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The Insurance Claim Appraisal Process just got easier!

Thank you for stopping by UmpireBook.com, a private site for understanding the potentially biased relationships between insurance company Appraisers, insurance companies, and Umpires. If you are interested in getting a better understanding of these relationships, joining the UmpireBook.com community can help. Keep in mind that UmpireBook.com is not just an "Umpire review" site or a place for posting our opinions. Rather it is a site dedicated to uncovering these potentially biased relationships.

How does it work? Users rate the Umpire and then list the identities of the insurance carrier and its Appraiser. As the database grows, potentially biased relationships begin to emerge. Seeing these relationships allows users to make better judgments. We've explained it all in this video: http://www.screencast.com/t/pNzHkVl4DY

Turn your computer's sound up and watch the video before moving forward through the UmpireBook.com site.

Our Web site has been designed so that:

1. Consumers' representatives can register for an UmpireBook.com account. Currently, UmpireBook accepts only licensed public insurance adjusters. Applications from attorneys and professional Appraisers will be accepted only after demonstrating substantial proof that their services are only offered to consumers.

2. Once you have registered and been hand approved by our staff, you will then be able to post profiles of insurance carriers' Appraisers and Umpires that you have worked with.

The rating system is simple, consisting of:

a. The appraisal's conclusion date (approximate dates are allowed)

b. The Umpire's identity

c. The insurance carrier's Appraiser

d. The insurance carrier's name

e. A personal rating for the Umpire based on personal experience of either: Excellent, Average, or Poor

After the rating is complete, other users can see the profiles of the involved Umpires or Appraisers. As each Umpire and Appraiser receives additional ratings by different users, the following begins to appear:

a. A snapshot of potentially biased relationships between specific insurance carrier Appraisers and Umpires.

b. If a given Umpire has acted as an Appraiser for an insurance carrier. If the Umpire was reported as doing so, the insurance company is also identified along with how the user rated his performance.

c. A list detailing which Umpires and Appraisers have worked together in the past along with registered users' opinions of the outcomes of these interactions.

3. Either anonymously or by name, registered users can enter specific notes detailing his or her opinion of the Appraiser or Umpire. The level of detail is up to the writer of the notes. A quick comment or detailed paragraphs are allowed.

UmpireBook.com is a user community that is only as good as the information that we put into it. It is thanks to our users that UmpireBook has become a wonderfully useful tool for Public Adjusters.

It will only take a minute or so to enter in the information on an Appraisal, so we encourage you to do it every time you engage in the insurance claim appraisal process.

We want to make UmpireBook.com as easy to use as possible. Feel free to share your ideas about how you think that we can make UmpireBook.com even more user-friendly than ever. Do this by sending your ideas, comments, or thoughts to: stephen@docudamage.com

As a private site, we do not allow the contents of UmpireBook.com to be indexed by the search engines. This is a private site open only to licensed public adjusters and select attorneys and Appraisers who serve the public.

However, we have three additional public Web sites: UmpireList.com, ClaimAppraiser.com, and PublicAdjster.mobi. These public sites are highly ranked by Google and major search engines, providing you with greater visibility to the general public - but only if you add your profile to the sites. Make sure to visit each site and add your profile for maximum exposure.

We want to thank you for helping consumers!

Stephen Hadhazi - Public Insurance Adjuster & Systems Administrator