An appraisal umpire is needed in the event that a policyholder or the insurance company requests an appraisal. Most policies require that the two appraisers must select and agree upon the appraisal umpire within 15-days of the appraisers being named. The appraisal umpire must be an impartial, unbiased, and disinterested party in the outcome of the appraisal award. Mr. Hutchens has received specialized Umpire training by the Windstorm Insurance Network, WIND.
$375 per hour.