On November 9, 2015 at 11am, CAPIA renews its fight against Senate Bill 488 after the bill turned into a two year bill earlier this year. CAPIA will hold an informative membership general meeting to discuss the bill and reach out to all public adjusters to invite and encourage input into the needs of the consumer from 11am to 2pm at Maggiano’s Little Italy, located at South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, California 92626.


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Don’t miss out on an update of Senate Bill 488 and having your voice heard!

As the California Association of Public Insurance Adjuster’s (CAPIA) general counsel, I am proud to say that the current board is making positive changes to help the general membership and public adjusters throughout California. This year a new Executive Director, Robb Greenspan has been appointed by the Board. And in an effort to unify Northern and Southern California, a new Vice President of Northern California for CAPIA, Gordon Scott was appointed to both CAPIA’s Board and the newly formed executive committee to deal with Senate Bill 488.


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CALLING ALL PUBLIC ADJUSTERS! The California Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (CAPIA) is having a general meeting on Friday, June 26, 2015, from 11am to 2pm at Maggiano’s Little Italy located at South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, California 92626. This general meeting should not be missed as it addresses the current issues affecting all public adjusters. If you are not a member, this is your time to join and be heard! All new and existing members are welcome.


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The 2014 California wildfire season is finally winding down. No doubt the number of wildfires continues to increase given the state’s ongoing drought problem. Through the end of October this year, there were approximately 5,400 wildfires compared to approximately 4,400 – the 5 year average for the same January-October interval.1


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Next Friday, the California Association of Public Adjusters will celebrate with founder Stan Kaufman, at their bi-monthly luncheon in Simi Valley. But it is Robin Kaufman, Stan’s daughter, who is making headlines. On July 7, the California Insurance Commisioner held a press conference. In the press conference, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones advised California insureds to be prepared with evacuation plans and an inventory of personal belongings in case a wildfire should erupt. Jones warned that homeowners needed to be extra vigilant and make sure there is defensible space around their homes and property.


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Los Angles will be the location for NAPIA/CAPIA insurance West Coast Seminar. NAPIA, the National Association of Public Adjusters, has teamed up with the California Association of Public Insurance Adjusters to provide this one day seminar to public adjusters on March 23, 2011, at the Marina del Rey Hotel. This seminar promises to be filled with practical and helpful educational presentations including:

  • “Public Adjusting Practices”
  • “Industrial Hygiene Data, Sampling Strategy, Analytical Methods and Interpretation”
  • “Public Wind Damage on Structures”
  • “A Primer on How to Prepare for and Complete an Appraisal”
  • “Proof of Loss and the Road to Bad Faith”
  • “Cause, Estimate and Depreciation in a Building Loss — A Case Study of Reiters Marina”


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