I do not believe they did.
Everything we can dig up, with all the modern technology available, suggests that the Profession of Public Insurance Adjusting was licensed somewhere between 1925 and 1937. (All details are sketchy, so I am very broad with dates.)
In that research, it is clear that licensing was occurring due to abuse by Public Insurance Adjusters. This is understandable, but also telling. They were already there… This was to regulate them.
See: Public adjusters have been practicing in New York since at least 1895:
Milch v. Westchester Fire Ins. Co., 13 Misc. 231, 232 (N.Y. Com. Pl. 1895). (Plaintiff was a public adjuster of claims for losses arising by the destruction by fire of buildings an contents covered by insurance policies)
Meyerson v. Hartford Fire Ins. Co., 16 Misc. 286, 287 (N.Y. App. Term. 1896). (Parties had acted as public adjusters representing the interests of insureds)
We have all believed that we were a relatively new profession, and that explained away a whole lot of things. Like how come there weren’t that many of us, or that we are the only ones, aside from an attorney, who can actually work for the insured after a covered loss, yet… we are one of the best kept secrets of a 100 plus years of… lies and propaganda.
Common policy language: “2. Your Duties After Loss. After a loss to which this insurance may apply, you shall see that the following duties are performed:”
All we really must do, is look at the most glaring fact available, you know, the one right in front of all of our collective noses and understood by anyone you ask.
Absolutely. 100%. Without fail…
Conflict of Interest: “a situation in which a person is in a position to derive personal benefit from actions or decisions made in their official capacity.”
Now… when this understood, and proven, we can begin the process of breaking down how they did it… One of the largest scams in history, getting everyone in the entire world to believe the carrier was supposed to send their representatives to tell you how little they owe you.
Stay tuned for the results, and the next part of this series? Series… yes. We are going to begin a mind map and document every single thing that we can get our hands on… and do what they have been so successful at… following the data.
In the interim, while we give folks a chance at that 10k, I presented a poll in two separate groups.
Are the majority of insurance adjusters Male or Female? While this may seem like an innocent enough question, it is not. I believe it will show us what the collective thinks, as to what is fact, and has been. Second part, it is because most of those women work inside at places like “Fire Claims Central” or whatever the claims department calls itself.
Poll 1 29 males - 3 Females
Poll 2 32 males - 3 females
Answer to that and lot of other "data" found here: Adjuster Statistics
That should lead to the next question….
You get three guesses, and the first two do not count.
They are protecting their employers, with little to no oversight by the Departments of Insurance allegedly designed for that very purpose.
Yes, when it comes unraveled, folks will finally understand that it did not happen by chance.
There was a very specific plan put in place, as early as the 1920’s, that netted what we see today.
Unparalleled greed with every regulating body participating, knowingly or unknowingly, in one of the largest schemes the world has ever witnessed.
Our colleagues know that we do not lash out at the problem, without having a solution.
Problem is, the folks who made it this way, do not think it is a problem, for them anyway. Record Profits coupled with sky high deductibles and premiums... not how it was originally meant to be, and nowhere close to what the contract/policy states, and never mind common sense... Sending the business out that owes, to tell you how much...
Ask the folks that have been hit with catastrophic damages and left to deal with an insurance company, and their adjuster. Heck, I have an even better one. Supreme Court Justice of Texas put it eloquently... "We note at the outset that the insurance claim process is inherently adversarial. The adversarial process begins as soon as a claim is filed and ends only when the resolution of the claim is finally determined and accepted by the parties.” Found in Barbara Technologies vs State Farm
Yes, once the claim is filed, your adversary is sending their guy to assess...