I’m sharing this post in the Orlando Claim Associations Linkedin group posted today:
Orlando, FL 2nd Annual Claims Seminar with 5 CE’s April 2013
This was posted in the Orlando Claims Assn forum on Linkedin and many of our Florida claims folks may be interested in attending:
Announcement from Orlando Claims Association, Inc. 2nd Annual OCA CE Seminar and Cook-Off Event – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!!
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Registration for this event is now open! Please visit the OCA website to register for this event. It is one-of-a-kind, and the most fun CE seminar you can attend in the State of Florida. This years’ event will host the new state mandated 5-Hour UPDATE Course for ALL Adjusters and will incorporate topics in both the casualty and property arenas. The CE Seminar will conclude at approximately 2:00pm and open up into a Rib Cook-Off where cook-off teams will be ready and waiting for you! They are fighting for number 1, and you will be a judge! The afternoon will include networking, feasting, socializing, games, prizes and live music from Orlando’s own…JILLS CASHBOX! You don’t want to miss it! Registration fees are minimal for a 5-Hour CE class. Please register early.
Sponsorship opportunities are also available for this event. It is without fail that sponsors really make these events possibly. Sponsorship opportunities are limited, so please sponsor early. And let’s not forget the cook-off teams!! Last year we sold out of space for cook-off teams and had to turn some away. Please if you are interested, download the information packet, fill out the appropriate paperwork and submit it with your entry fee.
We are looking forward to another great event. We will see you there!!
April 18, 2013
Sheraton Orlando North Hotel
600 North Lake Destiny Drive
Maitland, Florida 32751
CE Seminar & Cook-Off orlandoclaimsassoc.com
Orlando Claims Association (OCA) is a professional association of claims adjusters in Orlando, Florida. We have monthly dinner meetings with speakers.
We have now updated our Claims Classes link here on the blog with some important information on NFIP 2013 training dates, sponsor workshops, and other important industry conferences you may wish to view here:
ClaimSmentor Fundamentals of Property Claims Handling Class Begins May 8, 2012- Deadline to Register is May 5, 2012 at 5pm ET / New Referral Bonus!April 28, 2012
We have changed the start date of our 2012 Fundamentals of Property Claims Handling Class to begin on May 8, 2012.
We will meet every Tuesday and Thursday evening online LIVE for active class participation and question and answer participation as we go through all class material.
The deadline to register is 5pm ET on May 5, 2012. At that time, all class registrants will receive their login id to access all pre-class reading material before our first session on May 8, 2012.
We look forward to working with all of our class participants then!
Here is a link to read the registration instructions and class details:
Please note we sincerely appreciate all of the referrals we receive from our ClaimSmentor associates and social media group members. As our way of thanking those referring folks to our class, we are now providing the member referral fees of #25.00 for each member when we receive their paid tuition fee when they let us know you referred them!
Keeping up to date with estimating platforms in the Property Claim industry- Symbility and MSB Merge/ Farmers and OH windpool now using SymbilityJanuary 31, 2012
I firmly believe adjusters and claim managers need to stay current with changes in the Property and Casualty Claims industry and this week’s hot topic is announcements from Symbility and Bloomberg news that Farmers and the Ohio Windpool are now going to be using Symbility software. You can view both news releases on the following links:
Here is the news release over at Bloomberg news as well:
To top off those news releases, today we received a news release from Property360.com announcing that MSB (Integriclaim) and Symbility are merging their software firms. I especially appreciate the fact their CEO’s are hosting a webinar on February 2, 2012 to explain the merger of their two software firms. I’m glad I got my registration in before they reach capacity.
I love Symbility claims software and always used to use the demo of an estimate, scope notes, diagrams and photos in our Fundamentals of Claims class in our estimate reconciliation class with new adjusters. Unfortunately, the last I looked that demo was no longer up on their site.
The concern from an independent adjuster standpoint with Symbility was that they were charged on a per claim basis. This is wonderful on daily claims when an independent receives a limited number of claims per month. Is when they did not like the concept of the per file fee was when working catastrophe losses as even at $5.00 per claim if they received 100 catastrophe claims that would be a $500.00 per month expense which is much greater than the monthly fees charged by Xactware for Xactimate software.
