The Windstorm Insurance Network® promotes itself as "The Educational Association for Windstorm Claims Industry Professionals."® It will be hosting a regional symposium in Atlanta on May 10, 2011, at the Emory Conference Center.

Noted insurance counsel, Bill Berk, is the Secretary of the Windstorm Network and will be chairing this symposium. He is putting the finishing touches on various up-to-date topics involved with handling windstorm claims. For example, there will be an in depth analysis of the appraisal process with training for umpires and appraisers on the most efficient and proper methodologies to properly conduct an appraisal.

These one day symposiums can provide some fantastic claims handling information. In Texas Property Insurance Claims Deadlines and Bad Faith Statutes, I noted practical handouts and guides made for attendees regarding specific concerns in Texas. I am certain Bill Berk will make the Atlanta Symposium just as informative for claims handlers in Georgia.

So, mark the date and plan to attend.