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About AMCC

The AMCC Difference

The AMCC Difference

AMCC arbitrators and mediators have the technical expertise and specific industry experience that translates into accurate awards and settlements.

AMCC facilitates the dispute resolution process from beginning to end allowing the parties to concentrate on matters outside the claim.

About Insurance Code 2071

The Appraisal of Insurance Claims process is governed by Insurance Code 2071 (IC2071). In California, the appraisal provision IC2071 follows the same basic rules and laws of arbitration. Recent case law, including Safeco v. Sharma, Kacha v. Allstate and Devonwood v. Farmers’ Insurance have all affected the appraisal process significantly.

AMCC has been working with the insurance industry since 1989 to provide comprehensive facilitation of Appraisals of Insurance Claims. AMCC is a full service dispute resolution firm with a seasoned, exceptionally qualified panel of Insurance Code 2071 Umpires and Appraisers, in addition to our exceptional panel of arbitrators and mediators. Our professional neutrals have been carefully selected for both their extensive experience in their respective industries and their resolution expertise. Each panelist has no less than ten years of actual industry specific experience and the requisite formal ADR training. This means insured and insurers can confidently expect to receive a fair and accurate resolution to a disputed matter by a specifically trained professional.

More than just a panel of ADR professionals, AMCC also offers comprehensive case facilitation services. Simply contact us and we will efficiently facilitate the matter at issue until resolved. We pride ourselves on our accessibility and affordability, as well as our reputation for outstanding customer service. We offer in person, telephonic and online resolution options. Professional facilitation of appraisals is an excellent method of complying with the new insurance code provisions while maintaining the integrity of the process, with or without counsel.

AMCC is currently offering additional training to adjusters on the processing and handling of insurance claim appraisals. Since both the statutes and case law governing this process has significantly changed in recent years, we have created a comprehensive course with handouts that is typically accomplished between 1-1/2 and 2 hours. This training can also be modified to fit within any time parameters, including a unit meeting or other training event.

We look forward to the opportunity to provide careful and timely resolution of your Insurance Code 2071 appraisals. Please do not hesitate to contact AMCC at (800) 645-4874..

The Appraisal process:

  1. Failure to agree as to the actual cash value or the amount of loss.
  2. Upon written request of either, each party shall select a competent and disinterested appraiser and notify the other of the appraiser selected within 20 days.
  3. The appraisers shall first select a competent and disinterested umpire.
  4. Failing for 15 days to agree upon the umpire, the umpire shall be selected by a judge of a court of record in the state in which the property covered is located.
  5. Appraisal proceedings are informal unless the insured and this company mutually agree otherwise.
    1. No formal discovery shall be conducted, including depositions, interrogatories, requests for admission; other forms of formal civil discovery.
    2. No formal rules of evidence shall be applied.
    3. No court reporter shall be used for the proceedings.
  6. The appraisers shall then appraise the loss, stating separately
    1. Actual cash value.
    2. Loss to each item.
  7. Appraisers submit their differences, only, to the umpire.
  8. An award in writing, so itemized, of any two when filed with this company shall determine the amount of actual cash value and loss.
  9. Payment
    1. Each appraiser shall be paid by the party selecting him or her.
    2. Expenses of appraisal shall be paid by the parties equally.
    3. The Umpire shall be paid by the parties equally.
  10. In the event of a government-declared disaster, as defined in the Government Code, appraisal may be requested by either the insured or this company but shall not be compelled.
  11. Selected AMCC Appraisers:

    Gary A. Halpin, CR, ASA

    Daniel C. Smith, GC