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Wager & Associates, Inc., a full service marine claims management and insurance adjusting firm, provides unsurpassed technical hull and machinery expertise to insurers. 

Our full line of marine claim management services include assignment and supervision of surveyors, loss investigation, damage surveying, salvage negotiations, claim adjustment, subrogation, and issuance of loss drafts to claimants as requested and expert witness testimony.  

Our uniquely qualified surveyors have extensive experience in damage evaluation, as well as many years of practical hands on repair experience and exposure to shipyard management. With surveyors strategically positioned, we are poised to provide prompt, efficient, and comprehensive service throughout a wide geographical area including the Southeast USA, Bahamas, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America and South America and Mediterranean.

We maintain our own proprietary registry of marine loss surveyors which allows us to assign the most qualified surveyor to the specific claim.
We offer insurers paper-less claim handling and settlement services, with all hard copies, such as Proof of Loss documents, Releases, and other claim documents, maintained in a fire and burglary proof storage facility for transferal to the insurer upon request.  Our claim management program can be adapted to a client’s specific needs to provide management of all phases of the claims procedure, including supervision of our surveyors or supervision of a surveyor selected by the insurer, a thorough and professional review of the claim, preparation of all claim documentation, claim payment and legal referral where necessary. 

The firm also offers interested insurers payment of claims with expert management of escrow funds on behalf of underwriters to guarantee timely settlement payments.  This service reduces the insurers’ expenses and still allows claims to be handled and supervised in a professional manner.

Our adherence to after-action review’s (AAR) focuses on performance standards and enables our staff and survey partners an opportunity to gain maximum benefit from every task.  Doug Wager, principal adjuster and surveyor, has over 35 years of experience in the marine field.  Our firm employs three full time licensed adjusters with a strong support staff to promptly and efficiently handle all of your needs.  Guy Matthews, senior adjuster, has extensive worldwide energy, marine surveying, and adjusting experience.   Wager & Associates Inc, is defined by our commitment to provide the very best in marine surveying and adjusting, with the goal of leading the industry by providing continuing quality services.

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Located in Perdido Key, Florida