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Wednesday, May 25, 2011
(OKLAHOMA CITY) Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak issued an emergency order Wednesday that will enable licensed out-of-state claims adjustors to immediately assist Oklahomans who suffered damage and losses from Tuesday’s tornado outbreak.
“This order will help Oklahomans begin to recover from Tuesday’s tornadoes by permitting Oklahoma insurers to bring licensed adjustors from out-of-state to assist in the claims process.”
Under the order, emergency adjustors are permitted only to adjust storm-related claims for the next 90 days. At the end of that time period, the situation will be reevaluated and a determination made whether to extend the order.
Doak issued the order after speaking with members of the Insurance Department’s Catastrophe Response Task Force, which is made up of representatives of the insurance industry and Insurance Department.
“The insurance industry was quick to respond to Tuesday’s tornadoes and requested that this emergency order be issued. A number of individual Oklahomans and businesses will need the assistance of their insurers to recover from damage caused by Tuesday’s storms,” Doak said. “This order will help expedite that process.”
The order can be viewed here. The page also contains a link that allows out-of-state adjustors to apply for a catastrophe emergency adjuster license.
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