April 19, 2013—I-CAR has introduced enhancements to its Insurance Gold Class Program to encourage more insurers to pursue the recognition and increase the overall level of training within the industry.
The updated training requirements require fewer appraiser staff to achieve I-CAR ProLevel 2 and 3 statuses. However, more appraisers will be required to achieve at least I-CAR ProLevel 1 status.
“Changes were developed based on insurer feedback and are meant to more flexibly accommodate employee turnover and better align Gold Class requirements with an employee’s actual tasks and career development plans,” said John Van Alstyne, CEO and president of I-CAR.
I-CAR said businesses that have been recognized as Gold Class have provided staff with training opportunities that can equip them with the knowledge and skills needed to provide accurate first-time estimates, increase operating efficiencies and improve customer satisfaction.
I-CAR also recently recognized 12 insurance organizations with the Gold Class designation under the training requirements of I-CAR’s Professional Development Program. Those businesses include Allstate Insurance Company, Amica Insurance, AMRO, Bear River Mutual of Murray, Chubb Group, Erie Insurance, Esurance, Federated Mutual, Meemic, MetLife Auto & Home, South Carolina Farm Bureau and USAA.