FPCA Homeowners Division Members: Florida Department of Financial Services Public Adjusters Rule Development Workshop Scheduled for March 22

Mar 20, 2012

FPCA Homeowners Division Members:

Please be advised that the Florida Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) is holding a rule development workshop at 9:30 a.m. Thursday morning, March 22, 2012, in Tallahasee, to discuss proposed changes to regulations governing public adjusters.  The notice regarding the workshop states that the proposed rule changes “update the code of ethics for all adjusters, delete provisions that reiterate or paraphrase statutory material, and clarify the responsibilities and requirements of all adjusters.”  The proposed changes encompass a wide range of material, including solicitation and advertising by public adjusters, referrals, public adjuster contracts, and claims handling.  A copy of the proposed rule changes are attached for your review.

A representative from our firm will attend this workshop.  Please review the attached proposed rule changes and provide any questions or comments you may have to Katie Webb (kwebb@cftlaw.com) in advance of the workshop.