As an insurance adjuster, you need tools and resources to help you be more efficient and make your job easier. After all, the faster you close claims, the more money you will make. Having information and additional assistance at your fingertips is extremely valuable, and with the internet, a wealth of knowledge is just one search query away.
Today, 2021 Training has assembled some of our favorite internet resources that we believe all insurance adjusters should utilize in the modern insurance landscape.
Weather and Earthquake Resources
Stay on top of the weather and make sure you’re the first to know about earthquakes and other weather threats, especially if you live in or frequently operate within a danger zone.
The Weather Channel
The Weather Channel is a great resource to watch weather, and as it happens the nationwide doppler radar is great for tracking storms across the United States. If there’s extreme weather, the FCC may use the emergency alert system (EAS) to disseminate weather warnings, ensuring people get to safety in time.
Hail.org allows viewers to see a national hail map, thunderstorm warnings, and hail photos. You can also zoom in and out to view hail maps reporting the size of hailstones and the time they were reported. This is a great place to validate hail claims from insureds.
California Integrated Seismic Network
CISN gives accurate earthquake reports both locally and nationally. Sign up for customized text alerts to your phone.
Insurance Adjuster License Information and Continuing Education Lookup
The Texas Department of Insurance
The TDI regulates all Insurance Adjuster licenses for Texas. They handle all claims adjuster applications and renewals with the help of their partners. You will need to visit their website to apply for a Texas-All Lines license, renew your claims adjuster license, and temporary licenses. They also share information about applications, software, and maintenance, legislative changes, certifications, and additional resources.
Sircon Compliance Software
The TDI has contracted with Sircon, powered by Vertafore, to manage and track all continuing education credits for Insurance Adjuster licenses. As a continuing education provider, we report all CE credits to Sircon. Sircon allows you to look at your own transcripts to verify all CEs have been reported correctly for your license renewals, ensuring that your license doesn’t lapse and you don’t accrue unnecessary fees.
Services for Insurance Adjusters
Tools that will streamline your workflow and make you better at your job.
National Association of Catastrophe Adjusters
NACA continues to push forward helping new adjusters gain skills and experience. Members can participate in mentoring programs gaining valuable industry experience and earn 10% off 2021 Training’s Texas Adjuster Licensing and CE courses.
Ridge Top Aerial Technologies
RidgeTop sketching services provide roof sketches that import directly into Xactimate, allowing adjusters to focus more on adjusting and less on sketching. Pricing is also reasonable compared to EagleView.
Community Websites and Facebook Forums
Like and follow 2021 Training and NACA on Facebook to stay current with insurance industry news and continue finding resources that will help make your job easier! Some great Facebook groups insurance adjusters can join to get a competitive edge include:
Claims adjusters and CAT adjusters can find great information on social media platforms and forums, while also getting a fantastic opportunity to network.