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Managing Claims Operations with New Tools


Curriculum: Management

State Approved CE Credits:FL TX

Monday 1:30 - 3:00
Wednesday 8:30 - 10:00

Tim Bruffey, Vice President-Innovation, Accurence
William Galonski, CPCU ARM AIC, VP Claims, Western Reserve Group
Chris Karacalidis, AIC, Director- Property Claims, Grange Mutual Casualty Group

  • Identify opportunity areas for tool utilization to drive improvements
  • Evaluate and examine how to integrate tools
  • Execute on full value of new tools with change management
  • Explore emerging technologies that take it to the next level
  • Mediation: Planning for Success


    Curriculum: Alternate Dispute Resolution

    State Approved CE Credits:FL TX

    Monday 1:30 - 3:00
    Tuesday 3:30 - 5:00

    Phyllis Meier, Technical Claim Consultant, Amerisure Companies
    Jim Nulman, Cert. Civil/Appellate Mediator, Nulman Mediation Services

  • Describe pre-mediation preparation to effect positive outcomes
  • Develop strategies to maximize the chances for success at mediation
  • Plan mediation presentations for maximum impact
  • Create strategies to close final gaps
  • Misrepresentations: Coverage Considerations


    Curriculum: Property Coverage

    State Approved CE Credits:FL

    Tuesday 1:30 - 3:00
    Wednesday 3:30 - 5:00

    Randall Harvill, Property Manager, CSE Insurance Group
    Richard Woolf, JD, Partner, Williams Venker & Sanders, LLC

  • Recognize fact scenarios giving rise to misrepresentations in the application and claim investigation
  • Identify coverage issues which arise when facts appear inconsistent with what was initially (or earlier) presented by the insured
  • Apply coverage principles to various fact scenarios to better address apparent misrepresentations in an application and claim
  • Mobile Apps for Adjusters


    Curriculum: Technology

    State Approved CE Credits:FL

    Tuesday 10:30 - 12:00
    Wednesday 1:30 - 3:00

    Loden Cullar-Ledford, Director of Customer Success, Livegenic Inc.
    Dean McCall, AIC SCLA, Director-Training/Development, American National P&C Group

  • Explore available apps that can assist claims adjusters
  • Highlight how apps can improve performance and efficiency for adjusters
  • Review the way apps are shifting and impacting the claim handling industry
  • Describe the advances and future impact of apps for adjusters
  • Highlight challenges and obstacles involved with usage of apps
  • Multiple Claimant Cases: Minimizing Exposure


    Curriculum: Casualty Campus

    State Approved CE Credits:FL OK TX

    Monday 10:30 - 12:00
    Tuesday 3:30 - 5:00

    Patricia Farve, AIC, Team Manager, Crawford & Company
    Kimberly Ramey, JD, Partner, Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig

  • Scrutinize court decisions from various jurisdictions addressing a carrier's duties and obligations when faced with multiple claimants and insufficient policy limits
  • Describe and illustrate effective strategies for investigating, evaluating, and settling in good faith multiple claims with insufficient policy limits
  • Devise solutions to problems that frequently arise when attempting to resolve multiple claims with insufficient policy limits
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