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This contract form; FIN 535, Public Insurance Adjuster Contract, is prescribed by the Texas Department of Insurance to satisfy
contract requirements for Public Insurance Adjusters under amended rules, effective January 1, 2014 for 28 TAC §19.701,
19.708 and 19.713 concerning the licensing of Public Insurance Adjusters.
Name of Insured(s)
Public Insurance Adjuster/Company Name
Description of Loss
Type of Loss
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Date of Loss
Insured agrees to pay [Public Insurance Adjuster/Company Name], upon settlement and payment of claim, a fee
of [$XX,XXX.XX] (not to exceed ten (10%) percent) of the amount collected, adjusted, or otherwise received and
or issued by the involved Insurance Carrier including expenses, direct costs, or any other costs accrued by the
Public Insurance Adjuster. A general description of services the public insurance adjuster will provide must be
provided under this contract.
If compensation is based on an hourly rate, the public insurance adjuster will provide an invoice for services that
includes a detailed listing of services provided and separate costs payable to the public insurance adjuster as
part of the commission based on the claim settlement, including expenses, direct costs, and any other accrued
The method of calculating the commission for the public insurance adjuster, whether an hourly rate, flat fee,
percentage of settlement or another method must be identified below and depending on method comply with
TAC §19.708 (13)(A) requiring detailed explanation of how the amount payable will be determined based on
At the option of the Insured, this contract shall/may be voidable for 72 hours after signing. The Insured may void
the contract by notifying the Public Insurance Adjuster in writing, by either registered or certified mail, return
receipt requested, to the address shown on this contract or by personally serving notice on the Public Insurance
If the insurance carrier pays or commits in writing to pay to the insured the policy limits of the insurance policy
under Insurance Code Article 6.13 or §862.053 within 72 hours of the loss being reported to the insurer, the
public insurance adjuster is not entitled to compensation based on percentage of the insurance settlement, but
is entitled to reasonable compensation for the public insurance adjuster's time and expenses provided to the
insured before the claim was paid or the written commitment to pay was received.
Notice: A public insurance adjuster may not participate directly or indirectly in the reconstruction, repair, or
restoration of damaged property that is the subject of a claim adjusted by the public insurance adjuster or engage
in any other activities that may reasonably be construed as presenting a conflict of interest, including soliciting
or accepting any remuneration from or having a financial interest in any salvage firm, repair firm, or other firm
that obtains business in connection with any claim the public insurance adjuster has a contract or agreement to
Notice: The insured may cancel this contract by written notice to the public insurance adjuster within 72
hours of signature for any reason.
We represent the insured only.
Notice: You are entering into a service contract. You are being charged a fee for this service. You do not
have to enter into this contract to make a claim for loss or damage on a policy of insurance.
Important notice: For information about public insurance adjusters, your rights as a consumer, or to file
a complaint, call us at 800-252-3439 or visit our website at tdi.texas.gov.
Adviso Importante: Aviso importante: Para obtener información sobre los ajustadores de seguros
públicos, sus derechos como consumidor o para presentar una queja, llámenos al 800-252-3439 o visite
nuestro sitio web en tdi.texas.gov.
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Public Insurance Adjuster
If this contract is negotiated by a Texas nonresident Public Insurance Adjuster, the following Agent for Service of
Process must be completed.
Agent for Service of Process
Each Texas Nonresident Public Insurance Adjuster license holder shall maintain an agent for service of process in the State
of Texas as required in Texas Insurance Code, §4102.107.