Both the National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (NAPIA) and the American Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (AAPIA) support Maryland’s House Bill 136. For the past six months drafting has been going on to come up with a bill that Gene Veno says will act as a consumer property protection bill.
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The National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters will host their Mid-Year Conference in beautiful Palm Beach, Florida. The conference will begin on Thursday, December 8th and conclude mid-day on Saturday, December 10th. Having the National Association host this conference in South Florida is a wonderful opportunity and public insurance adjusters should join NAPIA and network with the leading professionals assisting policyholders across the county.

Continue Reading National Conference for Public Adjusters Coming Very Soon: December 8-10

The National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (“NAPIA”) is holding its Mid-Year Meeting from December 8-10, 2016, at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida. Membership in NAPIA is open to licensed public insurance adjusters, professionals (attorneys, engineers, accountants) and all suppliers to the first-party property insurance claims community.

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Past NAPIA President Harvey Goodman, picked up another well-deserved accolade by his colleagues by being named 2015 NAPIA Man of the Year. I ran a quick legal search on Goodman and found this brief explanation of his qualifications in a Hurricane Katrina expert report:1

Harvey M, Goodman, SPPA, President of GGG/AI, has been assisting the insured for over 30 years and is a licensed public adjuster in numerous states, including Louisiana and Mississippi. Harvey has been the Engagement Partner for many sizable claims including Beaulieu of America, Federal Realty Investment Trust, Four Times Square, Malden Mills, Marriott Warner Center, New York Palace Hotel, Meristar Hotels, Court Square Center, Bayou Jubilee Casino and Morgan Stanley/Pyramid Advisors. Harvey has presented workshops to the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) Annual Conference on several occasions. He has also spoken to the International Risk Management Institute (IRMI) Annual Construction Risk Conference, PRISM, PRIMA, the Annual Windstorm Insurance Conference and the National Press Club.

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The National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (NAPIA) is holding its Mid-Year Meeting close to our office in Scottsdale, Arizona today and Saturday. Preparing for my speech tomorrow, I ran across a fairly recent Arizona court opinion highlighting the quandary insurance company lawyers place themselves and their clients when participating in the adjustment of a loss and refusing to testify.

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It is funny how thirty years in a career can seem to go like the snap of your fingers. NAPIA’s 2015 Annual Meeting is being held at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. My first NAPIA meeting was the 1985 Annual Meeting in Carmel, California. I knew few people at that meeting except for Past President Ira Sarasohn, who somehow convinced NAPIA to let a young attorney give a presentation about "Proofs of Loss and Examinations Under Oath." The only other attorneys in the room were public adjusters who no longer practiced law and NAPIA’a General Counsel, Paul Cordish.

Continue Reading NAPIA Annual Meetings and Celebrating My First Public Adjuster Speech 30 Years Ago

An insurance lobby sponsored blog recently made some controversial claims regarding public adjuster fee caps. Obviously, many lobbying for the insurance claims industry would like to prevent anybody from helping policyholders. One way to do accomplish this would be to prevent policyholders from hiring claims professionals. This was the obvious goal of that insurance industry blog.

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