Last week I had the opportunity to attend the First Party Claims Conference in Warwick, Rhode Island, along with several of my Merlin Law Group colleagues. FPCC is a great opportunity to attend great presentations, earn CE credits, and network with some of the best in the claims advocacy industry. Another important conference is coming up in January: The Windstorm Insurance Conference.
Wow. What a conference! This week Merlin Law Group was a sponsor and exhibitor at the 15th Annual Windstorm Insurance Network Conference held at the beautiful Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, Florida. Merlin Law Group’s own Chip Merlin, Jean Niven, and Doug Grose, all presented on educational panels throughout the week.
Janet Thompson from Overhead Door attended my seminar at last year’s Windstorm Insurance Conference. During my session, she remarked that often overlooked building codes apply to garage door replacement and repair. Wind loaded garage doors pose a serious issue to structure safety.
Nobody publicly admits that they are acting unethical. Yet, for many endeavors in life, there are neither established ethical standards nor many rules explaining what fair and just behavior should entail. Until recently, I would suggest that appraisers and the appraisal process in many venues was a process with few rules and no ethical standards. I gave at least one example of current unethical behavior in the appraisal process yesterday in, The Current State of Appraisal and How Mutual Terms Can Prevent Appraisal.
The 14th Annual Windstorm Insurance Conference is just around the corner, and today is the last day to receive the discounted registration rate. This year, the conference will be held January 28-31, 2013, at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld. Group rate hotel rooms are available for a limited time; click here to book your stay.
Many policyholders making Hurricane Sandy personal property claims will not get paid what they deserve because their insurance adjusters fail to tell them to include all acquisition and setup costs when determining value. I thought about this over the weekend following Friday’s post, The Mythical National Flood Claim Memo and Sandy Flood Claims.
For the past 20 months, each Saturday, I have posted on an issue that impacts public insurance adjusters. Many of my past posts have featured great success stories and interesting details of the claims public adjusters are handling nationwide, but so many more public adjuster stories need to be told. One of the best events where public adjusters can share their stories with others and learn how to better handle their claims is the Windstorm Insurance Conference®. This year is no exception.
On December 1, 2011, Steamboat Springs experienced wind speeds equivalent to an F2 tornado or a level three hurricane. Gusts of 123 mph were recorded at ski area peaks. Captured in a video on NBC’s channel 9 local news is the severe roof and window damage the winds caused to the condos in the village.
The Windstorm Insurance Network’s 13th Annual Conference is set for January 30 to February 2, 2012, at the beautiful Buena Vista Palace Hotel in Orlando, Florida. WIND® recently posted the schedule, and, as you can see, there are educational opportunities for every adjuster, novice or highly experienced, to learn and better their skills. Adjusters, agents, and attorneys can earn continuing education credit in an affordable and engaging seminar.