By Guy Grand


At first, it can be a little confusing to answer the question, “Who do I work for when I become and Independent Adjuster?”  Here is a little bit of perspective on it that we hope will clear things up for you.

This is an excerpt from our free eBook titled “Catastrophic Insurance Adjusting – Making it Your Career” where I have written about working as an Independent Adjuster.

“Ultimately, we are bound by the rules and regulations of the insurance company that hires our employers. However, we aren’t paid directly by the insurance company nor are we usually supervised directly by the insurance company. As Independant Adjusters we work for separate third party companies called third party administrators (TPAs) or Independent Adjusting firms (IA Firms).
IA Firms are contracted by the insurance companies to hire, supervise, and ultimately administer the rules and regulations of the insurance company. They are therefore our employers.  To understand the role of IA firms it helps to understand why they are necessary to our industry. Insurance companies hire staff adjusters to handle their daily claim volume although some companies have national CAT teams as well. These staff adjusters take care of the day to day claims such as a water heater leaking or a small kitchen fire, etc. Insurance companies hire just enough staff adjusters to cover these types of losses.
However, during a large storm event those staff adjusters simply cannot handle the volume of claims that come in. With the spike in claim volume from a catastrophe, comes the need for independent adjusters to help close those claims. This business model makes sense as the insurance companies keep their day to day operational costs low and during large events they have the support to handle the overflow.
IA’s work the same type of claims as the staff adjusters; however, they are only in one location until the volume is reduced so that the staff adjusters can handle them. It is for this reason that IA firms and independent adjusters are an integral part of the claims handling process, especially during a major storm event. This niche is what makes becoming an independent adjuster such an awesome opportunity for someone who doesn’t have a college degree or someone looking for a second career after the military or anyone looking for a new career.”

If you would like to read more about what it is like working as an Independent Insurance Adjuster, click the link below to download a free copy of our eBook “Catastrophic Insurance Adjusting – Making It Your Career”.

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By Guy Grand



You may have heard that it can take time and dedication to work your way into the Catastrophic Insurance Adjusting Industry…and this can be true.  But it doesn’t have to be as difficult as you might think.  Here are a few things you should know about getting your foot in the door.

Should I try to do it myself?

You may have heard that it can take time and dedication to work you way into the Catastrophic Insurance Adjusting Industry..and this can be true.  But it doesn’t have to be as difficult as you might think.  Here are a few things you should know about getting your foot in the door.
Yes, for adjusters who try to “go it alone” and work their way into the industry by their own bootstraps, it can be a long and costly learning curve. 
Check out our eBook which details the difficulties our founder and many others have encountered when trying to “do it themselves”.  (Click the image)

How do I gain the required experience?

It doesn’t have to be this hard.  It is true that many Insurance Adjusting Firms will be hesitant to work with you if they cannot determine the quality of work that you put out. (Check out our recent post about being a Quality Adjuster HERE!) Most firms will require a minimum of 2 years experience in the industry to help them make sure that the work you have done will be satisfactory for their standards.  

Becoming a VAS Trained Adjuster means that you will have the weight and credibility of our name on your side.  We have a long list of Partner Adjusting Firms that have agreed to waive the experience requirements for our graduates because they know the quality of adjusters that we train.  This is a select group of professional adjusters that are committed to this industry as a career.  From the moment they leave our school doors VAS trained adjusters are already leaps and bounds beyond many adjusters who have already been working claims…And OUR PARTNER FIRMS KNOW IT!  That is why they are always calling us and asking if we have more graduates ready for work.  They only want well-trained adjusters, and we only train the best. 

Take a look at our Training Page to see why Adjuster Firms are partnering with Veteran Adjusting School. Take note of all the partnership letters at the bottom of the page.

If you are ready to start working and honest and rewarding career.  Get in touch with one of our enrollment specialists to start a discussion and find out of this career is right for you.