What Makes a Good Public Adjuster?
A public adjuster is an advocate for insurance policyholders. They work entirely for the benefit of home or business owners and not for the insurance company. Public adjusters have a variety of qualities that clients can rely upon when dealing with an insurance company regarding underpayment or denial of a claim. Honesty A public adjuster […]
Do Adjusters Charge Upfront or Only After Your Insurance Company Pays You a Claim?
The good news for home and business owners is that they don’t have to pay any money upfront when hiring a public adjuster. The professionals only get paid after they’ve successfully recovered funds from the insurance company. Public adjusters are limited in what they can charge. They can collect up to 20 percent of funds […]
What is it a Public Adjuster Does?
Simply put, a public adjuster works for a home or business owner to obtain a larger reimbursement from an insurance company. Homeowners insurance covers a variety of damages, but what the insurer pays may not be enough to repair, restore or rebuild after a disaster occurs. It's important for individuals to understand two very important […]
Can a Public Adjuster Reopen an Insurance Claim?
Reopening a claim the insurance company considers to be closed is just one of the tasks that a public adjuster can perform. The professionals can reopen a claim and file a supplemental claim for additional reimbursement, along with claims that have been denied. Don’t confuse a public adjuster with the adjuster the insurance company sends […]
Business Interruption Insurance: Why You Need It
Business owners are well acquainted with the many ways in which the way they conduct commerce can be interrupted. Natural disasters, damage to infrastructure, and supply chain issues can place normal operations on hold for varying lengths of time. That’s when business interruption insurance, also known as business income insurance, is essential. Covered Expenses The […]
Why is My Insurance Carrier Claiming Non-Recoverable Depreciation?
Every item depreciates (loses value) over time and through normal wear and tear. Non- recoverable depreciation by the insurer means the item is ineligible for reimbursement. Essentially, it’s a determination by the insurance company that the item has depreciated past any significant value. In an actual cash value (ACV) policy, the insurer only pays for […]
What is the Difference Between a Public Adjuster and an Insurance Adjuster?
There’s a major misconception among holders of a homeowner’s insurance policy. They believe their insurer is working for them. The fact is that the insurance company is working for itself to minimize reimbursements to clients, thereby maximizing its profits. The difference between a public adjuster and an insurance adjuster is for whom they work. Insurance […]
Best Questions to Ask a Public Adjuster
Anyone disputing an underpaid or denied claim connected to their homeowner’s insurance are already stressed and frustrated. Hiring a public adjuster is an effective way of fighting those decisions. There are some basic questions that everyone should ask before hiring a public adjuster to help ensure they receive the best outcome. No one should be […]
Claim Denied? Hire a Public Adjuster
Homeowners pay their monthly premiums for their homeowner’s insurance to protect their home and property, hoping they’ll never need to file a claim. It’s normal to feel a variety of emotions after experiencing a fire, burst pipe or weather-related damage. Unfortunately, many homeowners are further traumatized when their insurance claim for the damage is denied. […]
When do You Have to Pay the Public Adjuster’s Fee?
There are a variety of ways that public adjusters structure their fees. Before hiring a public adjuster, it’s important for individuals to fully understand when the professional expects to be paid. Depending on the adjuster, that can include: When a public adjuster negotiated deal is accepted by the client Contingency fee – no payment received […]