The California Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (CAPIA) was founded in 1978. Association members are public insurance adjusters and those who support them who have joined together to promote, protect, and aid the public adjusting profession. They are committed to working in the best interest of their clients and to conducting business with integrity.

To be considered for public adjuster membership, individuals must be licensed by the California Department of Insurance and adhere to the CAPIA Code of Ethics. Association supporter membership is open to individuals, firms, and organizations that provide a service or product utilized by the property insurance claims community.
CAPIA is headquartered in Los Angeles and has representation in Sacramento to advocate for California’s public adjusters and insureds.

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  • California insurance report: Fire victims shortchanged

    • Wednesday, August 17, 2022

    If you own a home that suffered smoke damage from a wildfire, don't be surprised if your insurance coverage falls short, or is denied. A new report from Consumer Watchdog alleges that insurers have inserted provisions into the fine print of their home, condominium and renters policies that allow them to limit or deny coverage after a wildfire. Farmers, Nationwide and the Automobile Club of Southern California are among the insurers cited in the Los Angeles-based organization's “Up in Smoke” report. The California FAIR Plan — which often serves as a last resort for homeowners in fire-prone areas where insurance companies won't provide coverage — is using the same tactics, the study claims. The report says insurance companies are lowballing or denying claims as California's wildfire season grows longer and becomes more damaging. The state's three most destructive years on record were 2017, 2018 and 2020.

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  • The Louisiana Department of Insurance had suspended the license of a New Orleans public adjuster accused of fraudulently endorsing checks from insurance companies and keeping the money.

    • Thursday, August 11, 2022

    LDI's Office of Insurance Fraud and Enforcement on July 22 issued a cease-and-desist order to Kade Austen Mitchell and his company Mitchell Adjusting International.

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  • Mass. Finds Virus Caused No Physical Loss, the 1st State High Court to Rule

    • Wednesday, April 27, 2022

    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, in the first state high court ruling on the question, has sided with an insurer and an insurance agency in finding that the COVID-19 losses claimed by three restaurants were not “direct physical loss of or damage to” their property within the meaning of the insurance policies.

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