How Can I Learn More About Negotiating with my Insurance Company?
One of the best ways to become skilled in negotiating with an insurance company is by talking to the experts – Frostwood attorneys and public adjusters. Experienced lawyers deal with insurance providers on a regular basis, and are intimately familiar with lowball tactics, as well as what is a fair amount settle for.
Consult with an Frostwood insurance bad faith attorney about ways you can negotiate with an adjustor to get the best settlement offer. Or, if you don’t feel comfortable negotiating on your own, consider hiring legal representation to intercede on your behalf to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
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The State of Florida licenses Public Adjusters to represent individuals in claims against insurance companies. Typically, a Public Adjuster works in areas of property losses, such as a home damaged by fire. The PA investigates and evaluates a claim and works to maximize the recovery of the homeowner.
A relatively unknown area of licensing in FL is the Health Public Adjuster. This job involves maximizing the recovery of health insurance benefits by a claimant. The HPA works to negotiate coverage, when coverage is limited or denied. Like other Public Adjusters, the HPA is paid a contingency fee which is a percentage of the recovery. While Public Adjusters are required to serve a 1 year apprenticeship, complete the Accredited Claims Adjuster Designation and pass the state test, these requirements do not apply to the Health Public Adjuster (3-40).
See the Florida Department of Financial Services website for more information:
Do I have to apply for the 31-20 Public Adjuster Apprentice License to adjust only Health or Workers Compensation? No.
House Insurance for Fire Only
Loss Recovery and Building Code Changes
After a natural catastrophe, you've likely sustained large and severe property losses. What often comes as an "aftershock" to the catastrophe, are the higher costs to rebuild according to the latest building codes...WHICH ARE
NOT COVERED UNLESS... you purchased an Endorsement to your policy called either:
- "Increased Cost of Construction" (with NFIP & Flood policies) OR
- "Ordinance or Law" (possibly with your TWIA policy, and definitely) with your Homeowner policy
It will just be your "tough luck" if you don't have this Endorsement. And, Heaven forbid that your Structure is damaged (according to an estimate to be made by your Building Department) more than 50% of its "assessed value". Then, you will need to bring the entire Structure "up to current code"; and your Insurance Company will not pay you for required code change expenses...
UNLESS YOU BOUGHT one of those Endorsements, which would cover this expense.... up to the percentage of the Structure limit with the Endorsement that you purchased.
With NFIP and Flood policies, you are only able to purchase a maximum of $30,000.00, NO MATTER WHAT YOUR Structure limit actually is. This Endorsement (with other than NFIP and Flood policies.