Information Release

Contact: Hugh O. Strawn

Date: February 16, 2016

Estimating With New Technologies

One of 100+ Educational Sessions
2016 Claims Conference

April 17 - 20, 2016

The estimating technologies employed by claims adjusters has continuously evolved since the days of Benjamin Franklin's insurance company's use of pencil and paper to today's emerging use of the drone. The "Estimating with New Technologies" session offered at the 2016 PLRB Claims Conference will explore the most current technologies that can be utilized by claims adjusters.

"Estimating with New Technologies" is one of the many professional development sessions offered at the Property & Liability Resource Bureau's 2016 Claims Conference, April 17 to 20, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. Registration is open to property and casualty insurance professionals who work for or represent insurance companies.

The educational session will be presented by Pascal Begin, Director-Product Management, Symbility Solutions, Inc. Toronto, Ontario, Robert Bragdon, Senior Training Consultant, Hanover Insurance Group, Worcester, Massachusetts, John Postava, Founder/President, Simsol Software Company, Orlando, Florida, and Jeff Taylor, President, Geomni (Verisk Analytics Business), Lehi, Utah.

At its conclusion, Claims Conference attendees who attended will be able to:

  • Describe advances in mobile technology;
  • Examine the pros and cons of tablets v. laptops;
  • Review integration with other emerging technologies (aerial mapping/storm tracking); and
  • Outlines the future of drones and their role in claims adjustments.

The PLRB Claims Conference will offer over 100 property and casualty claims topics for the continued professional development of claims adjusters. Many of the educational sessions will be approved for adjuster continuing education credit.

As part of the Claims Conference, the 2016 Insurance Services Expo will be held Monday, April 18 and Tuesday, April 19 in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Over 300 exhibitors will be there with products and services to assist insurers in providing claims services to policyholders.

The Expo showcases skilled national and regional providers of casualty adjustment and restoration services, such as accident reconstruction. Attendees are invited to enjoy a complimentary lunch with exhibitors on both Monday and Tuesday of the conference. They will have an opportunity to enhance their professional development by connecting with a large network of subject matter experts and industry partners during the lunch break.

Complete information and registration is available 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.