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:
Join us for a FREE Webinar – 3 Times to Choose From
We have received a request from ClaimSmentor sponsor Eberls Claims Service to let everyone know that they are currently accepting independent adjusters with billingual skills per the following information to share with you:
Eberl Claims Service is currently interviewing bi-lingual, Spanish speaking individuals to be considered for future catastrophe assignments/deployments. You must be able to pass a Spanish Speaking Certification in order to qualify for bi-lingual deployments (see below). Previous property adjusting experience or related experience is preferred; however we do have training programs for individuals that have excellent customer service skills and outstanding computer skills.
To qualify as a bi-lingual adjuster, an oral exam must be completed to assess language level and skill. Eberl offers this exam one time, free of charge to qualified candidates. The test is challenging; superior skills are required to pass. Candidates must be able to speak and understand Spanish fluently. This is a 40 minute oral exam designed to assess your conversational skills and knowledge of the language. Typical questions may ask you to discuss your favorite film/book in depth, describe in detail your neighborhood, home, family and friends, etc.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include “Spanish Speaking” in the subject line.
Thanks as always to Eberls Claims for supporting our ClaimSmentor online mentoring program!
Update 3 on Worley Catastrophe Adjusting firm Class Action Lawsuit- Altier vs Worley- Class Action Denied by Judge- see court documentsAugust 24, 2011
We are getting much interest in posts on the Worley class action lawsuit via internet searches leading folks to our blog thus I did a follow up today to see what new court documents could be located.
It is with much interest that I post this updated court document filed July 26, 2011 showing the federal case moved to Deny the Class Action Certification of the plaintiff adjusters. I find it very disturbing that the basis of the denial is that all of those adjusters working did not have signed employment contracts.
I lecture continually in our Fundamentals of Claims course for new adjusters about not going out without a signed contract due to the fact the contract is needed if there are non payment issues or disputes on fee received.
Here again is an entirely different reason for being sure you work under a signed employment contract with the adjusting firm:
If you missed our original blog on the Altier vs Worley case and Update 2, here is a link to the prior blogs:
I do have a call in now to the plaintiff’s attorney for an update on the case as to what happens next. Apparently it is ongoing as I was just told all of the attorney’s on the case are out in depositions this week pertaining to the case but they would have someone call me back later today for an update.