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Evaluating Wind Damage to Asphalt Shingles

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Evaluating Wind Damage to Asphalt Shingles Robert Rutherford Cook Claim Services Asphalt shingles have been utilized as a roofing material for more than a century. Advancements in mat and sealant technology led to asphalt shingles becoming the primary choice for steep slope roofing. It is estimated that four out of five homes are roofed with asphalt shingles. A growing number of smaller commercial buildings also utilize asphalt shingles. Although asphalt shingles can be rated for high wind zones up to 150 miles per hour as a three-second gust, wind damage to asphalt shingles is one of the most common types…

The Ethical Foundation of Customer Service

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The Ethical Foundation of Customer Service Terry Sutton, Regional Account Manager Stephens Engineering Consultants, Inc. No matter in which state you serve as an insurance professional, you have a common duty in the exercise of your responsibilities . . . ethical behavior. Each state has varying requirements for continuing education in ethics, but it is, none-the-less, a foundational requirement. The purpose of this brief presentation is to give further insight about ethics and it's number one expression (in my humble view) - customer service. When I first began in the insurance industry in Texas in 2005 I discovered that I…

If Adjusters are from Mars then Investigators must be from Venus – Part 2

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If Adjusters are from Mars then Investigators must be from Venus Part 2 of 2 David M. Brani, P.E., Ph.D.   David Brani Engineering, LLC   Part I of this article, published in the March 2019 newsletter, spoke the language of Martian to forensic investigators. This article is for those adjusters from Venus that would like to better understand their Martian counterparts.  As with both articles, the intention is to bring both planets closer together for a more positive working relationship. Insights from Investigators Despite the many healthy working relationships, we all have our challenging moments when working with adjusters. The first article…
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Southern Loss Association Links

Atlanta Claims Association

The ACA is a professional association for insurance claims personnel in the Atlanta area. Go to the Atlanta Claims Association website.

Casualty Adjusters Guide

Since 1958…”The” original Claim Guide. Go to the Casualty Adjusters Guide website.

Claims Magazine

Covering the Business of Loss. Go to the Claims Magazine website.

Georgia Defense Lawyers Association

The Georgia Defense Lawyers Association offers formal avenues for training, networking and communication. GDLA membership benefits include CLE seminars, judicial receptions, a newsletter and annual Law Journal, plus access to an e-mail blast system that allows members to pose questions about experts, points of law, emerging issues, and more. Go to the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association website.

Georgia Trial Lawyers Association

Since 1956, GTLA has worked tirelessly to ensure that everyday citizens, Georgia families and small businesses are never deprived of their constitutional guarantee of access to true justice. The Mission of GTLA is simple:  We are dedicated to protecting the Constitutional promise of justice for all by guaranteeing the right to trial by jury, preserving an independent judiciary, and providing access to the courts for all Georgians. Go to the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association website.

Honorable Order of the Blue Goose, Intl

For more information on this organization, go to the Blue Goose website.

How Stuff Works

Some complex technological questions explained simply. Go to the How Stuff Works website.

Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS)

For more information on the IBHS and FORTIFIED BUILDINGS, visit the IBHS website.

Mapquest

A great source for knowing where you are, and where you are going. Go the Mapquest website.

National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE)

Are you looking for an engineer with proven claims experience? NAFE is your best and only source for Board Certified Forensic Engineers. Go to the National Academy of Forensic Engineers website.

International Association of Insurance Professionals

IAIP (International) serves its members by providing professional education, an environment in which to build business alliances and the opportunity to make connections with people of differing career paths and levels of experience within the insurance industry. Go to the National Association of Insurance Professionals.website.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

NOAA National Weather Service Website. A great source for weather forecasts, maps, aviation weather, and weather archives. Go to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration website.

Property & Liability Resource Bureau – PLRB

For more information on the PLRB organization, go to the PLRB website.

Risk and Insurance Management Society

The mission of the Atlanta Chapter of the Risk & Insurance Management Society is to advance and promote the risk management profession by: (1) Providing timely and valuable educational programs, (2) Facilitating career development and networking; and (3) Fostering an environment of support for students. Go to the Risk and Insurance Management Society website.

Ultimate Insurance Links

Search for insurance listings and brokers. Go to the Ultimate Insurance Links website.