Welcome To IPA Site: Meet Our Team

Anthony Astone, President

After graduating from San Jose State University in 1991, I took my first job in the insurance industry as a entry level property adjuster for one of the large insurance companies. Over the next 17 years I worked my way up the position of Executive General Adjuster where I handled multi-million dollar commercial and residential property claims throughout the United States. At one point I was a Property Claim Manager for 3 years overseeing 9 adjusters who specialized in Mold and Special Investigative property claims.

In 2008 I crossed the fence to become a Public Adjuster and in 2012 started Independence Public Adjusters, Inc. with my partner Steve Boydstun. My 17 years of experience working for the insurance companies provides me with the insight and knowledge to be one step ahead of the insurance adjusters that I now face on a daily business. As they say, the best way to beat the opposition is to know the opposition. Combined with my 6 years as a Public Adjuster, I can competently and proficiently handle a wide range of small and large residential and commercial claims to the satisfaction of our Clients with the goal of maximizing each recovery.

When Steve and I started the IPA we swore to ourselves that we would follow two rules:

1) If we do the right thing for our Clients, the money will come. Put the Clients needs first at all times.

2) Deliver Nordstrom Service to our Clients at all times.

Steve and I strongly believe in the two objectives above and we constantly remind ourselves to stay true to our promise to our Clients.

Anthony Astone, President
Independence Public Adjusters, Inc.

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EDUCATION:

1991 – San Jose State University, B.S. Business Administration w/Minor Economics

1986 – Diablo Valley Junior College, Associate of Arts General Education

EXPERIENCE:

December 1993 to June 2002 – Kemper National Insurance Company, Multi-Line Adjuster

DUTIES – Began as a multi-line Adjuster and eventually became a dedicated Property Adjuster. Started handling smaller commercial and personal lines property claims and was promoted to the General Adjuster position in the summer of 1998.

June 2002 to March 31, 2003 – Golden Eagle Insurance, General Adjuster

DUTIES – Handled large commercial and personal lines property claims.

April 1, 2003 to June 25, 2006 – SAFECO Insurance, Unit Supervisor

DUTIES – Responsible for supervising a unit of 8 employees who handled highly technical, complex SIU and/or property mold claims.

June 26, 2006 to March 31, 2008 – One Beacon Insurance Company, General Adjuster

DUTIES – Responsible for the full adjustment of large commercial and personal line insurance claims on the West Coast. Duties include exposure assessment and reporting to Home Office, assembling teams of experts, determining coverage and loss amounts and working with Insureds and/or Public Adjusters towards the equitable resolution of the claim.

April 1, 2008 to October 31, 2012 – The Greenspan Company

DUTIES – Executive General Adjuster responsible for adjusting Commercial and Residential property claims with a range of $250k to $5mil. Also adjusted Business Income and Extra Expense claims.

Mr. Astone’s duties as a regional general adjuster included handling multi-million residential and commercial property losses. He has experience settling large property losses involving dwelling and building estimates, contents and business property inventories (including retail, factory production) and business income and extra expense. He has handled claims involving high end residential claims in places like Malibu, commercial claims in American Samoa, restaurants, dental labs, factories, hotels and rental properties throughout the USA.

In his role as a Unit Supervisor for Safeco Insurance from 2003 to 2006, Mr. Astone was responsible for all mold and Special Investigation Unit property claims. The majority of these types of claims involved complex coverage issues. Mr. Astone was responsible for overseeing these claims in which he spent the majority of his time reviewing claims with coverage issues and making his recommendations to Home Office Executives.

Mr. Astone has participated in Examinations Under Oath on several occasions both as a staff and a Public Adjuster with regards to claims involving coverage issues. He has done coverage analysis on dozens of claims throughout his career. He was once the face for Safeco Insurance as the Defendant on a Bad Faith court case against Safeco where he attended the trial on a daily basis and reported his opinions on the case daily to Home Office Executives.

Mr. Astone spent the first 17 years of his property insurance adjusting career working for Insurance companies and the last 6 years as a Public Adjuster. He has written denial letters to Insured’s as a staff adjuster and he has written letters disputing claims denied against the Insured as their Public Adjuster. He recently disputed a denial made by State Farm on a property claim which State Farm is now being sued for Bad Faith.

October 29, 2012 to Present – Independence Public Adjusters, Inc. (IPA)
Duties – President and founder of IPA. Responsible for running all aspects of the Company as well as to adjust claims for our Clients as their Public Adjuster. IPA has handled a wide range of claims for our clients ranging for residential homeowners, rental properties, retail stores and a Church. As President of IPA, Mr. Astone has been hired as a consultant to assist an attorney in bad faith law suit against a Broker. One of IPA’s claims is currently in litigation in a bad faith laws suit against State Farm Insurance.

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Steve Boydstun, Co-founder

Steve Boydstun is a licensed public adjuster and the co-founder of Independence Public Adjusters, Inc., a public adjusting firm that helps clients receive larger and fairer recovery for their home or commercial insurance claims.  Before devoting his work fulltime to IPA, Steve was a manufactures representative for CertainTeed, Cummins Allison and pilot for Horizon Airlines. In addition to being a public adjuster, Steve loves to vacation in Cabo San Lucas with his family and friends.

      Claims Info:

      2500 Claims74%
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      2498 Claims suttled72%
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      25,000,000 million out of 30,000,000 million in collected claims94%
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