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P:  4/15/2010 11:43:42 AM
David29

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Is it possible to work for more than one independent firm doing local work? I mean, do any adjusters do this?

 


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P: 4/16/2010 1:20:55 PM
Kevin Hromas

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It is rare and should only be done with full disclosure to all the companies you are working for.

Most will not like it due to possible conflicts of interest or even the fear of revealing propietary information regarding clients and claim processes. Keep in mind that anti-trust regulations strictly prohibit any hint of collusion regarding pricing or practices.
 
If you are good adjuster and located in a remote area where few IA Firms have offices, you are more likely to be able to handle stuff for multiple companies.
 
Kevin Hromas
JD, RPA, PLCS
Executive General Adjuster
Houston, TX

Kevin Hromas - JD,EGA,RPA,PLCS,WIND Umpire
Houston, TX

www.KevinHromas.com

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P: 4/22/2010 1:03:23 PM
greg

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As the co-owner of an independent adjusting company in the middle of nowhere I hired an adjuster for daily claims in our territory while he continued to do work on a short term contract basis for the independent that had laid him and others off. He handled 1 or 2 claims a week for them.

This worked OK for about 6 weeks until the adjuster came to me, and to his credit, told me that his former employer offered to hire him back if he could bring some of our clients with him. I told him he had to choose one company or the other. He picked us.

This is a cutthroat business and getting new clients is not easy or cheap and keeping clients isn't any easier. Looking back at this failed experiment I couldn't recommend this type of deal from either perspective.     

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P: 2/23/2011 1:49:45 AM
tess

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I do not believe ANY decent company that cannot give you a reasonable and livable annual income will demand complete loyalty to them. If they do, there is something very wrong. I handled claims for several last year but when fall and winter comes it's dead in the water for work...your status to multiple companies should be "overflow adjuster" so when spring and summer claims pile up, they do not completely rely on you anymore than you do them.

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P: 9/17/2013 9:42:46 AM
joyita maryam

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any adjuster can do this but it's more difficult to do it properly and also be a successful.

Anime Dreamers

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