Can I become a insurance adjuster if I have a felony?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:23 pm   Post subject: Felony in North Carolina  

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We are in the state of TN which is a non-licensing state and my son plead guilty of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell and deliver in 2002 in North Carolina, but has not been in any trouble since his plea in 2002. He was given 3 and 1/2 years probation which he completed successfully with no violations and paid all fines. Could this be a problem in obtain an adjusters license?[/code]

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:45 pm   Post subject:   

Possibly. Depends on how long ago and what the sentence was. Fine? Jail? Prison?



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 3:08 am   Post subject:   

I was convicted of felony stealing in Missouri 4 years ago. I have been a contractor doing insurance restoration work but would prefer to work as an adjuster rather than for restoration companies.



I didn't consider it before because I was always told that a felony made it nearly impossible to get hired as an adjuster.



I have experience in the field and at a desk, and I'm proficient at Xactimate (estimating software most all adjusters use).



Do you think an insurance company would still hire me? What about an independent adjusting firm? Is there any way I can increase my odds or make myself more appealing to a potential employer in this market?



Thanks in advance for your advise.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 3:09 am   Post subject:   

I was convicted of felony stealing in Missouri 4 years ago. I have been a contractor doing insurance restoration work but would prefer to work as an adjuster rather than for restoration companies.



I didn't consider it before because I was always told that a felony made it nearly impossible to get hired as an adjuster.



I have experience in the field and at a desk, and I'm proficient at Xactimate (estimating software most all adjusters use).



Do you think an insurance company would still hire me? What about an independent adjusting firm? Is there any way I can increase my odds or make myself more appealing to a potential employer in this market?



Thanks in advance for your advise.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:51 am   Post subject:   

Apparently, you have not spent time reading all of the preceding questions and answers which are essentially the same as yours.



Your felony conviction is SQUARELY in the 10-ring of the target pinned on convicted felons by the Law Enforcement and Violent Crime Control Act, 18 U.S.C. 1033, 1034. You cannot work in the insurance industry with a felony conviction unless you are granted a "Consent Waiver" by the state insurance regulator. That's the only person who can answer your question.



Without obtaining the consent waiver, a person who is employed by any insurance company or other business directly related to insurance (such as independent public adjusters) is guilty of a federal crime which carries a sentence of up to 15 years in federal prison, a $10,000 fine, or both fine and imprisonment.



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 3:13 pm   Post subject:   

Charged with Marijuana Possession over four years ago as a dumb 18yo in college. I completed a Pre-trial diversion and the case was dismissed w/ prejudice... Will this hinder my chances of licensing at all?

And with a pre-trial diversion, would you still need to disclose to questions asking about convictions?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:14 pm   Post subject: Misdemeanor, NY  

I was convicted with two petty larcenies a couple of years back. No jail, paid fine. Will that prevent me from obtaining my license?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 6:13 pm   Post subject:   

I had a food stamp case in Texas Sec Exe Doc Dec and the case is disclosure but will come up on finger printing, it's been about 25 years ago. Will this stop me from getting all lines adjuster license in Texas


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:46 am   Post subject:   

Possibly, but probably not.



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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 6:50 am   Post subject: purged cases?  

8/31/2011 I was convicted of shoplifting and under influence of controlled substance. And 25+ years ago I have a record that is purged do I have to disclose the purged court cases?


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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 1:53 pm   Post subject:   

Quote:
do I have to disclose the purged court cases?
Always


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 5:23 pm   Post subject: Adjusters Insurance license  

I was convicted of a felony burglary battery in 1997 will this prevent me from getting my adjusters license now it's going over 17 years


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 2:08 pm   Post subject:   

It doesn't matter when you were convicted. You will have to file for a waiver from the regulator in your state, and it's up to that person to decide.



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 2:34 am   Post subject: Felony convictions  

I had a plea bargain felony conviction in Mississippi 30 years ago will this disqualify me for a life and health license ?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2015 4:21 am   Post subject:   

Your felony conviction could have happened 50 years ago, could have resulted from a guilty plea, or as a decision of the judge or jury, and the result is still the same: You must obtain a Consent Waiver from the insurance regulator in your state. That's the only person who knows the answer to your question.



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