The 2012 Texas Windpool TWIA Adjuster Workshops are now posted for registration!

January 20, 2012

TWIA Texas Windpool now has the 2012 Adjuster Workshops up for those wishing to register for the 2012 workshops.

Click here for complete details.

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TWIA- Texas Windpool- now offers 5 additional Claims Adjuster workshops in August and September 2011

August 10, 2011

We have just received a notice that Texas Windpool is offering 5 additional claims adjuster certification workshops in August and September 2011.

I am glad to see they are offering some outside of TX for your convenience. The following link also contains the information that you must be registered with one of the firms handling their claims and provides a website link for each firm.

It is my hope that you will consider the adjusting firms on that list who are ClaimSmentor sponsors which are Eberl Claims  and Crawford and Company (their KMConDemand.com) is also one of our sponsors. Four other names on the list are proactive participants on ClaimSmentor to include CNC-Resource, Pacesetter Claims, Wardlaw Claims, and NCA group.

Click HERE for the workshop and adjusting firm contact information. Please be sure to tell them you heard about this through ClaimSmentor since they are members too! We appreciate it!


Texas Windpool- TWIA- 2011 Adjuster Workshops are up- Link to registration form

February 18, 2011

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:

http://www.twia.org/Adjusters/AdjusterEventsWorkshops.aspx

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

OR

 

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

 

OR

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

OR

 

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.


Claim Litigation Update- Hurricane Ike- Texas Windpool – TWIA spent 39 million defending and settling Hurricane Ike losses

February 10, 2011

Just a quick link to news on the TWIA total cost of defending Hurricane Ike losses in TX- 39 million plus the millions in plaintiff attorney awards on settled losses bringing the total legal fees to over 127 million!

http://www.texaswatchdog.org/2011/01/texas-windstorm-association-spent-almost-39-million-defending/1294443354.column

Just another ClaimSmentor moment quick topic!


TWIA to settle 2400 Hurricane Ike Slabbed Claims for $189M

July 18, 2010

While I’ve been off for a few weeks enjoying company over the July 4th holidays there has been lots of important claims news I need to catch up on. Here is one of the most important developments indicating settlement negotiations resulting in planned settlement of hundreds of TWIA hurricane Ike claims.

The Mostlyn law firm has several media releases from 7/13-7/16/10 here:

http://www.mostynlaw.com/media/media-news.asp

The Merlin Law group has a new blog up with more details here:

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/2010/07/articles/hurricane-ike/texas-windstorm-insurer-settles-2400-hurricane-ike-slab-claims/


National Association of Catastrophe Adjusters (NACA)deadline for 2010 Membership Applications is 3/15/10

March 2, 2010

The National Association of Catastrophe Adjusters (NACA) has just released their March 2010 newsletter.

It is a great newsletter full of information about their recent 2010 Claims conference in Austin, TX as well as announcements on the new officers for this year. There is quite a bit of valuable new information on the new committees and requests for volunteers. Also, be sure to review the information for existing members that started out in the apprentice program about the need to submit your request to move to the General adjuster status if you have completed atleast one year in catastrophe adjusting as I know many of you  have.

Last but not least, be sure to see the details posted about the May 11, 2010 Texas Windstorm conference- another don’t miss event for claims adjusters. This is only the 2nd conference the Windstorm network has held in TX and I understand their conferences are always full of great information for the claims community!

I can’t close this out without telling Woody Britton, former past President of NACA (twice! ) and active ClaimSmentor member, congratulations from all ClaimSmentor members on his lifetime award at the 2010 NACA convention for years of dedication to the NACA association.

We are very proud to have the National Association of Catastrophe adjusters as a sponsor at ClaimSmentor. If you are not currently a member of this association, we strongly encourage you consider joining before the March 15, 2010 deadline for this year’s applications.

Link for NACA membership and application forms: http://www.nacatadj.info/naca/html/members.aspx

Link for NACA mentor program:                                       http://www.nacatadj.info/naca/html/mentor_program.aspx

Subscribe to their newsletter:                                             http://www.nacatadj.info/naca/html/contact.aspx?t=S


Texas full of claims news! TWIA Adjuster 2010 classes, TX Appraisal update, TWIA Class Action lawsuit from January 2010

February 2, 2010

I’ll start with a link to the released Texas windpool Adjuster 2010 class schedule for any adjusters seeking attendance. Our notice came through Crawford and Company who did ask in their email that you notify them when you have completed the class so I’d send them your resume if you haven’t already and plan to take the TWIA class:

http://www.twia.org/Portals/0/Documents/WS_Reg_Form.doc

We have posted links to this site before which updates weekly on new Hurricane Ike lawsuits and in January they made  a post about a new class action lawsuit on behalf of 210 Texas residents against Texas Windpool (TWIA). Here’s a link to that posting:

http://www.setexasrecord.com/news/224259-200-bolivar-peninsula-residents-file-class-action-against-twia

While your concentrating on TX claim handling issues and classes, here is another great post by Attorney Chip Merlin’s firm on TX appraisal issues you may also wish to view:

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/2010/02/articles/insurance/recent-court-decision-in-texas-regarding-appraisal/

Update 2/4/10- Special thanks to Chip Merlin for linking to this blog post and recognizing our blog- it is very much appreciated!

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/2010/02/articles/insurance/sinkhole-coverage-analysis-every-wednesday-and-dimechimes-is-a-good-blog-for-adjusters-to-follow/