Questioning if Florida Public Adjusters could help with your insurance claim?
The Office of Program Policy Analysis & Government Accountability (OPPAGA) an office of the Florida Legislature performed a study on Florida Public Adjusters. In this study they evaluated claims filed with Citizens from March 2008 to June 2009, for a total of 76,321 claims. Of these claims 21,545 were represented by Florida Public Adjusters while the comparison group consisted of the 54,776 claims that either had no representation or were represented by a party other than a public adjuster.
What they found was during the 2005 hurricane season Policyholders without the assistance of a Public Adjuster received payments averaging $2,029 while those Policyholders that utilized the services of Licensed Florida Public Adjusters received payments of $17,187, that is a 747% increase in average claim payout with the assistance of a public adjuster. It further studied results for non-catastrophic claims, those that did not use the services of a Public Adjuster received an average payout of $1,391 while those that utilized a Licensed Public Adjuster received a settlement of $9,379, an increase of 574% to those policyholders that utilized a public adjuster to assist in the handling of the claim.