2017 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 59A - Insurance Code
Article 13 - Adjusters
Section 59A-13-6 - Emergency adjusters.
59A-13-6. Emergency adjusters.
A. In the event of an emergency requiring the immediate expansion of adjuster services in New Mexico, an insurer or a public adjuster licensed in New Mexico may request authority from the superintendent to employ adjusters to assist with the emergency who are not licensed in New Mexico but who have fulfilled all licensing requirements in their home state and are in good standing in their home state. An insurer or public adjuster requesting such authority shall provide the superintendent with the following information:
(1) the nature of the emergency and the affected region of the state;
(2) a list of the adjusters that the insurer or public adjuster shall use that are not licensed in New Mexico. This list shall include each adjuster's name, home address, last four digits of social security number, national producer number, home state and the effective date of the contract between the adjuster and the insurer or public adjuster;
(3) the name, contact information, national producer number and New Mexico license number for the individual designated by the insurer or public adjuster who will be responsible for the conduct of these adjusters; and
(4) any other information that the superintendent may require.
B. The adjustment of claims by the adjusters listed in Paragraph (2) of Subsection A of this section shall be limited to claims arising from the emergency.
C. Use of the listed adjusters shall be limited to the ninety days immediately following the emergency, unless an extension of time is requested by the insurer or public adjuster and granted by the superintendent.
D. A request by an insurer or public adjuster to employ adjusters to assist with an emergency who are not licensed in New Mexico but who are currently licensed and in good standing in their home state shall be deemed approved if such a request is not disapproved by the superintendent within three business days of its submission to the superintendent.
E. An insurer or public adjuster that requests authorization pursuant to this section may commence employing the adjusters listed in Paragraph (2) of Subsection A of this section while awaiting the superintendent's decision on their request.
History: Laws 1984, ch. 127, 234; 2017, ch. 76, 5.