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Disaster Restoration software frustrations and solutions

Disaster Restoration software frustrations and solutions

Are you in disaster restoration and are required to upload documentation into a software in the cloud so that adjusters and insurance companies can review?

Do you have frustrations while your using the software out in the field?

I usually don't vent my frustrations like this but I think this warrants a discussion…

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Added by Darren Miller on April 25, 2016 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Consumer or Producer in your company or business?

Are you a Consumer or Producer in your company or business?



Sometimes we get caught up in being a consumer of content or information and not a producer of it. This could be the case if you are starting up your own business or learning a new trade.

I know this may…

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Added by Darren Miller on April 20, 2016 at 6:49pm — No Comments

Disaster Restoration Podcast

Well.............I ventured out into the Podcast world. I feel this is a great way to get information out to people in a mobile fashion.

Everyone is on the move and this is also a way I can record on the go.

Here is my first podcast

If you have time Please subscribe to my future podcasts here…

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Added by Darren Miller on March 22, 2016 at 3:04pm — No Comments

Cultivating connections in the insurance industry

What opportunities can you look out for in making new connections within the Insurance Industry?

 

connect with adjusters

I had someone ask me a question today, they asked........

"I clean up after floods in apartments and condominiums, how do I start doing insurance claims in houses?

Here is…

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Added by Darren Miller on March 22, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Cultivating connections in the insurance industry

What opportunities can you look out for in making new connections within the Insurance Industry?

 

connect with adjusters

I had someone ask me a question today, they asked........

"I clean up after floods in apartments and condominiums, how do I start doing insurance claims in houses?

Here is…

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Added by Darren Miller on March 11, 2016 at 5:08pm — No Comments

Pouring Concrete Floors in an Apartment Building

Pouring Concrete in an apartment building.......



pouring concrete floors in an apartment building

What the heck are your talking about Miller?????

Well..Pouring concrete may not sound all that exciting to most people but have you ever stopped to think of whats underneath or behind all that drywall, paint, flooring and cabinetry in that place you live?

Kevin Nicol

Just this last Friday, The owner of…

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Added by Darren Miller on February 21, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Jim Thompson Large Loss Specialist

Ok.....Now, who is Jim Thompson?

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Jim Thompson started cleaning carpet while still in the US Navy in San Diego, CA in 1974. After he got out of the service he continued in the cleaning business and in 1978 started deodorizing after factory fires.
“In the early days,”…

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Added by Darren Miller on February 13, 2016 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Uber Exclusion

The standard auto policy in Ontario has an exclusion for carrying passengers for compensation or hire, and this could lead to denial of claims involving vehicles providing uberX service.



using uber app to call a taxi

UberX, which lets drivers make money from consumers who book rides from apps on their mobile phones, is rapidly gaining popularity. However it raises a number of auto insurance coverage issues due to the taxi exclusion in Ontario's standard auto policy and questions over whether… Continue

Added by Darren Miller on February 8, 2016 at 3:28pm — No Comments

Project Management Simplified E-Book FREE download

free project management simplified ebook download

Project Management Simplified E-Book FREE download



 

 

If you are here then you must have a passion for or connected in some way to the disaster restoration industry.

My purpose for writing this quick to read e-book is to provide…

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Added by Darren Miller on February 8, 2016 at 3:26pm — No Comments

http://insurancerestorationpro.com/app-to-help-customers-have-quicker-environmental-spill-emergency-response-zurich/

Zurich has released a mobile app

designed for qualified customers throughout North America in industries that deal with hazardous materials – meant to help them speed up response to spills requiring emergency environmental clean-up.

