Jeff Taxier has 40 years of professional experience in insurance claims management, construction, adjusting and training. Mr. Taxier joined American Technologies, Inc. in May, 2012 after a 35 year career with Allstate Insurance Company. During his 35 years with Allstate Mr. Taxier held a variety of positions in Allstate’s claim department, including Property Claim Manager for the company’s Southern California operation and Home Office Performance Consultant for Allstate’s Claims Learning and Development Center in Wheeling, Illinois.
As the Education and Training Manager for ATI, Mr. Taxier is responsible for developing and conducting insurance industry training programs for ATI staff, assisting in the expansion of the company’s educational curriculum for ATI management, and developing online webinars and classroom training for Continuing Education programs.
Mr. Taxier has presented at the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA), University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA), International Facilities Managers Association (IFMA), Xactware Users and the Property and Liability Research Bureau (PLRB) conferences, among many others.
Mr. Taxier holds a BA in English from Loyola Marymount University and is a Masters Candidate in Instructional Technology at Northern Illinois University. Mr. Taxier has the Senior Claim Law Associate (SCLA) designation from the American Educational Institute and is certified in Water Damage Restoration, Applied Structural Drying and Fire and Smoke Restoration by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).
Water Loss Handling
Addresses the variety of water losses that occur to residential and commercial properties, the classes and categories of the water losses, preferred mitigation methods and the causes, effects and remediation of mold. Approved for Texas CE.
Smoke and Soot Losses
Addresses damages to residential and commercial properties from smoke and soot following a fire. The presentation discusses how smoke and soot damage a variety of materials and the methods that can be used to mitigate and clean the damages. Approved for California, Texas and Florida CE.
Addresses the down and upwind damages that may result from a wildfire. A variety of methods are discussed to determine whether any potential damages exist; a preferred method of specifically identifying smoke and ash from a specific wildfire event is demonstrated; and preferred methods for cleaning properties actually damaged by wildfire smoke are shown.
The four primary types of environmental damages that may occur as a result of an insurance claim are discussed: mold, asbestos, lead and biohazard. Insurance policy language is addressed as it relates to these damages and claim scenarios are used to assist the learners in developing an investigative plan to determine what can and should be done following a loss involving one of these environmental losses. Approved for Texas and Arizona CE.
This is a more in depth presentation on asbestos materials, where they may be found in structures, testing requirements, remediation methods and state and federal laws that may apply.
This is a more in depth presentation on lead paint and other building materials that may contain lead, testing requirements, remediation methods and state and federal laws that may apply.
This is a more in depth presentation on molds and fungi, including various classifications, causes of damage in properties, remediation methods and state and federal laws that may apply.