Take a Look! Sponsor Mariposa Ltd Claims is Offering Benefits, Base Salary and Much More!

April 28, 2012

Here is GREAT news shared by ClaimSmentor sponsor Mariposa Ltd Claims  regarding outstanding opportunities to continue your work as an independent adjuster AND receive a base salary and fantastic benefits:

Are You Looking for Financial Stability and a More Stable Way of Life as an Adjuster?


• Would you like to have a regular pay check every two weeks? • Do you need health insurance but cannot afford the monthly premiums or the cost to include your family members? • Have you ever thought about putting money aside for retirement, but it seems like you can never stay ahead and are always playing financial catch-up? • Has additional and continuing education been on your mind, but you simply cannot afford to allocate any funds into that bucket? • Is the price of gasoline getting you worried and discouraged? • Have you given any thought to staying at home and taking care of yourself and your family while working as a regional adjuster versus storm chasing catastrophe work?
Mariposa Insurance Services would like to talk seriously with you if you have answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions.
 What You Can Offer:


• Delivery of quality customer service, policy interpretation, and cost control methodology. • Bring us your current regular business referred to you from carriers – 10+ daily claim assignments per month coming to you direct from insurance carriers. (do not count claim assignments from insurance adjusting companies) • You handle claims on your own or maybe you have a partner or family member helping you. • Three or more years of field experience as a property damage adjuster (commercial, liability/casualty experience is a plus). • Being a licensed adjuster.
What Mariposa Can Offer:


• We hire you as a full time Field Staff Adjuster, with the following offered benefits: o Health, Dental, Vision plans o 401 K with company contribution program o Company car with gas card o Cell phone o Laptop and all required software
• You receive a guaranteed annual base salary up to $40,000 (depending your experience and starting monthly claim volume) • You will receive additional claims to your own current load • You will receive a monthly commission up to 40% of the base fee charged to the carrier, less the base salary for the month • You are eligible for annual discretionary bonuses tied to performance metrics and company profitability. • You benefit from a solid company’s structure and support to ensure that you succeed as a Field Staff Adjuster
Your Responsibilities


• The claims you receive from Mariposa, plus the claims you receive from your current clients fall within this salary/commission agreement. • All claims will be handled under the standards of Mariposa’s Adjuster Guidelines • As your business grows you will need to recruit qualified adjusting personnel to handle the volume and maintain the delivery of quality customer service and cost controls for the client carriers. • Once total assignments to you exceed 50 claims per month (average monthly run rate for three months), an additional 5% commission will be paid directly to you for all claims handled by your adjuster assistants.
FAQ’s

• How long will it take to get on board? o About one week • Will there be a contract between Mariposa and me? o Yes, we will send you a copy to review before you make your decision • What kind of support will I get from Mariposa? o Mariposa is a well-organized independent adjusting firm with systems and expertise available to ensure that you have all the tools and support required to succeed in your job. • How will I be paid? o You will receive an EFT every two weeks representing your base salary as well as the commission from the previous pay period. • Do I have to incur the cost of fuel and automobile wear and tear? o No, you will have a company credit card for fuel and other legitimate ‘on the road’ expenses. The maintenance of the car will be direct billed to the company through specific service providers. • Can I see the fee schedule? o Yes, we can provide you will current schedules, however these are generally negotiated with individuals carriers, so they may differ or change from time to time. • How much money can I expect to make? o This depends on volume, of course, however we intend to grow your business to at least 30-50 claims per month on a regular run-rate. At 40 claims per month, you should gross approximately $100,000 per year.

Instructions to Adjusters for Consideration:
If you feel that your name is on this offer then we want you to contact us. You should provide a current resume along with a letter in your words that addresses why you qualify as a candidate and send to:
Brian Jones Brian.Jones@MariposaLtd.com


Be sure to identify in the subject line “Mariposa Owner/Operator “
You do not need to provide us with the names of the carriers you work with just yet. If the Mariposa Leadership Team feels you qualify based on the information you have provided, Brian will then send you an NDA agreement to protect you and Mariposa in a confidentiality agreement where we can freely discuss further details of the opportunity between the parties.

