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NFIP Adjuster Claims Presentation Webinar - March 5, 2024

NFIP Adjuster Claims Presentation Webinar - March 5, 2024

 

 

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NFIP Claims Adjuster Presentation Webinar – March 7, 2024

NFIP Claims Adjuster Presentation Webinar – March 7, 2024

 

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NFIP Claims Adjuster Presentation Webinar – March 13, 2024

NFIP Claims Adjuster Presentation Webinar – March 13, 2024

 

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NFIP Claims Adjuster Presentation Webinar – March 19, 2024

NFIP Claims Adjuster Presentation Webinar – March 19, 2024

 

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NFIP Claims Adjuster Presentation Webinar – March 21, 2024

NFIP Claims Adjuster Presentation Webinar – March 21, 2024

 

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NFIP Claims Adjuster Presentation Webinar – March 27, 2024

NFIP Claims Adjuster Presentation Webinar – March 27, 2024

 

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NFIP Claims Adjuster Presentation Webinar – April 2, 2024

NFIP Claims Adjuster Presentation Webinar – April 2, 2024

 

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NFIP Claims Adjuster Presentation Webinar – April 4, 2024

NFIP Claims Adjuster Presentation Webinar – April 4, 2024

 

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Structural Forensic Engineers & Damage Assessments




Hawaii Declaration from the State Insurance Commissioner regarding assistance of nonresident independent adjusters due to fires across the state

"Pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes (“HRS”)§ 431:9-201(b), Insurance Commissioner Gordon I. Ito is issuing this declaration authorizing temporary assistance of nonresident independent adjusters due to fires across the State. The Insurance Commissioner has decided to allow nonresident independent adjusters to operate in the State temporarily to help handle the amount of work due to the fires. The Insurance Commissioner wants to ensure that adjusters and insurance companies can and will timely respond to property owners’ needs."


New York Temporary Adjuster Permits

"Governor Kathy Hochul today directed the Department of Financial Services to issue Temporary adjuster Permits to qualified out-of-state independent insurance adjusters, in order to expedite insurance claims in light of the winter storm impacting the Buffalo and Watertown areas. Expediting permits will increase the number of adjusters available to process claims and help New Yorkers get their claims paid faster. Insurers are encouraged to make any necessary applications on the Department of Financial Services website.  "

The above is from a 11/21/2022 Press Release, clicking the Read More will take you to the Press Release.


NIPR

National Insurance Producer Registry

National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR) website provides information on Adjuster Licensing, you can click on the article title above or follow the link below to go to their State Requirements page;

State Requirements 


ALABAMA SURVEY ON PRIVATE FLOOD MARKET PROMPTS LEGISLATION TO ENCOURAGE INSURER PARTICIPATION

Alabama Department of Insurance (ALDOI)

The Alabama Department of Insurance (ALDOI) released results of a survey taken to understand the private flood insurance market in the state. The ALDOI commissioned Milliman, Inc. (Milliman), a premier global consulting and actuarial firm, to survey flood insurance industry stakeholders and understand their concerns and perspectives around writing private flood insurance in Alabama, and ways to overcome regulatory, technical, and consumer-focused challenges.
 


S.C. Private Flood Insurance Act Enacted, Aims to Make Flood Insurance More Accessible

Source: SC DOI Press Release

From the September 30, 2020 Press Release

"Columbia, S.C. – Monday, Governor Henry McMaster signed the South Carolina Private Flood Insurance Act into law (S. 882). This Act aims to foster innovative flood insurance coverage in South Carolina, allowing insurers the ability to test products in the market and offer consumers greater choice for flood insurance coverage. "


Commissioner Lara urges insurance companies to cover wildfire property losses without requiring a home inventory

California’s Commissioner 10-2-2020 Press Release

From the Press Release.
SACRAMENTO, Calif.
 — In response to California’s latest destructive fires, Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara is requesting that insurance companies help wildfire survivors who are overwhelmed with the task of navigating the claims process by providing up to 100 percent of personal property coverage limits without a detailed inventory to those who suffered a total loss of their home, similar to previous identical requests in past years.


