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: