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

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With used auto prices on the rise how is this impacting auto claim settlements?

May 10, 2011

You will find an interesting article in the WSJ about the shrinking bargains to be found on used cars in this article

This raises an interesting question about what impact this is having on auto claim settlements. Are auto insurance companies still using NADA book prices and or Kelly Blue book pricing to determine ACV? Do those auto valuation tools keep up on a month to month basis to keep up with the market or are they updated only annually?

We’d love to see your comments on this in reply to this blog post, One comment received already says this article is “right on” with the exception it didn’t mention last years Cash for Clunkers program and what additional impact that has had on used car prices.

Update 5/10/11- Here’s an article just put out by Kelley Blue Book giving actual examples of changes in book values due to the rising cost of used vehicles


Supplemental Info on Geico Auto Adjuster Overtime Issues

February 27, 2010

It is just amazing the great information found while experimenting with Twitter this month for use in the claims industry.

One of the great finds today is a detailed article explaining the overtime issues in the case that Geico recently won by Weil Gotshal  law firm.  Their newsletter with a pdf  link to their article can be found on page 4 using this link.

We recently blogged with a link to the Washington Post articleon Geico’s win on these auto adjuster overtime issues  in this prior blog.


Claim Class Updates and Carrier Certification Class Updates for July 2009

June 17, 2009

We have updated the ClaimSmentor forums with the following upcoming classes:

Day and Evening online Live Class for Florida Condo Unitowners and Master Policy Claim Handling Classes- July 2009

Day and Evening online Live Classes for Additional Living Expense Claim Handling for Homeowners Insurance Claims- July 2009

You must be a registered member of ClaimSmentor to attend these classes.

Today we also posted field classes coming up in July with numerous adjusting firms for:

NFIP- special class FREE in AL for Standard Flood Policy coverage and form completion seminar

Nationwide Certification class- FREE in ALabama

USAA Carrier Certification classes- 3 different adjusting firms offering these in July 2009 from no cost ranging to 50.00 per course depending on vendor offering them

State Farm Auto and Property Certification classes in August 2009

To register for ClaimSmentor, here is the registration link so you can view these topics for complete details in our Carrier Certification forum, Roots and Wings Training Forums for our Live ALE and Condo class info and much more:

http://claimsmentor.com/register.php


Tracking Hurricane Ike Claim Litigation in Southeast Texas drives home the need for Errors and Omissions coverage for adjusters

June 6, 2009

This website posts newly filed insurance claim lawsuits for southeast TX several times each week.

http://www.setexasrecord.com/news/

Click on any of these links to find not only the suits against TWIA but other carriers as well. You’ll note that many of the cases against TWIA include the adjuster and the adjusting firm named in the complaints filed here is just one example:

http://www.setexasrecord.com/news/219283-latest-hurricane-related-insurance-suits-filed-in-jefferson-county

You can track the cases going all the way back to the month Ike hit.

This should drive home the seriousness of carrying E and O these days. We have two other posts on this blog with advice fromwww.cplic.net who specializes in carrying Errors and Omissions coverage advising adjusters should be carrying their own E and O coverage and not relying on coverage by the adjusting firm.

https://dimechimes.wordpress.com/2008/02/08/errors-and-omissions-coverage-guest-bloggers-dale-moore-client-relations-director-for-cplic/


There sure are some GREAT staff claim job openings for Auto and Property Adjusters!

May 27, 2009

We posted over 50 new job opportunities for Auto and Property Claims Adjusters in our Career Forum at ClaimSmentor yesterday.

Positions range from claim trainee opportunities right through Claims Consultant and VP of Claims positions for our management members!

Just check out the Career Forum for all new postings! Don’t guess which FL carrier is  hiring for their National Catastrophe Team or which new FL regional carrier is hiring for staff positions……just join us today at ClaimSmentor. If your not  yet a member, you will see a link for information regarding joining our now 1108 members in the last paragraph on our home page.

All contact info on the About Us page here on the blog. Blog restrictions won’t allow us to keep linking to the same site including our own so please get contact info for the site and registration link on our About Us page on this blog.


Just a ClaimSmentor Moment- #10 2009’s Most Dangerous Vehicles

May 26, 2009

I was quite surprised at the cars that made this list published at Forbes based on the Insurance Institutes information on the 10 most dangerous cars for 2009 based on crash performance tests:

http://www.forbes.com/2009/02/06/most-dangerous-vehicles-lifestyle-vehicles_0206_dangerous_vehicles_slide_12.html?thisSpeed=15000