Curious On Where a Career as an insurance adjuster can take you?
The field of claims adjusting offers a diverse range of specialty areas, each catering to unique aspects of insurance claims. Aspiring accredited claims adjusters can find exciting career opportunities beyond auto, homeowner, and recreational vehicle claims. At Educational Services & Consulting (ESC) we are excited to help guide you on your accredited claims adjuster journey and particularly love when those who have obtained their 6-20 ACA designation ask us for suggestions on what to focus on next.
There are lots of different specialty areas and at ESC we appreciate the opportunity to guide individuals towards a successful and rewarding career in insurance adjusting that resonates with their areas of interest.
A Few of the specialty areas include:
1. Commercial Property Claims Adjuster:
Commercial property claims adjusters focus on handling insurance claims related to businesses and commercial properties. From damage caused by fire or natural disasters to business interruption claims, they play a crucial role in evaluating losses and assisting businesses in their recovery. These ACA individuals have extensive expertise to navigate the complexities of commercial property claims, ensuring they can confidently handle intricate cases.
2. Catastrophe Claims Adjuster:
Catastrophe claims adjusters are on the front lines during times of large-scale disasters, such as hurricanes, earthquakes, and wildfires. They respond quickly to assess damages, prioritize claims, and provide timely assistance to affected policyholders often physically going directly to the areas with the most damage. Catastrophe claims adjusters work well in high-pressure situations and rapid response scenarios.
3. Workers’ Compensation Claims Adjuster:
Workers’ compensation claims adjusters specialize in managing claims related to workplace injuries and illnesses. They investigate accidents, determine liability, and ensure injured workers receive appropriate medical care and compensation. These types of claims are intricate and involve extensive knowledge of workers’ compensation programs by state.
4. Liability Claims Adjuster:
Liability claims adjusters assess and investigate claims involving personal injuries or property damage caused by the policyholder’s negligence. They work closely with legal teams and claimants to reach fair settlements. These adjusters must have extremely effective communication and negotiation skills to handle these sensitive cases.
6. Environmental Claims Adjuster:
Environmental claims adjusters handle claims involving pollution, hazardous materials, and environmental damage. Their expertise is crucial in addressing the complexities of environmental liability and restitution. These adjusters may need additional specialized training to equip them with the knowledge and skills to assess and mitigate environmental losses.
No matter your area of interest, there is most likely a specialized area of claims adjusting that is a good fit for you. At ESC, we take our role of mentoring aspiring adjusters seriously even after they’ve become fully licensed. Working as an insurance adjuster, having the ability to take copious notes, have good listening skills and have a keen understanding of inspecting damage and writing claims is often needed. ESC’s expertise ensures adjusters are equipped to handle complex cases with confidence and professionalism. Our students can embrace the vast array of opportunities that lie ahead in the insurance-adjusting world, as our team serves as their guide in carving a successful and fulfilling career path.
For more information on how to earn your 6-20 ACA designation and join this growing field, we invite you to call our Clermont, Florida office at 1-800-309-2459 or read more about the accredited claims adjuster certification process on our website. Beyond our ACA courses, we have partnerships that allow our students to continue learning the proper ways to handle claims and continue to grow their career.
In Florida, once you earn your 6-20 accredited claims adjuster designation, you can apply to the state for your all-lines adjuster license. This will enable you to work on home insurance claims, auto and RV insurance claims and property insurance claims. You would have the flexibility to work as a staff claims adjuster or an independent insurance adjuster.
Even if you move out of the state of Florida or your practice takes you out of state, Florida has a reciprocity agreement with other states within the U.S. Individuals who obtain their Florida license are eligible to work in 34 of the 37 states across the U.S. that require an adjuster license.
Ready to learn more? Contact us today at 1-800-309-2459.