Florida's Chief Financial Officer Tom Gallagher announced today that in response to Hurricane Wilma he has again issued an emergency rule capping public adjuster fees at 10 percent of any claim payment.

He said his department is also deploying mobile units in the state to help consumers.

The emergency regulation, which Mr. Gallagher also promulgated during last year's hurricane season, gives consumers up to 14 days to rescind a contract with a public adjuster without penalty. Under the rule public adjusters cannot demand compensation prior to the settlement of the claim.

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