This is the story of our first deployment and what we learned from Hurricane Sandy. Nothing can fully prepare you for that first storm, but Mile High Adjusters did a great job of giving us the survival tools we needed to succeed. Our new career path as adjusters started in the spring of 2012, when […]
As a claims professional, you understand how hectic events can become and how quickly! There are key steps you can take to minimize the overwhelming workload you will incur and to ensure that your technology is working for you… not the other way around. As you know, preparing your claims and getting them completed quickly […]
The one thing that I’ve learned that we can count on remaining constant is CHANGE. It never stops, it never rests, it just keeps changing. Most people tend not to change too often, nor do they really care to change. It interrupts comfort zones, or more plainly stated, perceived comfort zones! In today’s insecure economic […]
Important Licensing Information It’s pertinent to know as an Independent Adjuster that it’s your responsibility to maintain compliance. This is crucial when you’re a CAT responder. Requirements are constantly being amended and changed. MHA received a few calls this past week regarding “Home State Designation”. The majority of these inquiries were questions regarding the initial […]
On my first deployment as an adjuster handling hurricane claims in Raleigh, NC, it very quickly became apparent which things were essential to success and which things weren’t. Equipment in general and gadgets in particular, weren’t vital to my success. I didn’t have the latest and greatest laser tape measure. I only had one, modestly […]
At the end of the day, we are all concerned about the same thing: our bottom-line. How can we increase our proficiency and productivity? Whether you are closing claims, writing estimates for remediation projects, or replacing a roof, your software platform and your knowledge of that platform is your profit-maker. Productivity is key. However, it is only […]
The general meaning of success has evolved over the years. Whether that is positive, or simply what it is, the one thing that is unerring is our love of hearing and sharing success stories! No matter in which industry you have chosen to work, it’s a competitive market. In every field there are challenges to […]
Frankenstorm has everyone up-in-arms at the moment! It’s nearly impossible to predict what the ever-changing weather patterns are going to do. When in doubt, prepare! At this stage, I would begin a checklist of items you would need to carry with you to your designated deployment site – from clothing to tools to medications, all the way […]
There are principal habits that make us excel professionally, socially and seemingly come in 7’s. Though these versions all vary, their fundamental idea is universal. When it comes to adjusting, the 7 highly effective habits are: Communication, Time Management, Computer Proficiency, Integrity, Insurance Policy Knowledge and Applications, Contruction and Engineerying Knowledge, and Innovation and the […]
Insurance adjusting to most people that are being introduced to the claims industry for the first time struggle with the fact that becoming a licensed insurance adjuster can afford them a lifestyle that they have only dreamed about. The first question I hear nine times out of ten is, “If it’s so easy and lucrative, why isn’t […]
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- Are You Compliant?
- Realizing the Full Earnings Potential as a CAT Adjuster
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- Myth vs. Reality
- Storm Chasing is Dream Achieving
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