Lessons for London: Responding to Fort McMurray

Pat Van Bakel, president and CEO, Crawford & Company® (Canada) Inc., explores the unique circumstances of the massive Fort McMurray wildfire, from on-the-ground challenges to claims issues and demand surge, in a seminar entitled, “On The FrontLine: New Frontiers in the Adjusting of Wildfire Losses.” In May 2016, a massive wildfire destroyed 10 percent of…

First on the Scene: Responding to Hurricanes Matthew and Nicole, Bahamas

With two renowned holiday islands hit hard by Hurricanes Matthew and Nicole this month, Crawford & Company®’s adjusters have been in high demand. The Bahamas and then Bermuda laid directly in the paths of the two storms. After evacuation orders were lifted, Crawford® adjusters quickly arrived at the scene to assess damage on behalf of…

The Diligent CAT Adjuster—Being Prepared for Deployment

The following post is the first in a series for adjusters that was written by Mike Koch, national property & catastrophe manager for Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc. When catastrophic events occur, there is an immediate need for response. Both natural and man-made catastrophic events often cause devastating and long-ranging effects to the individuals, communities…

Getting a Glimpse at Paul Gilbert, GTS West Vice President

Editor’s note: This is part of an ongoing series of profiles that introduce senior leaders in Crawford’s® business units. In September, Paul Gilbert was promoted to managing director, vice president, and executive general adjuster for Crawford Global Technical Services® group. GTS℠ is Crawford’s definitive solution for large, complex claims, providing the highest level of world-class talent…

Turkey Fryer Fires Increase during Thanksgiving

Avoid Serious Burns, Fires and Insurance Claims by Following Turkey-Frying Tips Editor’s note: This is the third of three 2015 posts about fire safety. Have a safe, claims-free, Happy Thanksgiving! In 2013, more than 240 million turkeys were raised; more than 200 million were consumed in the United States; and an estimated 46 million were…