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Why 10% of Contractors Surveyed Don’t do Insurance Work

Accurence Contractors don
March 19, 2020

By Zack Labrie, VP of Marketing, Next Gear Solutions.

Mostly because working with insurance carriers can be a full-time job in itself!

Working with insurers is hard. It’s complicated. It can be a pain in the neck. Right? Well, that’s what a lot of respondents told us in a survey hosted here on RoofersCoffeeShop®. These obstacles were so great, in fact, that 10% responded that they don’t do any claim work at all.

We all know that insurance work can be a steady and reliable source of income for those who can master the rules associated with it—but that, of course, is the challenge. Insurance carriers have exacting requirements and need any submitted estimates to comply with their rules. Any deviations result in a back-and-forth loop with an adjuster that starts piling on the time before a job can be completed. And as the job lifecycle stretches out and your invested time grows, your profit margin steadily shrinks.

The challenges are so great that in many larger roofing companies, carrier compliance is someone’s fulltime job—and doubly so when your shop works with multiple carriers. It’s no wonder, perhaps, that so many of you say you won’t even touch insurance work.

It doesn’t have to be that way. Technology can lighten the burden and increase your accuracy at the same time. ScopeAssist was built to do just that, helping you get the estimate right. On time. The first time.

The name of our all-in-one mobile inspection app is a dead giveaway—ScopeAssist helps you scope a roof, easily walking you through each element of an inspection as you thoroughly document all damages with photos and intelligent auto-captions that change based on what you’re scoping. Once you tap Submit, ScopeAssist pulls from the industry-leading claims estimation and pricing solution to generate an accurate estimate that adjusters understand and accept, all in 60 seconds.

ScopeAssist simplifies your workflow and gets you back to doing what you do best—not burning time doing insurance paperwork.

But it’s more than just a tool that can speed up your jobs. About 60% of respondents to the Roofer’s Coffee Shop poll said that building homeowner trust is the most important thing they can do to run a successful business. ScopeAssist helps here, too, creating an accurate, professional-looking estimate you can share with the homeowner—secure in the knowledge it was created by a company with deep industry relationships that knows what carriers are looking for.

See why so many contractors trust us to help them run a consistently smarter business. We’d love to demonstrate what ScopeAssist can do for you.

About Next Gear Solutions + Accurence, Inc.

Based in Oxford, Mississippi, Next Gear Solutions was formed in 2008 with a mission to take contractors paperless, automate their workflow, and bring efficiencies to the entire business operation. Accurence pioneered onsite scope automation for wind and hail claims, delivering accuracy, efficiency, and consistency. The two companies joined forces in 2019, and now serve the largest footprint of best-in-class restoration contractors in North America, as well as three of the five largest property insurers.



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