Wilkes-Barre tornado victims get helpful tips and advice from Allstate

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The insurer reached out to residents of the township to offer them safety and coverage tips. Allstate issued some important advice to those affected by the Wilkes-Barre tornado last week. It reminded customers that their safety should come before anything else when returning home. Homeowners may be keen to assess possible damage, but Allstate reminds them to be cautious. The Wilkes-Barre tornado caused notable damage to the township. That said, the Allstate report reminds customers that when they return home, the damage may create unexpected dangers. Therefore, homeowners should first…

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Professional Claims Solutions (PCS) Investigation Leads to Insurance Fraud Arrest/Conviction in Passaic County

Professional Claims Solutions (PCS) VCWC (Video Camera and Witness Canvass) Investigation uncovered a staged pedestrian accident. PCS conducted a thorough Video Surveillance Canvass and located a camera over two blocks away on a Passaic Housing Authority building that captured the staged accident.  Upon the completion of the investigation, the individual depicted in the below video link was subsequently arrested and prosecuted for ‘Insurance Fraud’ by Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.  These types of investigations and companies like PCS are playing a major role in keeping insurance premiums as low as possible. Having video of an…

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Northern California wildfires break $9 billion in insurance claims

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The fires that torched their way through the state’s wine country in October have broken fire records. The Northern California wildfires from October have already generated an incredible $9 billion in insurance claims. This has easily left the previous wildfire insurance claim records well behind. The October blaze is now the most expensive single fire in the history of the United States. California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones does not think that total will rise much further for those Northern California wildfires. The $9 billion figure represents the total insurance claims…

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Black Friday insurance coverage takes many forms this year

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While consumers shuffle their way through crowded stores and pick up extra purchases online, coverage is key. Among the preparations shoppers are making to ensure they get the best deal, adequate Black Friday insurance coverage is also vital. Before heading out to pick up the top tech gifts of 2017 there are several forms of insurance coverage that may be needed. The odds are that most consumers have policies in place, but the key is in reviewing and updating them. After all, when shoppers are out in crowded parking lots…

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Mobile insurance claims are taking a while to catch on with consumers

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J.D. Power data shows insurer apps aren’t rapidly taking off among policyholders filing for payments. Mobile insurance claims aren’t very popular among policyholders, says J.D. Power data. Even though auto insurance companies across the country have launched massive advertising campaigns, consumers are still slow to adopt the tech. As much as mobile insurance apps are being used more frequently, that isn’t the case for making claims. J.D. Power released its 2017 U.S. Auto Claims Satisfaction Study. Within it, the firm indicated that the slow adoption of mobile insurance claims technology…

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Lloyd’s insurance claims see rapid response and payments following storms

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The massive marketplace has reported quick customer service for customers affected by Harvey, Irma and Maria. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria left catastrophe and devastation behind, and Lloyd’s insurance claims are being rapidly processed, says the market. The company says it is responding quickly and has even made some advance payments. The storms left behind an estimated $738 million in insured damages to properties and possessions. “It is heartening to see the Lloyd’s market swing into action in this way,” said Inga Beal, the market’s chief executive, when addressing the…

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Insurance workforce required to maintain on-call status throughout extreme weather

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Teams of employees in the industry find themselves in on-demand positions with hurricanes, storms, and wildfires. Throughout this active season of hurricanes, heavy storms, wildfires and earthquakes, the insurance workforce has been maintaining a steady on-call status. Historic flooding, rainfall, winds and tremors have left billions upon billions of dollars in property damaged or annihilated. Homes, businesses, vehicles, equipment and products have been destroyed by active extreme weather. Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, the and the wildfires across the American west have left devastation behind, as Mexico experienced an earthquake more…

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Insurance drones will be broadly deployed by Hurricane Harvey claims adjusters

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The use of these unmanned aerial vehicles has been adopted by Allstate, State Farm and other major property insurers. Property insurance companies in Texas and Louisiana, such as Allstate and State Farm, are preparing to use their insurance drones to survey the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. This insurance technology is expected to have an important role in inspecting commercial and residential damage. The insurance drones will first take to the air early this week, once the last of Hurricane Harvey makes its way out of the regions. If all goes…

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Farmers insurance drone program takes off

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The insurer has become the latest among the large companies to use unmanned aerial aircraft systems (UAS). The Farmers Insurance drone program had its official launch yesterday as the insurer rolled out a fleet of the devices. These unmanned aerial aircraft systems (UAS) will be used to improve the customer claims experience. Insurance companies are increasingly using drones to view damage to roofs and other difficult to reach places. The Farmers Insurance drone units will be deployed by adjusters who need to assess the damage left behind by severe weather.…

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Insurance company drones are a common part of the claims experience

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These small pieces of equipment make it faster and safer for adjusters to create their estimates. To an increasing degree, adjusters are using insurance company drones to help them to assess the damage in routine claims processes. These gadgets let adjusters check out rooftops, and other difficult to reach areas without having to risk climbing up on a ladder or checking into parts of properties that have sustained damage from weather or other unexpected events. While this was once a rare practice, using drones for insurance claims assessments is becoming…

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