CFO Jimmy Patronis Activates Emergency Adjuster Licensing System to Aid in Hurricane Sally Recovery

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis announced the Department of Financial Services’ emergency adjuster license system has been activated to support homeowners’ and businesses’ efforts to get back on their feet following the impacts of Hurricane Sally in the Florida Panhandle.

From the Monday, September 21, 2020 Press Release


Commissioner Lara urges insurance companies to cover reimbursement costs for those displaced during wildfires

California Department of Insurance

News: 2020 Press Release

For Release: September 3, 2020

Media Calls Only: 916-492-3566

Email Inquiries: cdipress@insurance.ca.gov

Commissioner Lara urges insurance companies to cover reimbursement costs for those displaced during wildfires

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — To assist Californians displaced by the current and recent wildfires throughout the state, Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara issued a Notice to all California property and casualty insurance companies urging them to cover Additional Living Expenses (ALE) for those policyholders who remain under mandatory evacuation or whose homes are otherwise inaccessible or uninhabitable due to the wildfires.


Texas Department of Insurance Commissioner’s Bulletin # B-0008-20

Re: COVID-19: Suspension of certain licensing requirements and fees

The below is from the bulletin.

March 24, 2020

To:   All TDI-regulated carriers, agents, adjusters, and licensees

Re:   COVID-19: Suspension of certain licensing requirements and fees

On March 13, 2020, Governor Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor authorized the use of all available state and local government resources necessary to cope with the disaster.

TDI expects carriers to work with their policyholders as they prepare for and respond to the spread of COVID-19. Carriers should look to the Governor’s ongoing declarations related to COVID-19 for guidance on how long to extend relief.


Insurance Adjuster Act

California Senate Bill 240

SB 240, as amended, Dodd. Insurance Adjuster Act.

Existing law creates the Department of Insurance, headed by the Insurance Commissioner, and prescribes the department’s powers and duties. Existing law, the Insurance Adjuster Act, sets forth various requirements with respect to operation as an insurance adjuster in this state and prohibits a person from engaging in a business regulated by the act, or acting or assuming to act as, or representing themselves to be, an insurance adjuster unless the person is licensed under the act. Existing law also prohibits a person from falsely representing that the person is employed by a licensee. Existing law exempts a person from the requirements of the Insurance Adjuster Act if the person is employed exclusively and regularly by one employer, as specified, with which the person has an employer-employee relationship. If the commissioner declares an emergency situation, existing law authorizes a nonlicensed insurance adjuster to adjust claims if certain requirements are met, including that the nonlicensed insurance adjuster registers with the commissioner via a written letter naming the nonlicensed adjuster, identifying adjuster licenses held in other jurisdictions, and stating when the claims adjusting activity began in the emergency situation. Existing law requires an insurer to provide an insured with a written status report if the insurer assigns a 3rd or subsequent adjuster to be primarily responsible for a claim within a 6-month period.


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

November 14, 2018 Press Release

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.


Expedited Claim Handling Billing Grace Period Procedures for California Wildfires

Source: California DOI

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.

 


November Wildfires: Notice of Shortage of Accommodations for Survivors

Source: California Department of Insurance

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. 


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!!


Study: State insurance licensing reciprocity benefits everyone

Source: insurancebusinessmag.com

A new study has found that the current system of licensing regulations for independent claims adjusters is causing more harm than help for the industry.

The study, entitled “Breaking Down Barriers” by Pacific Research Institute, found that the average claims adjuster holds between 10 and 12 different state licenses. This can set them back as much as $1,000 each. The study pointed out that these “costly, burdensome state requirements” make it more difficult for adjusters to operate across states, while driving up costs for consumers and limiting the opportunities for new adjusters.

At present, 34 states require independent adjusters to hold a license, the Association of Claims Professionals (ACP) reported.

Source: insurancebusinessmag.com 


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.

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

Source: The Hill

"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."

 

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