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Valuable Tips for Choosing a Public Adjuster

Here are some of the elements you should look for in selecting a certified insurance adjuster:

Professional credentials

A public adjuster is required to be licensed by the State of Florida. Request their license information and double-check it on the state website or contact the Office of Florida’s Chief Financial Officer via email form with your request. Do not hesitate to pose questions about the public adjuster’s background:

  • How long have you been in this line of work?
  • How many insurance claims have you helped process?

Here at Altieri Insurance Consultants members of our public adjuster team have upward of thirty years of experience that allow us to bring expertise and unique skills to the table.

References from former clients

It is in your best interest to request references and follow up by reaching out to verify their satisfaction with all services provided in their claim. Review social media testimonials on the public adjuster as well.

Membership in professional organizations

Verify the adjuster and office are members of a professional organization like the National Associate of Public Insurance Adjusters (NAPIA) and the Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (FAPIA).

Questions you should ask a public adjuster

  • Have you handled this type of insurance claim before?
  • Has your office previously worked with my insurance provider?
  • Will you handle my insurance claim or will a team handle the process?
  • Do I still need to communicate with the adjuster assigned by the insurance company?

Take time to find the right public adjuster

Make sure you feel comfortable with your choice in public adjuster and their company. Are your personalities a good match? Will your insurance claim status requests receive a quick response?

Read everything you can find

Make sure you know the difference between when a claim calls for a public adjuster rather than a personal injury attorney. Research regulations and laws in Florida.

An Altieri Insurance Consultants adjuster on your side is a key component to the success of your claim. The insurance company has their representatives and an adjuster on their side; you need someone on your side too!

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About The Author: Raymond A. Altieri, Jr.
Raymond A. Altieri, Jr. - Chairman & CEO

As a property insurance claims professional since 1980, Mr. Altieri leads the firm at Altieri Insurance Consultants in all matters of property claim adjusting and community outreach. His decades of property claim adjusting experience assure the firm’s clients they are well represented, whether they have suffered a multi-million-dollar commercial loss or have lost their home.

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