It will be interesting to see how well this Symbility software will be accepted by carriers as it is the insurance company who dictates which estimate software the independent adjusting firms must use in estimate preparation.
There are many discussions going on over at Linkedin on this hot topic.
Here is the link for more information and to register for the 2/2/12 Webinar:
2012 Independent Adjuster Carrier Catastrophe Certification Workshops- Contact Eberls Claims Service for InformationJanuary 30, 2012
I am frequently asked for the location and dates of upcoming Property and Auto carrier certification classes with carrier certifications as one of the top requests.
I highly recommend any independent adjuster seeking specific dates and locations contact Eberls Claims Service who is a highly regarded independent adjusting firm. I know they have a training headquarters in Dallas and provide excellent courses for Xactimate Training by one of the handful of people who are actually a Certified Xactimate trainer by Xactware (Jennifer Whitaker).
I have many adjusters who are on their rosters who highly recommend Eberls. I have also supervised Eberl’s adjusters for many years when performing as a National Catastrophe manager for State Farm as well as a Field Team Manager so I feel very confident recommending them.
They can fill you in on the experience requirements, dates of upcoming carrier certification exam dates.
Email Tina Lehman at Eberls at TLehman@Eberls.com to submit your resume and request information should you be looking for a Carrier Certification or other assignments as Eberls is also a Citizens of Florida adjusting firm and I have no doubt respresent many other carriers providing you with an excellent opportunity to receive assignments given your experience level and professionalism meets their needs.
TWIA Texas Windpool now has the 2012 Adjuster Workshops up for those wishing to register for the 2012 workshops.
Click here for complete details.
#TX #TWIA #windpool #adjusters #claims #insurance #in
NFIP has the claims adjuster workshops now up for your registration purposes for the required 2012 NFIP Claims Adjuster Flood Certification workshops. Here’s the link: click here
Enjoy this excellent article by John Postava of Simsol estimating software ” Avoiding Property Adjusting Blunders “November 21, 2011
I was fortunate to run across this excellent article today at PropertyCasualty360.com written by the head of Simsol estimating software, John Postava, which I highly recommend for property claims adjusters regarding estimating blunders to avoid when writing estimates on property losses. Excellent job John!
We hope you enjoy this article and share it with your claims associates in the property claims industry:
#in #claims #insurance #adjusters #simsol
Below find an excellent link over at Property Casualty 360 (formerly located through Claims Magazine which is now part of Property Casualty 360) which provides claim handling guidelines by state. An excellent reference for independent adjusters going on catastrophe duty out of state!
Here is the link to the upcoming PLRB Eastern Conference to be held in Baltimore, MD June 22-23, 2011.
I am always most impressed with the exhibitors who attend the PLRB conferences as an outstanding next working opportunity for adjusting firms, adjusters, and insurance companies alike. It is just unfortunate that independent adjusters can’t attend at a lower rate as many staff adjusters and claims managers can attend free due to their employer’s membership in PLRB as you’ll see on the registration links.
For all CE information, registration forms, and exhibitor information, you can view it on this link:
Join the Southern California Inland Empire Claims Association for their CE Summer School Seminar July 13-14, 2011June 1, 2011
Here is an excellent opportunity for California Insurance adjusters to earn CE credits through the southern California Inland Empire Claims Association CE Summer School. Claims Associations also provide an excellent opportunity to network with others in the claims industry and to learn about local claim job opportunities.
For complete details on the summer school program they are hosting view this link from them:
Another great bit of information learned from Linkedin groups!
It looks like the first of four TWIA Adjuster workshops is coming up February 25, 2011. The registration form shows 4 workshops are scheduled and cost is $25.00 each. Registration form must be completed and returned with payment to attend.
Here is the link to the 2011 TWIA Adjuster workshops:
The registration form shows the following dates in Austin, Houston, and Corpus Christi:
Friday, February 25, 2011 in AUSTIN TX @ Austin Airport Marriott South, 4415 South IH 35, Austin TX 78744. 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon – Continental Breakfast @ 7:30 AM
Thursday, April 21, 2011 in AUSTIN TX @ Austin Airport Marriott South, 4415 South IH 35, Austin TX 78744. 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon – Continental Breakfast @ 7:30 AM
Thursday, May 19, 2011 in HOUSTON TX @ Crowne Plaza Northwest, 12801 Northwest Frwy, Houston TX 77040. 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon – Continental Breakfast @ 7:30 AM
Friday, May 20, 2011 in CORPUS CHRISTI TX @ Omni Marina Tower, 707 N. Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi TX 78401. 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon – Continental Breakfast @ 7:30 AM
See the link within the adjuster information webpage to download the registration form to attend.
