A Public Adjuster, also known as an insurance appraiser, is someone who works for insurance providers. The main job of a Public Adjuster, is to minimize business exposure to potential claims that may arise in the future. In many cases, the insurance provider will submit offers to the insurance carrier to compensate you for your loss before the actual settlement of your claim. The insurance adjuster will then work with the insurance carrier to determine how much they are entitled to from the settlement proceeds. In many cases, the insurance adjuster will work in conjunction with an insurance appraiser to determine the fair value of the property or items lost.
Becoming a National Fire Adjustment Insurance Adjuster does not require a college degree. However, it does take years of experience working as an appraiser or claim adjuster. Applying to become an independent licensed public insurance adjuster takes about twelve months of public service experience. There are many different insurance carriers to choose from and all you need to do is find the right one for you.
In order to become a licensed public insurance adjuster in Canada, you must pass the examination administered by the Insurance Corporation of Canada (ICIC). This examination can be taken on-site or at any of the twenty Canadian insurance brokerage firms that offer the examination. Once you pass the examination you will become a member of the organization. The membership’s benefits include insurance policy training and discounts on insurance policies. In addition, each member is assigned a certified insurance inspector who will act as the company’s representative on any insurance claim process.
Once you become a member of the organization, you will receive the insurance policy training needed to begin working with a client. During this time you will learn how to assess a claim and where you will place the inspector after the insurance policy has been issued. You will also receive financial support, referral fees and a one-time policy number that can be used for future policy transactions. All insurance company employees are trained to assist their clients in the claims process and they are expected to follow the policy guidelines closely.
If you decide to work for an insurance company instead of an independent broker, you will need to work to obtain the insurance policy itself. Insurance brokers get their commissions from the insurance company, so they will need to work directly with the insurance company in order to get a commission. As long as they are registered with the insurance adjuster association, they will not have to worry about having to get the word out that they are independent.
The insurance adjuster’s role is an important one in the insurance claim process. An insurance adjuster has to be in constant communication with their client and they must stay informed about all the changes that may affect the case. Their role is critical in making sure that each client gets exactly what they are entitled too. It can take a while to complete the insurance claim process, but the insurance adjuster is there to make sure that all parties involved get what they are entitled too. In the end, it is all about getting paid and it only takes one claim adjuster to do that.
National Fire Adjustment Co.
1100 S Service Rd #222,
Stoney Creek, ON L8E 0C5