The economic slowdown has many concerned about job security. This is also happening in the insurance claims business. Bob Hartwig, President of the Insurance Information Institute, gave a speech at the Property Insurance Loss Research Bureau Annual Claims Conference explaining that there has been a sharp decline in the amount of claims positions, as indicated in a published story by Claims Magazine, Claim Adjusters Hit Hardest by P&C Employment Drop:
Lately, there has been quite a bit of discussion about insurance industry immunity under the antitrust laws. The most recent discussion has been about health insurance. I have mentioned it somewhat in a past post, Where is the Antitrust Enforcement Anyway?
I was going to use the word "hate," but that is too strong for everybody. The truth is that many insurance company adjusters hate some public adjusters. Public adjusters are thought of as the enemy by most insurance company claims departments. I do not think those claims departments visualize me as a white knight, either.