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Last Reviewed / Modified On 23 Mar 2016.

NEW HAMPSHIRE ADJUSTER LICENSING INFORMATION

License Types

Insurance Claim Adjuster

Insurance Claim Adjusters are licensed in New Hampshire. "Insurance claims adjuster" means a person who investigates, negotiates, or settles property, casualty, or workers' compensation claims whether employed by or contracted by or with an insurer, a claims adjusting company, or a third party administrator.

Public Adjuster

Public Adjusters are licensed in New Hampshire.

Temporary License

In the event of an emergency or disaster, the commissioner of insurance may, in his discretion, issue temporary licenses to persons he thinks are qualified. Said temporary license shall terminate at the discretion of the commissioner or one year from its issuance, whichever is sooner. The fee for said temporary license shall be the same as that provided in RSA 402-B:8.

Exclusions

(a) Attorneys duly admitted to practice in this state pursuant to the provisions of RSA 311 when acting in their professional capacity as an attorney.
(b) A person employed solely to obtain facts surrounding a claim or to furnish technical assistance to a licensed insurance claims adjuster.
(c) An individual who is employed to investigate suspected insurance fraud and who does not adjust losses or determine claims payments.

Licensing Requirements

Requirements

To become a licensed New Hampshire insurance adjuster, individuals must:
  • Be 18 years of age.
  • Applicants with a status reason of revoked or suspended should not be allowed to apply electronically via NIPR
  • Effective immediately, criminal history records provided by the New Hampshire State Police are no longer required as a condition for producer or adjuster licensing. The department is moving forward in joining other states, in conjunction with the National Assoication of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), to adopt fingerprinting which will facilitate a national criminal history check. The implementation date and details of this future change have not yet been determined

Reciprocity and Non Residents

New Hampshire grants reciprocal licensing privileges to anyone holding a license from their home state. If your home state does not license adjusters, you must have six months adjusting experience in order to be eligible for a reciprocal license.

Reciprocity with Texas license

Reciprocal with Texas License? Yes.

Residents of states without licensing requirements who hold a Texas non-resident license enjoy reciprocity with New Hampshire.

Pre Licensing Education

New Hampshire grants licenses on a reciprocal basis to non-residents holding a license in their state of residence, or having at least six months claims adjusting experience. Residents must take a state issued exam.

Bond Requirement

Requires adjuster bond.
Type of Adjuster: Public Adjusters
Amount: $20,000
Bond Expiration information: October 1st every 2 years


How to Apply

  • If you are a resident, you will have to pass the Adjuster Exam administered by Prometric.
  • If you are a non-resident and you either already hold an adjuster license in your home state or have 6 months of adjusting experience, then you do not need to take the New Hampshire exam.
  • Residents apply online via NIPR , Non residents apply online via NIPR or SBS (https://sbs-nh.naic.org/Lion-Web/jsp/ext/login/UserVerification.jsp)
  • Applicant may select New Hampshire as Adjuster Designated Home State while renewing their Non Resident New Hampshire license, only if New Hampshire is currently listed as the Designated Home State on PDB.
  • Applicants who currently have New Hampshire listed as the designated home state on their New Hampshire license on PDB must be CE compliant prior to renewing.

Maintaining Your License

Renewal

The New Hampshire Adjuster license is a two-year license that can be renewed online via NIPR.
Residents, click here for more information on renewing your license. Non-residents, click here for more nformation on renewing your license.

Effective Jan 1, 2015 our courtesy renewal reminder notifications will only be emailed to the business email address on file with this Department approximately 60 days prior to expiration. We will no longer mail reminders. Per NH RSA 402-J:7(VI) the department shall be informed of any address changes within 30 days of the change. DO NOT DELAY updating email addresses. If applicant is submitting Adjuster Designated Home State renewal, the applicant will not be permitted to change the Designated Home State to or from New Hampshire

For Non-Resident adjusters
  • If applicant is submitting Adjuster Designated Home State renewal, the applicant will not be permitted to change the Designated Home State to or from New Hampshire.
  • Applicant may select New Hampshire as Adjuster Designated Home State while renewing their Non Resident New Hampshire license, only if New Hampshire is currently listed as the Designated Home State on PDB.
  • Applicants who currently have New Hampshire listed as the designated home state on their New Hampshire license on PDB must be CE compliant prior to renewing.

Continuing Education

Every two years, residents and some non-residents must complete 20 hours of continuing education.
1.For insurance claims adjusters adjusting workers' compensation claims, of the 20 hours required in (a) above, 10 hours shall inform the licensee of the current workers’ compensation laws of this state, and 10 hours shall be in any other preapproved multi-line claims adjusters course of instruction.
2.Continuing education credits shall not be given for any course which does not provide at least 50 minutes of classroom instruction for each continuing education credit assigned unless such course is a self-study course.
3.A nonresident insurance claims adjuster's or public adjuster's satisfaction of their home state's continuing education requirements for licensed insurance claims adjusters or public adjusters shall constitute satisfaction of this state's continuing education requirements if the nonresident insurance claims adjuster's or public adjuster's home state recognizes the satisfaction of its continuing education requirements imposed upon insurance claims adjusters or public adjusters from this state on the same basis. Successful passage of the state insurance claims adjuster licensing exam shall satisfy the ensuing renewal. Successful passage of the state public adjuster licensing exam shall satisfy the ensuing renewal.
Continuing education credits shall not be given for any course that shall be considered duplicative course work or instruction in the same renewal period.

License Termination or Lapse

NH does not accept late renewals.If not renewed befor expiration date, apply as new license.

Fees       

Application & Licensing Fee$75
Biennial License Renewal Fee$75

Contact

21 South Fruit Street, Suite 14, Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 271-0203, Fax: (603) 271-1406,
Email: requests@ins.nh.gov

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