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IAS Claim Services’ 2015 Annual Claims Conference Offering NFIP Certification and Carrier Presentations

Date: January 20, 2015

Business Wire

IAS CLAIM SERVICES’ 2015 ANNUAL CLAIMS CONFERENCE OFFERING NFIP CERTIFICATION AND CARRIER PRESENTATIONS

IAS Claim Services, a leading national independent insurance claims service provider, is bringing their annual claims conference to Tampa, Florida on February 16-18, 2015 at the Safety Bay Resort and Spa. 

The conference will feature a wide array of offerings for adjusters including a highly anticipated National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) certification. Networking and presentations with national insurance carriers will include: SWBCAuto-Owners,American Strategic Insurance (ASI)Great American and USAA. Lastly, over 30 hours of continuing education (CE) courses will be provided including: Xactimate basic and advanced sketch techniques, creating flood estimate with Xactimate, wind and hail on asphalt shingles, ethics, commercial roofing, lightning strikes and much more. 

"With IAS’ recent client and geographic expansion our 2015 Annual Claims Conference is a kick-off for an exciting year filled with opportunities for adjusters," said IAS Claim Services CEO, Larry Cochran. "This dynamic three-day event is filled with outstanding educational sessions, networking with the industry’s top companies, and everything needed to prepare attendees for success this year." 

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IAS CEO, Larry Cochran, Featured In San Antonio Express-News On Local Ride Sharing Concept

Date: June 27, 2014

My SA

If you've ever had to use the taxi service in our city, you are all too familiar with how imperfect the system is.

Whether you have to endure the wrath of a driver for a short ride or are left waiting for a taxi that never comes, it's clear that we have a transportation problem that shouldn't be an issue in the seventh-largest city in the nation. Why, then, is the ride-sharing concept, a solution that has been dropped in our laps without a dime requested from our taxpayers, being eschewed and punished?

While our city leaders actively try to attract coveted high-tech firms or large manufacturing businesses with sizeable payrolls to dole out to our residents, they must also realize that our lacking private transportation system is a serious hurdle for growth. We know what these companies are looking for — the benefits of a large, progressive metropolitan area that will nurture all aspects of their collective stakeholders, including a good public transit system to transport high-earning professionals and support staff around the city.

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IAS Claim Services Hires New Director of Business Development

Date: April 8, 2014

Business Journal

IAS Claim Services, a leading national independent insurance claims service provider, is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Michael Taylor as Director of Business Development.

Taylor will be responsible for the development and execution of the company’s growth strategies and business model. This includes the advancement of business opportunities, strategic relationships, stakeholder communications, analyzing emerging technologies and trends in the sales process and claims industry as well as managing national sales budgets. Taylor continues to broaden IAS’ business relationships, industry outreach and thought leadership as well as advises the CEO and executive team on business strategy and policy. Prior to his current role, Taylor served IAS in capacities including QA/QC, CAT adjuster and adjuster for day claims.

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IAS Claim Services Hires New Director of Business Development

Date: April 8, 2014

IAS Claim Services, a national independent insurance claims service provider, is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Michael Taylor as director of Business Development.

“We are delighted to welcome Michael Taylor in his new role of Director of Business Development”

Taylor will be responsible for the development and execution of the company’s growth strategies and business model. This includes the advancement of business opportunities, strategic relationships, stakeholder communications, analyzing emerging technologies and trends in the sales process and claims industry as well as managing national sales budgets. Taylor continues to broaden IAS’ business relationships, industry outreach and thought leadership as well as advises the CEO and executive team on business strategy and policy. Prior to his current role, Taylor served IAS in capacities including QA/QC, CAT adjuster and adjuster for day claims.

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IAS Claim Services Announces 2014 Annual Claims Conference

Date: January 16, 2014

Three-Day Event Offers Multiple Carrier Certifications and Continuing Education For Adjusters

IAS Claim Services, a leading national independent insurance claims service provider, is pleased to announce their 2014 annual claims conference taking place at the downtown Hilton in Ft. Worth, TX on February 11-13, 2014.

This conference offers premier educational and networking opportunities for adjusters and professionals in the claims industry. Leadership representatives from multiple insurance carriers will actively be participating in the conference as speakers and conducting client-specific carrier certifications. IAS is proud to be featuring presentations and certifications from: SWBC, Auto-Owners, American Strategic Insurance (ASI), AAA Insurance, USAA, North American Risk Services (NARS) and CEA Earthquake. A diverse range of continuing education (CE) courses will also be provided including Xactimate basic and advanced sketch techniques, creating flood estimate with Xactimate, ethics, roofing and much more. “The IAS CatCREW 2014 Annual Claims Conference will bring together hundreds of professionals in the claims industry to further their careers through education and networking opportunities,” said IAS Claim Services CEO, Larry Cochran. “We are proud to host the top insurance carriers and the foremost industry experts and thought leaders from the claims industry for this three-day event.”

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IAS Claim Services Announces Nationwide Partnership with SWBC

Date: December 13, 2013

The Business Journals

New Alliance Will Offer Expanded Residential, Commercial and Property Claims

IAS Claim Services, a leading national independent insurance claims service provider, today announced a new partnership with SWBC. Through this partnership IAS Claim Services will serve as administrators for select SWBC insurance programs providing comprehensive third-party administration services. Services provided will include claim intake, desk and field loss adjusting, and full trust accounting and transaction reporting. Residential and commercial property claims, as well as general liability claims, will be administered on a national basis.