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It is rare that I would endorse a particular adjusting firm due to the variables involved in evaluating an adjusting firm on important issues such as quality of their adminstration personnel, professionalism of staff, promptness of payments to adjusters, quality of claims management personnel,etc. However, I do STRONGLY endorse Mariposa Claims after working closely with them since the inception of ClaimSmentor in 2005 and their continued committment to mentoring and support of the ClaimSmentor program. I endorse them not because they are a ClaimSmentor sponsor but because of the long term relationship we have developed where I have gotten to know first hand the quality and dedication of the owners of this firm and their managers and importantly that I have gotten fantastic feedback from all independents I have staffed for them over the years during many catastrophe events who consistently report back that Mariposa provides an outstanding CMS Claims Management System (hosted by Click Claims at www.clickclaims.com) , a quality management staff, a friendly and available group at their home office who process assignments and adjuster payments, and…need I say more? One thing I will definitely add- if you are not interested in doing quality work or try to be a turn and burn adjuster then this offer is NOT for you!


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.


Back to Posting on Blog Tomorrow! Here is a new job opportunity today for daily adjuster in Connecticut with benefits

May 3, 2011

I can’t believe so much time has gone by without posting. I’ve had a busy several months with family obligations and my schedule is now clear again atleast for the next few months! We are traveling full time with my husband’s new position this year and it’s been creating havoc on my own schedule but we are most thankful for this excellent opportunity he has been given!

So first things first, we are staffing for a new position with one of our long time clients for an experienced residential property claim adjuster to be home based in Connecticut. We need an experienced residential property adjuster to work daily claims in Connecticut. Must have a minimum of three years of  verifiable experience. Position will be as an employee versus independent adjuster. Adjuster will work from home and the position includes health insurance benefits, 401k, company car, gas card, and travel and equipment expenses covered. Position includes a salary draw against fee bills as well. This position will be with an excellent independent adjusting firm.

What an excellent opportunity for the right person. If qualified and interested, please forward resume to DkMoroy@Dimechimes.com along with 3 references who can professionally document your experience. Must be a permanent resident of Connecticut and have all proper license requirements met.

We look forward to hearing from you.


Staffing for a Claims Adjusting Firm Marketing Manager position- Telecommuniting, Benefits, Salary plus Commission

February 2, 2011

We are recruiting for a large adjusting firm in need of an experienced Claims Adjusting firm marketing manager.

This position is as an employee with a base salary plus commission along with benefits and travel expenses covered.

If you have experience marketing to national insurance carriers and are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please forward your cover letter explaining your prior experience along with your complete resume and three references to dkmoroy@dimechimes.com for consideration.


Updated 3/1/09-Dimechimes Claim Staffing and Claim Training-Adjuster Opportunities for 2009/Now Accepting Claim Recruiting and Claim Staffing Requests And Training Opportunities for 2009

September 15, 2008

 

Very Important update to this post with our 3/1/09 announcement here:

https://dimechimes.wordpress.com/2009/03/02/march-1-2009-annoucement-to-claimsmentor-and-dimechimes-claim-staffing-roster-members-change-in-claim-industry-services/

We will continue accepting resumes at our ClaimSmentor site where there will now be many many more job opportunites posted there for new opportunities not just from my firm  Dimechimes Claims Staffing and Claim Training. If you are already on our rosters, you should be receiving an email from us in the next few days. If you will just reply to it with your first and last name and your city and state I will automatically move you to our ClaimSmentor rosters where we have 66 adjusting firms participating who will be presenting job opportunities. We have now opened it up to staffing firms, recruiters, and to carriers so you will see a major increase in the number of assignments and job opportunities you can consider.

We are still looking for people through ClaimSmentor in all opportunities listed below.

For other claim adjuster (staff trainees or independent adjuster) services visit us at Dimechimes Claims Staffing and Claim Training for:

. Adjuster Resume Services

. Private Career Coaching Sessions to prepare for  career opportunities in claims, Setting goals for claim professional development customized to your background, work history, educational background, and your specific interests. There are many different paths in claims which may interest you which we can discuss then set a path for you to achieve your goals based on your continuing education budget available.

