2019 Mississippi Code
Title 83 - Insurance
Chapter 17 - Insurance Agents, Solicitors, or Adjusters
Article 11 - Licensing of Public Adjusters.
§ 83-17-501. Definitions

Universal Citation: MS Code § 83-17-501 (2019)
  • As used in this article, unless the context otherwise requires:
    • (a) “Certified” means, except as used in Section 83-17-519(2), written representations addressed to the commissioner concerning the integrity, competence and qualifications of a person, in form and content satisfactory to the commissioner, or concerning other matters as the commissioner may by regulation hereafter prescribe.

    • (b) “Commissioner” means the Commissioner of Insurance.

    • (c) “Department” means the Mississippi Insurance Department.

    • (d) “Insurer” means any insurance company or self-insured person or entity.

    • (e) “Public adjuster” means any person who, for compensation or any other thing of value on behalf of the insured and subject to the prohibition provided in Section 73-3-55:

      • (i) Acts or aids, solely in relation to first party claims arising under insurance contracts that insure the real or personal property of the insured, on behalf of an insured in negotiating for, or effecting the settlement of, a claim for loss or damage covered by an insurance contract;

      • (ii) Advertises for employment as a public adjuster of insurance claims or solicits business or represents himself or herself to the public as a public adjuster of first party insurance claims for losses or damages arising out of policies of insurance that insure real or personal property; or

      • (iii) Directly or indirectly solicits business, investigates or adjusts losses, or advises an insured about first party claims for losses or damages arising out of policies of insurance that insure real or personal property for another person engaged in the business of adjusting losses or damages covered by an insurance policy, for the insured.

        A public adjuster shall not include an attorney at law who does not advertise or represent that he is a public adjuster.

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