Emergency Adjuster and Re-Entry Permitting

*BULLETIN 2017-10 (Hurricane Irma - Emergency Adjusters)

Appointment & Application

The South Carolina Department of Insurance coordinates recovery efforts with the state's Adjutant General's Emergency Preparedness Program. If South Carolina incurs damages from a natural disaster requiring the entry of unlicensed non-resident emergency adjusters, the Director will issue a bulletin outlining the emergency adjuster procedures that must be followed before deploying emergency adjusters into our state.

Once the Director of Insurance has declared that the use of temporary, non-resident adjusters may be necessary, insurers may immediately appoint emergency adjusters without them first being authorized by the Department. Before appointing emergency adjusters, however, insurers must first utilize licensed resident and non-resident South Carolina adjusters to their fullest extent in handling catastrophe claims.

Insurers must complete the SCDOI Emergency Adjuster template (fillable spreadsheet) and attach to an email to agentmail@doi.sc.gov. The following forms should be used to complete this process:

The initial emergency adjuster appointment may not exceed 120 days from the date of the initial appointment. If an extension is granted, the system will allow users to reprint the reentry permits with a new expiration date.

For motor vehicle physical damage appraiser information, please visit our Emergency Appraiser's page.