. Claim interview preparation services -mock interviews conducted to prepare you for what to expect

. Adjuster Information Forums you will be registered in free of charge.

. Our Career Coaching Classes can be packaged together with our 50 Hour Fundamentals of  Claims Class teaching you the basic essentials of property adjusting claims such as homeowner, rental property, condominium claims, and small business losses. We can then offer you Xactimate, Powerclaim, and other software classes at discounted prices through instructors specifically certified by the software manufacturer.

Please do not spend thousands of dollars before you participate in our forums at ClaimSmentor and see what class options are available for online and field class options through reputable companies that we have researched with direct contacts with their education directors. There is entirely too many problems going on in the claims industry with hundreds of new websites and and training classes being taught without clearance by the state department of insurance for CE  credit which is an outstanding tool to prevent you from wasting hard earned dollars then becoming victim to insufficient training. Watch for the new ClaimSmentor seal of approval coming soon to many training firms you are considering. This will guarantee we have researched the firm and discussed with a panel of  experienced adjusters the course presented before we recommend them in our ClaimSmentor links in an attempt to prevent you from paying for classes that are not presenting  insurance carrier quality standards to better prepare you for assignments.

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We thank the many adjusting firms and adjusters who used our services during 2008.

Due to the overwhelming response received from hundreds of adjusters during hurricanes Ike and Gustav=e, we are still in the process of evaluating incoming resume submissions and will be in contact with you during the coming weeks as we prepare for 2009 claim handling opportunities. We have also been out in recent months due to significant surgery and medical issues for family members and hope to be caught up contacting all applicants by the end of February prior to the March hail storm season.

We are now updating our claim rosters for 2009 and accepting claim recruiting and claim staffing requests from independent adjusting firms and insurance companies.

If you are with an insurance company HR department an independent adjusting firm who has been in business atleast 5 years with carrier references  and have staffing assistance needs for fulltime, part-time, or temporary claim staffing needs, contact Debbie@Dimechimes.com for pricing.

If you are a claims adjuster or claims manager looking for either staff adjusting or independent adjusting opportunities for daily or catastrophe assignments, please submit your resume to Resumes@Dimechimes.com for consideration for future opportunities.

Please see the list below for the types of opportunities available and the independent adjusters and claim managers we are looking for. We continue to receive new requests. . We also continue to frequently receive new requests for daily (non catastrophe) claims. Thus, we continue to accept resumes for the following type of positions for future deployment/employment opportunities for adjusting firms and carriers we receive staffing requests from. It is important you send us your resume in lieu of a phone call first so we are familiar with your qualifications to know if you meet our current qualification needs for various opportunities.

Adjusters and Claim Managers,be sure your resume includes your estimate software experience, the adjusting firms and carriers you have worked claims for, the carriers you have completed certification tests for, information on the types of claims you have successfully completed, and 3 references who can verify your claims experience.

Future Opportunities:

Here are the type of positions we are accepting resumes for:

Opportunity 09-0204 Independent Adjusters with Inside Claim handling experience. Must be familiar with Claim Management System electronic claim file handling and handling claims in a catastrophe or daily claim central operation or as a field adjuster familiar with CMS (Claim Management systems) claim handling.

Job Opportunity- 09-0205- Independent Commercial Adjusters needed with Commercial Claims handling experience. Please be specific when submitting your resume for consideration as to the types of Commercial claims and the range of damage (dollar amount of loss you estimate on the average) as well as any business interruption and business contents and salvage handling you have. Be sure your resume includes any specific carrier certification exams you have completed as well as specific information on the estimate software programs you have used such as Xactimate (and version), MSB, Simsol, Powerclaim, and/or Symbility estimating programs.

Job Opportunity- 09-0206- Independent Residential  Property Adjusters for Catastrophe Loss Adjusting. Please be specific on the adjusting firms and carriers you have handled claims for and the types of damage such as wind, hail, hurricane, fire, theft, etc. Be sure your resume includes any specific carrier certification exams you have completed as well as specific information on the estimate software programs you have used such as Xactimate (and version), MSB, Simsol, Powerclaim, and/or Symbility estimating programs.

