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CS/CS/HB 911 — Insurance Adjusters

by Commerce Committee; Insurance and Banking Subcommittee; and Rep. Shaw (CS/CS/SB 922 by Appropriations Committee; Banking and Insurance Committee; and Senator Garcia)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Banking and Insurance Committee (BI)

The bill amends various statutes relating to insurance adjusters. The bill eliminates licensure for public adjuster apprentices and requires a public adjuster apprentice to be licensed as an all-lines adjuster and appointed as a public adjuster apprentice. In addition, the bill:

  • Eliminates the temporary license, which is not currently used;
  • Revises the requirements for public adjusters to expressly prohibit unlicensed public adjusting that is done directly or indirectly;
  • Deletes a provision of law relating to solicitation by public adjusters;
  • Excludes deductibles from the calculation of an adjuster’s fee; and
  • Reduces the time a public adjuster apprentice must be supervised before becoming eligible for licensure as a public adjuster.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect January 1, 2018.

Vote: Senate 38-0; House 117-0