Microwaving Face Masks — FIRE HAZARD

In this new Coronavirus existence, everyone is scrambling to protect themselves in any way possible. Without accurate information, people may be making a severe error trying to “clean” their face masks. Some posts have gone viral recommending microwaving cloth face coverings in plastic bags for “2 to 3 minutes” for a good cleaning.

Here is a Reuters article declaring a True Claim, which states face masks do catch fire if we microwave them.

The CDC does recommend using cloth face coverings to help slow the spread of Coronavirus. Recommendations for the proper use and care from the CDC are here.

 

AJR takes our responsibility seriously and felt it was essential to highlight additional fire dangers we recently learned. We hope everyone stays safe and out of danger. Please heed suggestions from the experts in all areas, especially no microwaving face coverings. 

Should the need arise, AJR does have the ability to teleconference using the zoom technology.

 

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January 2020 and AJR has a new 5 STAR BBB Review

AJR has jumped out of the box in 2020 with a new 5 STAR Better Business Bureau Review. We couldn’t be more proud to share with you the constructive feedback Monica has shared with the BBB.

“But, after interviewing several companies, we decided to hire Bruce and Stacy at AJR Public Adjusters to help settle our fire/property claim with the insurance company. It was the best decision we could have made!”

Read the rest here

Remember, with your next property insurance claim, call AJR first to let us appropriately guide your loss to secure a maximum settlement.

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Lower percentage is not always better

Many times prospective clients question our commission charge.

Insureds wonder if they can lower the percentage will they make out better.  We wanted to demonstrate that this may not always be the case.

As they say, you get what you pay for.

See example of a typical claim below and notice the difference to the policyholder when paying a higher percentage fee:

 

Company A                     

Initial Claim Offering                     $50,000

Final Claim Result.                          $60,000

8% fee to Public Adjuster:             $  4,800

Claim Settlement to Insured:    $55,200

 

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Initial Claim Offering:                    $50,000

Final Claim:                                      $75,000

15% Fee:                                            $11,250

Claim Settlement to Insured:    $63,750

 

Clearly you can see how AJR Public Adjusters assistance, perhaps at a higher fee still nets the insured a better settlement.  This policyholder increased their settlement by $8,550 even when paying a higher percentage for our services.

By giving AJR the opportunity to utilize our 30+ years experience to manage and negotiate your claim, you can rest assured you will do better in the settlement process of your claim.

Please view our Better Business Bureau A+ rating here.  This may provide helpful information for you to see how AJR should be your first call with your next property insurance claim.

Call AJR first, we even help report the claim and can take over the stress of managing your claim from there.  We can be reached at 602-795-5227, email here.

Another 5 STAR Better Business Bureau Review

AJR is honored to receive another 5 STAR Better Business Bureau Review. We feel fortunate when clients can locate us and put us to work as their advocate. 

As LG says,On my own, I was offered $2,000 to complete the repairs (which was honestly insulting and almost bordered on criminal) but when AJR stepped in, they were able to increase the final settlement amount of my claim from $2,000 to $162,000. Yes, you read that, right!”

Better Business Bureau Review

To secure an 8,000% increase doesn’t happen every day, but we work our hardest to ensure we represent our clients with the utmost professionalism and tenacity.

With your next insurance claim call AJR first.  Let us review your situation and let you know how we might help.

 

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Another 5 STAR Better Business Bureau Review —

AJR is always proud to receive feedback from our clients.  Recently moved over the 20 A+ review mark on Arizona Better Business Bureau.

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Rachel R says “Bruce is persistent and tenacious with the insurance company but is also friendly. He was so great at updates, that my phone had automatically assigned him as a favorite. We are forever grateful for Bruce”

We look forward to assisting you with your next insurance claim here in Arizona.  Call us first 602-795-5227.

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

 

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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

 

 

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#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.

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Bruce L Horowitz, President  480-519-9099

Stacy K Horowitz, Vice President  480-519-9199

Office — 602-795-5227

 

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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Arizona Public Adjuster receives 20th 5 STAR BBB rating

AJR is proud to announce we have received our 20th 5 STAR Rating on Better Business Bureau Serving, Central, Northern & Western Arizona.

In 5 short years, AJR has established themselves as the premier public adjusting firm in the state.    AJR is not a storm chaser adjuster.  Our home state and loyalty are to Arizona.  We pride ourselves in handling claims solely for the policyholder in Arizona.  This enables Arizona Policyholders to take advantage of AJR’s expertise and 30+ year experience in the Public Adjusting Field.

View our 20 reviews here:  Better Business Bureau Website

With your next insurance claim, call AJR first.  We will evaluate the situation and review  your policy to determine if our involvement will add additional benefits for your claim.

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