Job Opportunity 09-0207- Auto Claim Independent Adjusters for Catastrophe Loss handling. Please be sure your resume includes any auto claim estimating software you are trained/experiencd using and any technical courses completed such as I-CAR, etc. Please be sure your request for consideration includes any specific carrier certification exams you have successfully completed for Auto claim handling as well as adjusting firms and carriers you have handled claims for.

Job Opportunity 09-0208 Daily Property Independent Adjusters and Daily Auto Claim Independent Adjusters- this applies to adjusters interested in working claims from their home base that are definitely NOT interested in dropping everything when a catastrophe hits. These are for branch assist openings for carriers and independent adjusting assignments. Daily (non catastrophe claims) generally require a more extensive background as they are not usually confined to wind, hail, and flood losses and include fire, theft, vandalism, and many other types of daily claims which require more extensive claim reports and much more long term type of assignments such as lawsuit file management. Be very specific on the types of claims you have handled and for which carriers if you are applying for daily claim positions.

Job Opportunity 09-0209- Multi Line Independent Adjusters– for those adjusters interested in daily claims that have both property and liability claims experience for either Property or Auto Claims. Please provide complete details on the type of property AND liability claims you have experience handling as well as information on the carriers and adjusting firms you have handled claims for.

Job Opportunity 09-0210- Casualty Adjusters- Auto or Property Only– This opportunity is for applicants who have a liability background only and interested in Casualty assignments as an independent adjuster. Please be very specific on the types of liability claims handled such as premise liability claims, dog bite claims, etc

Job Opportunity 09-0211- Marine Adjusters– for experience personal watercraft adjusters for catastrophe and/or daily claims. Must be familiar with boat and jet ski repair estimates and methods of repair. Please be sure to include information as to any Section II Liaibility or Medical Payments claim experience under your typical pleasure craft boatowners policies.

Job Opportunity 09-0212 Two Story Rope and Harness Team Adjusters- have you completed rope and harness certification safety courses and willing to work on a two story rope and harness team either as the assistant or team leader for the rope and harness team? Submit resumes explaining your experience on rope and harness two or more stories roof assignments with details as to whether the experience covers residential and/or commercial.

Job Opportunity 09-0213- Staff Adjuster positions Auto and Property- Interested ONLY in Staff adjuster positions? If so please use this job code if you are an experienced adjuster. Be specific if you are mobile or do not wish to relocate. Include minimum salary expectations in cover email. We will match you with insurance company job opportunities for staff adjusters. Please note that the majority of insurance companies do require a minimum of a two year degree for consideration for the majority of openings for claims adjusters or claim management opportunites but prefer a Bachelor degree for consideration.

Job Opportunity 09-0214- Claim Management jobs for staff/ carriers only– please be sure you include all educational achievements on continuing education such as AIC Associates in Claims, CPCU courses, SCLA courses, and any other continuing insurance programs as these are often a prerequisite for management positions. Include other details as requested above i.e..adjusting firms and carriers you have managed claims for before, span of control, management duties, as well as any carrier certifications completed. Please be specific when submitting your resume as to whether you are mobile or not.

Job Opportunity 09-0215- Claim Management OpportunitiesField/Inside- Catastrophe Duty- Property– Please provide usual details mentioned above for catastrophe adjusters but include details of prior catastrophe management positions held to include span of control, length of assignments, adjusting firms and carriers involved as well as types of claims you managed. Specify field and/or inside only on your cover email.

Job Opportunity 09-0216- Claim Management Opportunities- Field- Catastrophe-Auto Claims– includes management of auto claim adjusters working in the field through shops, drive through carrier operations, claim offices, and other assigned locations. Please provide complete details on prior auto claims management positions.

Job Opportunity-09-0217- Claim Examiners-Catastrophe-non management-do you have experience examining files worked by adjusters in the field through Claim Management- CMS systems for review prior to submission to the carrier for pre-approval of files to verify file documents comply with carrier file requirements? Please provide all details if you are requesting consideration for these opportunities to include type of claim such as residential, auto, commercial, etc

Job Opportunity 09-0218- Claim Trainee Opportunities- Catastrophe-Auto and Property– if you have successfully completed your state adjusters license exam and are seeking claim adjuster trainee opportunities, please use this job opportunity code when submitting your resume for consideration.

