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As the nation's premier disaster recovery consulting organization, our core focus is maximizing and expediting our clients' financial recovery from insurance and FEMA.

We have offices located in New York State in Utica, Syracuse, Albany, and Springville as well as in Portland, ME, Bedford, NH and Scranton, PA. We're experienced with the types of natural disasters that strike here, the companies that insure here, and how local claims are handled. We have the resources and expertise to thoroughly investigate your loss; accurately prepare, document and submit your claim; and get you a full, fair and expedited settlement.

Since 1908, Adjusters International/Basloe, Levin & Cuccaro has been guiding clients through the unpredictable territory of preparing and settling insurance claims. In 1985 we, along with a group of leading public adjusting firms in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, foresaw the need for an international network of highly skilled public adjusters who could bring specific expertise to servicing any type of loss, anywhere, at any time. Adjusters International was the result.

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Steve Surace Featured in Insure.com Article

Adjusters International/Basloe, Levin & Cuccaro’s Chief Operating Officer Steve Surace, CPA, CFF, MBA was recently interviewed by Insure.com for their article “How home insurance coverage decisions affect claim ...

Adjusters International/Basloe, Levin & Cuccaro’s Chief Operating Officer Steve Surace, CPA, CFF, MBA was recently interviewed by Insure.com for their article “How home insurance coverage decisions affect claim payments.”

Some homeowners assume that their insurance policy covers the full value of the house, the contents within the house, and any damage to the property after a disaster. But, this is not the case, as there are coverage limits on every policy that are determined when the policy is purchased. Most homeowner policies only insure specific disasters. In order to be covered for all types of perils, and for the extra expenses that are incurred during the rebuilding process, Surace stresses that homeowners should purchase additional coverage. Waiting until after a disaster strikes can negatively affect the amount awarded to you in your claim settlement.

Surace points out that there can be many unexpected costs incurred by the homeowner in the claims process, such as building-code upgrades and additional living expenses. If the homeowner had not purchased ordinance and law coverage prior to the disaster, they would have to pay out-of-pocket the costs to bring the building up to code. A homeowner will also have additional living expenses—those extra costs incurred because you cannot live in your home while repairs are completed—that need to be budgeted for during the rebuilding process.

“Maybe you’re farther away from your job and you have to drive 15 miles extra to work every day. They should compensate you for those additional miles,” says Surace. “These are things that you need to make sure you’re paying attention to so that you can submit them with your claim.”

The full article “How home insurance coverage decisions affect claim payments” is available on the Insure.com website. More information on “Ordinance or Law Coverage” is available through Adjusting Today.

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Stephen Surace to Speak at 2014 First Party Claims Conference

Adjusters International/Basloe, Levin & Cuccaro Chief Operating Officer Steve Surace, CPA, CFF, MBA will be presenting at the upcoming 2014 First Party Claims Conference in Warwick, Rhode Island. ...

Adjusters International/Basloe, Levin & Cuccaro Chief Operating Officer Steve Surace, CPA, CFF, MBA will be presenting at the upcoming 2014 First Party Claims Conference in Warwick, Rhode Island. The conference takes place October 20-22, and Surace will present his session entitled, “Actual Loss Sustained: What is it and How is it Calculated, Does it Require A Loss of Sales/Revenue?” on October 22nd.

The First Party Claims Conference is organized for adjusters, public adjusters, lawyers and other professionals who work with first party property insurance claims. The sessions are designed for these professionals who can earn up to 15 continuing education credits for adjusters and continuing legal education credits.

Thirty-eight speakers are currently scheduled to present including Surace; Robb Greenspan, SPPA of The Greenspan Co./Adjusters International; and Tony D’Amico, SPPA of Goodman-Gable-Gould/Adjusters International. The featured keynote speaker for this year’s conference will be the Honorable Alfonse M. D’Amato.

For a schedule of events, complete list of speakers and further information on the conference please visit firstpartyclaims.com.

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