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Mark Walls: The Myth of Predictive Analytics

By Mark Walls, Vice President Communications & Strategic Analysis, Safety National Because many adjusters are handling too many claims to be optimally efficient, we hold the insurance companies accountable, ensuring claims are handled properly from the start to finish reducing costs etc. For more information visit: http://dealers.austincg.com/claim-advocacy-2/ Read the article here: http://www.workcompwire.com/2017/09/mark-walls-the-myth-of-predictive-analytics/

Insurers brace for business-interruption claims after hurricanes

By Suzanne Barlyn  Companies affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma have begun submitting claims related to business interruption, flooding and other damage. Business-interruption claims are often complex, with direct physical damage usually a condition of coverage, and can take months or years to handle, according to industry experts. Read the entire article here: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-irma-insurance-businesses/business-interrupted-hurricane-damaged-firms-dig-in-for-insurance-fight-idUSKCN1BQ0EY

Catastrophic Weather Events…..Trigger Insurance Companies to Raise Rates?

Make sure your business is proactive at insurance renewal time and don’t wait until it is too late to react to a premium increase!  If your business would like help managing your insurance renewal process please reach out to ACG to discuss a partnership with our insurance advocacy team! Read the article here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/on-small-business/wp/2017/09/12/why-insurance-companies-sense-an-opportunity/?utm_term=.f5e56c060f21&wpisrc=nl_sb_smartbrief

Marines provide dealer training ground

By Vince Bond Jr.  Blake Salinas says the Marine Corps looks out for its own and develops them, and he aims to do the same for staffers at his family’s Ford dealership. Read the entire article here: http://www.autonews.com/article/20170911/RETAIL07/170919997/blake-salinas-marine-friendly-ford-succession

Don’t get stuck with bad cars

By Chris Crain Never in the history of the auto industry in this country has a natural disaster caused as much devastation to car dealers as the hurricane that struck Houston. Now the industry will have to figure out what to do with a massive number of flood-damaged vehicles. Read the entire article here: http://www.autonews.com/article/20170911/RETAIL07/170919979/dont-get-stuck-with-bad-cars

After Harvey deluge, a sales surge

By Vince Bond Jr. As Florida dealers prepared for Hurricane Irma late last week, battered stores in southeast Texas shifted to super-selling mode. Read the full story here: http://www.autonews.com/article/20170911/RETAIL07/170919948/harvey-houston-auto-sales

Visual evidence crucial in Harvey claims, says PCI’s Passmore

People filing property and flood insurance claims in the wake of Hurricane Harvey need to collect visual evidence, such as photographs, to assist with their claims, PCI’s Robert Passmore says. “The flood program recommends that you actually take photos of what the inside of the house looks like” and then document what is being removed […]

PCI’s Griffin: Harvey adds urgency for short-term NFIP extension

PCI wants a short-term extension of the National Flood Insurance Program for at least six months so the program won’t run the risk of expiring while claims related to Hurricane Harvey are being filed. “With the number of claims coming in and the damage that’s been done, the flood insurance costs may be as high […]

Insurance Company found liable for deception.

Don’t let your dealership’s staff waste valuable time getting mislead by your insurance companies interpretation of your policy. ACG Claim Advocates can help with objective claim expertise and policy interpretation. We would love an opportunity to discuss how our claim advocates can bring your dealership third party objectivity and expertise while saving your store time […]