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Edward Roberts, Director of Fire Investigation Services, Presents "Ethics for the Claim’s Professional and Investigation of Structure Fires", Mobile Claims Association Feb. 8th

02/04/2022
Mobile Claims Association
FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER
 
Dear MCA Members,

Our next meeting:
 
When: Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Judy’s Place, 3977 Government Blvd, Mobile, AL 36693
Please: RSVP for Seating
Guest speaker: Edward Roberts, Director of Fire investigation Services with Haag Global. Edward will also be providing the adjusters with continuing education credits for AL, FL, and MS.
Topic: Ethics for the claim’s professional and Investigation of structure fires.

Adjuster Round Table: Will be from 5:00pm to 6:00 pm to discuss Xactimate® X1 before each meeting. We will have topics each week to include property and flood.

Our next adjuster round table will feature two of the most experienced flood people in the industry. Fred Walsh and Ryan Barkdull will be discussing Flood Claim Service and Review.
Several topic’s will be discussed from the customer service, understanding the dec page, underwriting flags, and reviewing errors from the recent events, be prepared to learn from the two of the most flood knowledgeable men in the industry.

Door Prizes are welcome!
 
We look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday February 8, 2022

Best regards,
Mobile Claims Association 2021-2022
 

January Meeting Minutes

The MCA held their meeting on January 11,2022 at Judy’s Place in Mobile, Alabama. We had a great adjuster round table discussion on Xactimate X1 estimating software. (Name soon to be changing) from 5 -6 pm before the meeting. Several topics were discussed on how to set up claims, software to help label photos description and we had input from everyone.

New board members introduced:
Treasurer: Teri Carroll
Sergeant of Arms: David Hamilton
 
We would like to welcome new member:
Ralph Hargrove – Independent Adjuster
 
Thanks to our Sponsors!
Door Prizes:
  • The Orthopedic Group: Two coolers with beer inside and Gift Card
  • Sunny Cashion - Gift Card Chick-Fila 
  • Terry Sutton - Gift Card Cracker Barrell - Gift Card Starbucks  
  • Joe Morris - Kobalt Neck Light 
Platinum Sponsor:   Alabama Orthopedic Clinic
 
Special Thanks to: 
Chuck Stewart with Professional Estimating Service and
Richard Sullivan with IWR: Industrial Wellness Rehab for paying the bar tab.

January Speaker: Dr. Nick Rachel with The Orthopedic Group
Topic: Hand & Elbow

Dr. Rachel spoke on the most common injuries to the hand are carpal tunnel which is caused by repetitive motion of the fingers/hand.  Sensory receptors.  How to assign MMI and impairment ratings. Our main goal is to get the injured worker back to work as quickly as possible without restrictions. Anatomy of the fingertip to include the nail bed, nail plate, nail growth after an injury which could be delayed. Characteristics/considerations of a nail injury are patient specific, example, Patient age, occupation, needs, co-morbidity and the type of injury such as sharp, crush, or both.  Soft tissue/bone loss.  Treatment post injury with a goal to restore anatomy to the pad and nail.  Injuries without soft tissue loss and treatment.  Complications to include infection, stiffness, nail deformity, poor quality coverage and poor sensibility, etc. 
 
Summary: 
Nail bed and fingertip injuries: Common and varied
Treatment:  Facilitated by knowledge of normal anatomy
Outcomes: Dependent on injury and treatment and 2–4-month recovery to return to FD work and MMI      

 

2022 MCA Meetings Schedule

Location: All meetings will take place at Judy’s Place, 3977 Government Blvd, Mobile, AL

Time: 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Adjuster Round Table will be from 5:00pm to 6:00 pm to discuss Xactimate® X1 before each meeting. We will have topics each week to include property and flood.
  • March 8, 2022
    • Guest speaker: Terry Sutton, Regional account manager with Stephens Engineering Consultants. He will provide continuing education credits for our adjusters for Alabama.
    • Topic: Consumer Services and Professionalism and provides continuing education credits for Alabama and Texas (CE for the state of Florida is also available if given advance notice)
       
  • April, 12, 2022
    • Guest speaker: Dr. Matt McKean with The Orthopaedic Group, Mobile, Alabama 
    • Topic: Foot and Ankle
       
  • May 10, 2022
    • MCA election of officers 2022-2023.
    • Please also be in attendance and bring a guest with you and any interested member or guest for this election.


Membership Renewal

Our new members and current membership drive is still in force!
Membership fees are due on September 1st. and cost is $50.00 per person (Cash or Check only - we do not accept Credit Cards) If you have not submitted your membership renewal, please click here to download membership formfill it out and bring it with you or if you prefer we will have our membership tables set up at each monthly meeting where you can also complete these forms and pay your membership fee. 

Make checks payable to: Mobile Claims Association
Mail checks with application to: MCA
P.O. Box 161357
Mobile, AL 36616
 
Update your profile here
 
 
We appreciate your continued support of the Mobile Claims Association!

View Newsletter on MCA Website

Feb 8, 2022 
Edward G. Roberts, IAAI-CFI at Firensics Haag

Edward G. Roberts holds investigation and instructor certifications through the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) and the National Association of Fire Investigators (NAFI). Over the last two decades, he has investigated more than 1000 fires and explosions, written articles on fire investigation and objectivity, provided lectures to international audiences, and is an active member of numerous trade organizations. He has testified in court and has extensive deposition and mediation experience. Edward previously processed property and casualty insurance claims as an adjuster licensed in five states, giving him a unique insight into fire investigation and how it is utilized inside the insurance industry.

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January Platinum Sponsor 

Alabama Orthopaedic Clinic, PC

2022 MCA Meetings Schedule


Location: All meetings will take place at Judy’s Place, 3977 Government Blvd, Mobile, AL

Time: 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Adjuster Round Table will be from 5:00pm to 6:00 pm to discuss Xactimate® X1 before each meeting. We will have topics each week to include property and flood.

March 8, 2022
Guest speaker: Terry Sutton, Regional account manager with Stephens Engineering Consultants. He will provide continuing education credits for our adjusters for Alabama.
Topic: Consumer Services and Professionalism and provides continuing education credits for Alabama and Texas (CE for the state of Florida is also available if given advance notice)

April, 12, 2022
Guest speaker: Dr. Matt McKean with The Orthopaedic Group, Mobile, Alabama 
Topic: Foot and Ankle

May 10, 2022
MCA election of officers 2022-2023.
Please also be in attendance and bring a guest with you and any interested member or guest for this election.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Platinum Sponsors $300
Gold Sponsors $200
Silver Sponsors $100
Please contact 
Joe Morris or
Chuck Stewart 
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