Definition : Insurance - Claims adjuster

A representative of the insurer generally mandated to

He must hold a “certificat d’expertise en règlement de sinistres” (expert certificate in settlement of loss) issued by the “Autorité des marches financiers” (Financial Market Authority) and be a member of the “Chambre de l’assurance de dommages” (Damage Insurance Chamber).

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