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KMC On Demand(SM) Selected by Veteran Adjusting School to Provide Technology and Curriculum

November 8, 2012

ATLANTA, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — KMC On Demand, a subsidiary of Crawford & Company (NYSE: CRDA; CRDB), and leading provider of learning technologies for the insurance claims industry, has been selected by Veteran Adjusting School (VAS) to support the training of veterans of the Armed Forces on becoming catastrophe (CAT) adjusters.

Veteran Adjusting School is a newly established catastrophe adjuster vocational school dedicated to providing the most comprehensive training available to veterans of the various branches of our nation’s military. The mission is to help America’s returning heroes gain long term employment in the insurance adjusting field. VAS was founded by current and former Independent CAT adjusters.

“We take special pride in working with a program for veterans to enter the claims management industry. CAT adjusters are first on the scene of a claim and participate directly in assisting the insured in recovering from a property loss. Veterans are a perfect fit for this role. Also, the current rate of unemployment among post September 11, 2001 veterans is over 10%, making this a priority to get these folks employed in a stable profession,” said Douglas Dell, senior vice president for KMC On Demand.

“As we required a specialized technical platform and curriculum solution, we selected KMC on Demand as the learning management system to provide a comprehensive registrar function and provide access to more than 200 hours of continuing education training in adjusting topics that range from auto, property and casualty claims to workers compensation and fraud.

Additionally, our need for a specialized technical curriculum for property adjusters was met by the Property Technical Certification (PTC). PTC is an industry-specific certification program for property adjusters developed by KMC in conjunction with an industry advisory panel of more than 20 insurance carriers, technical schools, restoration companies and claims adjusting organizations,” said Guy Grand director- Veteran Adjusting School.

PTC acting as part of the core curriculum will provide comprehensive instruction on the technical aspects of property claims investigation, documentation, material assessment and repair. KMC technology combined with PTC curriculum will work in concert with on the ground claims investigation and specialized Xactimate software training to establish the comprehensive 6 month curriculum. The school is actively working with independent adjusting firms to supplement their current adjuster rosters with these new graduates. In addition to the training services, Crawford Catastrophe Services will look to utilize VAS graduates as catastrophe adjusters and is presently working with the school to establish a scholarship program.

About KMC On Demand
KMC On Demand is a unique platform that marries cutting-edge knowledge management technology with vetted and customized insurance courses and performance support information that adjusters can easily reference. KMC On Demand is part of Crawford Educational Services, a unit of Crawford & Company that is a full-service provider of classroom, online and blended educational opportunities for claims professionals.

About Crawford
Based in Atlanta, Ga., Crawford & Company is the world’s largest independent provider of claims management solutions to the risk management and insurance industry as well as self-insured entities, with an expansive global network serving clients in more than 70 countries. The Crawford System of Claims Solutions(SM) offers comprehensive, integrated claims services, business process outsourcing and consulting services for major product lines including property and casualty claims management, workers compensation claims and medical management, and legal settlement administration. The Company’s shares are traded on the NYSE under the symbols CRDA and CRDB.

About Veteran Adjusting School (VAS)
Veteran Adjusting School is a licensed postsecondary vocational school based in Sedona, Arizona. VAS is an exclusive, insurance adjuster training school; solely dedicated to providing the most comprehensive training available to our returning military personnel. With limited enrollment and exacting standards, VAS aims to provide our returning veterans a rewarding career, and equip the industry with the best trained professionals in the nation. “We aren’t looking for students, we’re looking for commitment.” For more information please find us at www.vastrained.com.


Source: PR Newswire