With the late turn of Ian to the east toward Tampa, Leading Edge is requesting and asking for additional commitments to deploy to Florida with plans of being in the Tampa vicinity on October 2, 2022. Leading Edge Claims has contracts with multiple Carriers in Florida that have large PIF counts in the Tamp Bay area. Please see the latest from the Natiaal Hurricane Center.
We will require additional commitments and additional deployments. You must be Florida licensed and have a minimum of 6 months experience.
Please let us know your availability for immediate deployment. Retainer fees are available for the Desk, and retainer fess for the Field will be discussed later today. More information will come to those of you with interest. Please reply to this email with your availability and HR will begin processing your deployment.
Benefits for Hurricane Ian!
Please reply and let us know if you are available for deployment and a representative of Leading Edge will be reaching out shortly.
Desk - $425 - 450 per day, 7 days per week, retainer fees paid for those deployed today and receive claims.
Two types of Field Deployments
TASK Assignment – Contact, enter file note in XA, inspect, prepare estimate and photos, enter file note in XA, complete and connect. That’s it. An adjuster can close 2 of these per day for every one of the full assignments. So, if your fast and like to inspect and close 6-8 claims a day or more, this is the deployment for you.
Please let us know your immediate response by replying/sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you were forwarded this email, please go to https://www.leadingedgeclaims.com/employment.html and click “Apply Now”, complete the short form app, and we will be reaching out to you.
We look forward to working with as many of you as possible.
Deployments Initiated - Hurricane Ian
With the track moving towards Tampa, we have started deploying desk adjusters and field adjusters as of this morning. As we "Lead the Way" with our pre-staging/deployment activity, we are prepared and ready for additional deployments as the storm approaches. We will continue getting our adjuster deployed and our desk adjusters set-up throughout the week.
Our field adjusters will be on location outside of Tampa on October 2, 2022 and our desk adjusters will be setting up tomorrow for FNOL and other services.
Quick Summary of IAN: (Thanks Sam!)
Hurricane Ian has strengthened throughout the day today and is now a category 2 hurricane with sustained winds of 100 MPH as it moves north northwest at 13 MPH. Ian is 150 miles southeast of the western tip of Cuba and now is expected to cross over Cuba early tomorrow as a category 3 major hurricane and continue to intensify in the Gulf of Mexico, potential to a category 4, as it continues its turn to the north and eventually northeast.
Ian is expected to stall off the coast of west central Florida on Wednesday, which will increase the potential for surge loss along the coast. After this stall it is expected to weaken before approaching landfall in Florida north of Tampa as a likely category 2 hurricane. There is still potential that Ian stays on a more northerly track and skirts the coast and makes eventual landfall in the Big Bend area of Florida or on the panhandle, however the 5PM models are showing more consistently around the north of Tampa landfall scenario. In either case tropical storm and hurricane force winds will be felt all along the west coast of Florida, along with very heavy rains, and potential storm surge of up to 10 feet in the Tampa area and high surge all along the coast. The further north Ian can stay off the coast the better because as it gets north it should be running into less favorable conditions that will help to weaken the system.
Tropical storm warnings are in place for southwest Florida and the Florida Keys and hurricane warnings are in place from north of Tampa south to the Ft. Myers area. Many counties around Tampa are calling for mandatory evacuations to begin this afternoon. We’ll continue to monitor and provide updates around potential impacts.
Tropical Storm Ian - Update 09-25-2022
Leading Edge Adjusters are on standby and ready for deployment with our Carriers. We will continue to monitor the track of the storm which will affect the amount of personnel needed.
Ian remains a tropical storm this morning with sustained winds of 50 MPH as it moves west northwest at 12 MPH and is around 200 miles southeast of Jamaica. Throughout the day yesterday and this morning models have continued to move Ian’s track to the west, which now has most eventual landfall predictions being from the north of Tampa Bay to all the way across the Florida panhandle. As the NHC notes, there is still a lot of uncertainty in the long term tracks and intensity models.
