Job Security You Get With a Texas License
Claims adjusters perform actual physical inspections, following a catastrophic event, such as hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, hail, fire and other disasters. Part of their job is to interpret a customer’s insurance policy, determine the appropriate amount for settlement, and authorize the payment.
There are three types of adjusters: independent adjusters, staff adjusters and public adjusters. With all of them requiring insurance adjuster license.
The claims adjuster industry is said to be where “Hail pays the bills, while Hurricanes buy the toys!” This only shows how lucrative and exciting the career is. But what about job security? If their expertise is only needed after catastrophic events, what happens in between?
Job Security of Having Texas Claims Adjuster License
- Anyone 18 or older can acquire an insurance adjuster license, with or without previous experience. This means anyone can become a claims adjuster.
- Anyone can start a career as a claims adjuster even without a college degree or any special educational background. What matters is a strong work ethic, the desire to do the work properly, and the appropriate license.
- All of the adjuster training is provided by TXALA. This guarantee continued education, as well as proof of your credibility as a trained claims adjuster.
- Texas claims adjuster license is recognized over 30 States. This means a nearly nationwide scope of operation, giving you access to more jobs wherever and whenever.
- If you work as an independent adjuster, you will be deployed to wherever your skills are needed. It is said that claims adjuster working independently earn more substantially than staff adjusters.
- With an insurance adjuster license, you become much more reliable, valuable and coveted. For as long as you are able, you will have plenty of job offers. This is especially true if you have excellent work ethics.
- Working as a staff adjuster means you are a salaried employee with a more consistent work schedule whole year round. The choice to work independently or as a staff is really up to you.
- During major disasters like Katrina or Sandy, more claims adjusters are needed, opening plenty of job opportunities for licensed individuals. As long as you have an insurance adjuster license, you will have work.
Who can get Texas claims adjuster license?
- A Texas resident who has completed one of TXALA’s Adjuster Pre-Licensing Courses.
- A non-resident of Texas who has completed one of TXALA’s Adjuster Pre-Licensing Courses, and declared Texas as home licensing state.
- Someone who lives in one of the following states approved to get Texas Adjuster License without any other licensing.
These are: Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Washington D.C., Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Two Types of TXALA Licenses
Involves investigating or adjusting claims for employer’s liability, worker’s compensation, general property and casualty, and USL&H claims on behalf of an insurer.
This type of license allows an individual to work on various types of claims, and not just during catastrophic events. These include commercial, residential, auto, farm, ranch, ocean and inland marine claims.
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