Articles by Mason Claims

How to Become an Independent Adjuster

Would you like to know how to become an Independent Adjuster and what it takes to be deployed?

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How Do I Become A Better Adjuster?

This is the question that is most often asked of me in one form or another.

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Articles by Hail.org

August 29, 2014
Hail Reports – Montana, Texas
.tco-text {font-size:18px; color: #FFF;padding-left:15px;}.tco-container{height:95px; width:450px;background-color:#3586FF;} Follow us on TwitterFollow @PDRintel !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); Hail Storms – Texas, Montana Reporting 6 storms in 2 states. Storm #1 Location: DONLEY, TX Hail size: 2.5″ County population: 3848 County income: $29089 Find: Dealerships, Body Shops and Hotels near 1 E GREENBELT LAKE, DONLEY, TX Storm #2 Location: WHEELER, TX Hail size: 1″ County population: 4854 County income: $35775 Find: Dealerships, Body Shops and [...]
August 28, 2014
Hail Storms – Colorado
.tco-text {font-size:18px; color: #FFF;padding-left:15px;}.tco-container{height:95px; width:450px;background-color:#3586FF;} Follow us on TwitterFollow @PDRintel !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); Hail Storm – Colorado Reporting 3 storms in 1 states. Storm #1 Location: MORGAN, CO Hail size: 1.75″ County population: 28109 County income: $36507 Find: Dealerships, Body Shops and Hotels near LOG LANE VILLAGE, MORGAN, CO Storm #2 Location: JEFFERSON, CO Hail size: 1″ County population: 526994 County income: $59060 Find: Dealerships, Body Shops and Hotels near [...]
August 27, 2014
Hail Reports – South Dakota, Missouri, Nebraska, Illinois
.tco-text {font-size:18px; color: #FFF;padding-left:15px;}.tco-container{height:95px; width:450px;background-color:#3586FF;} Follow us on TwitterFollow @PDRintel !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); Hail Storms – Illinois, Nebraska, Missouri, South Dakota Reporting 8 storms in 4 states. Check out the latest Hail Pictures. Storm #1 Location: GRUNDY, IL Hail size: 1.25″ County population: 45828 County income: $59216 Find: Dealerships, Body Shops and Hotels near 1 SW MINOOKA, GRUNDY, IL Storm #2 Location: EDGAR, IL Hail size: 1″ County population: [...]
August 26, 2014
Hail Reports – Kansas, Wyoming, Indiana, Illinois, Nevada, Nebraska
.tco-text {font-size:18px; color: #FFF;padding-left:15px;}.tco-container{height:95px; width:450px;background-color:#3586FF;} Follow us on TwitterFollow @PDRintel !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); Hail Storms – Kansas, Illinois, Wyoming, Indiana, Colorado, Nevada, Nebraska Reporting 11 storms in 7 states. Storm #1 Location: MORRIS, KS Hail size: 1″ County population: 6046 County income: $36171 Find: Dealerships, Body Shops and Hotels near 1 ENE COUNCIL GROVE, MORRIS, KS Storm #2 Location: ROCK ISLAND, IL Hail size: 1″ County population: 147545 County [...]
August 25, 2014
Hail Reports – Montana, Nebraska, Wyoming, Florida, Kansas, Idaho, Colorado, Minnesota, Iowa
Hail Damage – Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Florida, Wyoming, Nebraska, Montana Reporting 16 storms in 7 states. This hail storm occurred on Friday August 22nd 2014 Storm #1 Location: CHEYENNE, CO Hail size: 1.25″ County population: 1906 County income: $36563 Find: Dealerships, Body Shops and Hotels near KIT CARSON, CHEYENNE, CO Storm #2 Location: KIT CARSON, CO Hail size: 1″ County population: 7590 County income: $33610 Find: Dealerships, Body Shops [...]

