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Insurance Adjuster In California


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Trinity Insurance Services ( ) is an Insurance Adjuster company In California and third party administrator with expert level experience in workers compensation claims …

Trinity Insurance Services ( ) is an Insurance Adjuster company In California and third party administrator with expert level experience in workers compensation claims management.

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  • 1. Insurance Adjuster In California Source: Image: _regions_map_%28labeled_and_colored%29.svg
  • 2. Authorizing Act: Section 14021 of the California Insurance Code reads, in part: An insurance adjuster is a person other than a private investigator who, for any consideration whatsoever, engages in the business of making an investigation for the purpose of obtaining information in the course of adjusting or participating in the disposal of any claim in connection with a policy of insurance or engages in soliciting insurance adjustment business. Source:
  • 3. » Qualifications: The person in charge of the business (owner, partner, officer, or an employed manager) must meet the following requirements: » Minimum Age: 18 years » Residency: Pursuant to Section 14029(a) of the California Insurance Code, the business of each licensee must be operated under the active direction, control, charge, or management of the licensee, if the licensee is qualified, or the person who has qualified to act as the licensee's manager, if the licensee is not qualified. Although the qualified manager is not required to be a resident of California, they must meet the oversight requirements pursuant to section 14029(a) stated above. Source:
  • 4. » Entity Types: Individual and Business Entity. » Prelicensing Experience/Education: Must have two years certified experience in insurance adjusting field. 2,000 hours of compensated time in the adjusting field is equal to one year of experience. » Continuing Education: Section 14090.1 of the California Insurance Code (CIC) was amended to establish a CE requirement of 24 hours, including 3 hours of ethics during each two year license term for a California resident independent insurance adjusters. Source:
  • 5. Filing Requirements: Application: » Individual - Application for individual Adjuster license, form LIC 041-A. » Business Entity - Application for Adjuster Business Entity License, form LIC 042-A. » Bond: A Bond of Insurance Adjuster, form LIC 31A-14, in the penal sum of $2,000 executed by a California admitted surety, and signed by the principal. If the applicant is a business entity, the business entity must be named as principal. Source:
  • 6. » Branch Office Certificate: If the applicant intends to conduct business from any location in California other than the principal place of business, a Branch Office Certificate must be obtained by submitting an Application for Branch Office Certificate, form LIC 31A-13, and fee. Fingerprint Impressions: Fingerprint impressions are required for unlicensed applicants. If an examination is required, fingerprint impressions may be taken at the California examination sites. Additional Documents: The Insurance Commissioner may require such other documents as will aid in determining whether the applicant meets the qualifications for a license. Source:
  • 7. Examination: The person in charge of the business (qualified manager) must pass a qualifying license examination administered by the Department. Note: Sections 14091 and 14094 of the CIC were amended to reduce the grace period during which an expired independent insurance adjuster license or branch certificate may be renewed from five years to one year. Source:
  • 8. License Term: Insurance Adjuster licenses are issued for two year terms. Specifically, the term of the license begins the date the license is issued and ends the last day of that same calendar month two years later. Study Material: The Insurance Adjuster (Independent) Examination Objectives were developed as a study guide to assist in the preparation for the examination. Source:
  • 9. For details visit California Department of Insurance P.O. Box 1139 Sacramento, CA 95812-1139 Source:
  • 10. 888.370.8484 Fax to 800.978.2650 Facebook Twitter Email