Mobile app to help speed up spill response

The Zurich Environmental Emergency Response (ZEER) app is designed for industries, including transportation and manufacturing, where…

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Added by Darren Miller on February 8, 2016 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Insurance Restoration Pro App Download

Insurance Restoration Pro App Download

Well it's taken a few months for it to finally get accepted in the Itunes APP store but here it is. Click hear to download now



Insurance Restoration Pro app

I created this app so it can be in the hands of Adjusters,…

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Added by Darren Miller on January 17, 2016 at 6:32pm — No Comments

Top 10 Insurtech predictions for 2016

TOP 10 INSURTECH PREDICTIONS FOR 2016



In no particular order…

Prediction #1 Lifestyle apps

lifestyle app

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insurers will create lifestyle apps that provide additional consumer value on a continuing basis. Continuous consumer engagement will start to replace price as the key…

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Added by Darren Miller on January 12, 2016 at 4:36pm — No Comments

[video] Emergency Roof Protection

Emergency Roof Protection

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qC4ynfF8JrE&feature=youtu.be



In the aftermath of a hurricane, tornado, severe storm, falling tree limbs, or other cause of roof damage; it’s important to report the damage to your insurance… Continue

Added by Darren Miller on January 4, 2016 at 3:35am — No Comments

Technology and insurance predictions for 2016

 
 

In recent years, we’ve seen major shifts and trends that point to where the insurance industry is headed long-term.

Widespread adoption of mobile technologies is streamlining communication like never before, and unlike past years, the majority of insurance companies’ customer interactions are now happening online without ever speaking face-to-face.

Insurance companies are also fully realizing…

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Added by Darren Miller on December 29, 2015 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Risk Assessments

Do A Risk Assessment

Overview

Good Management Practice

Defining Hazard and Risk

Six Steps

1. Identify the Hazard

2. Identify the Risk

3. Assess the Risk

4. Control the Risk

Hierarchy of Controls

5. Document the Process

6. Monitor and Review…

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Added by Darren Miller on December 25, 2015 at 3:10pm — No Comments

Emergency Restoration Tips

NOTE: The following Emergency Tips were compiled by members and staff of the National Institute of Disaster Restoration, based on their wide experience of various types of damage. It is not likely that your situation will require all of these procedures, so apply those which common sense indicates are appropriate.…

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Added by Darren Miller on December 20, 2015 at 2:18pm — No Comments

Burst waterline to fridges

Burst waterline to fridges

Have you just renovated your home or purchased a new one and now need to furnish it with appliances?  It’s an exciting time isn’t it?

You get to go out on a nice sunny day, go…

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Added by Darren Miller on October 26, 2015 at 7:59pm — No Comments

Private fire fighting

Hi Everyone, 

Considering how devastating this year was for wildfire damage, are any of the insurance companies considering following the US example of hiring private fire fighting companies to protect their client's assets? This would bring the fire fighting service full circle, as insurance companies were the first to develop fire fighting companies hundreds of years ago before it became a public service. 

I am starting up such a business and looking for some key…

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Added by Kris Liivam on October 9, 2015 at 11:58am — No Comments

Job Posting - Commercial Insurance Advisor, Brampton, ON

Business Insurance Advisor

CCV Insurance & Financial Services Inc. is looking for energetic, self-motivated individuals to join our commercial lines service team at our Brampton office.

Responsibilities include:

  • Account Management & Service of existing clients – including renewal processing, policy changes & claims
  • Commercial Lines New Business – assisting producers…
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Added by Andrea Hadlington on September 1, 2015 at 9:47am — No Comments

Olsen Sottile Insurance Brokers - From 'In-House' to 'Cloud'

Fortify is very excited to announce that we recently migrated one of our clients, Olsen Sottile Insurance Brokers, to our private hosted cloud solution, Virtual Fortify Office 24/7 (VFO247). Here is what Chris Sottile had to share about their migration experience:

"When we made the migration to Fortify’s VFO247 solution, we went home on Friday afternoon and when we came back in on Monday we had a whole new world to explore – our applications, email and whole environment was up and…

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Added by Kayla Burbidge on July 27, 2015 at 11:54am — No Comments

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