Justin Skipton sent me the following alert from the Georgia Insurance Commissioner:
What is a public adjuster?
A Public Adjuster is an independent insurance specialist that a policyholder can hire to help settle an insurance claim. When you file a claim, your insurance company provides an insurance adjuster for you at no cost, while a public adjuster has no relationship to your insurance company or your claim and can charge you up to 33 percent of your settlement amount to settle the claim on your behalf.
The vast majority of public insurance experts charge 10% or less for claims handling. The question I have is does this insurance commissioner work for the insurance companies or the policy holders?
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