Tag Archives: Adjusters

The Professionalism and Ethics of a Property Insurance Adjuster

My weekend reading found me with a recently purchased 1953 2d Edition of Property Insurance Adjusting. The reading worked pretty well for my unplanned recovery of sleep deprivation during the work week. The publication listed a bibliography with a number of General Adjustment Bureau manuals. Being the nerdy collector of insurance lore, I started a … Continue Reading

Contents Adjustment is Tedious Hard Work

Enservio’s director of training, Scott Petlewski, wrote an article Establishing Value on Contents Claims: 3 Bad Habits to Break, which demonstrates that proper contents adjustment is hard work. It can be time consuming, expensive from a labor standpoint, and fraught with error.… Continue Reading

A Guest Letter Calling For a Veto of the Insurance Bill

The Honorable Governor Crist: I respectfully request that you veto the insurance legislation recently passed in SB 2044. While there are many good provisions in this bill including some of the Public Adjusting proposed changes, other provisions will cause great harm to Florida policyholders particularly when the next big storm or other perils impact already … Continue Reading

A Few Bad Apples

Public insurance adjusters are hated by most insurance companies. Many insurance claim executives and adjusters have told me in candid moments they believe that many public adjusters engage in borderline, if not outright, fraudulent activity to increase the amount of the claim. Those same claims executives and adjusters are upset when we prove their insurance company representatives improperly … Continue Reading

NAPIA Has Many Special Members

The National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (NAPIA) has some of the finest minds in the world regarding claims adjustment under property insurance policies.  Our law firm had the opportunity to lead a day long insurance seminar for the Massachusetts Association of Public Insurance Adjusters and NAPIA members last Friday in Boston.  The level of discussion … Continue Reading

Public Adjusters, Part Two

Some of the interesting changes in the public adjuster trade are the increased requirements to obtain and maintain a license.  This past legislative year, the Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (FAPIA) lobbied for and obtained an apprentice period as well as specific continuing education requirements for public insurance adjusters.  Some may be surprised that … Continue Reading

Public Adjusters – Part One

Last week I attended the National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (NAPIA) Annual Convention in Chesapeake Bay, Maryland.  Tuesday I spent most of the afternoon with the Board of Directors for the Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (FAPIA) in Ft. Lauderdale.  I have been going to NAPIA conventions since I first spoke to that … Continue Reading