Honored to be recognized once again by YELP as Best Public Adjuster, Phoenix, Arizona January 2019

AJR does not take this position lightly.  We strive to handle our claims in a professional manner, while providing excellent customer service to our clients.  It is a strong testament to our services when our clients choose to share their experiences, here.

With all the turmoil in business today, with companies folding, you may wonder what position do I have if my insurance carrier goes under and files for bankruptcy. What happens when an insurer fails is a good article from National Underwriter explaining the rights you have as a policyholder.  All is not lost.

Anytime you need a consultation regarding an insurance claim call AJR first.  By calling first you put yourself in the best situation to recover all that you are entitled to for your loss.

AJR can be reached at 602-795-5227 or Send AJR an email message

 

Best practices to maximize an insurance loss to real property

With the new year upon us, we thought it might be helpful to remind you how to maximize your insurance loss by hiring a local public adjuster.  Follow steps below to secure a licensed reputable firm to ensure professional representation for your next insurance loss.

 

Best Practices Hiring a Public Adjuster

 

AJR Public Adjusters Website

602-795-5227

Is water covered for pool claim?

When needing to refill a pool after an in ground pool suffers damage to the cover, you may wonder if the water needed to refill the pool after repairs is covered.

Look here at Water as an Insured Object to see an article from National Underwriters which states that the pool water removal from the pool for the repair is covered as that is part of the repair.  To refill the pool once repairs are completed is NOT covered since that is providing coverage for water and this is not directly a part of the repair.  The water itself is excluded.

 

AJR Public Adjusters

602-795-5227

How are my Fine Arts Covered in my Insurance Claim?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Fine Art to one policyholder may not be the same for another.  Questions always arise how are my collectibles, fine arts treated in my insurance claim.  Below please find an analysis by The National Underwriter Company regarding this issue.

Highlights

Once it is determined whether an object is a fine art, it must be determined how the property should be insured.  There are sixteen named perils, and if one of those does not damage the property, there is no coverage.

There are special limits, most do not apply to true fine arts.  Coins have a special limit, as does silverware, gold ware, platinum ware including tea sets, gold silver and platinum, although some may not actually be fine arts.

The best option is to schedule the property into the homeowners policy with the Scheduled Personal Property Endorsement.

READ BELOW FOR FURTHER DESCRIPTION

Insuring Your Fine Arts

 

 

AJR Public Adjusters

602-795-5227

www.betterclaimresults.com

 

#1 Ranking via YELP for October 2018

Daily responsibilities include contacting Insurance Companies on our clients behalf.  Our involvement ensures our client receives all monies they are entitled to.

People have busy lives and spending the day trying to deal with an Insurance Company after a property loss, is not high on peoples wish lists.

AJR with our experience of over 30 years, knows how to speak with, negotiate and manage our clients claims with top notch results.

We are proud to be recognized in October 2018 by YELP as the #1 Best Public Adjuster for the Phoenix Arizona region.

AJR holds a license in Arizona and is able to represent policyholders with property claims throughout the state.  With your next claim give us a call first.  Like our clients here, let us take the stress off your shoulders and settle your claim with the high standards we have set.

WEBSITE FOR AJR

Bruce L Horowitz, President  480-519-9099

Stacy K Horowitz, Vice President  480-519-9199

Office — 602-795-5227

 

BEWARE — Solicitations from Unlicensed Public Adjusters and Repair Schemes

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”.

 

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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,

602-795-5227, telephone

480-519-9099, Bruce Horowitz, President

AJR Public Adjuster Website

 

 

Updated Monsoon & Wildfire Claim Information

We have recycled an old article.  Knowing this is an important time of year here in Arizona for the potential of Monsoon, or Wildfire claim, we decided to republish a previous article highlighting the reasons to contact AJR if you discover damage to your property.

Will you be able to rebuild if your home or business is damaged or destroyed by a fire? How long will it take you to bounce back if you are wiped out by a flood or hammered by a monsoon? Will you recover quickly from the losses you suffer from vandalism or theft?

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You might be unpleasantly surprised more than once if tragedy strikes where you live or work – first by the brutal force of Mother Nature and later by the realization that you are unprepared to do anything but accept whatever compensation your insurance company offers. You can avoid this problem by hiring a public insurance adjuster, a person with the knowledge and experience to help you obtain the most favorable settlement possible – someone who represents you and not your insurance company.

“We serve as an advocate for the policyholder, but it’s important to remember that the policyholder controls the settlement. We advise and assist.” said Bruce Horowitz, president of AJR Public Adjusters, who has been serving homeowners and businesses for over 30 years, the last 5 summers being here in Arizona.

In addition to estimating how much damage has been done, AJR also helps file the paperwork to complete the claim and negotiate with the insurance company. There is no up front retainer type cost like an attorney, for their services, AJR charges its clients a percentage of the settlement.

Horowitz can offer his clients the advantages of a wealth of training and more than 30 years as a public insurance adjuster. He and his wife Stacy, who serves as vice president of AJR, moved their family to Phoenix following Bruce’s lengthy career, first with one of the largest and oldest public insurance adjusting firms in the Philarizdelphia area, then in Charleston, South Carolina.

Stacy, who handles the marketing and accounting for AJR, has another important job that is critical for the property owner – determining exactly what was lost or damaged.

“We take hundreds or sometimes even thousands of pictures,” she explained. “We document everything, then we send it to the client for approval.”

Bruce Horowitz cautioned homeowners and businesspeople to hire only public insurance adjusters who are licensed in the states where they do business.  Also to be wary of people claiming to be in a position to negotiate with the insurance company.  Only a licensed Public Insurance Adjuster has this authority, not your contractor, mitigation specialist, handyman, etc.

AJR is unique as they are one of a few companies who are a member of the National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (NAPIA) with an office in Arizona. NAPIA is a 60 year old organization that sets the standards for the industry and offers its members educational opportunities and certification in various aspects of the business.

To find out more about how AJR Public Adjusters, Inc. can help you recover from a natural disaster or other property loss by helping you obtain an equitable settlement from your insurance company, call (602) 795-5227, email info@betterclaimresults.com, or visit www.betterclaimresults.com

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