Major Changes in the Way Carriers Recruit and Train adjusters…is there really a lack of available adjusters?

November 20, 2007

This is an excellent article from Risk And Insurance regarding changes afloat in the adjusting world. While I agree that the training aspect has drastically changed since I entered the adjusting ranks in the early 80’s, I do not agree there is a lack of available adjusters. (The article points out that the opinion on this depends on who you talk to!)

Handling our staffing firm and talking to hundreds of adjusters each month, I am very attuned to who is available. In spite of what you may read on many forums that there is a glut of new adjusters, we receive calls from hundreds of very experienced adjusters who are available and looking for assignments. Is what the carrier doesn’t understand is that the lack of available adjusters depends solely on the human resource efforts of different adjusting firms. Some are extremely proactive while others rely on adjusters to come to them to apply. I am always amazed at the high quality of adjusters we hear from who cannot find assignments.

I’d be interested in receiving comments from many of you reading this article and your opinions on the recruiting, the training comments, and the availability based on your findings in the market.

Here is the article “Taking Time to Adjust” by Erin Fogg online on Risk and Insurance:

http://www.riskandinsurance.com/story.jsp?storyId=16725831

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Tomorrow is Postmark Deadline to get applications in to join NACA-National Assn of Catastrophe Adjusters

November 14, 2007

Special Thanks to President Woody Britton of NACA- National Association of Catastrophe Adjusters for providing us an update that tomorrow is the deadline to get your applications in for membership for this year. Here is a portion of his email which explains:

“If you get time, tomorrow is the deadline for NACA membership applications to be post marked, maybe drop a reminder in the pot for everyone. The class schedule for the convention is on line and the classes are filling well, so we are trying to encourage everyone to get going on registering. I know it has been slow, but these are the years that we need to stick together and meet with other adjusters and the vendors to try and get our names on their lists.”
 
We have an ongoing very popular topic over at ClaimSmentor for those blog readers who are members there.

In addition to tomorrow’s deadline to apply for 2008 membership, we strongly
encourage all adjusters, adjusting firms, carrier members, and other vendors
supporting the claim industry to participate in this year’s annual NACA
convention to be held in January 2008 in Myrtle Beach, SC. I had the pleasure to
attend the convention in 2007 in Dallas, TX and have become a strong supporter
of their program after experiencing the quality of the educational and
networking opportunities at their convention which was equivalent to attending
an annual major insurance carrier claim convention during my 28 years in claims
as staff.

Here is a link to the upcoming 2008 educational opportunities for the January 2008 convention taking place in Myrtle Beach, SC along with a few additional words from President Woody Britton:

“Enclosed is the link to the NACA educational sessions at this year’s convention. The classes this year are excellent. We also have lined up the accreditation for California Earthquake Authority.  This is the mandatory class you have to take prior to handling claims for them.

Overall, we are excited for the classes and the networking possibilities. It is a great arena to meet fellow adjusters and network your talents and skills to the vendors, face to face.

We look forward to seeing you there!!”

http://www.nacatadj.org/Convention08/event_schedule.aspx

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Woody Britton, AIC

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Please let NACA know you were referred by ClaimSmentor/Dimechimes Corporation Adjuster Information Blog…Thanks!

Here’s a link to our exhibitor booth from last January’s convention. For you www.Catadjuster.org fans…it’s a great chance to meet owner Roy Cupps at the convention in the Crawford booth


New Job Opportunities Effective 11-14-07-Immediate need for Auto Adjusters, Auto Examiners, Auto Claim Management

November 14, 2007

Thank you all for your patience while we have been out for major medical surgery for our daughter. We are very happy to report that while her surgery was major that her recovery is much more successful than we originally anticipated!

We have also relocated our headquarters to Franklin,TN and will continue to provide nationwide staffing from our new offices in TN with Destin,FL now being our secondary location.

We have the following CURRENT job opportunities available. Please be sure that you view the opportunities page on our  staffing firm website  for specific details you need to submit for consideration for the following opportunities: (All Current opportunities require EXPERIENCED personnel):

http://www.claims-portal.com/jmps/jobdtl.cfm?jobid=1005

Job Name:   Immediate Need for Auto Claims Adjusters and Claim Managers or Examiners
Job Email: Debbie@Dimechimes.com
Compensation:   See Comments Below
Skills:

Auto Claims Examiner
Auto Claims Management
Auto Casualty Adjuster
Auto Bodily Injury Adjuster
Auto Claim Adjuster Estimator
CCC Pathways Experience Required

Job Description:

Dimechimes Corporation, a Nationwide Staffing firm specializing strictly in Property and Casualty Claims staffing has the current opportunities available to fill staffing requests received from adjusting firms we service:

Current Openings Effective November 14, 2007

IMMEDIATE NEED FOR AUTO CASUALTY ADJUSTERS

We are staffing direct for a carrier for a 3 week temporary assignment for EXPERIENCED Auto Claim Examiners for a temporary position based out of Springfield, IL to conduct claim audits. Position requires experience working auto casualty/liability files. Inexperienced cannot be considered for this position. Must be available to work beginning 11/26/07 for 3 weeks. Positions will pay daily rate to adjuster of $350.00 per day. 15 positions available.

We are also staffing for Auto Daily adjusters (non catastrophe) for auto estimating positions. Multiple states available. Must be a permanent resident and licensed adjuster in state of interest WITH experience using CCC Pathways. Fee to adjuster is 65% of auto estimate fee of $110.00 per inspection. CCC Pathways will be provided at NO COST to adjuster. States immediately available include West Virginia, VA coastal areas to include Norfolk, VA Beach, Phoenix,AZ, MD, DE, DC, AL, TN, NC, and FL.

We continually accept new resumes from Independent and Staff adjusters seeking daily adjusting opportunities as daily branch assist or for daily independent assignments. This includes property residential,commerical,auto, bodily injury, marine, and liability adjusters.

In addition, we continually accept new resumes for experienced Catastrophe Adjusters for our rosters.Please be sure to put note if you are billingual or steep/two story rope and harness certified.

We continue to look for additional NFIP certified adjusters for our rosters and California Earthquake Certified Adjusters.

Requirements for resume and reference submission is outlined on our website here:

http://www.dimechimes.com/Opportunities.html

Please check for frequent updates on additional opportunities on our Adjuster Information Blog found here:

http://www.dimechimes.wordpress.com

Job Classification(s):
    Professional
    Supervisory/Managerial
Industry(s):
    Insurance Industry
Job Location(s):
    AL
    AZ
    AK
    AR
    CA
    CO
    CT
    DE
    DC
    FL
    GA
    HI
    ID
    IL
    IN
    IA
    KS
    KY
    LA
    ME
    MD
    MA
    MI
    MN
    MS
    MO
    MT
    NE
    NV
    NH
    NJ
    NM
    NY
    NC
    ND
    OH
    OK
    PA
    PR
    RI
    SC
    SD
    TN
    TX
    UT
    VT
    VA
    USVI
    WA
    WV
    WI
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    OR
    * Relocate – Any Location
    *CAT – Any Location
Employment Status(s):
    Temporary/Contract
    Full-Time Position
    Part-Time Position