Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that a public adjuster shall ensure that a contract between a public adjuster and insured contains the email address of the public adjuster. Provides that a public adjuster shall provide the insurer with an exact copy of the contract with the insured by email within 2 business days after execution of the contract. Provides that a public adjuster shall not provide services until a written contract with the insured has been executed and an exact copy of the contract has been provided to the insurer. Provides that, at the option of an insured, any contract between a public adjuster and the insured shall be voidable for 5 business days after the copy of the contract has been received by the insurer. Provides that the insured may void the contract by notifying the public adjuster in writing by sending an email to the email address shown on the contract. Repeals the Public Insurance Adjusters and Registered Firms Article of the Illinois Insurance Code. Effective immediately.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause with the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes. In provisions concerning a contract between public adjuster and insured, provides that a public adjuster may also provide an exact copy of the contract to the insurer's authorized representative for receiving notice of loss or damage in specified circumstances. Provides that a public adjuster may provide emergency services before a written contract with the insured has been executed. Provides that at the option of the insured, any written public adjuster contract shall be voidable for 5 business days after the copy has been received by the insurer, except as provided in the Fire Damage Representation Agreement Act. Defines "adjusting insurance claims" and "compensation". Changes a definition of "public adjuster". Removes a definition of "adjusting a claim for loss or damage covered by an insurance contract". Effective immediately.