Local presence. National reach.
Whether following an insured property loss or a wide-scale declared disaster event, we will put together a team of specialists handpicked for the specific needs of each individual loss. With over 40 offices nationwide, the Adjusters International team includes the top talent from the public insurance adjusting and disaster recovery industries. Local commitment, personalized service and proven expertise are the hallmarks of our reputation.
About Adjusters International
Adjusters International was founded when the leading public adjusting firms in the nation came together with one goal: to provide our clients with an unsurpassed level of expertise in preparing and settling property damage insurance claims. From start to finish, our public adjusters are by your side, working closely with you and your insurance company to achieve a full and fair settlement.
Over the years, our service offerings have grown to encompass working with local communities and government entities to secure FEMA Public Assistance grants following major disasters. Our disaster recovery consulting services also incorporates hazard mitigation programs, commercial insurance, and other funding sources. Our goal is to make sure our clients get—and retain—all eligible funding for disaster related damages and hazard mitigation projects.
AI’s Steve Surace Stresses the Importance of Giving Back to Your Community
Adjusters International’s Vice President and CFO Steve Surace, CPA, CFF, MBA recently spoke on the importance of volunteering within your community. The New York State Society of Certified ...
Adjusters International’s Vice President and CFO Steve Surace, CPA, CFF, MBA recently spoke on the importance of volunteering within your community. The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants Conference for Young CPAs: NextGen was held on June 6th, and focused on career development specifically for young financial professionals. As skilled volunteer work is a topic near to Surace’s heart (he sits on the board of several community groups, including the United Way, and is a member of his church’s finance committee), Surace presented his session on “How to Use Your Skills to Give Back to the Community.” Throughout this session, Surace gave many examples of ways that CPAs can assist their local non-profit organizations, who are in dire need of financial volunteers. With recent changes to New York State’s non-profit laws that call for more active financial oversight, it is even more important to the success of these non-profits to have CPA volunteers that they can call on.
Surace stressed that volunteering is a major component of professional development for all CPAs, and especially so for those who are just starting out in their careers. “By volunteering, you can be involved in a lot of high-level conversations that can add so much value,” said Surace. “This is a great way to develop skill sets at an early age.”
For more information on Surace’s session, please visit the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants website.
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Preparing for Potential Disasters is Critical to the Survival of a Business
When an off-premises transformer goes down, an office complex without backup power becomes untenable. A gas leak levels half of a high rise building, closing off surrounding streets. ...
When an off-premises transformer goes down, an office complex without backup power becomes untenable.
A gas leak levels half of a high rise building, closing off surrounding streets. Neighboring buildings cannot enter their own offices for weeks while the area is brought back up to health and safety code.
A company that transfers critical data via satellite suffers tremendous loss when the satellite fails.
Though not evident at a glance, these facilities faced many similar issues. While they are very different in nature and scope, they do share two common denominators. Firstly, as is the case with most any disaster, in each instance the event was unanticipated. And secondly, none of the given businesses had an adequate disaster recovery plan in place to effectively mediate their situation.
Given the rise in both number and magnitude of recent disasters, it has become increasingly important for businesses to establish a business-specific disaster recovery plan that goes beyond a basic insurance policy. Insurance can only help a business to a certain extent following a disaster.
A vital ingredient for effective business disaster recovery planning is a comprehensive and well-tested plan that integrates the various components of response and recovery. A plan of this nature should encompass the full spectrum of the steps needed to restore your business or organization, including emergency response, technology backup, business recovery, as well as a comprehensive insurance plan.
For any business looking to develop a disaster recovery plan, the Adjusting Today article “Disaster Recovery Planning: Preparation is the Key to Surviving Disasters,” is a must-read. This article explains the basics of business-specific disaster recovery planning including the unconsidered risks arising from technological advancement. It also contains a special article on disaster recovery and business continuity planning from an IT perspective.
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