Price Guides Used By Sandy Adjusters Contributed To Underpayments

 Thursday, October 29, 2015

 Property Casualty 360

The software used by the Hurricane Sandy adjusters to create the estimates contributed to claims being underpaid. “Xactimate is part of the problem,” said Bach. “It is a tool. The pricing system is only as good as the person who is inputting the information and the homeowners always end up on the short end of the stick.” The issue is not with the software, but with the numbers used to create the estimates. “The Xactimate price guide is a massive problem,” says Major.” Xactimate says if the price is different, you have to change it. CAT adjusters are instructed not to change the pricing in Xactimate.
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