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18 November 2018

California Insurance Commissioner issues emergency declaration to help fire survivors across the state

Insurance Commissioner issues emergency declaration to help fire survivors across the state

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In the wake of the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California’s history, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones today declared an emergency situation, which allows insurance companies to use out-of-state adjusters to help handle the large volume of claims resulting from the Camp and Woolsey Fires.

18 November 2018

Expedited Claim Handling Billing Grace Period Procedures for California Wildfires

11/15/2018 Notice

In an effort to assist victims of the current wildfires throughout the state, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones is calling on all property insurance companies to implement emergency expedited claims handling procedures and billing grace periods to help residents and businesses begin their recovery more quickly.

 

14 November 2018

November Wildfires: Notice of Shortage of Accommodations for Survivors

The California Department of Insurance has been informed by the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CAL-OES) that, due to the recent wildfires, there is a shortage of available lodging in the disaster areas. CAL-OES is requesting that insurance companies, adjusters, and other insurance personnel find lodging outside of the disaster areas. 

31 May 2018

OKLAHOMA DOI decides to police the entire country for license compliance

OKLAHOMA DOI decides to police the entire country for license compliance.  Upon my recent submission for license renewal as a Non-Resident, the DOI rep Nicki has decided to question my standing with my home state of Nevada!  I am complete good standing with Nevada, and havre offered to provide a "Letter of Good Standing", which Nicki refused to accept. She is demanding my continuing education formal receipts. She refuses to accept any certificates issues by attending classes such as NFIP, Symbility, etc.  In a very rude 1970's condescending government attitude, she asked if she could just cancel my request, and keep the monies I've paid!  She said that she is just enforcing state statutes, and snottingly that I have 60 days to comply from her first response. REMEMBER, this was a Non Resident license.  I hope she can write estimates!!

23 November 2017
Insurers’ incorrect statements to fire victims lead regulator to issue formal notice

Insurers’ incorrect statements to fire victims lead regulator to issue formal notice

Insurers’ incorrect statements to fire victims lead regulator to issue formal notice

Notice requires insurers to make sure their staff are trained in California laws and rules
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones directed the California Department of Insurance to issue a formal notice to insurers, licensed public adjusters and admitted carriers to make sure all claims adjusters assigned to wildfire claims, including those not licensed in California, are properly trained on the California Unfair Practices Act, Fair Claims Settlement Practices Regulations, and all laws relating to property and casualty insurance claims handling.
06 November 2017

From fire to floods, recent natural disasters highlight the need for uniform claims adjustor licensing

"As the nation continues to recover from the damage caused by hurricanes, floods and fires from coast to coast, we are reminded yet again that unforeseen, life-changing disasters can strike at any time. After the initial chaos subsides, it’s only natural that those affected would want to move quickly to start rebuilding their lives.


For many, the first step is a call to the insurance company, who should be able to resolve claims promptly, offering timely financial assistance when it’s needed most. But unfortunately, a complicated patchwork of state laws governing claims adjusters provides exactly the opposite: an inefficient, time-consuming, and expensive process that fails to serve the needs of consumers in the wake of a disaster."

14 August 2017
08 August 2017

CLAIM Act would allow for national independent adjuster licenses

  1. CLAIM Act would allow for national independent adjuster licenses  Repairer Driven News (press release) (blog)
  2. Full coverage
26 July 2016

Citizens hires company to review water damage repair estimates, negotiate lower invoices

State-run Citizens Property Insurance Corp. is hiring an outside vendor to scrutinize water-damage repair estimates from contractors, and to directly negotiate lower invoices with those contractors in exchange for a cut of the savings.


The company's board of governors on Tuesday agreed to a five-year, $1.8 million contract with Fort Myers-based Lynx Services LLC, a third-party claims management firm.

The goal, according to a Citizens document, "is to identify inflated or excessive charges on invoices from contractors that have performed water damage restorations for Citizens' policyholders and to contest or adjust invoices so it comports with industry standards."
13 April 2016

B-0023-15

Medicare Marketing Guidelines and Agent Licensing Requirements Related to Certain Medicare Plans and Prescription Drug Plans
13 April 2016

B-0024-15

CALL FOR THIRD QUARTER EXPERIENCE – 2015 CALL FOR THIRD QUARTER EXPERIENCE – 2015 WORKERS’ COMPENSATION DEDUCTIBLE PLANS
13 April 2016

B-0026-15

2015 TEXAS TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY CALL FOR EXPERIENCE FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2014
13 April 2016

B-0025-15

2015 MANDATED BENEFITS DATA CALL RELATING TO DATA COLLECTION UNDER TEXAS ADMINISTRATIVE CODE, TITLE 28, §§21.3401 – 21.3409
13 April 2016

B-0027-15

Texas Automobile Insurance Plan Association Rates
13 April 2016

B-0029-15

Annual Change to the Medical Fee Guideline Conversion Factors as Established in Title 28 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) §134.203

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