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Adjuster

What Does Adjuster Mean?

An adjuster is someone who works on behalf of an insurance company to review insurance claims against the latter. When a policyholder files a claim for damages, the adjuster investigates the situation and prepares an estimate for the amount the insurance company should pay for damages.

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Insuranceopedia Explains Adjuster

During an inspection, the adjuster often takes photos of the damages, interviews witnesses, and looks at the any records regarding the incident, such as a medical police report. The insurance company uses this information to decide on the amount to pay for a claim.

Adjusters may work directly for an insurance company. However, there are independent insurance adjusters who handle the work for a number of different companies. Insurance companies often hire independent adjusters for claims in more remote, rural areas where they may not have dedicated claims offices.

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