Insurance adjusters who are inexperienced and do not know what they are doing can hurt insureds who just want their claim paid. Reuters ran a story on September 11, 2017, dealing with the shortage of trained and experienced insurance adjusters after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The story is titled “Insurers Ache For Qualified Inspectors After U.S. Hurricanes”.
Insurance companies were scrambling to find adjusters in Texas and Florida after hurricanes Harvey and Irma hit within two weeks of each other, causing tens of billions of dollars’ worth of property damage.
Although insurance companies maintain a number of adjusters across the U.S. year round, there is a need to redeploy staff from other areas or hire contract adjusters to fill gaps when catastrophes like Harvey and Irma hit. It is important that these adjusters get deployed quickly because payments on claims is critical to residents and business owners awaiting these insurance payments.