Ian is still disorganized this morning, but models are showing it getting together better through today and tomorrow and starting to quickly strengthen in the very warm waters. Current NHC models are showing Ian being a CAT 3 as it approaches Cuba on Tuesday and as it moves further into the Gulf. As of now models are showing a weakening as it approaches Florida and deals with drier air and increasing shear. Beacon is showing a CAT 1 or tropical storm at landfall and many other models are agreeing with a weaker storm near shore, however hurricane conditions and surge can be expected along the entire east coast of Florida if models hold.
As for now there are hurricane warnings in place for Grand Cayman and hurricane watches in place for western Cuba. We’ll need to continue to monitor the models closely throughout the day today.
Leading Edge Claims Service is excited to be a Gold Sponsor at the National PLRB Claims Conference and Insurance Services Expo in San Antonio this year and will be located in Booth 1247.
We are looking forward to another PLRB and can't wait to interact with our peers and clients after the conference shut downs due to COVID.
2021 TAMIC is Here!
LECS is set up for the 2021 TAMIC Convention and Seminar! It is great to be back in Austin after taking a year off during the COVID-19 pandemic.
President, Troy Hansen, will be presenting to the TAMIC members tomorrow about the 2021 Texas Freeze!
If you are in attendance, stop by and say hi to Troy and our VP of Claims, Blake Mears.
Ida Expected to Become a Major Hurricane
As of 11:00 am, Hurricane Ida is expected to intensify further now to 120mph before landfall. Pressures are falling and Hurricane Hunters are finding the storm structure is improving. Rapid Intensification is likely tomorrow.
Ida is tracking almost the same keeping LA and some of MS in the cone. Landfall later Sunday... with feeder bands reaching parts of the Gulf coast throughout Saturday night into Sunday as it approaches.
Adjusters are on standby and mobilization to Louisiana is planned.
Tropical Storm Fred
Tuesday evening, Fred became a Tropical Storm with sustained winds of 40 MPH.
Fred is making it's way over the island of Hispaniola today and if it stays intact over this mountainous island, it could re-strengthen quickly due to the warm water around the Bahamas.
Leading Edge Claims will continue to monitor Fred as it makes it's way towards Florida.
Stay up to date by following LECS on Facebook and LinkedIn or visiting https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/.
Ensure your profile is up to date by going to https://www.leadingedgeclaims.com/employment.html.
Atlantic is Heating Up!
Happy Monday Morning!
Leading Edge is watching the weather in the Atlantic closely as more activity has begun to develop.
Invest 94 (in red) has a 70% chance of development in the next two days and has a good chance of developing into a tropical depression or storm later today or tonight.
Invest 93 (in yellow) is showing a more southernly route but only a 20% chance of development at this time.
To learn more, check out the National Hurricane Center at https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/!
As always, make sure your information is up to date by heading over to our website or emailing email@example.com to ensure there will be no delay in potential future deployments!
Hurricane season is here, and the tropics are already heating up. Since 2008, Leading Edge has continuously deployed both desk and field adjusters to work residential and commercial claims for TWIA and TFPA year-round. In order to be considered for deployment, TWIA requires that you be certified to work their claims.
For 2021, TWIA has deployed a new Learning Management System which is MUCH more user-friendly than the previous Adobe version. You can now choose the self-paced modules or sign up for webinars to be held in June.
If you have not already been contacted and/or enrolled in the new system, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an invite and start the process.
Tip for Claim Examiners: The webinars will fill up fast! Go ahead and register for the Level 2 Webinar today, take the self-paced Level 1 now, then when you complete the Level 2 Webinar, you are all done and ready to be deployed!
Field Adjuster Webinar Dates:
June 10th, 2021 8:00am CDT
June 16th, 2021 12:00pm CDT
June 29th, 2021 8:00am CDT
July 13th, 2021 12:00pm CDT
Claim Examiner Level 2 Webinar Dates:
June 15th, 2021 10:00am CDT
June 24th, 2021 2:00pm CDT
July 8th, 2021 8:00am CDT
July 20th, 2021 12:00pm CDT