Even if Hallmark never designs a new card to honor the occasion and I'm the only one who ever celebrates it, I plan to set aside this week for the remainder of my career to pay homage to the fine men and women who toil in the claims departments of America each and every day of the year.
And I'm making it a week because it deserves to be more than a measly day given all they must deal with throughout the year. I know. I've been there.
Why do this? A couple of reasons:
They Make the World Go 'Round
Take a moment to think about all the people, in addition to those for whom insurance coverage is provided, whose lives are enriched because of the work claims representatives perform:
Contractors who repair physical damage.
Doctors who treat those with physical injuries.
Attorneys who represent clients involved in the settlement process.
Shareholders, Mediators, Car Dealers, Manufacturers, Consultants,
and Vendors of every stripe imaginable.
It's impossible to quantify exactly how much economic activity is generated simply because claims professionals do their job. Suffice it to say that it's probably . . . "a lot!"
The Job Requires Skill in Multiple Disciplines