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Category: Claims


Dwelling Value vs. Market Value: What Are You Insuring?

With home values significantly reduced for the past few years, I have grown accustomed to phone calls from customers insisting that the dwelling value listed on their insurance policy is way too high. They typically say, “I could never sell…

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Art Imitating Life

Over the weekend, I was watching a drama on television where the plot centered on a law firm and its various office relationships intertwined with some courtroom action.   Although I do like this show, it struck me that the plot…

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How I Became a Raccoon Wrangler

As a claims adjuster, I wear a lot of different hats on a daily basis.  On one hand, I am always trying to provide the best customer service, but I am also focused on the steps of adjusting a property claim or investigating…

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Adjusting Your Attitude about Your Claims Adjuster

I have handled a lot of claims in my four-plus years as a claims adjuster.  I would love to say that all of them end with the insured adding me to their Christmas card list, but this is not always the…

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Love Thy Neighbor But Beware of Their Trees

I’m not sure what the weather has been like in your area over the last couple of days but in Northwest Ohio it has been crazy windy.  Since becoming a claims adjuster, I think in a completely different way when…

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Coming of Age in the Workforce

My oldest daughter works at a local fast-food restaurant.   While she has just entered college, she started working at the restaurant during her senior year in high school.  And, like all younger workers, she was worried that college students would…

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Don’t Be Haunted by a Claim this Halloween

I remember when I was a kid out trick-or-treating.  There was always this house set up kind of like a haunted house.  Usually someone was jumping out from behind a corner or popping out of a box, trying to get…

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