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Date: January 20, 2015

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 Claim Services Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Date: October 28, 2014

IAS Claim Services pleased to celebrate their 30th anniversary as a leading national independent insurance claims service provider. The company was founded in 1984 in Richardson, Texas and has since grown in to a multi-million dollar company with nationwide coverage.

In 2006, IAS was acquired by Larry Cochran, who has fulfilled his vision of establishing the company as one of the largest and most respected national, full service independent claims organizations in the United States. In 2009, Cochran moved the IAS Claim Services headquarters to San Antonio, TX, where it continues to reside today.

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IAS Claim Services Hires New Director of Business Development

Date: April 8, 2014

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 Announces Nationwide Partnership with SWBC

Date: December 3, 2013

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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Company Growth

Date: August 15, 2013


IAS Claim Services, a leader in independent insurance adjustments that serve clients nationwide, today 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.

In his new role of Chief Operating Officer, Scow will manage everyday operations for the nearly 30-year-old company. In his previous capacity, Scow led IAS- Third Party Administration division, managing property, automobile, general liability and public entity programs.

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Promotes Team Members

Date: June 7, 2011

IAS Claim Services, one of the nation’s fastest growing independent claims adjusting firms, recently announced the addition of two new employees, and several promotions, as the company experiences growth 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. Based out of IAS’ San Antonio headquarters, Scow will direct a multi-state TPA offering to insurers, corporations and public entities. JoAnne Castillo, who works in the company’s Dallas office, has been promoted to TPA manager and will work alongside Scow in meeting current client needs and assist in managing the division’s growth.

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A Pyramid of Claims

Date: July 7, 2010

The Gulf Oil Spill is the most complex insurance event in history, and the establishment of a $20 billion White House-brokered fund to coverincome losses will not make it easier to handle. The nature of the potential claims requires the skills of more than just claims adjusters; plans call for the establishment of an independent third party administration operation and an army of independent adjusters, accountants, business valuation experts and attorneys who will assess the validity and veracity of liability claims.

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IAS Claim Services Relocates

Date: May 23, 2010

IAS Claim Services, one of the leading independent insurance claim services firms in the United States, announced it has completed its relocation of the company's headquarters, customer service center and training facility to San Antonio, Texas. The move underscores the company's commitment to innovate new concepts to deliver value through claim services.

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Seasoning the Tech Trend

Date: February 22, 2010

The movement toward use of new adjusting technologies has to include seasoned vets.
By  Larry Cochran

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.

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Catastrophe Claim Expectations

Date: October 6, 2009

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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Claim Adjusters In Demand, Despite Economy

Date: August 25, 2009

IAS Claim Services is looking for adjusters. And according to its chief executive officer, others in the claim field are looking as well -- demand for quality adjusters remains high, despite the struggling economy and 9.1 percent unemployment rate.

Citing U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics, IAS noted, "There will be a nine percent growth rate in claim adjusters, examiners, and investigators through 2016."

Part of the reason, IAS said, is an aging workforce in this field. IAS stated that 70 percent of the claim workforce in the industry is over 45. "The pool is aging, so the market is still very robust," CEO Larry Cochran said.

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Local insurance-claims business is charting a course for growth

Date: July 5, 2009

IAS Claim Services recently added First Insurance Co. of Hawaii as a client.

IAS, based in the Alamo City, will provide First Insurance with call-center services as well as insurance services related to catastrophic, property and auto claims.

Though there is no formal contract with First Insurance, IAS Claim Services CEO Larry Cochran says the new client represents “a really big pick-up” for his company.

“This new client is a very exciting venture for IAS because it is a new geographic market for the company and will illustrate how IAS can execute its quality customer service even in logistically challenging areas,” Cochran says.

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Major Company-wide Advancements

Date: July 24, 2007

Major Company-wide Advancements:

New Web-based claim system offers clients transparent, real-time view of claims being handled by IAS Ability to integrate IAS claim system with any client system to offer rapid adjustment services with advanced quality control New system allows IAS to conduct claim operations anywhere globally without risk of interruption due to disasters or other localized risks

Started new 24/7/365 IAS ClaimCare™; Center located in San Antonio, TX

Trained specialists using state-of-the-art communications technology to provide personalized, fast service to insureds, managers and field adjusters center to provide myriad of communications reports and statistics to assist our clients improve the overall customer experience during CATs, daily adjustment and TPA services

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