This item just crossed my desk in an email. I'm not sure of the source of the information, however. Tom Toll or others who are familiar with Arkansas -- Is this true? Or is this a myth?
Arkansas Refuses Entry to Public Adjusters
> Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Jay Bradford issued a
> reminder in the wake of recent violent weather that public
> adjusters are not permitted in the state. Only adjusters
> whose salary is paid by the insurance company he or she
> represents are allowed.
> The department said it has received reports that public
> adjusters have approached citizens in Mena following last
> week's storm. Adjusters requesting payment from the insured
> for their services are not permitted in Arkansas.
> In the aftermath of a catastrophic event such as a tornado,
> the insurance company will assign an adjuster to process
> one's claim.
> “I advise everyone to request the identification of
> anyone approaching them claiming to be an adjuster,”
> Bradford said. He also advises consumers to call their
> insurance agent with questions “as he or she is the first
> link between you and your insurance company.”
> Reports of adjusters operating without a license or trying
> to seek compensation from an insured for their services
> should be reported to the Arkansas Insurance Department at
> 501-371- 2820.