Compass Connection April Edition News item posted on : Thursday May 12th 2022
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Hurricane season is quickly approaching. Hurricane season officially begins on June 1, 2022 and runs through November 30, 2022. When a large catastrophe hits, it is important to be as prepared as possible. Below are a few ways to make sure you are ready to deploy within 24 hours of a CAT.
Field Adjusters and Desk Adjusters
Be on our roster. To deploy with Compass Adjusting it is crucial that you are on our roster. Most communications regarding CAT deployments, any daily claims work and important messages from Compass management come through Compass Connect. Once you are on our roster, it is important to keep your profile update and remain active. To remain active in our system, respond to our communications – texts, emails, and voicemails – in a timely manner and provide us with the information we are requesting. If we are requesting information from you, it is because we need it to consider you for future work opportunities. It is also important to keep your profile updated. Be sure to keep us informed when you obtain new licenses, certifications training and skills, by uploading this information to your profile.
Deployments and updates will vary depending on the assignment. When dealing with CAT claims, these communications will come through emails, phone calls and/text messages. Information regarding new stand-by lists for deployments will come through email followed by a phone call or text. For daily work, you will receive emails, and phone calls checking your availability.
If you are not on our roster already, do not forget to sign up. It is crucial to be on our roster, especially before hurricane season is in full swing.
If you are already on our roster, make sure it is updated with your current location, licenses, resume, etc.
Composing a well-written resume can help a claims adjuster increase their chances of receiving claims and deploying with a firm. It can provide a candidate’s professional experience and skill set, showing hiring managers they have the qualifications they need to succeed in the position.
Your resume should have the following, but is not limited to:
Professional summary / Personal statement
The summary, or profile, of your claims adjuster resume offers you the chance to showcase your professional personality and achievements in complete sentences.
The employment history section of your claims adjuster resume is where you can list and describe previous work history / deployment. Starting with your most recent experience, describe your previous experience. The best way to accomplish that is by using each bulleted item to describe your experience.
In the skills section you can briefly list the skills you obtain that make you a great claims adjuster. You can list both hard skills, or the knowledge and skills you have learned for the job, and soft skills, which are the people and organizational abilities you need to be a productive worker.
Under education you can list and place you obtained an academic degree (University, Adjusting schools, etc.). Also include any classes you have taken that are related to your work.
35 states require that claims adjusters be licensed, according to IA Path. If you work in a state that requires a license, make sure you add the details.
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Brace for Winter Weather
Winter storms create a higher risk of car accidents, hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning, and stress. Winter storms including blizzards can bring extreme cold, freezing rain, snow, ice and high winds.
Prepare your home to keep out the cold with insulation, caulking and weather stripping. Learn how to keep pipes from freezing. Install and test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors with battery backups. Gather supplies in case you need to stay home for several days without power. Keep in mind each person’s specific needs, including medication. Remember the needs of your pets.
Stay off roads if at all possible. If trapped in your car, then stay inside. Limit your time outside. If you need to go outside, then wear layers of warm clothing. Watch for signs of frostbite and hypothermia. Reduce the risk of injury by avoiding overexertion when shoveling snow and walking in the snow.
Record Winter Storms
Blizzard of 1993: $9.8 billion in damages: This costly storm roared through the East Coast on March 11 – 14. 1993. This is the most expensive storm to strike the United States. High winds caused power outages in 10 million households and flooding damaged or destroyed home on the East Coast.
Southeast Ice Storm of 1994: $5.2 billion: This storm occurred February 8 – 13, 1994 and causes extensive damage in the south. More than 2 million household lost power. Downed trees and debris cause damage to homes, businesses and vehicles and blocked roads, making travel difficult.
Blizzard of 1996 and the flooding aftermath: $4.9 million in damages: This blizzard occurred January 6 – 8 1996, and took over cities from Washington, D.C. to Boston. A combination of heavy snow, sleet and ice falling over a period of a few days, collapsed power lines, roofs and trees. The warming of weather caused snow melt which resulted in widespread and deadly flooding.
Texas Freeze 2021: Roughly $130 billion in damages. Texas’ catastrophic February winter storm left over 200 people dead and millions without power for days on end. Heavy snow and ice combined with Texas being unprepared for drastic temperatures cause mayhem and destruction across the state.
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