$50,000 Public Adjuster Bond
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How much does a $50,000 public adjuster bond cost in Florida?
The Department of Financial Services requires public adjusters in Florida to purchase a $50,000 surety bond as part of the insurance adjuster licensing process. A $50,000 Florida public adjuster bond costs $500 and can be purchased online in minutes. Because Florida insurance adjuster bonds are issued instantly, everyone qualifies for the same 1% rate. You can also save time and money on your renewal when you select a two- or three-year term at checkout.
What is a Florida public adjuster bond?
A public adjuster surety bond is a three-party agreement between the insurance adjuster (principal), the Department of Financial Services (obligee), and the surety company backing the bond.
Public insurance adjusters must get a $50,000 surety bond as part of the licensing process. By posting an adjuster bond, insurance adjusters pledge to conduct business in compliance with the provisions of the public adjuster laws, Part IV of Chapter 626, Section 626.851 through 626.878 of the Florida Statutes, and the rules and regulations of The Department of Financial Services.
If the public adjuster fails to comply with these terms, the bond protects consumers from financial loss. Specifically, a Florida public adjuster bond authorizes the Department of Financial Services to recover damages sustained if the principal is guilty of fraud or unfair practices in connection with their business as a public adjuster.
As far as bond renewal goes, Florida public adjuster bonds remain in full force until canceled. The surety can cancel the bond by giving written notice of cancellation to the principal and the department. The bond will be canceled 30 days from the receipt of said notice.
How to become a public adjuster in Florida
Florida insurance adjusters are required to be licensed to conduct business in the state. To get a Florida adjuster license, applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Minimum 18 years old
- Resident of Florida or maintain principal place of business in Florida
- U.S. citizen or legal alien possessing work authorization from U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Services
Applicants must also complete a public adjuster apprenticeship and proper documentation, must have previously held an All Lines or Property and Casualty Public Adjuster license and appointment in Florida, or must currently hold an All Lines or Property and Casualty Public Adjuster license in Florida for the past year. Applicants must also file an original $50,000 surety bond on a form provided by the Department by mailing it to the following address:
Department of Financial Services Bureau of Licensing, Room 419, 200 East Gaines St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-0319
For more information on the process for obtaining a public adjuster license in Florida, watch the video below or visit the Department of Financial Services.
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