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What is a “Public Adjuster”?

A Public Insurance Adjuster is a licensed and bonded insurance professional who assists policyholders with the complicated insurance claim process when they suffer an insured loss. Public Insurance Adjusters who belong to the Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and is able to take advantage of the best quality, public adjuster specific, continuing education in the country. Additionally, FAPIA members have a network of resources available to best assist policyholders in the handling of insurance claims.

There are three types of adjusters licensed by the State of Florida:

Insurance Company Adjuster – is employed by an insurance company to represent the insurance company in dealing with your insurance claim. The insurance company adjusters main responsibility if to protect the interests of the insurance company.

Independent Adjuster – is hired by insurance companies to represent them in dealing with you, your loss and damages. The independent adjusters main responsibility is to protect the interests of the insurance company.

Public Adjuster – is the only Adjuster specifically licensed by the State of Florida to represent you, the Insured. The Public Adjusters main responsibility is to protect you and your interests in claims against a loss with the Insurance Company.

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