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Texas Department of Insurance Commissioner’s Bulletin # B-0008-20

Re: COVID-19: Suspension of certain licensing requirements and fees

CADO Admin

The below is from the bulletin.

March 24, 2020

To:   All TDI-regulated carriers, agents, adjusters, and licensees

Re:   COVID-19: Suspension of certain licensing requirements and fees

On March 13, 2020, Governor Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor authorized the use of all available state and local government resources necessary to cope with the disaster.

TDI expects carriers to work with their policyholders as they prepare for and respond to the spread of COVID-19. Carriers should look to the Governor’s ongoing declarations related to COVID-19 for guidance on how long to extend relief.

California Insurance Commissioner issues emergency declaration to help fire survivors across the state

November 14, 2018 Press Release

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Insurance Commissioner issues emergency declaration to help fire survivors across the state

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In the wake of the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California’s history, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones today declared an emergency situation, which allows insurance companies to use out-of-state adjusters to help handle the large volume of claims resulting from the Camp and Woolsey Fires.

November Wildfires: Notice of Shortage of Accommodations for Survivors

Source: California Department of Insurance

Roy

The California Department of Insurance has been informed by the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CAL-OES) that, due to the recent wildfires, there is a shortage of available lodging in the disaster areas. CAL-OES is requesting that insurance companies, adjusters, and other insurance personnel find lodging outside of the disaster areas. 

OKLAHOMA DOI decides to police the entire country for license compliance

Old Wise Fox

OKLAHOMA DOI decides to police the entire country for license compliance.  Upon my recent submission for license renewal as a Non-Resident, the DOI rep Nicki has decided to question my standing with my home state of Nevada!  I am complete good standing with Nevada, and havre offered to provide a "Letter of Good Standing", which Nicki refused to accept. She is demanding my continuing education formal receipts. She refuses to accept any certificates issues by attending classes such as NFIP, Symbility, etc.  In a very rude 1970's condescending government attitude, she asked if she could just cancel my request, and keep the monies I've paid!  She said that she is just enforcing state statutes, and snottingly that I have 60 days to comply from her first response. REMEMBER, this was a Non Resident license.  I hope she can write estimates!!

Insurers’ incorrect statements to fire victims lead regulator to issue formal notice

CADO Admin
Insurers’ incorrect statements to fire victims lead regulator to issue formal notice

Notice requires insurers to make sure their staff are trained in California laws and rules
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones directed the California Department of Insurance to issue a formal notice to insurers, licensed public adjusters and admitted carriers to make sure all claims adjusters assigned to wildfire claims, including those not licensed in California, are properly trained on the California Unfair Practices Act, Fair Claims Settlement Practices Regulations, and all laws relating to property and casualty insurance claims handling.

TDI Bulletin B-0032-15

NONRESIDENT PUBLIC INSURANCE ADJUSTER AFFIDAVIT

CADO Admin

NONRESIDENT PUBLIC INSURANCE ADJUSTER AFFIDAVIT

The Texas Department of Insurance reminds all nonresident public insurance adjuster license holders that Insurance Code §4102.114 requires them to annually submit an affidavit on a form prescribed by TDI certifying that the licensee is familiar with and understands:

the laws specified in Insurance Code §4102.057(b);
the applicable rules adopted under those laws; and
the terms and conditions of the types of insurance contracts that provide coverage on real and personal property.

Unlicensed Adjuster Information for Insurers

Wind and Thunderstorm Event – July 12-14, 2015

CADO Admin

Unlicensed Adjuster Information for Insurers
Wind and Thunderstorm Event – July 12-14, 2015
(Flooding, Hail, Tornadoes, Wind)
States: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin and Possibly Other Areas
Catastrophe Serial No. 88


Companies sending unlicensed adjusters to Kentucky to assist with the claims from the wind and thunderstorm event July 12-14, must complete Form 8307 to register the unlicensed emergency adjusters with the Department of Insurance. The form must be completed and submitted by the insurer, not the individual adjuster or other entity. Form 8307 is submitted electronically through the insurer’s eServices account on our website at http://insurance.ky.gov. Click on the word eServices in the upper right corner to login. Insurers who do not have an eServices account should contact the Department’s Information Systems Help Desk at DOI.ISHelpDesk@ky.gov for assistance.

