Adjusters News

Expert Shares Tips on Successfully Mediating Claims

James Curry, a presenter at this year’s Combined Claims Conference in Long Beach, Calif., practiced in-house insurance defense work for 35 years and recently started his own mediation practice based in the San Fernando Valley. In an interview with Claims …

Flood Insurance Issues Cause N.C. Officials to Write

Two North Carolina state officials want flood insurance claims adjusters to return to areas pummeled by Hurricane Irene to ensure home and business inspections are performed adequately so damage claims can be resolved as winter approaches. State Insurance Commissioner Wayne …

Engle Martin & Associates, Inc. Launches National Specialty Loss Group

Engle Martin & Associates, Inc., a national loss adjusting and claims management firm, has launched Specialty Loss Group (SLG), dedicated to managing high-value, complex losses from a variety of commercial and industrial business segments. The SLG is comprised of Engle Martin’s nationwide team of executive …

How to Navigate Claims Negotiations

Whether working on a first or third party claim, an adjuster will undoubtedly run into a situation where resolution is stalled. Adjusters utilize negotiation techniques to resolve such claims and it is important for them to hone these skills throughout …

Kentucky to Fine Lawyers Who Solicit Accident Victims

Nearing the close of its regular legislative session, Kentucky lawmakers enacted bills designed to crack down on fraudulent auto personal insurance claims and bring the state in line with new federal tax requirements for the surplus lines insurance industry. Lawmakers …

Essentials: A Roadmap for NAIC’s Unfair Claims Settlement Practices Act

As a part of its effort to insure enactment of uniform insurance laws, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) drafted the Unfair Claims Settlement Practices Act which required specific insurance adjuster conduct and claims handling. The Model Act, which …

Former Rhode Island Town Councilman Admits Taking Bribes

A former North Providence town councilman has pleaded guilty to corruption charges, admitting he solicited tens of thousands of dollars in bribes in exchange for votes to approve zoning changes as well as his role in an unrelated insurance fraud …

Estate May Continue Suit in Wisconsin for Insurance Adjuster Assault Claim

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled that an elderly woman’s estate can pursue her claims that a former state insurance adjuster robbed and assaulted her in 2006. The court’s decision fixed a procedural error by a Waukesha County circuit court …

Vote on Florida Property Bill Delayed Over Sinkholes Claims

For the second straight week, the Florida Banking and Insurance Committee failed to reach a final vote on its comprehensive property insurance bill. The delay comes as committee members remain bogged down over how to address sinkhole claims; specifically, how …

Insurance License Fees Tied to Credit Cards Rejected in Louisiana

Lawmakers rejected plans for the Louisiana Department of Insurance to allow credit card payments for licenses, because they objected to the sliding scale of fees tacked onto card payments. The department had proposed the use of credit and debit cards …