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Taking timely claims details. Accessing a claim early in the process can help avoid issues like lost interviews and critical documentation. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Arriving first usually ensures the best chance of success. True in life, and of even greater importance perhaps in the claims world.

The “early bird” adjuster is assigned a new notice of loss, where the information is brand new and readily available. In stark comparison is the claim reassignment. Being the second or third owner of a case puts you at a major disadvantage.

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