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  • How Property Owners Can Benefit From The UASRC

How Property Owners Can Benefit From The UASRC

Every year, businesses and homes endure significant damage from natural disasters like lightning, hurricanes, hail or tornadoes. There may be resources readily available to help you get back on track, but submitting a claim to an insurance company or scheduling an estimate inspection is no easy feat after a weather event. Instead of reaching out[...]

  • Sandy Victim Beats Shady Public Adjuster in Court

Sandy Victim Beats Shady Public Adjuster in Court

By Dennis Jay | February 21, 2014 Soon after Megastorm Sandy struck New Jersey in October 2012, unsavory contractors and public adjusters began coming out of the woodwork to reap the riches from stricken homeowners and their insurance companies. While most contractors and adjusters are honest and honorable, natural disaste[...]

  • Restoration contractors group hires Deloitte to study cost inflation

Restoration contractors group hires Deloitte to study cost inflation

So the organization has contracted with Deloitte Canada, which launched a study on Tuesday to examine how insurance carriers are using Xactimate to calculate the costs of restoration projects. Xactimate is a software product made by Orem, Utah-based Xactware Solutions Inc. designed to help adjusters and restoration contractors esimate the cost o[...]

  • Ohio homeowners could now face separate deductibles for wind, hail damage

Ohio homeowners could now face separate deductibles for wind, hail damage

Homeowners hit by Wednesday's summer storm -- the latest case of violent weather in Ohio -- may be in for more bad news: Some insurance companies are now requiring separate deductibles for claims from wind and hail damage.   In some cases, the extra deductible might be $1,500 on top of the normal $1,000 deductible. In other[...]

  • Lowest severe (tornado) year on record

Lowest severe (tornado) year on record

Here is the trend for 2013. Black line is the current trend. As you can see, through August, it is tracking in the lowest ever percentile for severe weather (40% below normal). Pretty amazing after last years low severe weather statistics. That combined with no real land falling hurricanes since Ike in 2008, leads to a lot less storm restoratio[...]

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