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Adjusters International's Disaster Recovery Roundtable features experts from our Disaster Recovery Consulting division who are recognized as experts in FEMA Programs, Organizational Resiliency, Risk Management and Continuity of Operations Planning. Each podcast focuses on a topic taken from an issue of Disaster Recovery Today, a publication from Adjusters International that is written from a position of advocacy. In these podcast discussions, our experts share knowledge acquired through years of study and field experience gained by assisting organizations with virtually all facets of preparing for and recovering from a disaster.

Disaster Recovery Roundtable Adjusters International

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Adjusters International's Disaster Recovery Roundtable features experts from our Disaster Recovery Consulting division who are recognized as experts in FEMA Programs, Organizational Resiliency, Risk Management and Continuity of Operations Planning. Each podcast focuses on a topic taken from an issue of Disaster Recovery Today, a publication from Adjusters International that is written from a position of advocacy. In these podcast discussions, our experts share knowledge acquired through years of study and field experience gained by assisting organizations with virtually all facets of preparing for and recovering from a disaster.

    Disaster Recovery Today Issue #4003 “Determining Eligibility”

    Disaster Recovery Today Issue #4003 “Determining Eligibility”

    Today the panel is joined by Adjuster’s International VP, Daniel Craig. Daniel’s previous position was the regional administrator for FEMA’s Public Assistance program in the New England region of the US. The expert panel discusses the FEMA Public Assistance policy in detail. Including the recent changes for retroactive claims with regards to insurance, a shift which will give local governments more control and future plans to mitigate liabilities.
     
    Key Takeaways:
    [2:09] A brief description of FEMA’s Public Assistance program for funding repairs for damaged facilities.
    [6:01] How can an organization determine whether or not it is eligible for public assistance and what is the time frame for requests?
    [11:27] What tests does FEMA use to determine eligibility?
    [18:10] Why is it imperative for applicants to control the inspection process and ensure only qualified people answer questions about pre-existing conditions when they interact with FEMA?
    [25:51] Dan Craig was the regional administrator for the New England region. A post, given to him by then President George W. Bush
    [27:02] How does FEMA define “reasonable”?
    [34:03] In recent years, has FEMA changed their process for vetting requests for public assistance?
    [38:06] What does the future hold for the FEMA Public Assistance program?
    [42:55] How are the mitigation expenses paid for by FEMA? Is it a reimbursement program?
    [45:02] Potential eligible applicants should stay up to date with FEMA’s  ever-changing Public Assistance program policies.
     
    Moderator:
    Marjorie Musick, Social Media Specialist at AI/BLC, Globe Midwest Adjusters International, and Jansen International
     
    Panelists:
    Dave Andrews, Deputy Director at Adjusters International
    Daniel Craig, Vice President at Adjusters International
    C. Todd Thomas, Director of Consulting Services at Adjusters International
     
    Mentioned in This Episode:
    Disaster Recovery Today Issue #4003 “Determining Eligibility”

    • 49 Min.

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