Job Opportunity 09-0219- Claim Trainee Adjusters- Insurance Carrier or Independent Adjusting Firm positions- Non Catastrophe– for those who have successfully completed your state adjusters license exam interested in non catastrophe claim adjuster trainee openings that do not involve travel on storm assignments. Specify on your resume if you are mobile.

It is important that all resumes for adjusters with billingual skills include that information as we have many firms looking for billingual adjusters throughout the year. All resumes for non catastrophe positions do need to specify your Objective (position/s desired) and whether or not you are mobile. If you are mobile, please specify cities you would consider. Read the rest of this entry »


Hurricane Dolly Makes Landfall in Texas-Checking Availability for Rosters

July 23, 2008

 

We are receiving numerous inquiries and stand by requests from adjusting firms as I am sure most independent adjusters individually are receiving. We will be contacting adjusters as we receive more definite information on deployment opportunities. If you have not already submitted a resume and would like consideration for any staffing requests received, please view our Opportunities link for a detailed list of information we need contained in your resume for immediate consideration (preference to those with TX resident or non resident license). We have a heavy request list for large loss commerical adjusters and for billingual adjusters as well.

This is the latest NOAA report stating Hurricane Dolly now has sustained winds of 100 mph and currently a category 2 hurricane:

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCPAT4+shtml/231457.shtml

WTNT34 KNHC 231457
TCPAT4
BULLETIN
HURRICANE DOLLY ADVISORY NUMBER  13
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL   AL042008
1000 AM CDT WED JUL 23 2008

…DOLLY VERY NEAR THE TEXAS COAST WITH 100 MPH WINDS…EYE SHOULD
CROSS THE COAST IN A FEW HOURS…

A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE COAST OF TEXAS FROM
BROWNSVILLE TO CORPUS CHRISTI…AND FOR THE NORTHEASTERN COAST OF
MEXICO FROM RIO SAN FERNANDO NORTHWARD TO THE BORDER BETWEEN MEXICO
AND THE UNITED STATES.  PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY
SHOULD BE RUSHED TO COMPLETION.

AT 10 AM CDT…1500 UTC…THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING NORTH OF PORT
O’CONNOR HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED.  A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN
EFFECT FROM NORTH OF CORPUS CHRISTI TO PORT O’CONNOR.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING AND A HURRICANE WATCH ARE IN EFFECT FROM LA
PESCA TO SOUTH OF RIO SAN FERNANDO.

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA…INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS…PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.

AT 1000 AM CDT…1500Z…THE CENTER OF HURRICANE DOLLY WAS LOCATED
BY RADAR AND A RECONNAISSANCE PLANE NEAR LATITUDE 26.0 NORTH…
LONGITUDE 97.0 WEST OR ABOUT 30 MILES…50 KM… EAST-NORTHEAST OF
BROWNSVILLE TEXAS.

DOLLY IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST NEAR 7 MPH…11 KM/HR.
A WEST-NORTHWESTWARD MOTION WITH A SLIGHT DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED
IS EXPECTED LATER TODAY.  ON THE FORECAST TRACK…THE EYE OF
HURRICANE DOLLY WILL BE CROSSING THE COAST NEAR THE TEXAS/MEXICO
BORDER IN A FEW HOURS. PERSONS ARE ADVISED NOT TO VENTURE OUTDOORS
DURING THE RELATIVE CALM OF THE EYE BECAUSE WINDS WILL SOON
INCREASE QUITE RAPIDLY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO NEAR 100 MPH…160
KM/HR…WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  DOLLY IS A CATEGORY TWO HURRICANE ON
THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON SCALE. STRONGER WINDS…ESPECIALLY IN
GUSTS…ARE LIKELY ON HIGH RISE BUILDINGS. SOME ADDITIONAL
STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE BEFORE LANDFALL.

