The Connecticut Insurance Department has automatically extended thousands of emergency licenses granted to insurance company casualty adjusters in the wake of Hurricane Sandy for an additional 90 days.
State Insurance Commissioner Thomas B. Leonardi said earlier this week that the extension was in anticipation of a heavy volume of damage claims from the blizzard that struck the Northeast last weekend.
“We know carriers will be busy in the coming weeks with claims on hundreds of vehicle accidents, roof collapses and other property damage in the wake of this historic blizzard and we want them to be able serve customers as quickly as possible,” Leonardi said in a Feb. 13 statement.
The Insurance Department had issued almost 6,000 emergency adjuster licenses to more than 90 insurance companies to help with claims after Hurricane Sandy tore through the state.
Leonardi said the department has also activated its Catastrophe Adjuster Licensing Program for companies that need to secure new emergency adjuster licenses. The program allows companies to bring in out-of-state staff to help meet the demand among their Connecticut clients.