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Notice Issued to Protect Oklahomans Who Have Earthquake Insurance

Source: Oklahoma Insurance Department

Roy
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Insurance Department is taking a proactive step to protect Oklahomans who buy earthquake insurance. Today the Department released a bulletin to property and casualty insurance companies to address important issues surrounding earthquake insurance. 

“We want to make sure everyone is clear on earthquake insurance,” said Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak. “Oklahomans need to know what they are buying. Insurers need to know my expectations regarding the interpretation of polices.  And adjusters need to know how to evaluate an earthquake claim.”

Declaration From The State Insurance Commissioner Regarding Assistance Of Nonresident Unlicensed Adjusters

Hawaii DOI

Roy

Pursuant to Hawaii Revised Statutes (“HRS”) § 431:9-201(b), Insurance Commissioner Gordon I. Ito has determined that nonresident adjusters can operate in the state without a Hawaii license to assist with the anticipated amount of work that could be more than current capacity in the islands. 

The Insurance Division wants to ensure that adjusters and insurance companies will be able to respond to the homeowners' needs within a reasonable time.  Nonresident adjusters must comply with the following in order to operate in the state without a license pursuant to this statute for up to 30 days from the date of registration:  see the attached pdf for additional details

Texas Department of Insurance - COMMISSIONER'S BULLETIN #B-0014-14

Roy

TO: ALL COMPANIES, CORPORATIONS, EXCHANGES, MUTUALS, RECIPROCALS, ASSOCIATIONS, LLOYDS, OR OTHER INSURERS WRITING PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURANCE IN THE STATE OF TEXAS AND TO THEIR REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS, AND TO ADJUSTERS, PUBLIC ADJUSTERS, ROOFING CONTRACTORS, AND THE PUBLIC GENERALLY

RE: House Bill 1183

 The Texas Department of Insurance issues this bulletin to remind insurers, insurance adjusters, and public insurance adjusters that the 83rd Texas Legislature (2013), enacted House Bill 1183, effective September 1, 2013, which establishes prohibited conduct of insurance adjusters, public insurance adjusters, and roofing contractors. 

NCDOI Bulletin 14-B-03

Procedure for Catastrophic Adjusters

Roy

The purpose of this bulletin is to outline procedures your company will need to follow if a catastrophic event were to occur in North Carolina. NC Emergency Management staff will not allow any adjuster access to a declared disaster area unless the adjuster is carrying proper identification. 
 

Major damage' as huge tornado rips through neighborhoods south of Oklahoma City

Updated 5/21 - News Source: NBC News Photo Source: Getty Images

Roy

A monster tornado packing winds as strong as 200 mph roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, pulverizing block after block of homes, wrecking an elementary school and leaving fires burning out of control.

Crews were frantically searching an estimated 30 square miles of wreckage and only beginning to get a sense of the destruction as night fell. Initial reports from NBC affiliate KFOR said at least four people were killed in the suburb of Moore, including a mother and child, and hospitals reported several dozen injured.

Christie Administration Announces Insurance Mediation Program to Expedite Sandy-Related Claims

Roy

Trenton, NJ - Continuing the Administration's commitment to assist New Jersey residents in swiftly resolving their Sandy-related insurance claims, Governor Chris Christie and New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance (DOBI) Commissioner Ken Kobylowski announced the release of a Request for a Qualification (RFQ) to establish a new mediation process that gives consumers the option to settle disputed cases without resorting to costly and time consuming lawsuits.

"This process is needed to help alleviate the hardship being experienced by residents whose property was damaged or destroyed by Sandy," said Governor Christie. "As of February 15, the percentage of claims closed is now 87% overall and 91% for homeowners. This mediation program is an opportunity to expediently resolve outstanding claims so that residents can continue to rebuild their lives."

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Hail damage photos

Anyone able to share hail damage photos to a roof for personal study and research? I would greatly appreciate it.. The more the better please share! Thank you.

Posted: 06/23/2017 9:06 PM Replies: 0

Flood Adjuster Survey

To All Flood Adjusters. Please take the time to take a 15 question survey by Flood Professional Claims Association. YOUR participation is APPRECIATED. Please click the link below: FloodPCA Survey

Posted: 12/01/2016 10:24 AM Replies: 1

Mod Bit Damaged or Toast?