The following Linkedin post looks like a fantastic opportunity for our members in Texas to obtain adjuster CE credits while at the same time obtain some much needed fraud insurance investigation training:
Register now for the TASIU 2011 Gulf Coast Insurance Fraud Seminar & Vendor Expo (May 5, 2011)
It’s time again for the TASIU Gulf Coast Insurance Fraud Seminar & Vendor Expo. This year it will be held at the Northwest Forest Conference Center in Cypress, TX (www.northwestforest.com), just 30 minutes from downtown Houston.
May 4th Evening Welcome Reception
May 5th Seminar (8 hours CE) and Vendor Expo
Why you should attend…
- Stay current on emerging fraud trends and schemes in Texas,
- Develop and improve your insurance fraud investigative skills,
- Maintain, strengthen and expand your antifraud peer network.
The one-day, antifraud educational seminar will offer two breakout sessions per time block, consisting of a diverse selection of fraud topics taught by industry experts. Attendees can earn eight (8) hours of TDI adjuster, TCLEOSE and CIFI CE credit. Stay tuned for our list of antifraud speakers and topics.
Interested in attending?
With representatives from a wide variety of claim and investigation support services, the TASIU Vendor Expo is truly a one-stop-shop. Please be sure to visit with each of our antifraud partners to learn more about the services they offer.
Interested in vendor booth space or sponsorship?
ClaimSmentor newest Sponsor- Action Catastrophe Team to host Citizens of Florida Daily and Catastrophe Team 2011 Certification ClassesJanuary 20, 2011
Thanks to Tom Nowalowski, President and owner of Action Catastrophe Team who I have known and worked with during the major 4 in 04 hurricane season is our latest sponsor on ClaimSmentor. Special thanks to him for supporting our online e-mentoring program at ClaimSmentor and for sharing his class schedule with our members.
Tom does have one request that you go to their website linked above and fill out the adjuster information sheet which is required to register for their free Citizens of Florida 2011 classes which are listed below:
ClaimSmentor strongly supports the Council on Litigation Management for the claims industry. Their mission as stated on their website is foster cooperation and education in the claim industry.
They offer a vast array of FREE adjuster CE classes covering hot topics in the claims industry. If you are an adjusting firm or an insurance carrier, you can schedule classes through them and they provide the instructors and handle the CE.
Here is a link to all available courses based on adjuster skill level:
To view their calendar of already scheduled classes you can attend in locations nationwide, here is the link:
The Claims Litigation and Management organziation is hosting their annual conference in March 2011 in New Orleans, LA. For a complete list of the class schedules and conference details, here is the link:
Please be sure to let Adam Potter and others you speak with when you schedule to attend these events or to host a class for your adjusters that you learned about it from ClaimSmentor!
Mark your calendars now to attend the National Association of Catastrophe Adjusters 2011 claim conference -January 2011 in Daytona Beach, FLAugust 17, 2010
Don’t miss the opportunity to host as a sponsor, exhibitor, vendor or just attend the annual NACA National Association of Catastrophe Adjusters claims conference held this coming year in Daytona Beach, FL January 10, 2011 through January 13, 2011. I am very excited it will be held close to home in Florida this year!
This is an outstanding opportunity to meet many adjusting firms looking for great independent adjusters and obtain your annual CE credits at the same time.
ClaimSmentor will be manning a booth in the exhibit hall this year and look forward to getting to meet many of you attending in person finally! Use our ClaimSmentor invitation code when you register so they know your associated with our group. Our code is 377:
I’ve said it in the past and it bears repeating now that this is the best claims convention I support fully due to the high quality of the many classes they host at the convention along with outstanding opportunities for networking with other independent adjusters and adjusting firms. Well worth the cost of attending!
We support NACA as they are very mentor friendly- we hope you’ll join NACA and support their mentor program for adjusters as well!
They are strong supporters of ClaimSmentor and we definitely appreciate their support!