The Texas Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (TAPIA) will be holding their Annual Conference in Houston on April 21, 2011. I encourage all Texas public adjusters to attend.

The importance of TAPIA as a service organization cannot be overemphasized. The insurance industry is supposed to serve its customers, but rarely do I see any insurance industry executives leading the charge to self-regulate or promote laws that protect their customers from improper treatment. The only licensed individuals, other than attorneys, who stand up for the interests of policyholders are public adjusters. It is no wonder that many in the insurance claims industry are antagonistic to them.

If you are not already a member of TAPIA, now is a good time to join and take advantage of the educational and networking opportunities available through conferences such as this.

I look forward to seeing you at TAPIA 2011 on April 21st in Houston.