AI's Bruce Kabat Founding Member of the Rocky Mountain Association of Public Insurance Adjusters
Over the past few years, Colorado and its surrounding states have seen an increase in natural disasters. As a result, there has been an influx of public adjusters practicing in these areas. Because of these factors, Bruce Kabat, Chief Operating Officer of Adjusters International of Colorado, along with several other public adjusters, saw a need for the creation of a regional association of public insurance adjusters. Kabat, along with Scott deLuise of Matrix Business Consulting, Ron Harsch of Claims Solutions, Inc., and David Young of Brown-O’Haver, worked tirelessly to form the Rocky Mountain Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (RMAPIA) in 2013.
RMAPIA was founded from a position of much needed consumer advocacy. Their mission is to provide advocacy for the policyholder, and to educate the general public in all of its member states on their rights in the insurance claims process. RMAPIA members are held to a strict code of professional conduct and ethics. When a policyholder chooses to hire a licensed public adjuster that belongs to RMAPIA, they can be assured that they have been thoroughly vetted by the association.
Since its founding, RMAPIA has grown to include 16 public adjusters and lawyers from across six states: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. All of which have different laws and licensing requirements to regulate the public adjusting profession. RMAPIA provides continuing education opportunities to assist its members in keeping up-to-date with adjusting best practices. Merlin Law Group, one of the leading law firms in the country whose sole practice is devoted to representing the insured, has taken the lead in teaching these continuing education courses. In addition, Merlin Law Group, who has offices and attorneys from coast to coast, has committed to keeping RMAPIA members apprised of any changes in state insurance statutes and regulations.
For more information on RMAPIA, and to find a member public adjuster, visit rmapia.org.