With the first month of the new decade nearly half over, there is already a growing list of events and conferences being held throughout the country that claims adjusters can plan for. As more and more industries, including insurance claims adjusting, start to incorporate the capabilities of modern technology, the ability to attend conferences as webinars are becoming increasingly popular. While there are some upcoming conferences the Dallas, TX area where I live later this year, including the Texas Independent Insurance Adjusters Association Annual Conference in May, there are also many more conferences accessible online. At 2021 Training, my team and I have spent years helping individuals develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the insurance claims adjusting industry, and we’re always ready to work with you to find the right continuing education events to expand your horizons.
For many people, changing careers or learning a new set of skills can be heavily influenced by timing. Before getting started on a path towards becoming an insurance claims adjuster, one of the most common questions people might ask is “How much time will this take?” or “What’s the best time to get started?” At 2021 Training in Plano, TX my team and I have spent years working with people from all over North Texas who are interested in starting a new career, so I understand just how important it can be to feel confident about the choice to get started.
One of the most common questions I am asked as an experienced claims adjuster is: “How do I become an adjuster myself?” Surprisingly, it isn’t just family and friends asking this kind of question regularly. Sometimes, insured people even ask me after I process their claims. At 2021 training in Plano, TX my team and I have spent years working with talented individuals to give them the knowledge and skills they need to achieve success in the insurance claims adjusting industry.
Let’s face facts, as an insurance claims adjuster, you’re going to spend quite a bit of time in your vehicle, I know I certainly did before I started 2021 Training in Plano, TX back in 2008. The reality is that you’ll need your vehicle to perform fulfill more than a...
The thing I’ve learned during my time in the insurance adjusting industry is that there is one thing that will always be true. The truth is that things are always changing. The problem with this is that the changes never stop coming, and there is hardly ever a chance...
As the summer months go into the rear-view mirror and the stormy seasons of winter and spring arrive, the need for insurance claims adjusters rises. If you’re a new claims adjuster seeking to get a foothold during this time of the year, then there’s probably a burning question you’d like to have answered: “Which mistakes should I be avoiding?”
Most of the nation is shivering with record-breaking low temperatures. As a licensed insurance adjuster in Texas, it’s unlikely you’ll work a lot of winter weather catastrophe sites here. But if you earn your Texas All-Lines Adjuster License from 2021 Training, you’ll be licensed to go on deployments to the 16 states that don’t have state-specific licensing programs – and a lot of them get very cold. From nor’easters in New Jersey to blizzards on the plains of the Dakotas, you’ll be qualified to work them all. Consider this a quick guide to what you might encounter in the field and how to make sure you’re prepared.
Part of being a licensed insurance claims adjuster is being ready to travel at a moment’s notice. You never know where and when disasters will happen, so you should keep a well-stocked travel bag that you can grab and go when catastrophe strikes. Even if some of these items seem like no-brainers, trust me when I say it’s better to gather everything ahead of time while you have a clear head than it is to try and remember everything you need when you’re hurrying off to a deployment.
Insurance agencies devote a lot of time and resources to detecting fraudulent claims. That’s because insurance fraud has always been a problem, and rates are on the rise. Even if fraud investigation isn’t your primary duty as an insurance claims adjuster, you’ll still need to know which red flags to watch out for when interviewing claimants and making your report. As someone who’s been in the insurance industry since 2008, I’ve developed a good sense of who is telling the truth and who is trying to be shady. Now I’m here to help you sharpen your lie-detection skills as well.
It’s a property owner’s nightmare: either due to severe weather or simple time and neglect, their roof needs to be replaced ASAP before it falls down around their head. If this is someone’s first time dealing with insurance claims and roofing contractor bids, the whole process could seem a bit overwhelming. I’ve personally seen many cases where the homeowner wasn’t sure whose price estimate to trust or what to do next when they needed a new roof. Fortunately, I was able to reassure and guide them, and I hope this advice can help others who are in the same boat.