Articles by Property & Casualty 360

September 1, 2014
Editor's Note
It's no secret that insurance fraud is a multi-billion dollar a year enterprise. The Coalition Against Insurance Fraud estimates that nearly $80 billion in fraudulent insurance claims are made across all lines annually in the U.S., but the number is probably much higher due to unreported or undetected claims.
September 1, 2014
ACETech Conference Looks at Insurance Technology
On November 18, insurers, vendors and other industry stakeholders will gather at the Westin Times Square in New York City for ACETech, a technology-focused event that will examine everything from data security in the digital age to incorporating new technologies into project management.
September 1, 2014
The Internet of Things: What the Heck is a Thing?
There has been a recent spate of articles in various publications about the “Internet of Things” or IoT. At first blush, the non-techies’ eyes glaze over when new and emerging technologies are the topic of conversation. Techies, as we know, have been into the IoT for several years. But to...
September 1, 2014
Pocket Technology and Mobile Device Investigating
“We have a new kind of video camera for the investigator. But, we are not the ones filming, photographing and documenting our cases. The world is filming and photographing for us.”
September 1, 2014
Lights, Camera, Crash — The Story of a Staged Crash
A claimant needs some extra cash and decides that insurance fraud is the answer, so he stages a collision or just enhances the damage to his car caused by an actual impact and tries to cash in on the loss. But how can you tell the difference? You get a...

Articles by Weather.Com

Climate Lottery- Summer 2014 Contest
*A special note: I am offering a $100 cash prize for the summer 2014 contest that will be open from the time of this blog posting and clo...
Climate Lottery- Summer 2014 Contest
*A special note: I am offering a $100 cash prize for the summer 2014 contest that will be open from the time of this blog posting and clo...
Climate Lottery- Spring 2014 Contest
*A special note: Dr. Masters has kindly offered a free 10-year membership to wunderground (worth $100) for the winner of the spring 2014 ...
Climate Lottery- Mega Ball Ranking of 2013
*A special note: Dr. Masters has kindly offered a free 5-year membership to wunderground (worth $100) for the winner of the spring 2014 C...
Climate Lottery- Mega Ball Ranking of 2013
*A special note: Dr. Masters has kindly offered a free 5-year membership to wunderground (worth $100) for the winner of the spring 2014 C...

Articles by Independent-Adjuster.com

July 11, 2014
The Basics of Tree Liability – Part 1
Phillip Crimaldi is the Director of Operations for Peak Claims – An independent insurance claim services company based in Denver, Colorado.  Mr. Crimaldi has several years of unique experience with claims and litigation involving tree and premises liability. I’ve been…
June 30, 2014
The Co-Op Solution: Taking the “Cat” out of Catastrophe Claims Adjusting
This is a guest post by Phillip A. Crimaldi, Director of Operations for Peak Claims, Inc., in Denver, Colorado. – See more at: http://independent-adjuster.com/flooding-the-market-cat-adjusters-training/1243/#sthash.gAVBFTN0.dpuf This is a guest post by Phillip A. Crimaldi, Director of Operations at Peak Claims in Colorado.  Please…
March 26, 2014
Utah Sponsors Radical Bill to Modify Third Party Motor Vehicle Liability
Phillip A. Crimaldi, Director of Operations at Peak Claims contributed to this article. Utah Sen. Gene Davis (bill sponsor) and Rep. Brian King (floor sponsor) intend to radically change third party motor vehicle liability in their state that will have…
March 4, 2014
A Lesson in Adjusting Insurance Claims – Courtesy of Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway
This is a guest post by Phillip A. Crimaldi of Peak Claims in Denver, Colorado. There are, undoubtedly and for whatever silly reason, some of you who don’t like Warren Buffett, a/k/a “The Oracle of Omaha”.  There are some of…
March 4, 2014
The Insurance Claim Nightmare – 104 Car Pileup in Denver – Where do you start?
Denver's 104 car pile up on I-25 raises questions and concerns about Fault Liability and Sovereign Immunity. With a lack of major precipitation, we wonder if this is an appropriate time to test whether the department of transportation could be held liable failure to reasonably clear and maintain the roadway.