OK I have attached pics of the roof I just looked at, I also included pic of spatter. I am pretty confident that the roof is just toast but I want opinions. I don't normally 2nd guess myself and don't

Posted: 02/08/2016 9:40 AM Replies: 5

Happy 1st day of the 2014 hurricane season!

So, NOAA says it will be a slow year, but they said last year would be crazy busy too, so we will see.    Anyway, stay safe out there, and happy new year from all of us at Accelerated :)

Posted: 06/01/2014 2:33 AM Replies: 5

5 Ways Claims Adjusters can prepare for Catastrophe Claims

The 2014 catastrophe season is almost upon us - so as a claims adjuster, are you ready? For many, the beginning of summer means relaxation and vacations, but if you’re an adjuster then summer us

Posted: 05/19/2014 1:06 PM Replies: 2

Flood Adjuster Qualifications Question?

I've heard there's a "number of years waiver" for former military personnel. The number of years is 4 consecutive, I've heard the military waiver makes it 1 year. Does anyone know if this is true.

Posted: 03/20/2014 4:58 AM Replies: 4

2014 Hurricane Season

From Tyler Stanfield's WunderBlog "Overview of the 2014 Season With the increasing odds of an El Nino event developing by the peak of the 2014 hurricane season, unfavorable conditions will likely

Posted: 03/06/2014 5:34 PM Replies: 12

Flood related to fires

At my last NFIP certification class the instructor mentioned something about floods that are related to fires, he flashed something on the screen, maybe it was a new rule or guideline and he seemed to

Posted: 02/28/2014 7:59 PM Replies: 5

big LA buildings right on earthquake faults

who knew? http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-hollywood-developments-straddle-quake-fault-maps-20140108,0,4483475.story#axzz2pq5YLgxE 

Posted: 01/08/2014 6:39 PM Replies: 3

Philippines Deployment

Has any one heard of US based firms deploying adjusters to help out in the Philippines?  If so, which ones and where can I apply?

Posted: 11/12/2013 12:07 PM Replies: 3

2013 Hurricane Season - Will we have a Cane?

So far we have not had any hurricanes, the media is stating that the 2013 season could set a new record for the latest season to have a hurricane form.   In recent history the latest first h

Posted: 09/04/2013 1:05 PM Replies: 19

CAT 94 4/2/13

Attending CAT 94 in Central Texas. Like Ray Hall always said............................. if your not working hail on Easter, Mother's Day, etc........... And Oh, the Applebee's parking lot guys are

Posted: 04/06/2013 3:26 PM Replies: 1

Question about wildfire claim

Hi everyone, I am relatively new to the field--starting my "second career"--and I am assisting with my first wildfire claim. The homeowners live about 100 feet from a substantial burn area

Posted: 01/23/2013 12:32 PM Replies: 6

Flood Macros for Xactimate

Anyone have flood macros for Xactimate?  I'm working in Long Island and it would save me so much time if I had good macros.

Posted: 11/30/2012 8:59 AM Replies: 4

Sandy - NHC debating removing name for deductible purposes

Here's a video conversation that occurred on the Weather Channel recently, between Brian Norcross and Jim Cantore. They raise some interesting questions, that could have far reaching legal implicatio

Posted: 10/27/2012 11:08 PM Replies: 8

2020 Hurricane Storm Names

  •  Arthur 
  •  Bertha
  •  Cristobal
    • CENTER OF CRISTOBAL MAKES LANDFALL IN SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA

      Satellite, radar, and surface data indicate that the center of 
      Tropical Storm Cristobal made landfall at 500 PM CDT (2200 UTC) 
      along the coast of southeast Louisiana between the mouth of the 
      Mississippi River and Grand Isle.  Maximum sustained winds were 
      estimated near 50 mph (85 km/h) with a minimum central pressure of 
      992 mb (29.29 inches). 

  •  Dolly
  •  Edouard
  •  Fay
  •  Gonzalo
  •  Hanna
  •  Isaias
  •  Josephine
  •  Kyle
  •  Laura
  •  Marco
  •  Nana
  •  Omar
  •  Paulette
  •  Rene
  •  Sally
  •  Teddy
  •  Vicky
  •  Wilfred

Some Notable Cane Activity since we have been online

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