Virginia’s Governor approved legislation that becomes effective on July 1, 2022, and sets standards for appraisals and umpires. The Insurance Appraisal and Umpire Association (IAUA) sent me the following legislation:

The prior residency requirements were obviously unconstitutional. The impact summary of the legislation implies that the reason for the change was to make Virginia’s legislation constitutional.

The qualifications to be an appraiser and an umpire vary significantly from state to state. For example, a few states allow appraisers to have a contingency fee contract while the vast majority do not. What Are the Qualifications to Be an Insurance Umpire In the Insurance Appraisal Process? discusses this topic and cites other posts where varying standards are applied.

Thought For The Day

If you drive to, say, Shenandoah National Park, or the Great Smoky Mountains, you’ll get some appreciation for the scale and beauty of the outdoors. When you walk into it, then you see it in a completely different way. You discover it in a much slower, more majestic sort of way.
—Bill Bryson