Information Release



Contact:   Hugh Strawn




Date:         January 16, 2015


Call for Presenters

2015 Regional Adjusters Conferences


Presenters and their outlines for sessions to be offered at the 2015 Regional Adjusters Conferences are being sought by the PLRB.  The deadline for submitting a proposal is January 30, 2015.



The PLRB is seeking volunteers to share their expertise for one of the 21 sessions that will be offered at the 2015 Regional Adjusters Conferences beginning June 16 and 17 in Frisco, Texas.  The primary objective is to present the highest quality educational experience possible for the conference attendees.  The sessions selected for 2015 are:


Property Claims

  Agricultural and Farm Equipment Losses and Adjustments

  Appraisal Strategies with Property Claims

  Business Income and Extra Expense Losses with Mercantile Insureds

  Controlling Large Commercial Contents Claims

  Cosmetic vs. Functional Damage Issues

  Property Fraud Claims: Latest Trends and Strategies

  Recent Developments in Property Case Law

  Technology Changes with First Party Claim Handling

  Working with Difficult Insureds and Public Adjusters


General Interest

  Claim Training: Developing Excellence in Your Staff

  Claims Ethics and Good Faith Adjustments

  Rescission and Other Defenses to Misrepresentation


Casualty Claims


  Additional Insured Liability and Contractual Indemnity Coverage  

  Bad Faith in Third-Party Claims

  Construction Defect Coverage: Emerging Issues

  Duty to Defend: Recent Developments

  Effective Litigation Management

  Emerging Right of Privacy Claims

  Handling High Exposure Casualty Claims

  Reservation of Rights Letters for Casualty Claims: Effective Letters and Strategies


Prospective presenters must provide a one to two page description of how they would deliver the session.  The "ideal" presentation team consists of a subject expert, such as a claim service provider, and a company claim service professional or independent adjuster. 


Presenters are encouraged to be available for presentations at the three Regional Adjusters Conferences.  The 2015 conferences will be:


Western Regional Adjusters Conference - June 16 & 17

Frisco, Texas


Central Regional Adjusters Conference - September 9 & 10

Columbus, Ohio


Eastern Regional Adjusters Conference - November 10 & 11

Atlanta, Georgia


A sample proposal and Web locations for signing up to present at the 2015 Regional Adjusters Conferences is available here.  For additional information on submitting a proposal contact Alisha Watley at


The Property & Liability Resource Bureau is a not-for-profit association of property and casualty insurance companies.  It is located in Downers Grove, Illinois.