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 25 MILES…35 KM…FROM
THE CENTER…AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 140
MILES…220 KM. PORT ISABEL AIRPORT JUST MEASURED 54 MPH…87 KM/HR
SUSTAINED WINDS WITH GUSTS TO 70 MPH…113 KM/HR. AN UNOFFICIAL
OBSERVER JUST EAST OF MATAMOROS MEXICO REPORTED SUSTAINED WINDS OF
65 MPH…105 KM/HR WITH GUSTS TO 119 MPH…192 KM/HR.  

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE REPORTED BY AN AIR FORCE RECONNAISSANCE
PLANE WAS IS 964 MB…28.47 INCHES.

DOLLY IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 10
INCHES…WITH ISOLATED AMOUNTS OF 15 INCHES…OVER PORTIONS OF SOUTH
TEXAS AND NORTHEASTERN MEXICO OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS.  THESE RAINS
WILL LIKELY CAUSE WIDESPREAD FLOODING ACROSS PORTIONS OF SOUTH
TEXAS AND NORTHEAST MEXICO.

COASTAL STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 6 TO 8 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE
LEVELS…ALONG WITH LARGE AND DANGEROUS BATTERING WAVES…CAN BE
EXPECTED NEAR AND TO THE NORTH OF WHERE THE CENTER MAKES LANDFALL.

ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE OVER PORTIONS OF SOUTH TEXAS TODAY
AND TONIGHT.

REPEATING THE 1000 AM CDT POSITION…26.0 N…97.0 W.  MOVEMENT
TOWARD…NORTHWEST NEAR 7 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…100 MPH.
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…964 MB.

INTERMEDIATE ADVISORIES WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER AT 1200 PM CDT AND 200 PM CDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT COMPLETE
ADVISORY AT 400 PM CDT.

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FORECASTER AVILA

Here is some pertinent information and links you will find useful should you be considering deployment opportunities for  Hurricane Dolly and emergency preparedness information coming out in the news:

Texas Department of Insurance Adjuster License Information:

http://www.tdi.state.tx.us/licensing/agent/index.html

Texas Department of Insurance Emergency Adjuster License information (for those who do not carry the Resident or Non Resident adjusters license):

http://tlo2.tlc.state.tx.us/statutes/docs/IN/content/htm/in.013.00.004101.00.htm#4101.101.00

http://www.tdi.state.tx.us/licensing/agent/revagtemeradj.html

Note that an adjuster must apply within 5 days of beginning work and the emergency adjuster license is only valid for 90 days unless that time is extended by the state.

Be sure to read this special memo to catastrophe adjusters and emergency adjusters in Texas for current information as well:

http://www.tdi.state.tx.us/licensing/agent/agemeradj.html

Here is the link for the emergency adjuster form and other TX license forms:

http://www.tdi.state.tx.us/webinfo/08qforms.html

It should be noted that the firms we have staffed for have all been requiring either a resident or non resident license versus allowing adjusters to operate on emergency licenses on all storms we have helped staff for this year so I have no doubt the same will apply to those we help deploy to Hurricane Dolly assignments since it is not a major catastrophe although the winds as of 10am have now increased to 100 mph.

Here is an interesting story from July 2008 on TX cracking down on unlicensed contractors you should also view:

http://www.khou.com/news/local/stories/khou080710_tnt_contractors.40e37006.html

This next link is also an interesting June 2008 news article on what financial impact is expected should a major storm hit the TX Coast and information on carriers there as well as impact on the TX Windpool:

http://polfeeds.com/item/Texas-Wind-Pool-Update

Also, in the event you need information to verify a  TX Public Adjuster license information, here are the links on the requirements of Public Adjusters in Texas:

http://www.tdi.state.tx.us/licensing/agent/agpubadj2.html

http://www.tdi.state.tx.us/licensing/agent/revaglityppia.html

http://tlo2.tlc.state.tx.us/statutes/docs/IN/content/htm/in.013.00.004102.00.htm#4102.105.00

