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Flood insurance training offered to adjusters

Financial services chief Benjamin Lawsky speaks at the

Financial services chief Benjamin Lawsky speaks at the Long Island Association's breakfast at the Crest Hollow Country Club. (Nov. 29, 2011) (Credit: Newsday/Audrey C. Tiernan)

Property and casualty insurance adjusters can get training next month to seek or maintain certification to work on National Flood Insurance Program policies.

The training will take place Tuesday, July 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the offices of the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management, 510 Grumman Rd. W., in Bethpage, Benjamin Lawsky, the state superintendent of financial services, announced yesterday.

Completing the seven hour training session allows eligible adjusters to apply for NIFP certification. Complete certification requirements can be found on the FEMA website. Adjusters who are already certified are required to complete the training annually to maintain their certification.

“It is essential that New York is prepared so we can respond even more quickly the next time flooding causes serious property damage,” Lawsky said in a statement.

To register, adjusters may send an e-mail to martin.schwartzman@dfs.ny.gov with the following information: name of adjuster; name and address of adjuster’s insurance company; adjuster’s phone number and e-mail address; number of years of experience adjusting residential or small commercial claims and/or number of years adjusting large commercial claims of $500,000 or more.

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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