Claims Handlers: It’s Time to Adjust Our Claims!

 Tuesday, September 23, 2014

 Lexology

Many insurers have a longstanding practice of paying claims adjusters a set weekly salary, regardless of the number of hours they actually work. The practice has support in federal labor regulations; the regulations expressly exempt claims adjusters from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), if their duties include discretionary and administrative activities such as interviewing witnesses, inspecting property damage, reviewing information for damage estimates and making recommendations regarding coverage.
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