Fire insurance claims break records on Thanksgiving Day

Holiday Mayhem - Thanksgiving turkey’s go up in smoke!

Insurers are cautioning Americans to take some simple safety precautions this year. Thanksgiving Day is a holiday that represents togetherness, family, and giving thanks for all of the things with which we have been blessed in our lives, but it is also the time of year that inevitably leads to the highest number of fire insurance claims. Studies have shown that fire departments can receive up to three times the typical number of calls on Thanksgiving. The reason is that there are many Thanksgiving activities that involve an increased risk…

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Nevada fire scorches 400 aces and displaces 9,000 people

An aggressive wildfire continues to rage in Nevada this week, prompting Governor Brian Sandoval to declare a state of emergency. The fire, which broke out in the northern reaches of the state, has burned more than 400 acres since it began last week. State officials estimate that some 20 structures, including homes and businesses, have fallen prey to the fire and at least 9,000 people have been displaced. Only one death has been reported to date. The emergency declaration allows state agencies and insurance companies to make use of federal…

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Insurance claims industry one of top ten fastest growing job markets

Though employment continues to struggle across the country during this slow recovery from the recession, there have been several industries – such as insurance claims – where it is anticipated that there will be a rapid spike in hiring and employment for the upcoming few years.  According to IBISWorld, an industry research firm, It is believed that there will be a growth rate of 5.7 percent every year from now until 2016 in employment in the areas of claims adjusting and third party administrators.  The number of employees in that…

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