Last month, Chip Merlin wrote a call out to the insurance company adjusters, insurance company lawyers, experts, and vendors to attend the Windstorm Insurance Conference coming up this February.

In the post, Why Should Insurance Company Adjusters, Attorneys, and Expert Vendors Attend the 2016 Windstorm Insurance Conference?, Chip answered this question and encouraged claim managers and managing partners to send adjusters and attorneys to the Wind Conference because of the unique nature of these continuing education seminars. Since this network includes all trades and professions dealing with windstorm claim issues it’s a great mix of people. This means accountants, adjusters, appraisers, attorneys, engineers, meteorologists, and many more come to together, teach these seminars, and share ideas in one forum.

Public adjusters and others who assist policyholders with claims should also attend the conference for the same reason. The opportunity to learn and network with the industry will help you to learn from different viewpoints and get a better understanding of what is going on over the other side of fence. I think it also really helps to put a face to a name and shake hands with the people you interact with on claims.

This year, I will present in a panel discussion with insurance defense attorney David Shaw of Southeast Law Group, and Kathleen Spinella, the Assistant Vice President of Property Claims and Personal Lines for AIG. We will present The Anatomy of An Insurance Policy, where we will dive into coverage analysis of both residential and commercial policies.

Chip Merlin has another can’t miss class called Mass Disasters, Mass Actions, and the Media, and he will be presenting with defense attorney Matthew Litsky and William Bracken, president of Bracken Engineering.

This is the start of a new year and it is important that as a professional in this industry you make plans at the onset of the year so you can be successful and efficient. With proper planning you can spend the required time on education and also plan out time to craft your skills without sacrificing a little time for some rest and relaxation. If you have this year mapped out in January, you can decrease your stress levels and look forward to the new and challenging year ahead.

It is not too late to register but the deadline for discount registration is fast approaching and you need to lock this conference in by January 15, 2016. Members save $100 and membership is only $75.00. The hotel block room rate has also been extended at the Hilton Bonnet Creek, and some discount Disney passes are still available—but book the accommodations before January 11.

You can book online here.

We look forward to seeing you in sunny Orlando, Florida, for the 17th Annual WIND Conference February 1 – 4, 2016!