SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Greenspan Co./Adjusters International, the premier public insurance adjusting company in the Western United States, is responding to the need for fire claim guidance for people affected by the Kincade Fire in Sonoma County. Licensed public insurance adjusters are available 24/7 at 1-800-248-3888 and online at www.greenspan-ai.com to provide a roadmap to insurance claim recovery.
Commercial operations destroyed by wildfires face additional challenges from the sudden loss of income, because many of their costs, including payroll and lease payments continue. Approximately 40 to 60 percent of companies go out of business following a disaster, according to the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), who states that fully 90 percent of smaller companies fail within a year, unless they resume income operations quickly. Clearly the need exists to implement an insurance claim and recovery plan as quickly as possible, and finding licensed professionals with experience in this specialized project is essential.
In the aftermath of the 2017 wildfires in Napa and Sonoma, The Greenspan Co./Adjusters International supported the community with Insurance Recovery Workshops, both public and private. In addition to weekly homeowner workshops, they presented private focused workshops for PG&E, Kaiser Permanente, St. Joseph’s Health, CA Vintners Association, and Medtronic. Licensed public adjusters, construction cost estimators, inventory specialists, forensic accountants, and other experienced disaster recovery professionals provided insights and valuable tools, all at no cost to residents. When the Carr Fire burned through Shasta and Trinity Counties in 2018, local organizations and municipalities again invited The Greenspan Co./Adjusters International to provide town hall meetings and insurance claim evenings, at no cost for local residents, to learn how to achieve successful insurance claims. The company has extensive experience being invited to provide Question & Answer events for residents in the aftermath of disasters, having been invited to do so in Lake County following the devastating Valley Fire in 2015. Opportunities for residents to ask questions of insurance claim professionals were provided throughout Lake County in Middletown, Cobb, Kelseyville, and Loch Lomond, and other locations.
The Greenspan Co./Adjusters International has helped business owners and homeowners in the aftermath of every major wildfire in the last five decades. This experience makes The Greenspan Co./Adjusters International uniquely qualified as professional loss consultants. Utilizing this experience, they have produced an educational series of videos for those who are looking for immediate answers to property damage insurance claim questions. These professionally-produced video resources are available anytime at https://www.greenspanai.com/educational-resources/videos/. This library of video resources range from an overview of the insurance claim process, to highlights from insurance recovery workshops, and finally to the personal stories of the many people who have achieved a successful claim outcome, and have rebuilt their home or their business. Practical, concise, and actionable, these disaster recovery videos are a free resource.
“Insurance companies require property owners to completely document and prove the dollar amount of their property damage and loss of income claims, and this is really difficult for people who aren’t practiced in the complexities of negotiating major insurance claims,” says Steve Severaid, SPPA Senior Vice President & Treasurer of The Greenspan Co./Adjusters International. “The trend continues that insurance companies raise their requirements for proving a claim. With decades of experience in this specialized area, our public adjusters are providing a lot of advice to residents in need.”
Available for media appearances or interviews: With 30 years of professional experience, Steve Severaid, SPPA offers expert-level insight into wildfires and other disasters and insurance claim issues. As a Senior Professional Public Adjuster (SPPA), Severaid is a member of the National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters. A licensed public insurance adjuster in a dozen states, Severaid is regularly sought after as an expert on the topics of disaster recovery and major insurance claims.
About: The Greenspan Co./Adjusters International is the premier public insurance adjusting firm in the Western States, and works on behalf of policyholders – not insurance companies – in assessing property damage and preparing insurance claims. The Greenspan Co./Adjusters International’s licensed public insurance adjusters, estimators, inventory specialists, and forensic accountants have expertise in the regional particularities of every type of disaster and property insurance claim, resulting in thousands of satisfied clients throughout their 73-year history. Please visit www.greenspanai.com or call 1 (800)-248-3888.