Windstorm Insurance Conference

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.


Continue Reading Hurricane Sandy Personal Property Claims–Include All Acquisition and Setup Costs to Determine Value

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.


Continue Reading Excellent Education and Training is Available for Public Adjusters at the Windstorm Conference

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.

Continue Reading Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Experiences Tornado Force Winds– Roof Damage May Not Be Apparent Until After Significant Snowmelt or Rain

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.


Continue Reading The 2012 Windstorm Insurance Conference Schedule Is Out – Don’t Miss This Great Opportunity!

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.


Continue Reading Windstorm Insurance Network® Dominated by Independent and Company Adjusters

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.


Continue Reading Safety Instructions for Public Adjusters

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.


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