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Ethics and Adjusting Claims

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Ethics and Adjusting Claims Adjusters face tough situations when it comes to acting in an ethical manner with the various entities that they deal with when adjusting claims. Adjusters must maintain ethical conduct with the party that contracts for their services. Company adjusters owe that conduct to their employer; independent and public adjusters owe that loyalty to the party that hires them to handle the claim. All parties to a claim, the insured, the claimant, vendors, attorneys, other adjusters, and anyone else who has a vested interest in the fair and equitable settlement of the claim, are also owed ethical…

How Inventory is Valued: From an Accountant’s Perspective

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How Inventory is Valued: From an Accountant's Perspective By DM Studler, SDC CPAs LLC Inventory or stock refers to the goods and materials that a business holds or owns for the ultimate purpose of resale (or repair). Management of the inventories, with the primary objective of determining/controlling stock levels within the physical distribution system, serves to balance the need for product availability against the need for minimizing stock holding and handling costs. Inventory, like any asset, ties up valuable funds an organization might otherwise use to increase profitability, so accountants pay special attention to how companies build, hold and protect…

Retaining Wall Failures

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How many times have you passed a beautiful residential development or home and noticed a retaining wall that is starting to tilt or has failed. You may often wonder why these sorts of problems occur and what can be done to prevent them. Remember that retaining walls provide lateral support to vertical slopes of soil, which would otherwise collapse into a more natural shape if the soils were not restrained. In many residential properties, retaining wall structures are used to alter topography for landscaping considerations, or for controlling storm water. Retaining walls can range widely in size and be quite…

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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.