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Ohio Public Insurance Adjuster Surety Bond

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A public insurance adjuster acts on behalf of an insurer or insured in negotiating for claims from a loss that is covered by insurance. A public insurance adjuster agent is an employee of a public adjuster and aids in the adjustment and securing contracts for the adjustment of a loss.

In Ohio, the Ohio Department of Insurance requires public insurance adjusters and public insurance adjuster agents to be licensed and bonded.

Licensing and Surety Bonds

Applicant requirements for public adjusters and agents include:

  • Completion of the Electronic Individual PIA Supplemental form (INS 3216)
  • Supporting documents
  • Surety Bond for $1,000 payable to the State of Ohio. Bonds expire every year on Dec. 31.

Fees for public insurance adjusters are:

  • License fee: $100
  • Renewal fee: $50
  • Exam fee: $49.50
  • Background check and fingerprinting: $71

What Does This Bond Cost?

The premium you pay for an Ohio Public Adjuster or Agent Surety Bond depends on your credit. Our rates start at $100 with good credit. Contact our Surety Bond Specialists for a free quote.

Did You Know?

Non-residents may also apply for an Ohio public insurance adjuster license. Non-residents who are licensed in another state that has an exam requirement are exempt from Ohio's exam requirements.

Related Links:

Ohio Department of Insurance: Public Insurance Adjusters and Agents
Ohio Individual Public Insurance Adjuster - Certificate of Authority License Application

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