Note: This guest post is by AAPIA President Cole Kline.
If you didn’t know, there are two national public adjuster associations. APIA, the American Association of Public Insurance Adjusters, is not well known but is growing in strength and energized with new purpose and zeal.
AAPIA is an organization dedicated to empowering All public adjusters, support policyholders and advocate for both public adjusters and policyholders. We strongly believe in cooperation with local public adjusters and encourage states to form local associations to protect their unique needs.
Let me tell you why now is the perfect time for public adjusters to join our association.
New leadership, new perspectives:
I am proud to announce that I (Cole Kline) am the new president, and our other board members are Mathew Mulholland as vice president, Andrew Weaver as treasurer, and Paul Yemm as secretary. This dynamic team is committed to promoting the highest ethical and professional standards among public adjusters, providing training and resources to support their work, and advocating for fair and just settlements for the insured.
Recent achievements and current advocacy efforts:
Although you may not have heard of us, we have worked tirelessly to protect the interests of public adjusters and policyholders. Some recent achievements and ongoing activities include:
- Helping public adjusters in Iowa oppose limitations on the appraisal process, ensuring a fair and efficient system for resolving insurance disputes.
- Helping public adjusters in Kentucky defeat a proposed 2.5% fee cap and working with lawmakers to negotiate a more reasonable cap while working to remove other burdensome limitations proposed, all of which ensure our ability to deliver best possible results for our customers.
- Led efforts in Indiana to meet with House representatives and senators and work to improve a bill that proposed contract changes and payment terms for public adjusters.
- Work with the local Illinois association, the Chicagoland group, to jointly come up with suggestions to improve the proposed bill and promote positive change for public adjusters.
- Offers ongoing conversations and support to FAPIA, with knowledge of the difficulties they face each year
- Meeting with regulators at NAIC and NCOIL to educate them about public adjusters, discuss current issues and promote the industry
- Offers support through social media
- Plans a national educational conference with well-known speakers
The future of AAPIA:
Simply put: We strive to lead the industry in representing the interests of all public adjusters and consumers, promoting positive change and ensuring policyholders have access to the professional help they need.
Join AAPIA today:
By joining AAPIA, public adjusters gain access to a community dedicated to their success and the well-being of policyholders. We welcome your opinion on issues and enjoy a lively discussion with different points of view. Together, we can make a real difference in the industry and improve the lives of countless individuals affected by insurance claims. Our motto is “Empower policyholders, support public adjusters – together we advocate.”; Join AAPIA today and find out how you can contribute to our mission www.aapia.org.
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Quote of the day:
If not us, then who? If not now, when?
– John Lewis