Welcome to Adjusters International
Founded in 1985, Adjusters International (AI) is a national leader in public insurance adjusting. We are proud to have more senior and certified public adjusters than any other organization of our kind. AI works exclusively for the policyholder to ensure maximum results from first-party property insurance and FEMA disaster recovery claims. Our singular focus is our clients' financial recovery in the aftermath of a devastating property loss.
Adjusters International has the experience, expertise, and resources to thoroughly investigate your loss; accurately prepare, document and submit your claim; and get a full, fair and timely settlement.
Our regional offices are located in:
Patrick W. Bickford, SPPA
President & CEO of AI-Colorado, Inc., a Founder and Director of AI, and a public adjuster with more than 35 years of experience in commercial & government property loss adjustment.
Jim Beneke, SPPA
A founding member of Adjusters International and third-generation public adjuster with 36 years of experience, primarily in commercial & multi-family property insurance claims.
Regional Director with 20 years of experience beginning in the construction industry and currently as a public adjuster.
Chief Operating Officer of AI-Colorado, Inc. with more than 12 years of experience as a public adjuster.
Regional Director & Executive General Adjuster with the AI team for nearly 30 years.
Karl Denison Elected as President of NAPIA
Karl Denison, C.P.P.A., Executive Vice President and Principal of Goodman-Gable-Gould/Adjusters International (GGG/AI), has been elected as President of the National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (NAPIA) for 2014-2015. ...
Karl Denison, C.P.P.A., Executive Vice President and Principal of Goodman-Gable-Gould/Adjusters International (GGG/AI), has been elected as President of the National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (NAPIA) for 2014-2015. Since joining NAPIA in 1983, Denison has served on numerous committees and has taken many leadership positions within the Association, most recently serving as First Vice President for the past year. As President, Denison will be active in all facets of NAPIA, including the legislative, education and membership committees.
As a licensed public adjuster, Denison has been handling property insurance claims on behalf of policyholders since 1982. He attained the designation Certified Professional Public Adjuster (C.P.P.A.) from NAPIA in 1990. In addition to his role as Executive Vice President of GGG/AI, Denison is also the GGG/AI Catastrophe Team leader and in this capacity organized their response to many large property loss events, including the 2004 hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan & Jeanne; the 2005 hurricanes Katrina and Rita; the 2008 hurricanes Gustav and Ike; and Super Storm Sandy in 2012.
Over the past 63 years, three generations of GGG/AI principals have served in leadership roles within NAPIA, starting with William Goodman—founding member of GGG/AI—who served as the first NAPIA President from 1951-1957. Since then, six others from GGG/AI have served: Norman Goodman, Myron Schwartz, William R. Goodman, Harvey Goodman, Randy Goodman, and now Karl Denison. From the very beginning of NAPIA, GGG/AI has worked hand in hand with the Association to create continuing education opportunities for its members, to support legislation regarding licensing criteria, and to elevate the public adjusting profession as a whole.
“I am pleased to be voted in as President of NAPIA,” says Denison. “This is a very high honor, especially considering I have been elected by my peers, and in some cases my competitors, in the public adjusting field. I look forward to serving all the members for the next year.”
Founded in 1951, the National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters promotes the highest standards of professional education, conduct and ethics in the field of public insurance adjusting. NAPIA’s members are committed to working in the best interest of their client—the policyholder—and to conducting business with honesty and integrity.
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Preserving and protecting your damaged property: What are your responsibilities?
Policyholders have certain contractual responsibilities in the event a natural disaster damages their insured property. First, prevent any possible injury and second, protect the property from further damage. ...
Policyholders have certain contractual responsibilities in the event a natural disaster damages their insured property. First, prevent any possible injury and second, protect the property from further damage. If steps to mitigate additional damages are not completed to the best of the policyholder’s ability, they could suffer a decreased settlement from their claim.
Insurance companies ask that policyholders complete what is practical and reasonable to secure and protect the damaged property. It is important to document all measures taken in order to satisfy this requirement.
After disaster strikes:
- Contact/notify your insurer of the event and damage
- Control access to the premises — which may include hiring guards/security
- When practical, mitigate the effects of any water damage
- If called for, demolish risky areas of the property to avoid further damage and possible injuries
- Relocate property to a temporary location to prevent exposure damage or theft
- Attempt to save and secure irreplaceable property (books, manuscripts)
- Pay special attention to computers and electronics
Failure to do what is practical and reasonable can result in further damage being denied coverage. It is better to ‘be safe than sorry’ and to cover all your bases from the initial moments after the damage takes place. If there is additional destruction after the fact, the policyholder may be liable if certain preventative measures are not taken in due time.
To read more about the steps to take when filing a property insurance claim, visit the Adjusting Today article “Property Insurance Claims: Negotiating Unfamiliar Terrain.”
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