Welcome to Adjusters International Chicago, Illinois Public Adjusters
With more than 40 offices across the United States and Canada, Adjusters International is one of the nation's largest and most respected providers of public insurance adjusting and disaster recovery consulting services. With our newly expanded presence in downtown Chicago, Adjusters International is capable of quickly fielding a team of public adjusters and disaster recovery experts in response to any major disaster throughout the Midwest.
Our public adjusting division focuses on guiding our clients to a full and equitable insurance settlement in the aftermath of a fire, tornado, flood, or other disaster. Public adjusters work on behalf of insured clients—not insurance companies—to prepare and settle their property damage claims. Retaining the services of a public adjuster immediately after an occurrence increases the policyholder's opportunity to take full advantage of any alternatives available within their insurance policy.
Adjusters International provides disaster consulting services with a specialization in guiding FEMA grantees and applicants through the FEMA Public Assistance program in the wake of a major disaster. Our consultants have years of disaster recovery experience and have a thorough knowledge of both insurance and the FEMA Public Assistance program, and how each work together and complement each other.
About Adjusters International
Adjusters International specializes in commercial claims and has a sophisticated staff of adjusters prepared to handle any claim from the seemingly standard to the most complex claims. The company's in-depth knowledge of insurance adjusting and the FEMA Public Assistance Program is a direct result of their management of claims resulting from the nation's most serious disasters, such as the Oklahoma City bombing, World Trade Center bombing, 9-11-2001 event, and every major hurricane, earthquake and flood of the past quarter century. Adjusters International has offices throughout the United States and Canada and has had a strong presence in the greater Chicago area for over 20 years.
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Adjusting Today Approved for a Second Continuing Education Course!
Globe Midwest Adjusters International is pleased to announce a second continuing education course has been developed based on Adjusting Today material! To accomplish this, we have again partnered ...
Globe Midwest Adjusters International is pleased to announce a second continuing education course has been developed based on Adjusting Today material! To accomplish this, we have again partnered with The Institutes. Entitled “Natural Disasters: Coverage Issues,” the course is based on the following four editions of Adjusting Today:
- “Contingent Business Interruption Issues Following Disasters in Japan,” by Tony D’Amico and Harvey Goodman;
- “Japan Earthquake a Wake-Up Call for Contingent Business Interruption Coverage,” by Don Malecki;
- “Earthquake Insurance: What’s Your Exposure,” by Bob Prahl; and
- “Hurricanes and Windstorm Coverage,” by Keith Hayman
A seven-module course, it is offered to property insurance producers, adjusters or both, depending on the state. The course has already been approved in 44 states and provides attendees with up to three continuing education credits. It is offered at www.CEU.com.
About The Institutes
The Institutes, located in Malvern, PA, develops curriculum; writes, edits and publishes textbooks and other study materials; and develops, administers and grades examinations for people in the property and casualty insurance and financial services business. They certify their level of knowledge of specific areas of insurance such as underwriting, claims adjusting, risk management, reinsurance, and premium auditing through setting examination standards in those fields. The Institutes is the leader in delivering proven knowledge solutions that drive powerful business results for the risk management and property-casualty insurance industry. Their knowledge solutions include the CPCU designation program; associate designation programs in areas such as claims, risk management, underwriting, and reinsurance; introductory and foundation programs; online courses; research; custom solutions; assessment tools; and continuing education (CE) courses for licensed insurance professionals and adjusters through their CEU.com compliance unit. The Institutes are affiliated with the CPCU Society, a community of credentialed insurance professionals who promote excellence through their technical expertise and ethical behavior and The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation, a non-profit educational organization that promotes the study and teaching of risk management and insurance. www.TheInstitutes.org.
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Negotiating the Unfamiliar Terrain of Property Insurance Claims
Disasters, natural or otherwise, can be frustrating and confusing ordeals. Following a disaster, some business owners find that the path to recovery through a property or business interruption ...
Disasters, natural or otherwise, can be frustrating and confusing ordeals. Following a disaster, some business owners find that the path to recovery through a property or business interruption claim can lead to more frustration. The insurance claims process is often complex and confusing, and if the proper steps are not taken, you may find that just having an insurance policy in place does not automatically result in a full reimbursement of your claim. Final settlement of claims can be affected by the actions the policyholder takes from the moment the damage occurs.
However, arming yourself with the proper knowledge and taking an organized and proactive approach to your claim, can save time, money, and hassle. Accordingly, this Adjusting Today article provides some of the do’s and don’ts of the property insurance claims process.
In “Property Insurance Claims: Negotiating Unfamiliar Terrain,” veteran public adjuster William Rake, discusses how to successfully navigate the claims process. Key points include:
- Your roles and responsibilities as they relate to your insurance policy.
- Ensuring that steps are taken to preserve and protect your property.
- How to begin measuring your losses.
- Maintaining your operations in the midst of your claim.
- Seeking out current replacement costs instead of relying solely on historical records.
- Establishing the proper foundation for a business interruption claim.
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