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Register Today for KD's First Party Property Conference in Tampa, Florida

April 1, 2019

It is our pleasure to invite all claims professionals to our First Party Property Conference on April 26 in Tampa, Florida!

The event is complimentary and is designed to provide guests with information that will assist them in claims handling and management.

All courses have been approved by the State of Florida, and attendees will be eligible to receive up to six Florida Continuing Education Credits.

The great program we have lined up is as follows:

Playing Roulette with Policy Conditions

Speakers: Valerie Dondero and William Sabinson

This course will provide an overview of an insured’s obligations under a property insurance policy after a loss occurs and once the claim is submitted to the carrier. Guests will learn how a failure to comply with those obligations can affect coverage and any subsequent litigation, and why it is important to understand the applicable legal principles at the adjusting level of handling the claim.


Florida Hold 'Em Poker: Evaluating and Defending Attorney Fee Claims

Speakers: Michael Balducci, Caryn Bellus, Michael Clarke and Jarred Dichek

This course will teach insurance professionals how to evaluate and defend attorney fee claims. It will include an overview of procedures and practices and will go over how to assess hours and rates claimed, fee entitlement and how to contest the claim presented under the applicable law.


CRAPS - Civil Remedy Anatomy, Protocols, and Solutions

Speakers: Bretton Albrecht and Stefanie Capps

This presentation will provide a basic primer on civil remedy notices of insurer violations (CRNs) under Florida’s bad faith statute, §624.155, Fla. Stat. It will address what they are and why they are important, as well as the requirements for a CRN and CRN responses. It will also touch on the confession of judgment rule and its relationship to “curing” a CRN.


Virtual Slots: Technology Solutions for First-Party Coverage and Claims

Speakers: Kara Cosse and Daniel Mercher, P.E. of Focus Forensics

This panel discussion and presentation will focus on the use of modern technology including 3D scanners, drone, and computer animation to assist property insurers, their insureds, and defense counsel in firs-party matters beginning with the underwriting process, through anticipated loss analysis, and resulting insurance claims and litigation. The changing world and decreasing cost of technological aids have changed the way properties are designed, insured, forensically analyzed, and litigated. Examples of some of the new tools and their applications will be shown as part of the presentation.


Blackjack! - 25% (Not “21”) on Litigating Roofing Claims

Speakers: Jonathan Aihie, Jessica Murray and Stephanie Seligman

The course will provide an overview of how to maneuver through and properly adjuster a roofing claim, how to issue spot and address roofing issues within a public adjuster’s estimate and field adjuster’s estimate, how to calculate a roof replacement, when repair is a viable option and what you should expect from your field adjuster on any roofing claim.


At the End – The House Always Wins: Analyzing & Determining Coverage for Wind & Water Damage Claims

Speakers: Anthony Atala, Sarah Goldberg and Katherine Moon

This presentation will focus on analyzing whether a loss is the result of wind and/or rain to assist claims examiners, insurance industry professionals and defense counsel in first-party homeowners and commercial matters to properly analyze the cause of damage, particularly for a Hurricane loss, and make an early determination as to coverage. The course will also address evolving case law in the area of concurrent causation and valued policy law, which should be considered in determining whether a loss is covered under a homeowners or commercial insurance policy.

Space is limited, so register today!

For questions or registration information, please contact Aileen Diaz at



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