State Farm Certification

. State Farm is the largest insurance carrier in the country. Most insurance companies require adjusters to hold their specific certification in order to work their claims. You’ll need the State Farm Certification even if you work for an independent adjusting company that handles State Farm claims on a contract basis Getting the State Farm […]

How to spot Hail damage on roofs.

Identifying hail damage on things like patio furniture, your fence or your car, is easy. Round dents are obvious signs of damage by hail. Determining whether your roof was damaged from a hailstorm is a little more difficult. Insurance companies will pay for a new roof that has sustained a certain level of damaged by […]

Job outlook for Insurance Adjusters

The overall job outlook for Insurance Adjusters has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 11.74 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 1.96 percent per year. Demand for Insurance Adjusters is expected to go up, with an expected 52,960 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an […]

Understanding Rotation . . .

When I took my Adjuster Course from Amcat in Dallas (after I had obtained my Adjuster License), I was “introduced” to the practice of Rotation. Amcat has a four day course that teaches new adjusters what they really need to know to be an adjuster. The pre-licensing courses (All Lines and Property & Casualty) give […]

The 350-year-old piano

  Occasionally adjusters run across clients that are rich. In the beginning of your career, everything you see is going to blow your mind. Later on everything is just numbers. That is how you deal with it. If you get paralyzed every time you see a Farri, you are in the wrong line of work! […]

Hurricanes Happen!

Hurricane season is fast approaching. The time to get ready is Now! Hurricanes are major catastrophic events. The demand for adjusters is always overwhelming. New adjusters that have had a difficult time in the past getting hired are now aggressively sought after. Hurricanes are unique opportunities and the widow of opportunity closes quickly. The trick is […]

Designations & Certificates

            The Insurance Institute of America (IIA) The Insurance Institute of America was founded in 1909. They merged with the American Institute for Property and Liability Underwriters in 1953. In 1998, the Insurance Research Council also became part of the Insurance Institute of America. They are today known as “The Institutes.” The […]

What if I have a Felony?

. Is it possible to obtain a Texas Insurance License with a felony on your record? . TDI (Texas Department of Insurance) looks at your record and makes a judgement on a Case-By-Case basis. Unless it is a particularly heinous offense, they will usually allow it. . These are the questions on your TDI application […]

One last look at the industry for 2016

. You are going to find that the world of Adjusting is a blend of help & service to those negatively impacted by an adverse event. For most adjusters, this aspect alone brings a rewarding perk that more than compensates for all their hard work which is usually in unfavorable conditions. The money pays your […]

Unique windows of opportunity

Every few years there will be a major storm, such as Sandy, Ike, Katrina and Matthew. Because of overwhelming demand for adjusters, this is a great opportunity for those who have been unable to break into the business in the past. What often happens is that new adjusters are hired in staggering numbers. Just about […]