Executive Order 11-20



WHEREAS, a state of emergency was declared on April 22, 2011, pursuant to Executive Order 11 06; and

WHEREAS, Executive Order 11-19 extended the state of emergency until September 15, 2011; and

WHEREAS, on May 22, 2011, the City of Joplin was hit by a tornado and severe storms causing a natural disaster of historic proportions which created a condition of distress and hazards to the health, safety, and welfare of citizens of the state of Missouri beyond the capabilities of some local jurisdictions and other established agencies; and

WHEREAS, Executive Order 11-12 was issued on May 26, 2011, authorizing the Director of the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration to temporarily waive, suspend, and/or modify the operation of any statute or administrative regulation currently in place under his purview in order to best serve the interests of the public health, safety, and welfare during the period of the emergency and effectuate a stabilization in the insurance industry in Jasper and Newton counties; and

WHEREAS, Executive Order 11-12 will expire on June 20, 2011, unless extended in whole or in part.

NOW THEREFORE, I, JEREMIAH W. (JAY) NIXON, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of Missouri, including Chapter 44, RSMo, do hereby extend the following terms of Executive Order 11-12 for the purpose of continuing to protect and safeguard the public health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the state of Missouri impacted by the Joplin tornado:

The Director of the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration shall temporarily waive, suspend, and/or modify the operation of any statute or administrative regulation currently in place under his purview in order to best serve the interests of the public health, safety, and welfare during the period of the emergency to effectuate the following:

Coverage for property insureds in Jasper and Newton counties shall continue under all insurance policies covering property in effect immediately preceding the severe storms occurring on May 22, 2011, and shall remain in effect until July 31, 2011.

Insureds in Jasper and Newton counties may request and obtain a copy of any of their insurance policies free of charge.

Any licensed public adjuster performing services in Jasper or Newton counties shall exhibit their adjuster license to any prospective client before entering into any contract for the performance of or before performing adjustment or settlement services.

No person required to be licensed as a public adjuster by the Department shall receive as consideration for such adjusting or settling in Jasper or Newton counties more than five percent (5%) of any amounts paid by an insurance company with respect to such property claim.

No person required to be licensed as a public adjuster by the Department shall require the insured to pay a fee in advance of the payment of the insurance company with respect to a claim in Jasper or Newton counties.

The insured has the right to cancel any contract with a licensed public adjuster performing adjustment or settlement services in Jasper or Newton counties up to fourteen (14) days from the date the insured signed any contract.

This order shall terminate on September 15, 2011, unless extended in whole or in part.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Missouri, in the City of Jefferson, on this 17th day of June, 2011.




Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon
Governor

ATTEST:




Jason Kander
Secretary of State