"Establishing a partnership with our hometown-based SWBC has been a principal goal of ours for several years. Therefore we are excited and honored to be entrusted with servicing SWBC’s clients and look forward to growing this trust through exemplary integrated service and support," said IAS Claim Services CEO, Larry Cochran.

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IAS Claim Services Announces Partnership With SWBC

Date: December 4, 2013

Claims Journal

San Antonio-based IAS Claim Services, a national independent insurance claims service provider, announced a new partnership with SWBC. Through this partnership IAS Claim Services will serve as administrators for select SWBC insurance programs providing comprehensive third-party administration services.  Services provided will include claim intake, desk and field loss adjusting, and full trust accounting and transaction reporting. Residential and commercial property claims, as well as general liability claims, will be administered on a national basis.

“Establishing a partnership with our hometown-based SWBC has been a principal goal of ours for several years.  Therefore we are excited and honored to be entrusted with servicing SWBC’s clients and look forward to growing this trust through exemplary integrated service and support,” said IAS Claim Services CEO, Larry Cochran.

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Working Out While You Work

Date: September 3, 2013

News 4

Most people have a lot on their plate these days.  From making a living to taking care of things around the house and of course for some folks taking care of the kids. 

While that might sound like constant motion for most people it's not. At work much of the time may be spent sitting behind a desk. 

When it comes to personal stuff like running errands and dropping or picking the kids up from school much of that time is spent sitting in the driver's seat.

So why not try to multitask and get more than one thing done at a time.

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IAS Claim Services Announces Executive Promotions

Date: August 16, 2013

Claims Journal

San Antonio-based IAS Claim Services, an independent insurance adjusting firm that serves clients nationwide, announced two executive staff promotions.

Tony Scow, CSRM, has been promoted to chief operating officer of IAS Claim Services, and Todd Shetler has been promoted to vice president of CatCREW, a division of IAS Claim Services.

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IAS Claim Services Adds, Promotes Team Members in Texas

Date: July 8, 2011

Claims Journal

IAS Claim Services, based in San Antonio, Texas, announced the appointment of two new employees in their Third Party Administration (TPA) and Claims divisions.

Tony Scow will serve as vice president of IAS TPA Services. With more than 25 years in claims services for the property and casualty industry, Scow will lead IAS expansion plans for their TPA division.

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IAS Claim Services taps executive to lead TPA division

Date: July 8, 2011

The Business Journals

IAS Claim Services has hired Tony Scow to lead the company's growing third-party administration division.

As the new vice president of TPA Services, Scow will lead the company's expansion plans throughout the country. San Antonio-based IAS Claim Services is an independent claims adjustment and insurance services firm. The company works on behalf of insurance carriers to dispatch hundreds of personal and commercial lines adjusters across the country to process property and casualty claims after a catastrophic event.

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San Antonio-Based IAS Claim Services Relocates

Date: December 10, 2010

Claims Journal

IAS Claim Services, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, announced it has completed its relocation of the company's offices, customer service center and training. The move underscores the company's commitment to innovate new concepts to deliver value through claim services.

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Insurance adjuster service firm expands to Midwest

Date: May 3, 2010

The Business Journals

IAS Claim Services has planted its flag in the Midwest by opening a new regional office in Ann Arbor, Mich.

The company has also hired Steve Bowers to oversee all client development and operations in the region. Bowers has more than 25 years experience in major loss property, catastrophe, casualty and personal lines claims. He is responsible for building up business throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and Minneapolis.

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Seasoning the Tech Trend

Date: January 22, 2010

Technology continues to profoundly transform the insurance industry, and its use improves operations and lowers costs. However, the combination of an aging workforce and difficulty attracting, recruiting, and training adjusters makes it hard to keep talented people ready to meet the needs of both policyholders and insurance companies.

The most seasoned claims professionals came up in the age of paper files, clipboards, calculators, Polaroids and tennis balls on a string. The tech evolution in the industry is forcing them to learn the use of laser measurement, laptops, smartphones, GPS and online dashboards often on the fly. For some adjusters, the tech learning curve has been overwhelming, and they have opted instead for retirement. Others have begun teaching themselves or learning from the next generation of adjusters.

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Catastrophe Claim Expectations

Date: October 6, 2009

Property Casualty

Catastrophes may be the single greatest challenge impacting the insurance industry, affecting underwriters, adjusters, and policyholders alike. The shared risk that makes insurance such a viable industry can become financially devastating when thousands of claims pour in following an event like a hurricane, flood, or earthquake. No matter how many horrific events the industry has had to cope with -- Atlantic storms such as Hurricane Andrew, floods in the Midwest, tornadoes in metropolitan areas -- each catastrophe presents new challenges that call for an evolution of techniques, tactics, and technology.

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Insuring Against Natural Disasters

Date: August 28, 2009

Homeowners insurance can protect you from many of life's calamities, but your  policy doesn't shield you from all of the tricks Mother Nature has up her  sleeve. In fact, standard policies specifically exclude most natural  disasters.

In some areas of the country, where the risk is higher, hurricanes and  earthquakes are often exempted. Some policies may cover flooding from rain, but  exclude water damage from tidal surges, which can be a far greater threat. Enter  disaster insurance, which covers losses sustained from specific catastrophes  that traditional homeowners policies avoid.

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