As Connecticut homes are experiencing roof leaks, collapses and frozen pipes caused by this winter season’s unusually large snowfall, the Connecticut Insurance Department (the “CID”) has experienced a sharp uptick in applications for 90-day claims adjuster licenses by out-of-state adjusters. While normally only a small amount of such applications are processed each year, the CID has received over 500 since January 1st.

A spokesperson to the CID told local media outlets that it has responded by helping insurers significantly step up the pace of their claims processes by getting qualified adjusters on the ground in Connecticut as quickly as possible. The role of the CID is to verify and determine whether adjusters have obtained the necessary qualifications and experience to adjust claims in Connecticut.