Tag Archives: Public Adjusters

Contractors Need to Use Carefully Drafted Contracts and Not Practice Public Adjusting

I discussed the Lon Smith Roofing class action case against a contractor accused of practicing public adjusting in, Unauthorized Practice of Public Adjusting and the Lon Smith Roofing Case Should Scare Contractors and Roofers with Contingent Contracts. An appellate court reaffirmed the dangers contractors face when negotiating claims and benefits with insurance companies and contracting … Continue Reading

Insurance Consultants and People Not Licensed as Public Adjusters Cannot Work on Property Insurance Claims

Florida law is significantly more specific about who may work on, aid in, or prepare a claim for a policyholder. Many insurance restoration contractors, all insurance consultants, and all those non-licensed third parties who help contractors, policyholders and public adjusters with insurance claims should get ready for a new way of doing business when a … Continue Reading

National Conference for Public Adjusters Coming Very Soon: December 8-10

The National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters will host their Mid-Year Conference in beautiful Palm Beach, Florida. The conference will begin on Thursday, December 8th and conclude mid-day on Saturday, December 10th. Having the National Association host this conference in South Florida is a wonderful opportunity and public insurance adjusters should join NAPIA and network … Continue Reading

Five Reminders for Licensed Public Adjusters in Florida

At the recent annual FAPIA conference, a dedicated course specific to public adjusters was presented for the five-hour Law and Ethics Update Course. Every Florida public adjuster must take a course of this duration on these topics during their two-year cycle and this course was specific to public insurance adjusters. If you missed it, you … Continue Reading

Reminder – Professional Public Adjusters Association of New Jersey Meeting November 3, 2016!

Please join the newly formed Professional Public Adjusters Association of New Jersey (PPAANJ) at its first general meeting on Thursday, November 3, 2016, at the Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank, New Jersey. Don’t miss this fun opportunity to network with fellow members of the Public adjusting community. Additionally, attendance will include New Jersey CE … Continue Reading

TAPIA 2016: Come See “Fresh Perspectives On Claim Preparation/Preparing Files For Litigation Success”

TAPIA’s Fall 2016 Conference returns this week to San Antonio’s Menger Hotel. All Texas public adjusters should come join in the education, networking, and fun! In addition to all the other informative presentations, Evan Wolfe and I will present “Fresh Perspectives on Claim Preparation/Preparing Files For Litigation Success” on Thursday.… Continue Reading

Join us in Atlanta

Chip Merlin and I will be speaking on behalf of the Merlin Law Group at the Fall Georgia Association of Public Insurance Adjusters Meeting on October 4, 2016, at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta.… Continue Reading

Unauthorized Practice of Public Adjusting Trends

Unauthorized Practice of Public Adjusting (UPPA) has become the predominant discussion among public adjusters at virtually every public adjuster association meeting I attend. Brian Goodman, general counsel for the National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (NAPIA), said that UPPA is now the most important issue facing public adjusters because licensing of the profession is accepted … Continue Reading
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