independent adjuster News

Iowa Bars Bad Faith Against TPAs, but Question Unsettled Elsewhere

A split decision by the Iowa Supreme Court last week resolves the issue in one state, but the question of whether third-party administrators can be held liable for the tort of bad faith remains unsettled in much of the country. …

Trinity Insurance Services Group Moves Into Texas Market

Trinity Insurance Services Group, a national independent adjusting and third party administration firm, has added office locations in the following Texas cities: Austin Houston Dallas San Antonio With the recent purchase and integration of Axcel Claims, the company has an …

IAS Claim Services Acquires Jim Buckley & Associates

Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, IAS, a claim services provider in more than 27 states purchased Jim Buckley & Associates of Anaheim, Calif. The regional adjusting firm, which also operated under the name JBA Insurance Adjusters, has multiple office locations …

Changes in Catastrophe Adjusting Role Affect Carriers

This year’s increased number of weather-related catastrophes could lead to a reduction in available experienced catastrophe adjusters should additional disasters occur, and produce increased litigation against adjusters, according to a recent panel discussion on the subject organized by A.M. Best. …