Carrier Certifications- Exchange of Information between ClaimSmentor members and participating adjusting firms

July 30, 2009

We have postings in our carrier certification forum on ClaimSmentor up now that we are approaching the beginning of the peak months of hurricane season for participating adjusters to reply to each topic by carrier if they have obtained the certifications for various carriers so our participating 72 adjusting firms can go directly to a pertinent carrier’s forum topic to download resumes of those now qualified to work claims for a carrier.

 We hope this exchange of information between our member adjusting firms and participating adjusters (now at 1150 plus members!) will be a valuable exchange of catastrophe assignments for the adjusters and a pool of candidates for participating adjusting firms as we begin the busier months of hurricane season!

Thus far we have up a forum topic to post if you offer certification testing for a firm or have certified with a firm for the exchange of info on the following carriers:

Allstate, American Family, Citizens of FL, Farmers, Homewise, Liberty Mutual, Nationwide, NFIP, Royal Palm, State Farm, Tower Hill,  TX Windpool,  and USAA (alpha order). If you know of others requiring certification training or firms offering any of the above, please let us know for the most valuable exchange of info between independent adjusters and independent adjusting firms. Thanks!

If you are not yet a  member of ClaimSmentor, you can join us today once we receive the required registration information found here:

We have received numerous registration requests while we were closed the month of July 2009 and will be getting those all caught up by Monday so there is no need to send a duplicate request if you already sent your information in. You will receive an email confirming your registration along with a private login id to participate once we have registered you.

Colorado storm of July 20, 2009 estimated at 350 Million/ 50,000 plus claims

July 29, 2009

The Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association is reporting that the July 20, 2009 hail and wind storm is the 2nd most costly storm in Colorado and is reporting claim losses exceeding 50,000 losses. For complete details, refer to this bulletin posted on their site:

The June hail/wind storm isn’t far behind at 161 million!

I imagine many of you have received assignments out there. Be safe on those steep roofs while out there!

Best Job Opportunities for Claims Adjusters found on the web!

July 16, 2009

We highly recommend those searching for staff adjuster and for some independent positions as property adjusters and auto adjusters create a search job alert at which is the best website we have found for locating claim career job opportunities.

Indeed posts jobs found from many employment opportunity search engines such as Great Insurance Jobs and newspaper ads nationwide combining them into one search engine for you! What a time saver rather than running to Career Builder, Great Insurance Jobs and many other web sites those looking for claim job opportunities when Indeed has already combined those newly posted for you!

Here is an example on the results for a search for Florida Claim job opportunities so you can see the many sites they pull in information from:

For more information about the career search engine, here is a link to their about us info:

Save the Date- January 11-14 Austin TX is location of 2010 NACA (National Assn of Catastrophe Adjusters) Annual Conference with CE credits for adjusters

July 14, 2009

SAVE THE DATE—-  The 2010 NACA Convention will be held January 11-14 at the Renaissance Austin Hotel in Austin, TX.  Details will be on our website soon!


NACA – National Association of Catastrophe Adjusters, Inc.

PO Box 821864

North Richland Hills, TX  76182

Phone – 817-498-3466

Fax – 817-498-0480

Website –

Kmc on Demand (division of Crawford and Company) adds 6 more courses to online claims classes

July 14, 2009

Email reprinted with permission of KMC on Demand as an online sponsor of ClaimSmentor. Kmc on Demand is the online training arm of Crawford and Company adjusting firm:

Friday, July 10, 2009 3:06 PM


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Dear Deborah:          ,

I hope this email finds you doing well.  I wanted to let you know that we have just added 6 new courses (31 modules) to your KMC demo for your review. They are:

  • Advanced General Casualty I  
  • Advanced General Casualty II  
  • Commercial Trucking  
  • Insurance Ethics  
  • Negotiations
  • Personal Liability

You can view a complete description of these courses in the attached PDF, or on the KMC web site at:

We encourage you to review the content and pass it along to the relevant experts within your organization.

We will continue to add and improve courses while enhancing the KMC technology, and welcome any comments, feedback, or ideas you may have for future development.


Elise Quadrozzi CPCU, AIM, AU, ARP
Knowledge Management Account Executive

KMC On Demand
Crawford & Company

1001 Summit Blvd.
Atlanta, GA 30319
Phone: 404.291.1893