trainer to student ratio is very poor, that hours into the first day are wasted while instructors have to load Xactware on adjusters computers who didn’t follow instructions to do so before classes, and that they walked away with no training material whatsoever for future references which is greatly needed when it may be months between your class instruction and when you actually receive your first assignments.

Listen folks, do yourselves a favor and take this training seriously. It isn’t he with the cheapest class or the class most convenient to your home that matters. If your estimates are not professional and properly formatted, as an independent you will earn NOTHING as your files will continue to be rejected for corrections. Over the years of running ClaimSmentor, I’ve heard countless number of stories from trainee adjusters who couldn’t cut it in the field and were released and sent home due to poor estimatics, poor estimating skills, and many other reasons we discuss in our Fundamentals of Claims courses.

Do the right thing for your own career.Here is the list of all programs Xactware offers on webinars and Xactimate training….run don’t walk to register through Xactware for all of your Xactimate training needs. I just cannot stress this enough. You can prevent becoming a victim of poor training without certification and have all of the options to meet your individual learning styles such as instructor lead, self study, webinars, etc all the while saving on those costly traveling expenses to attend field classes.

We continue to thank Xactware for the ever continuing effort they make with great progess I’d say in the last year or two to making Xactimate training options even more user friendly for adjusters today than ever before!

To all of you Xactimate users who have obtained your Level I, Level II, and even your Level III certification- my hat’s off to you for taking the professional route to learning the software. I understand there is a fee for each level of testing which is outlined on the Xactware site but for what it can do for your career and opportunities as well as your own comfort level- BRAVO to you!


TWIA- Texas Windpool- now offers 5 additional Claims Adjuster workshops in August and September 2011

August 10, 2011

We have just received a notice that Texas Windpool is offering 5 additional claims adjuster certification workshops in August and September 2011.

I am glad to see they are offering some outside of TX for your convenience. The following link also contains the information that you must be registered with one of the firms handling their claims and provides a website link for each firm.

It is my hope that you will consider the adjusting firms on that list who are ClaimSmentor sponsors which are Eberl Claims  and Crawford and Company (their KMConDemand.com) is also one of our sponsors. Four other names on the list are proactive participants on ClaimSmentor to include CNC-Resource, Pacesetter Claims, Wardlaw Claims, and NCA group.

Click HERE for the workshop and adjusting firm contact information. Please be sure to tell them you heard about this through ClaimSmentor since they are members too! We appreciate it!


Join the PLRB Eastern Conference in Baltimore,MD June 22-23, 2011

June 1, 2011

Here is the link to the upcoming PLRB Eastern Conference to be held in Baltimore, MD June 22-23, 2011.

I am always most impressed with the exhibitors who attend the PLRB conferences as an outstanding next working opportunity for adjusting firms, adjusters, and insurance companies alike. It is just unfortunate that independent adjusters can’t attend at a lower rate as many staff adjusters and claims managers can attend free due to their employer’s membership in PLRB as you’ll see on the registration links.

For all CE information, registration forms, and exhibitor information, you can view it on this link:

http://www.plrb-lirbregionals.com/2009defaultnew.cfm?mc=71


Join the Southern California Inland Empire Claims Association for their CE Summer School Seminar July 13-14, 2011

June 1, 2011

Here is an excellent opportunity for California Insurance adjusters to earn CE credits through the southern California Inland Empire Claims Association CE Summer School. Claims Associations also provide an excellent opportunity to network with others in the claims industry and to learn about local claim job opportunities.

For complete details on the summer school program they are hosting view this link from them:

http://scclaimsassociation.com/educational_workshops.html

Another great bit of information learned from Linkedin groups!


New Job Opportunities for Daily Adjusters in NJ and FL- Work from home as employee for Independent Adjusting firms

May 31, 2011

We have been requested to staff for additional daily adjuster opportunities. These are both for independent adjusting firms.

I.  Opening for adjuster to work daily claims in New Jersey for a long term client. The client is an independent adjusting firm. The position will be as an employee once candidate successfully proves they can meet adjusting firm requirements for quality work via a 30 day trial period as an independent. Once work is approved during this period, opportunity will transition to an employee versus independent on salary with full benefits to include 401k and health insurance. Client will also pay adjuster expenses in a work from home position along with field property inspections. Client needs a candidate proficient in Xactimate as well as two years experience. Must have a miniumum of two years of verifiable property adjusting experience. Candidate must also be a permanent resident of New Jersey and have reliable transportation to adjust claims through out the state.

If  interested, submit completed resume with pertinent information as to what carriers and prior adjusting firms you have worked claims for (or carrier as a staff adjuster) and what types of policies you have experience working with as long as types of perils you have adjusted (water, wind, fire, etc).

Resume should be submitted to dkmoroy@dimechimes.com. Please include your name in the subject area as well as the state you are applying for.

II.  Postion two is also for a position as an employee working daily claims. Postion contains an excellent salary, benefits, and company car. Position will be in Miami, Florida. Candidate must have a minimum of three years working daily claims to include all perils such as water, fire, theft, wind, hail, hurricane, etc. Liability experience as well will be a plus as will billingual skills. You must be a permanent resident of the area and have a permanent Florida resident adjuster license.

Please be sure resume includes years of experience, the names of the carriers and adjusting firms you have worked claims for, the perils and types of policies you have handled claims for as well as three professional references that can verify your claims experience.

Send resume to dkmoroy@dimechimes.com.

