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Hurricane Damage Resources for Adjusters

Jul 24, 2017

2016 was the busiest Atlantic hurricane season in the past four years and served as a reminder of how devastating hurricane damage can be. Last year, there were 15 named storms in the Atlantic basin, and 2 hurricanes made landfall in the United States, which was above the annual average of 11.7 named storms and […]

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HVAC Compressor Damage: Lightning or Wear & Tear

Jul 10, 2017

The following article on “HVAC Compressor Damage: Lightning or Wear & Tear”, written by Matt Livingston of HVAC Investigators, originally appeared in the Technical Notebook Column of the July 2017 issue of Claims Magazine and was also featured on Property Casualty 360.  In the summer months, when severe weather is most prevalent, property carriers see […]

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Identifying Lightning Damage to HVAC Systems

Identifying Lightning Damage to HVAC Systems

Jun 16, 2017

Lightning strikes the earth about 100 times every second and can heat the surrounding air to up to 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit (The Weather Channel). As such a destructive force, it’s no wonder lightning damage caused $790 million in homeowners insurance losses in 2015 and an average of almost $8,000 per paid claim (Insurance Information Institute). […]

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The Rising Wildfire Risk And Property Claims

May 15, 2017

Wildfire risk has been on the rise throughout the past decade. The first four months of 2017 have shown an increase of 20% in the number of wildfires compared to the beginning of 2016 (III), and 2015 set a new record of 68,151 wildfires burning 10,125,149 acres. Wildfires are a natural way for the ecosystem […]

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2016 Property Claim Trends – Regionality of Claims

Apr 25, 2017

Analyzing property claim trends presents a significant opportunity for insurance executives and adjusters alike to improve and plan for the future. Our Annual Claims Report provides many property claim trends that are valuable to property and casualty insurance claim professionals. One set of compelling statistics is the regionality of claims. How claims are distributed by […]

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Spring Storm Claims Toolkit for Adjusters

Apr 17, 2017

Spring storm season started with a bang across much of the United States, and weather events are only expected to increase in frequency throughout the season. According to Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team, severe weather in the U.S., this March, cost insurers more than $2 billion. March typically signifies the start of many destructive […]

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Hail Damage to HVAC Condenser Coils

Apr 10, 2017

The following article on “Hail Damage to HVAC Condenser Coils”, written by Matt Livingston of HVAC Investigators, originally appeared in the Technical Notebook Column of Claims Magazine and was also published on Property Casualty 360.  Now that we’ve made it through another winter, it’s time to turn our focus to spring weather patterns and the […]

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Hail Claims: Major Damage

4 Options to Consider When Adjusting Hail Claims

Apr 03, 2017

The following article on “4 Options to Consider When Adjusting Hail Claims”, written by Matt Livingston of HVAC Investigators, was originally published on Property Casualty 360. The first few months of 2016 ushered in severe weather storms of historical proportions. According to the Property Claims Service unit of Jersey City, N.J.-based Verisk Solutions, first-quarter losses added […]

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Catastrophe Claims and Their Effect HVAC Claims

Mar 15, 2017

Natural disasters and the resulting catastrophe claims were at a four-year high in 2016, according to Aon Benfield. The economic impact of these catastrophes was, globally, two thirds more than in 2015 (Munich RE). Moreover, North America suffered its highest number of natural catastrophes in more than 35 years. While natural disasters are an unavoidable […]

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2017 Annual Claims Report includes significant property claim data

HVACi Releases 2017 Annual Property Claim Report

Feb 22, 2017

Carriers Recaptured Millions in Indemnity Leakage by Consistently Using Third Party Experts to Help Settle Claims Accurately New data released in HVAC Investigators’ 2017 Annual Claims Report arms insurance carriers with powerful information about property claim trends Charlotte, NC February 22, 2017  ̶  HVAC Investigators (HVACi), the nation’s leading provider of HVAC and Refrigeration damage […]

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