public adjusters News

N.Y. Enacts Referral Disclosure Requirement Law for Public Adjusters

New York State’s Act 5775, which took effect Jan. 1, restricts public adjusters from receiving a referral fee or having an ownership interest in a restoration or repair company working on the claim unless such compensation to the public adjuster …

Connecticut’s Disaster Claims Mediation Program Bill Takes Effect

In Connecticut, the state’s insurance department now has the legal authority to establish a mediation program for claims disputes arising from catastrophic losses. The state’s Public Act 13-148 — which was signed into law by Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy in …

N.J. Commissioner Reminds Public Adjusters to Keep Fees Reasonable

The N.J. Banking and Insurance Department’s Acting Commissioner Ken Kobylowski issued a bulletin last week to all public adjusters reminding them that the fees they charge consumers must be reasonably related to services performed. The bulletin also informed public adjusters …

Florida Supreme Court Weighs If Public Adjuster Law Limits Free Speech

Public adjusters would have more access to homeowners in the immediate aftermath of a storm if the Florida Supreme Court rules Florida’s current public adjuster law unconstitutional. The Florida Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in the case of Atwater …