****UPDATE 2:30 PM ET- Client has withdrawn the Miami opening and we’ll update you at a later date if they re-open this position.

We will contact applicants that qualify within 48 hours of receipt of your resume. Specifics regarding salary and clients involved will only be provided to qualified candidates during interview for their consideration.

Note that candidates with continuing education designations such as AIC and CPCU, billingual skills, mulit line adjusting experience, and more than five years experience will receive the strongest consideration among applicants resumes received.

Please send resume and references in PDF format.


Update on Worley overtime class action case Altier vs Worley and BP- BP granted dismissal May 2011

May 11, 2011

Doing some research today, I was able to locate a May 9, 2011 court decision granting BP’s motion to be dismissed from this class action lawsuit filed by independent adjusters working BP claims through Worley adjusting firm.  Here is the link.

It is interesting to see several more independent adjuster names on the court document now as plaintiff’s…several of which I recognize from online interactions from several sites.

In another online document from a February 25, 2011 Status Conference held  involving all BP cases, they do list both Alteir vs Worley and Alteir vs Worley and BP as item number 17 on the Agenda. Here’s the link to that pdf document found online.

The website listing the status of the 368 litigation cases against Deep Water Horizen does show these two cases still open here (search alpha order for Alteir vs Worley.

While doing some online research I also came across another case in AL that includes BP and Worley as well as ESIS who BP originally assigned cases to filed with the State of AL as one of two plaintiffshere which also lists it as a RICO case as shown in this document. I will make some contacts to see if I can get more documents if they available to the public. There is a short explanation about the type of case it is in the top right corner of the pdf document. The 2nd plaintiff listed on this AL case is CMCO, LLC and here is the trademark info I found on them but no clue if this is actually the plaintiff listed on this case.

Amazingly (not) is a website which is basically an advertisement from the firm filing the class action speaking to adjusters who may have worked for Worley found here. The website for the law firm is listed on the bottom of that link along with contact information.

As far as what independent adjusters are saying,  here is a lin to a CADO forum topic where a few were discussing this case when it first hit the news.

For links to our prior posts with the original Complaint documents which explains the details of the case if you missed it, here is the link.

As we locate more documents and information we will update the information here on the blog.


When it rains…..it pours! Minnesota gets golf ball size hail May 10, 2011

May 11, 2011

First we have fires, floods, and severe tornado damage….and now we have golf ball size hail in Minnesota which happened last night.

To read the news from the Star Tribune on the storm and to view photos just follow this link.

I worked hail losses in Roseville, MN for almost a year as a catastrophe team manager in the late 90’s. The folks up there were wonderful to work with as were the policyholders. The difficulty adjusters experienced there in closures was the fact there were so many prior losses due to multiple hail storms in the area at the time that is slowed production from the standpoint the prior losses all had to be reviewed prior to settlement to assure no duplication of damages were being claimed.

We can post job opportunities for property adjusters in all of our social media outlets and on ClaimSmentor if your firm needs additional personnel due to all of the current losses nationwide. Just email me at dkmoroy@dimechimes.com if interested in this job posting service to carriers and adjusting firms.


Back to Posting on Blog Tomorrow! Here is a new job opportunity today for daily adjuster in Connecticut with benefits

May 3, 2011

I can’t believe so much time has gone by without posting. I’ve had a busy several months with family obligations and my schedule is now clear again atleast for the next few months! We are traveling full time with my husband’s new position this year and it’s been creating havoc on my own schedule but we are most thankful for this excellent opportunity he has been given!

So first things first, we are staffing for a new position with one of our long time clients for an experienced residential property claim adjuster to be home based in Connecticut. We need an experienced residential property adjuster to work daily claims in Connecticut. Must have a minimum of three years of  verifiable experience. Position will be as an employee versus independent adjuster. Adjuster will work from home and the position includes health insurance benefits, 401k, company car, gas card, and travel and equipment expenses covered. Position includes a salary draw against fee bills as well. This position will be with an excellent independent adjusting firm.

What an excellent opportunity for the right person. If qualified and interested, please forward resume to DkMoroy@Dimechimes.com along with 3 references who can professionally document your experience. Must be a permanent resident of Connecticut and have all proper license requirements met.

We look forward to hearing from you.


Filed Court Documents on Class Action filed against Worley and BP by Adjusters on Overtime Issues/Daily Rate- Part II

February 11, 2011

We previously posted about the information learned about a Class Action lawsuit filed on behalf of BP adjusters working oil spill claims.

Here is a link to the original post if you missed it:

http://dimechimes.wordpress.com/2011/02/09/adjusters-handling-bp-claims-file-a-class-action-lawsuit-on-two-issues-overtime-pay-and-failure-to-receive-65-of-daily-fee-per-contract/

This post now contains the two Complaints filed by the adjuster seeking to represent the Class of adjusters who worked the claims:

Altier v Worley BP et al gov.uscourts.laed.145020.1.0 This is the Complaint filed seeking Class Action on Overtime Pay Issues although they were independent adjusters working on a daily rate

Alteir v Worley only  This is the Complaint filed seeking Class Action on alleged failure to pay BP Adjusters 65% of the daily rate they received per Adjuster

Thank you to the source who provided the copies of the court documents. We will continue to follow this case and post updates as we learn them as we feel this is a significant case that all carriers and adjusting firms as well as adjusters will follow due to the daily rate/ employee vs independent contractor/ and overtime issues involved.


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