A moment out today to say a special thanks to our ClaimSmentor current sponsors! Visit their websites today!

May 31, 2011

We have added a ClaimSmentor Sponsor link as a new page on this blog to honor our sponsors who help support our claims mentor efforts! We definitely appreciate you.

Please visit their links today here:

https://dimechimes.wordpress.com/claimsmentor-sponsor-links/

This includes the following sponsors:

May 31, 2011 at 1:12 PM (Edit)

Current ClaimSmentor Sponsor Links Effective 6/1/2011:

Click Claims CMS System- AMBEST award winner
http://www.Clickclaims.com

Eberls Claims Adjusting firm
http://www.eberls.com

Haag Education sponsored by Haag Engineering
http://www.haageducation.com

KMConDemand- a division of Crawford and Company online training courses
http://www.kmcondemand.com

Mariposa LTD Claims Adjusting Firm
http://www.Mariposaltd.com

National Association of Catastrophe Adjusters
http://www.nacatadj.com

University of Central Florida Adjuster Licensing and CE Courses
http://www.ce.ucf.edu/Program-Search/1347/Insurance-Training-Programs/

Xactware Adjuster Estimating Software and Certifications
http://www.xactware.com

Please email dkmoroy@dimechimes.com should you be interested in a sponsor opportunity with us at ClaimSmentor http://www.ClaimSmentor.com

Special Thanks to our Sponsors for supporting e-mentorship in claims!

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Bill Introduced in MS to have feds decide wind vs water on claim disputes- Your thoughts?

May 31, 2011

A bill has been introduced in Mississippi to have feds decide wind vs water on claim disputes on hurricane losses. I have shared this link with several Linkedin groups for opinions and would like to share it here as well. Feel free to post your comments in response to this story. Do you think it will pass? What effect if any do you see as to how this would impact insurance carriers willing to write coverage in MS?

http://blog.al.com/live/2011/05/bill_would_let_feds_decide_win.html


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.


Mississippi River Flooding- Finding which insurance companies sell Flood insurance by state search

May 14, 2011

Here’s a link for the adjusting companies searching for which insurance companies write flood policies by state:

http://www.fema.gov/nfipInsurance/search.do;jsessionid=557F40DDAA89ECF0899EDD7DB6434E0C.Worker2Public2?action=Init


Our Prayers are with those in MS and LA flood zones this weekend- Articles says if spillway not opened that flooding in New Orleans could be worse than during Katrina

May 13, 2011

I had started to post a few humorous claim stories for some light hearted claim news this weekend but after checking on the status of the flooding expected in MS and LA and watching some news reports, I’d rather share this Reuters news story discussing projected flooding in MS and LA including the statement that should the spillway not be opened tomorrow that New Orleans will suffer more flooding than post Katrina:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110513/us_nm/us_flooding

I think when independent adjusters were hoping for assignments this year, no one ever could have asked for the severe amount of tornado damage and flooding damage which has happened just in the past few weeks.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims AND the adjusters and claims personnel working in these storm zones.


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.