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:

http://www.constangy.com/communications-275.html

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.

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8.8 EQ and many after shocks in Chile- Translation services adjusters may need!

February 27, 2010

We are watching all of the news on the Chile 8.8 Earthquake which struck today. News stations are reporting over 25 after shocks already.

We are posting in the Storm Forum on ClaimSmentor news from the adjusting community should any be deploying adjusters for our members. We are also retweeting important posts we come across on Twitter if you’d like to follow at www.twitter.com/ClaimSmentor as well.

This is a great time to bring back up a former blog on translation services insurance adjusters may find useful:

https://dimechimes.wordpress.com/2007/08/17/billingual-adjusters-in-big-demand-please-update-your-resume-if-applicable/


Number One Claims Job Site for Trainee through Claims Management Positions

January 11, 2010

We research claims job opportunities for our members regularly.

If you haven’t used Indeed yet, you are missing great job opportunities! Indeed draws in claims job opportunities from major employers and numerous job sites such as Great Insurance Jobs. It allows you basically one site to search all claims job postings from multiple sources.

www.Indeed.com


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 www.indeed.com 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:

http://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=claims&l=fl&fromage=last&rq=1

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

http://www.indeed.com/intl/en/about.html


Colorado Storm Preliminary Storm Damage Stats In from storms beginning 6/7/09

June 17, 2009

Just a ClaimSmentor moment link to Colorado preliminary storm damage statistics and claims for the numerous storms last week beginning 6/7/09:

http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2009/06/17/101433.htm


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.


Look Before You Leap! New classes scheduled online LIVE in April 2009 for Staff Adjusters and Management Considering an Independent Adjuster or Independent Claim Management Career

March 15, 2009

 

              Look Before You Leap! The Grass is NOT always Greener on the other Side!  

                       This class  is designed to improve understanding by Insurance Carrier HR managers considering independent adjusters for staff claim opportunities as well as staff adjusters and Claim managers wishing to make a career move to the Independent Claims Adjuster or Claim Manager fields in the claims industry.       

***Updated 3/21/09: Note this program can also be presented in an individual career coaching order session for those who wish to remain anonymous versus participating in this online class at ClaimSmentor . We will present this to you individually through a career coaching session. Just contact Debbie@Dimechimes.com to schedule your private session.

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This is a new course offering in our Roots and Wings  program  at ClaimSmentor for all of the staff adjusters sending us resumes  as they  consider career moves to the independent claims industry.

You can read more about these classes hosted on Saturday April 4, 2009 and Saturday April 18, 2009 in the following blog topic:

https://dimechimes.wordpress.com/2009/03/15/new-online-claims-adjuster-and-claim-management-training-class-offerings-for-late-march-and-april-2009-at-claimsmentor/

This link contains a blog link to the registration information for ClaimSmentor. This site is our online e-mentoring program for Independent and Staff adjusters or managers involved in the Property or Auto Claims industry. There is no charge to join our ClaimSmentor forums. You will be able to review more details about this class once you become a member and can view the topic in our forums.

 We also welcome Human Resource managers interested in participating in this class so they better understand the independent adjusters applying to their insurance companies for staff adjuster positions as we would like you to appreciate those that have outstanding experience in are independent industry. We strongly recommend continuing education for newly licensed adjusters participating in our forums at ClaimSmentor and  you will also find valued candidates for your claim trainee job opportunities.

View the About tab for contact information if you are interested in this class.