It is that time of year here in Arizona, monsoon season is in full swing. Natural disasters are a normal occurrence over the summertime and consumers should be on their toes.
Here is an recent article dated July 12, 2018, released by the Idaho Department of Insurance, making the public aware of unlicensed individuals who are acting as public insurance adjusters for losses from hail storms. Different state, same issue. Public needs to be aware of individuals they hire to represent them with insurance claims.
This article points out an interesting situation that everyone should be aware of.
“Public adjusters often have mutual relationships with contractors, and may even be compensated by contractors who are performing work in conjunction with damages caused by the insured loss; however, any compensation or financial interest must be disclosed by the public adjuster in writing to you as the policyholder”.
AJR has NO “kick-back” relationship with any contractor, roofer, plumber. We do not accept any money from others working on your job. Our number one goal is to maximize your settlement for you, then get paid our percentage from the policyholder. No settlement money is exchanged elsewhere regarding your claim.
It is always best to research anyone you plan to hire for representation with a covered insurance claim. Some good sites that help with research to locate licensed, reputable firms are the Better Business Bureau, The National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters, NAPIA and the Arizona Department of Insurance.
AJR Public Adjusters,
480-519-9099, Bruce Horowitz, President