Globe Midwest’s Ethan Gross Speaks on Blue Goose, International’s – Detroit Puddle Current Insurance Industry Issues Panel

Globe Midwest’s Ethan Gross Speaks on Blue Goose, International’s – Detroit Puddle Current Insurance Industry Issues Panel

We are pleased to announce that Globe Midwest Adjusters International’s Vice President & Chief Operating Officer Ethan Gross recently participated in a “Point/Counterpoint Discussion of Current Insurance Industry Issues” which was sponsored by The Honorable Order of the Blue Goose, Intl. – Detroit Puddle. The sold-out event took place on Thursday, March 16, at the Hyatt Place Detroit/Novi in Novi, Michigan.

The lively panel discussion touched on operations issues, risk and regulatory challenges, tax implications and consumer rights. Gross, who served as the panel’s public adjuster representative, has adjusted numerous complex claims resulting in favorable settlements on behalf of policyholders throughout the United States and Canada. He spoke along with Michael Fabian of Fabian, Sklar & King, PD (who served as the panel’s attorney for the insured representative), Phillip Yeager from Yeager, Davison & Day, PC (who served as the panel’s attorney for the carrier representative) and Clare Wasek of Vericlaim Co. (who served as the panel’s independent adjuster representative).

As a Michigan-based public adjusting and disaster recovery firm, Globe Midwest has been actively involved with The Honorable Order of the Blue Goose, Intl. – Detroit Puddle for several years in both a volunteer, leadership and educational capacity. The Honorable Order of the Blue Goose, International is a fraternal organization of individuals who work in insurance-related fields and strive for fellowship, education, charity, and leadership.

Globe Midwest Adjusters International’s Carl Gross and Ethan Gross Interviewed About Wind Damage Insurance Claims by Fox 2 Detroit News and Crain’s Detroit Business

Globe Midwest Adjusters International’s Carl Gross and Ethan Gross Interviewed About Wind Damage Insurance Claims by Fox 2 Detroit News and Crain’s Detroit Business

How should Michigan business and home owners manage the wind damage insurance claims resulting from this week’s unusual windstorms?

Globe Midwest Adjusters International’s Principals Ethan Gross and Carl Gross were recently interviewed by Crain’s Detroit Business and by Fox 2 Detroit News about this important and timely topic.

When asked by Crain’s Detroit Business how owners of businesses throughout Michigan should handle the unique challenges and issues that they may face when filing property insurance claims after this week’s unusually high wind speeds, Ethan Gross suggests that they take several important steps including preserving health and safety, inspecting and mitigating damage, reporting the claim to their insurance company and taking pictures to document the damage.

“They may have damage they are unaware of, and if they don’t identify it now, it may be too late to make an insurance claim,” said Ethan Gross.

When asked by Fox 2 Detroit News what homeowners need to know in order to file a windstorm claim, Carl Gross explained that the insurance company will not always do the detailed inspections needed to find hidden damage and that it is always the policyholders responsibility to prove their claim.

“Wind damage claims can be extremely complicated because policyholders have to basically prove whether the damage to their home was caused by the actual windstorm or was pre-existing. It can take a whole team of experts to sort out the actual cause of damage and provide sufficient evidence to the insurance company to support the claim,” said Carl Gross.

Click here to read the full Crain’s Detroit Business article, “Here’s what businesses need to do in wake of windstorm.”

Click here to view the Fox 2 Detroit News video news story, “Storm damage? What you need to know to file a claim.”