New Member Benefits from PPAANJ

PPAANJ has entered into an exclusive agreement with Frenkel & Company, International Insurance Brokers, to provide our PPAANJ membership with Errors & Omissions coverage at discounted premium rates. Coverage in the exclusive PPAANJ Program is a package policy that provides great flexibility and broad policy language at heavily discounted rates.

Rutgers Law School and United Policyholders Launch Essential Protections for Policyholders Project

If you have spent time handling your own insurance claim or are fortunate enough to represent policyholders in claims with their insurance carriers, you know that not all insurance companies are created equally. Some treat their customers very well. Some don’t. Likewise, not all states are equal when it comes to laws that protect policyholders in their fight to get their claims paid properly.

Practice Perspective: Fire Scene Etiquette

Assume that you and a number of competing public adjusters are at a fire scene the morning after a devastating fire destroys a residential property. The homeowner’s family has escaped unscathed but are visibly upset and standing in the front yard of a neighbor’s property. You are anxiously waiting to solicit the homeowner along with several other public adjusters.

PPAANJ Spring Meeting & Seminar - Thursday, May 11, 2017

Our next meeting will be May 11, 2017 and will be held at the Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank, NJ.

Four hours of CE credits will be provided for NJ, NY, and PA.  There is no charge for PPAANJ members as a benefit of their membership.  Non-members will be asked to pay $150.00 entry fee at the door payable by credit card, cash, or check.

8:30am: Registration and Breakfast

10:00am to 3:00pm: Presentations and Meeting

Cocktail Party to follow

Molly Pitcher Inn
88 Riverside Avenue
Red Bank, NJ 07701

For questions or concerns please contact:
Leslie Knox (732) 496-3120

PPAANJ Meeting - November 3, 2016

Our next meeting is November 3, 2016 and will be held at the Molly Pitcher Inn. Take a look at our full meeting agenda and a list of our guest speakers.

Address: 88 Riverside Avenue, Red Bank, NJ 07701

Time: 10 AM to 5 PM

RSVP to: Leslie Knox at 732-496-3120 or

10:00-11:00am - How to Survive Your Next Deposition 
Presented by: William “Chip” F. Merlin, Esq. – Merlin Law Group, P.A.

11:00-12:00pm - Repair or Replace - Issues that Arise When Either Party Invokes the Option
Presented by: Frank Winston, Esq. & Jonathan Lerner, Esq. – Lerner, Arnold & Winston, LLP

12:00-12:30pm- Board & General Membership Meeting

12:30-1:30pm - Lunch

1:30-2:30pm -
Services & Benefits Public Adjusters Provide the Insured Following a Fire Loss
Presented by: Chris Aldrich – Andrew K. Knox & Co.

2:30-3:30pm - Public Insurance Adjuster Equitable Liens
Presented by: Raffi Momjian – Maffi Momjian, P.C.

3:30-5:00pm - Cocktail Hour

Additional information:
- 4 CE Credits are available for Public Adjusters.

Practice Perspective: Documenting Claim Files

One of the most important duties that a public insurance adjuster has is the comprehensive documentation of the claim file. The file should include a detailed record of all communications with the insurance company, company representatives and company experts in addition to all communications with the insured. Pertinent communications include e-mails, regular and certified mailings, telephone conversations and meetings, estimates, inventories, claims, recapitulations, contracts, checks, deposits and disbursements and proofs of loss. In short anything relevant to the preparation, presentation and adjustment of the loss should be maintained.