The National Insurance Restoration Council launches petition for industry reform

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Consumer rights advocacy organization fights to end insurance corruption

The National Insurance Restoration Council (NIRC) launches petition to improve the insurance restoration process for both contractors and property owners throughout the nation. The NIRC is 501c3 nonprofit, consumer advocacy organization focused on improving case law and legislation to protect both consumers and contractors when dealing with insurance claims. The NIRC recently requested that all the states Department of Insurance begin immediate review and investigation into the practice of insurance companies utilizing Managed Repair Programs (MRP) for property claims. The members of NIRC consider this practice of MRPs to be a major conflict of interest and harmful to consumers. Learn more and sign the petition here http://bit.ly/NIRC-Petition

“The damage of the Managed Repair Programs affects both licensed contractors and property owners. In some cases, MRPs violate state laws, promote poor workmanship, underpayment of claims, and unethical business practices, all in an effort to reduce claims payouts. Consumers can suffer severely from this practice, and often bear severe consequences. In many cases, not all the covered damage is repaired, the work and materials are substandard and the consumer property value is diminished,” says Joe Radcliff, president of the National Insurance Restoration Council.

According to the NIRC, MRPs violate state laws for the unauthorized practice of public adjusting (UPPA.) Some insurance carriers have adopted MRPs, utilizing select contractors. The programs may constitute price fixing through the use of set prices that do not reflect current market rates, and allow these select contractors to waive deductibles as an incentive to break contracts.

The NIRC is a consumer advocacy organization that serves the common interest of insurance restoration contractors while also protecting consumers from unethical practices. The NIRC is dedicated to industry reform by providing a certified, vetted member network of contractors to property owners throughout the nation. NIRC accreditation approvals are vetted by Global Risk Management Solutions (GRMS), an independent 3rd party that provides companies and organizations with compliance management services. The NIRC prestigious certification and stringent vetting protocol has set the industry standard for contractor screening and consumer protection. The NIRC is dedicated to fighting for consumer rights and industry reform by demanding ethical business practices and exposing programs and companies that may potentially hurt property owners and licensed contractors.

About the National Insurance Restoration Council
Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, the National Insurance Restoration Council (NIRC) is a non-profit organization devoted to protecting and educating property owners and restoration contractors when dealing with insurance claims. The NIRC acts as the principal advocate for improved legislation and case law to protect consumers and contractors when dealing with insurance claims throughout the nation. The NIRC serves the common interest of insurance restoration contractors and protects consumers from unethical contractors. Vetted and certified NIRC certified contractors adhere to a strict code of professional conduct, educate property owners about the insurance restoration process, and give back to communities in storm damaged areas. NIRC certified contractors go through an extensive background check to become members of the Diamond Standard code of business. The NIRC as a self-regulated entity and cooperates with the Department of Insurance (DOI) and other regulatory authorities throughout the United States to improve the ethics of the industry through education and high standards. Learn more at http://www.NIRC4Change.org.

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Vera Anderson
Elev8 Consulting Group
Ph: 386.243.5388
Web: http://www.elev8cg.com

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