The Adjustments in Life Podcast

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Recent Podcasts

Which Path do I Take—Staff Adjuster or IA?: Adjustments in Life Podcast (E 8)

In this episode, Alan chats with long time friend Jim Steele, who has spent his career working on the staff adjuster side of claims in addition to working directly with the IA’s. They discuss the industry and differences between working as an IA and a Staff.  Jim has spent many years in the industry handling many roles within one of the nations largest insurance providers. If you have been curious or thought you may want to work as a staff adjuster, this is an episode you won’t want to miss!

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Snow-mageddon in Texas: Adjustments in Life Podcast (E 7)

During this episode, Alan discusses the winter storm that swept through Texas in February 2021. He gives a inside perspective of what the claims were like and shares the feedback he was given from the top industry managers about learning opportunities and key points of what adjusters need to improve on when handling these types of claims. And as a special treat, stay tuned until the very end to hear about what Good Friday means to him.

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Go Slow but Hurry Up! A Conversation with Derek Crumpton: Adjustments in Life Podcast (E 6)

Derek Crumpton has a conversation with Alan and tells his story of starting his career as a staff adjuster for one of the nations largest insurance carriers, leaving the Industry to work as a contractor for several years and then returning to the Industry as an Independent Adjuster. Recorded in December 2020, Derek gives valuable advice  as manager on very unique account and reveals his special secret to how he became a Texas Brisket BBQ champion. Don’t miss out!

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5 A’s of Adjusting with guest Tim Etheridge: Adjustments in Life Podcast (E 5)

Alan enjoys a conversion with friend, manager, and former co-manager Tim Etheridge. Tim shares the story of his 19yr career in the claims industry and how he worked himself up the ladder from a entry level field adjuster to the senior client manager of a nationwide insurance carrier at well known IA firm Alacrity Solutions. Alan shares story’s of the fun time had with Tim while working along side of him as a field manager and adjuster. This episode is not one to be missed!

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Vince Gains and all things Hipplock: Adjustments in Life Podcast (E 4)

This episode brings an exciting interview with the inventor and developer of the Hipplock Roof Safety System. Vince Gains, a seasoned veteran among the claims industry, took his years of experience, along with his vast knowledge of construction, and designed an industry leading tool to assist adjusters, roofers, and other roof related business’s in maintaining the highest level of safety possible.  Adjustments in Life Podcast host, Alan Olson, along with guest co-host, Jason Dyson, spend time with Vince discussing all things Hipplock.

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