Symbility has a different scoping -strategy- than Xactimate, so scope notes should be taken differently.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Rescue teams in the Phoenix area had their work cut out for them after a sudden monsoon flooded roads and low lying neighborhoods. John Blackstone reports many residents were trapped by the floodwaters.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
The Adjuster Academy of Texas is the premier Adjuster Training Facility in Texas. In this video, we briefly descibe a basic wind and hail roof inspection and our "Truck to Truck" inspection techniques.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
A truck driver quickly became a hero last week after a fiery crash on a highway in Mississippi. David Fredericksen got out of his truck with a fire extinguisher and ran to the scene, prompting other drivers to do the same. A woman and a one-year-old child were rescued from the burning car as Fredericksen did his best to douse the flames. Soon after he and others got them out, there was an explosion in the car before a fire truck and police arrived. Fredericksen called in to Fox and Friends this morning, saying he has learned that the woman sustained a broken leg or ankle. "I think about the story in the Bible about the good Samaritan. The car in front of me actually went through the fire and kept on driving. We like to think that, not that we're heroes, but we're just good Americans," he said. You can see the full YouTube video below (the timestamp is incorrect).
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
COLUMBUS (Brooks Jarosz) -- The Bureau of Workers Compensation busted 12 people for milking the system, just in June. Undercover video exposed several people convicted of workers compensation fraud. It's millions of dollars going to those who faked injuries or found loopholes. The BWC says it's constantly taking tips to investigate, stop and prosecute workers compensation fraud. Watching one of the surveillance video, you wouldn't think anything is wrong as Brooklyn Mieczkowski is caught on camera outside her home, going to culinary school, or getting physically fit. However, a few weeks later, Mieczkowski is walking with a cane to her BWC hearing. She claimed she was hurt on the job but the video tells a different story. "It still amazes me that people would try to steal a dollar rather than keep that for the legitimate, injured people," Dan Foder said. Dan Foder with the intelligence unit of the BWC has more than 1,000 active investigations right now. Foder says just this past year, they've recovered $60 million from people like Mieczkowski who fake injuries to get benefits. She was charged with fraud and had to pay more than $10,000 back. "We're here to weed out the bad people so those who are entitled to benefits can continue to get those benefits," Foder said. Tips and red flags lead them to others gaming the system, like Shannon Rager, who investigators say was getting money for a leg injury. He was caught on camera walking around and working as a tow truck driver and mechanic. Investigators busted him and mad him pay more than $2,000 to the BWC. "Just know that there's many of us looking for them," Foder said. "However long it takes -- we're watching." If you see fraud, report it to the BWC here.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) released its annual Hot Wheels report which identifies the 10 most stolen vehicles in the United States.
Monday, August 18, 2014
An alleged gas theft gone badly awry causes an explosion at a gas station in Miami.
Monday, August 18, 2014
An investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board says a collision in northeast Arkansas involved a train with two locomotives and 86 cars and another with two locomotives and 92 cars. Some video silent. (Aug. 18) Subscribe for more Breaking News: Get updates and more Breaking News here: The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. Today, AP employs the latest technology to collect and distribute content - we have daily uploads covering the latest and breaking news in the world of politics, sport and entertainment. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important. Subscribe:
Monday, August 18, 2014 — In addition to helping estimators quickly and reliably settle property losses, Xactware's claims estimating platform, Xactimate®, lets users efficiently complete the flood forms required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and many insurance companies. Xactware's Xactimate Flood Forms Training gives an introduction to these forms and walks students through the process of filling them out using the Xactimate Flood Form Administration module. Upon completion of the course, estimators will be able to easily generate all the forms needed for property losses that involve flood damage. To learn more about Xactware's self-paced training courses, visit To learn more about Xactimate, visit
Friday, August 15, 2014
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8/20/2014 - Nearly two years after Superstorm Sandy socked North Jersey, a Carlstadt printer has filed suit against its insurance company, seeking $37 million for storm-related damage that continues to hamper its operations.The lawsuit by Pictorial Offset Corp.
8/20/2014 - A 72-year-old Tate Township man crash-landed an airplane on his own property Tuesday evening and is expected to be OK. The pilot, Roland Franke, has been flying for more than 30 years, his wife told officials at the scene. Shortly after taking off, Franke
8/20/2014 - The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that nSpired Natural Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling several lots of peanut, almond and other nut butters on fears of salmonella contamination. The company was made aware of the risk after routine te
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