Most public adjusters I know love their job. They want to help policyholders. They want to make certain the insurance policy works the way intended and that otherwise overlooked benefits are paid promptly.

If this sounds like you and you are a public adjuster, you owe it to yourself and your clients to attend the National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters Annual Convention in San Antonio, June 21-24. Here is what the NAPIA website says about the event:

Programs providing continuing education (CE) credits for public adjusters will be presented during the June 21-24, 2017 NAPIA Annual Meeting at La Cantera Resort & Spa outside San Antonio, TX. Seminars include NAPIA members as co-presenters to offer their unique insights and experience. Also on the agenda is NAPIA’s representative to the NAIC (and former Nebraska State Insurance Commissioner) Ann Frohman, Esq.

The four-day convention opens Wednesday, June 21, with a welcome reception and cookout and concludes Saturday, June 24, following the final morning session. The NAPIA golf tournament tees off Thursday afternoon on the resort’s challenging Palmer Course. In addition to all receptions and dinners, registered guests will enjoy breakfast plus interactive programs on Thursday and Friday mornings.

What is not said by NAPIA is that its membership represents the most experienced and successful public adjusters in the industry. Many members, including current officers, are the second and even third generation of public adjusting family businesses. There is not a meeting where I do not learn something from NAPIA’s members that helps me obtain a better result for my clients and makes me a better attorney. They will do the same for you–all you have to do is to show up.

To make the event more enticing for local public adjusters to attend, NAPIA received approval from the Texas DOI for a one-day program at the Annual Meeting worth three continuing education credits. This is something NAPIA has done at previous conventions to offer local public adjusters the opportunity to attend a NAPIA event at a minimal cost. So, even if you cannot attend the entire convention, almost anybody can attend for a day. There is a huge discount for those attending who then become members.

I first attended a NAPIA Annual Convention in 1985 and gave a presentation about Proofs of Loss and Examinations Under Oath. While I was listed as the teacher, I can assure you that the NAPIA members made me a better lawyer through their questions and their insights obtained through years of practical experience and handling issues associated with those topics. I may not be the smartest lawyer, but I know enough to hang around people that can help make me the best I can be.

So, for all my public adjuster friends that are not NAPIA members, do yourself a favor and find a way to get to this convention, if even for a day. You will be better for it, your policyholder clients will benefit, and you be rewarded for the effort.

Here is the link for the full convention registration.

Here is the registration form and schedule for the one-day event.

Positive Thought For The Day

“No one knows it all…You don’t have a million years on earth to make all the mistakes in the world and learn from them. You can learn from better informed people, and save yourself the headaches that come from making too many avoidable mistakes.”
― Edmond Mbiaka