Tag Archives: NAPIA

Coverage Gaps Plague Policyholders! Merlin Law Group and AAPIA Host Webinar Explaining What Is Being Done To Fight This Problem

Holly Soffer is General Counsel to the American Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (AAPIA). Strangely enough, we met and started a dialogue about Insurance Coverage Gaps at a half-day leadership conference hosted by the National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (NAPIA).… Continue Reading

NAPIA Annual Meeting in San Antonio Will Discuss Water Damage Claim and Unauthorized Practice of Public Adjusting

Joey Childress and yours truly will present a seminar of water damage claims at the National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters Convention in San Antonio next week. I discussed how public adjusters can register and even get a discount for attending in Are You a Public Adjuster Who Wants to Be Better at Helping Policyholders … Continue Reading

Contents Adjustment is Tedious Hard Work

Enservio’s director of training, Scott Petlewski, wrote an article Establishing Value on Contents Claims: 3 Bad Habits to Break, which demonstrates that proper contents adjustment is hard work. It can be time consuming, expensive from a labor standpoint, and fraught with error.… Continue Reading

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

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 … Continue Reading

Don’t Miss the 2016 NAPIA Mid-Year Meeting!

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.… Continue Reading

Harvey Goodman Named NAPIA Man of The Year

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 … Continue Reading

Insurance Company Attorneys Should Be Careful Adjusting and Investigating Losses

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 … Continue Reading

Public Adjuster Fee Cap Controversy and Insurance Company Lobbyists

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 … Continue Reading

NAPIA Annual Convention in San Diego

The National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters is the oldest public adjusting organization in the United States. Its membership has most of the finest, knowledgeable and experienced insurance claims adjusters representing policyholders in this country. I gave my first speech to this organization in 1985 and ever since then, I have always learned something significant … Continue Reading

Did You Know You Can Hire a Public Adjuster to Help?

Handling a property damage insurance claim can be complex, time consuming and can turn your hair gray. For many, presenting a property damage claim is not something done on a regular basis. When faced with a claim, policyholders in most states have the right to hire a public insurance adjuster.… Continue Reading

Contractors Cannot Legally Negotiate Insurance Claims

Following massive hail damage losses, the Arizona Department of Insurance issued a statement which reiterates a warning I have given time and again: [C]ontractors cannot “negotiate” the settlement of the insurance claim with the insurance company representatives on behalf of the property owner…… Continue Reading

NAPIA and CAPIA come together to educate public adjusters

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 … Continue Reading

FAPIA Conference to be Held in Orlando, January 9-11, 2011

In less than one month, the Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (FAPIA) will be kicking off their Winter 2011 Conference at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, Florida. FAPIA has been going strong for over 17 years now and includes over 500 members who are invited to meet twice a year in Florida. The FAPIA … Continue Reading