Texas Windpool Adjuster News Links:

http://www.twia.org/news.html#adjuster_news

Texas Windpool new policy limits and rates info effective 2/2008:

http://www.twia.org/pdf/uw_bulletins/limits_revise_bulletin_Nov2007.pdf

Info from Tx Windpool on changes to Loss of Rents January 2008:

http://www.tdi.state.tx.us/alert/event/2008/documents/P-0907-13.pdf

The above link explains the proposed changes to Loss of Rents in Tx on secondary wind policies and below you will find the link to the hearing info on 1/29/08:

http://www.tdi.state.tx.us/alert/event/2008/event20087.html

Link to Texas Windpool Forms and Endorsements:

http://www.twia.org/downloads.html

Here is a link to the Top 40 Homeowner Insurance Companies by market percentage for the State of Texas:

http://www.tdi.state.tx.us/company/top40.html

 

 

If you are a newer adjuster and missed many prior blog entries on standby, independent contracts, temporary housing links to find housing for your assignment, you will want to review these prior blog entries providing you still current information:

1) What shots does CDC recommend for disaster workers (be sure to check this out if you are working flood claims):

https://dimechimes.wordpress.com/2008/06/16/what-shots-does-cdc-recommend-for-disaster-workers-watch-for-more-flood-adjuster-training-info-this-week/

2) Ladder Safety Concerns:

https://dimechimes.wordpress.com/2008/06/18/ladder-safety-concerns-for-adjusters-safety-equipment-suggestions/

3) Claim Adjuster and Agency Relationships- Part I and II:

https://dimechimes.wordpress.com/2007/08/08/agents-can-make-you-or-break-you-the-often-overlooked-piece-of-the-claim-service-puzzle/

https://dimechimes.wordpress.com/2008/06/12/claim-adjuster-and-agent-relationships-part-ii/

4) Standby Calls for Adjusters Part I and II:

https://dimechimes.wordpress.com/2007/09/10/the-big-c-commitment-problems-with-independent-adjuster-relationships-advice-by-guest-blogger-rocke-baker/

https://dimechimes.wordpress.com/2007/09/12/commitment-part-2-standby-calls-what-should-i-do-how-are-cat-codes-determined/

5) Here is the prior blog on working claims in Mexico with links to information you need to know to work claims there:

https://dimechimes.wordpress.com/2007/08/20/hurricane-dean-info-on-adjusting-firms-working-in-mexico-misc-adjuster-needs-in-mexico/

6) Crisis Intervention while working Catastrophe Claims:

https://dimechimes.wordpress.com/2007/08/16/crisis-intervention-while-catastrophe-adjusting-by-guest-blogger-steve-ebner/

7) Temporary Housing and RV Park Information for Adjusters and Insured ALE needs:

https://dimechimes.wordpress.com/2007/08/15/temporary-housing-links-for-adjusters-temporary-housing-optionsadditional-living-expense-training/

8 ) Understanding Independent Adjusting Firm Contracts:

https://dimechimes.wordpress.com/2007/08/12/splish-splash-dont-go-takin-a-bath-understanding-independent-firm-contracts/

9) Understanding Adjuster Fee Schedules:

https://dimechimes.wordpress.com/2007/08/14/adjuster-fees-in-the-news-the-time-is-now-to-educate-the-insurance-media-and-press/

10 ) Disaster Communications- Throw Away Cellphones You Say?

https://dimechimes.wordpress.com/2007/08/06/disaster-communication-issues-and-throw-away-phones-you-say/

11) Time Management Skills- Starting a Storm:

https://dimechimes.wordpress.com/2007/07/29/time-management-skills-how-to-start-a-storm-by-lenz-with-mariposaltd-claims/

12) Catastrophe Adjuster Resumes Do Differ:

https://dimechimes.wordpress.com/2007/07/26/catastrophe-adjuster-resumes-the-requirements-to-get-noticed-do-differ/

13) How much income can I make as an adjuster?

https://dimechimes.wordpress.com/2007/07/26/most-commonly-asked-question-is-how-much-income-can-i-make-as-an-adjuster/

14) Carrier Certification Requirements (you may not be able to deploy with them for some major carriers):

https://dimechimes.wordpress.com/2008/05/01/insurance-carrier-claim-certifications-where-do-you-test-for-them-much-improvement-needed-in-the-process-of-certifying-independent-adjusters/

Note, should you be looking for TX based independent adjusting firms for additional deployment opportunities here are several links which may be of use to you:

