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Wade Eastman joins Claims Associates

Claims Associates hires Adjuster for Rapid City, SD office


In our efforts to continue to offer our clients the best claims adjusting service available, Claims Associates has hired Wade Eastman to join our Property and Casualty Adjuster team.  After spending the first 8 months with some orientation and training, Wade is now joining the team in our Rapid City, SD office. 


Wade spent 16 years in the banking industry, starting right after college, and worked in Sales, Management and Quality Control.  After seeing many changes in that industry, he made the decision to change careers, and after much research decided insurance was the direction he wanted to go.  After spending a short time as an agent, he decided claims adjusting afforded him the opportunities he wanted, and better matched his skill set.


Wade made the effort to learn how he could best prepare for this profession, and chose to attend The Adjuster School in Texas.  This school included intensive training in all lines of claims adjusting, as well as Xactimate training, and then affords the ability to become licensed in TX, which has reciprocity with many states.


In addition to the in-office and hands-on experience with other Claims Associates team members, Wade has also completed the following training and education, and obtained these licenses, certifications and designations:

- Minnesota and Wyoming Adjuster license

- Vale Training Solutions for:

o Heavy Equipment Estimatics

o Auto Estimatics

o Casualty Liability Loss

- 3 of 5 Associate in Claims Courses are complete

o AIC 30:  Claim Handling Priciples and Practices

o AIC 32:  Liability Claims Practices

o Ethical Guidelines for CPCU’s

Wade is also in the process of completing his Haag Certified Inspector designations for both Residential and Commercial Roofs.


Wade has 2 children, Violet who is 11 and Isaac at 9.  Not surprising many of the activities he enjoys are what he can do with his kids, including Dakota Spirit Cheer, baseball, football and basketball.  On his own he also enjoys golf and hunting.  Wade is a SD native.  Claims Associates is glad to have him join our team.

By: Deb Behrend