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.
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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.
As reported in Wind® Regional Symposium in Atlanta May 10, 2011, the Windstorm Insurance Network® is sponsoring a Regional Symposium in Georgia regarding windstorm claims, Given the recent tornados and severe windstorm destruction, this conference is extraordinarily timely for adjusters who are addressing these issues.
Myths and rumors in the property adjusting community are puzzling to me. As the current President of the Windstorm Insurance Network®, I was copied on an internet post that wrongly indicated that the Windstorm Insurance Conference® had attendance by public insurance adjusters that outnumbered the attendance of insurance adjusters by a four to one margin. The statement was ignorant and completely wrong.
For public insurance adjusters, safety should be a top concern when inspecting a loss.
I wanted to remind public adjusters how important it is to be aware of your personal safety when adjusting losses. You are often put in dangerous situations, and it is human nature to take safety and security for granted. Sometimes it takes a close-call to remind us that we need to be more cautious, careful, and calculated in our actions.
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.
This week, I attended the Twelfth Annual WINSTORM Insurance Conference in Houston, Texas. This year’s conference was held at the perfect location in Houston- the Hilton Americans. The Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar was the co-sponsor and continuing education credits were offered to adjusters and attorneys in various states. This is only the second time the Conference was held outside of Florida, but nearly 1000 people registered as attendees and the number of exhibitor booths set a new record.
In a few hours, I will become the President of the Windstorm Insurance Network. The 12th Annual Windstorm Conference has provided some impressions and reminded me of the silent majority of insurance adjusters who go about their jobs providing peace of mind and certainly overpaying parts of claims.