National Association of Independent Adjusters (you can search companies by state. This is an excellent link as NAIIA has experience and reputation requirements for member firms which should provide a safety net to adjusters looking for reputable adjusting firms):

http://www.naiia.com/   * See search tool to search state of TX in top left of home page

National Association of Catastrophe Adjusters:

http://www.nacatadj.com/Members08/MDList/Business.aspx

Catadjuster.org Employer listing search by state:

http://www.catadjuster.org/Directory/tabid/64/agentType/ViewType/PropertyTypeID/37/Default.aspx

Catadjuster.org Vendor Ratings (Also be sure to enter Vendor Feedback in search tool to check some available information on Independent firm reputations with adjusters:

http://www.catadjuster.org/Channels/EmployerRatings.aspx

Catadjuster.org Vendor Feedback Forum Archive Information:

http://www.catadjuster.org/Forums/tabid/60/forumid/40/postid/1915/view/topic/Default.aspx

We wish all adjusters reporting very safe travels! We will be contacting those on our rosters as our needs are definite.

Update 1pm CST:

Links to current damage reports at South Padre Island:

http://www.spislandbreeze.com/news.php

Counties involved in Hurricane Dolly landfall area:

Cameron County: Population in 2005- 374,000 plus- see Census reports and links to local hotels,etc:

http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/popInfo.php?locIndex=22606

Links to other Cameron County info such as motels and airports:

http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=22606#Cens

Road closure information for Cameron County to check for Road Conditions:

http://apps.dot.state.tx.us/travel/road_conditions2.htm

Willacy County poplulation- approximately 20,000 and other census info:

http://www.city-data.com/county/Willacy_County-TX.html

Willacy County Road closure information:

http://apps.dot.state.tx.us/travel/road_conditions2.htm

This news report states many more in the path of the storm and discusses some of the current damages witnessed:

http://www.sanluisobispo.com/topnews/story/419810.html

Tx Emergency Management Situation reports (latest about 1pm):

http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem/sitrepindex.htm


Current Claim Adjuster Job Opportunities

June 6, 2008

We have been requested to staff for Nationwide Certified adjusters for one of our clients. We are looking for experienced adjusters who also have completed their Nationwide certification exams.

Should you be an experienced adjuster and need to obtain your Nationwide certification, we can place you in an upcoming FREE class taking place 6/20 and 6/21/08 with our client. Email us  should you need the class for more information. You must supply your resume for consideration and referral. All Contact info can be found on the About page here on the blog. 

We have also been asked by another client to update our Commercial Large Loss adjusters roster in preparation for hurricane season. Please email your resume for consideration to us if qualified. Please be sure your email/ resume includes specifics about the types of commercial claims and the type and size of the condominium claims you have handled. Include information on the carriers you have experience working commercial claims for.

We are also accepting resumes for experienced adjusters for the upcoming hurricane season as well as for daily claims. With the large number of hail storms and tornado losses the past month, many adjusting firms are rapidly running through their rosters and are requesting staffing assistance.

You can find all information we need from applicants at our staffing firm site on the Opportunities tab. See About page here on the blog for all contact info.

Carrier requirements are much stricter this year. Many adjusting firms are requiring that you have non resident licenses versus operating under emergency adjuster licenses due to the fact many of the storms this year while causing serious damage did not generate the number of claims for a state to approve emergency adjusters thus to work claims in a state not declaring approval of emergency licenses you must have a non resident license. I will blog more about that next week and provide information that many of the adjusting firms are presenting as far as the states they are recommending you secure your non resident license in (states prone to storms).

Unfortunately, on some recent staffing requests we had to turn down even some very experienced adjusters because the carrier would make NO exception allowing experienced adjusters to deploy as they did not have that carrier’s current certification exam completed. We all know those requirements become more lax during a major catastrophe but thus far most carriers are not being flexible about waiving this requirement.

Review our FAQ for more information on our process. There is never a charge to the adjuster as all fees are paid by the insurance carrier or adjusting firm engaging our services:

https://dimechimes.wordpress.com/2007/08/11/faq-and-current-job-opportunity-infocatastrophe-roster-opportunities-august-2007/