Health Care Reform Provisions- Great article outlining how this will effect employers. What about adjusting firms?

March 24, 2010

New Health Care Reform provisions- how are they going to effect independent adjusting firms and carriers?

Excellent article found at Constangy law firm  clearly outlining how the Health care reforms will effect employers is found here:

I’m curious how this will effect independent adjusters since some do work as W2 employees versus on a 1099 and are allowed to collect unemployment when they do. Will independent adjusting firms stop allowing it? Will the insurance carriers who require the adjusting firms use them as W2’s either drastically increase fee bills to cover the independent firm thousands of fees they have to pay per employee if they don’t provide their health care?

 This should lead to an interesting discussion and speculation on many of our parts who are involved in the claims industry! We hope to see your comments posted! We do require an email address to approve your comments but you can comment in your first name only so it doesn’t effect your relationships with adjusting firms or carriers!

We do not personally know this law firm and just ran across this through their newsletter. We are not giving legal advice here but recommending you check this out and consider these issues with your own counsel.

Citizens of Florida Independent Adjusting Firm 2010 Training information- Action Catastrophe Team

March 24, 2010

We have received the following training update from Action Catastrophe Team with their training dates and locations for their FREE Citizens of Florida 2010 Claim Certification training for catastrophe and non catastrophe training. Here is a copy of their information posted with their permission.

I have published these in the past for information I could find on all of their approved vendors. For 2010, I have decided to post only those of participating ClaimSmentor adjusting firms as I personally have gotten to know their owners over the past 4.5 years that ClaimSmentor has been in business so I am more comfortable sharing information I know about reputable adjusting firms. Citizens has prequalified all approved vendors so I would think they all would be reputable, it’s just that I do not know them personally and will share information from the ones I do know personally. So….here’s the first opportunity shared for posting with this firms approval:

Subject: Citizen’s Certification Classes from Action Catastrophe Team



Tallahassee, FL
Atlanta, GA
Tampa/St.Petersburg, FL
Arlington, TX


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Upcoming Citizen’s Certification Classes from Action Catastrophe Team


Hello Again!!We hope everyone has has an enjoyable start to what we hope is a very healthy and prosperous 2010.  As we enter spring, it’s time for us to start turning our attention to the new, yearly Citizen’s certification classes.

A.C.T. is very fortunate to be a vendor for Citizen’s, handling both Non-Cat (Daily) and Catastrophe claims.  We have adjusting positions available for Residential, Commercial, Sinkhole,  Liability, Team Lead, and Inside Examiners for both Daily and Cat claims.

The early predictions indicate the 2010 Hurricane Season will be more active than normal and there is a high likelihood that Florida will once again be in the bulls-eye.  Don’t let the less than active last couple of years lull you into a false sense of security. 

We could have another 2004 or 2005 season at any time and if you want to participate when it happens, you MUST attend one of the FREE, MANDATORY, Citizen’s Certification Classes we will be offering.

Unlike last year, Citizen’s will be combining the Cat and Non-Cat classes into one session.  Even if you attended a Citizen’s class in the past, you have to be re-certified every year. 

We have scheduled four seperate Certification classses and smaller group sessions in Florida are possible at a later date.

To register, simply reply to this e-mail with the location you wish to reserve a seat in.  You will receive an e-mail confirmation.  Or go to our Website and visit the “Contact Us” page.  While there, fill out the On-Line Information sheet to ensure we have your current contact information.

Once you are confirmed to attend, we will send specific information as to the materials you will need to bring to these meetings.  You must have a Current Resume’ indicating at least two years experience and a Background Check will be done on all adjusters.

Feel free to forward this to any adjusters you know that would like to join our Team. 




 Tallahassee, Florida

We traditionally make Tallahassee one of our first Certification Class locations.  There are several hotels/motels nearby and this year, they have taken over ownership of the Marie Livingstons Steakhouse that is on the property.  Our Meeting will be held inside the Monroe Street Conference Center that is located inside Marie Livingstons.
Event Info

Saturday, April 17th, 2010

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM  (Eastern Time)

2725 Graves Rd. Tallahassee, FL 32303


There are special rates for the Holiday Inn, Comfort Inn, Days Inn if you say you are attending the Action Cat Team event.




 Atlanta, Georgia

We are happy to provide a location in the Atlanta area for this year’s classes. 

The meeting will be at the Golden Corral restaurant meeting room.  There is no charge for the meeting, but the restaurant has given us use of the meeting room with the understanding that our attendees will eat lunch with them. The lunch is under $8.00. If you aren’t familiar with them, they offer one of the best buffets you can buy.

Event Info

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM  (Eastern Time)

2155 Riverside Parkway Lawrenceville, GA

There are several motels close by if you need one you can Google either Lawrenceville, Suwanee, or Norcross for the motels nearby.




 Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida

Our meeting in the Tampa Bay area is conveniently located not to far off of the main bridge into St. Petersburg.  The Comfort Inn is also offering special rates if you say you are attending our Citizens Training Class.  A single room is $64.99 and 2 Dbl bed room is only $69.99 + tax.  Free Deluxe Continental breakfast is included.

Event Info

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

2260 54th Ave North,  St. Petersburg, FL 33714





 Arlington, Texas

Arlington is convenient to several major cities around the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and our meeting there will be held at the LaQuina Inns and Suites.  They are offering rooms at $85.00  including breakfast and free airport shuttle service. 

Event Info

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM  (Central Time)

825 N. Watson Rd.  Arlington, TX 76011




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