NAPIA Holds 2016 Annual Meeting in Laguna Beach

National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters pic
National Association of Public Insurance Adjusters
Image: napia.com

Possessing more than 20 years of experience, William Welsome serves as director of operations for Atlas Adjusting, Inc., a public insurance adjusting firm based in Modesto, California. In addition to his day-to-day professional responsibilities.

NAPIA recently held its 2016 Annual Meeting June 15-18 at the Montage Laguna Beach Resort in Laguna Beach, California. Public adjusters from across the country gathered at the event, which featured three and a half days of peer-led educational sessions on a variety of topics, including natural disaster and fire claims, first-party property claims, and moisture mapping.

Outside of learning activities, attendees had opportunities to meet up with their peers at a welcome reception, a golf tournament, and other networking events. Additionally, the meeting included an awards banquet and an exhibit hall featuring the latest products and services from several companies. To learn more about the event and find information about upcoming NAPIA happenings, visit www.napia.com.

Red Cross Assists Families Affected by Texas Flooding

Red Cross pic
Red Cross
Image: redcross.org

A public insurance adjuster with nearly two decades of experience, William Welsome serves as director of operations for Atlas Adjusting, Inc., in Modesto, California. Outside of the office, William Welsome dedicates his time and resources to several organizations, including the American Red Cross.

American Red Cross volunteers from across the country have been working in Texas recently to provide shelter, food, and relief supplies for individuals and families who have been affected by widespread flooding throughout the state. Flooding and severe weather in March and April of 2016 had already damaged or destroyed thousands of homes and businesses in the region, and a new round of flooding in late May and early June has caused several deaths and forced many more Texans out of their homes.

The Red Cross is responding to the disaster as part of its disaster relief program, which helps people prepare for and recover from all types of disasters, including floods, wildfires and home fires, tornadoes, and hurricanes. Each year, the organization responds to more than 65,000 disasters by providing overnight shelters, meals, medical assistance, and other services. For more information or to support the Red Cross’ disaster relief efforts, visit www.redcross.org.

Fire Dogs: Teams Detecting Arson

 

Atlas Adjusting, Inc. pic
Atlas Adjusting, Inc.
Image: atlasadjusting.com

William Welsome has been a financial and insurance professional for over 17 years. Director of Operations at Atlas Adjusting, Inc., Welsome is an advocate for the insured during the claims process. William Welsome has donated his time and money to Fire Dogs, a charitable organization dedicated to bringing service dogs to aid local fire departments in solving fire-related crimes.

Arson dogs, along with their handlers, are trained extensively for certification in fire scene investigation. These hard-working animals live with their handlers as part of the family, and are brought to the scene to sniff out traces of accelerants such as gas, lighter fluid, or explosives left behind when a fire is set intentionally. Labrador retrievers are often used for this work, as their sensitive snouts can detect scents in parts per quintillion; paired with their gentle and sweet temper, they are ideal fire dogs. Since 1993, when the program was initiated by State Farm Insurance, hundreds of arson dog teams have been deployed throughout North America.

First Party Claims Conference to Take Place October 2016

First Party Claims Conference pic
First Party Claims Conference
Image: firstpartyclaims.com

A public insurance adjuster with nearly a decade of experience in the investment and insurance sector, William Welsome serves as the director of operations at Atlas Adjusting.

The First Party Claims Conference (FPCC) provides continuing education for attorneys, public adjusters, and other professionals in the first party property insurance claims community. It offers the opportunity to learn from leading members of the industry and invites attendees to network with peers and exchange information about the latest available industry products and services. Furthermore, attendees may earn up to 15 continuing legal education (CLE) or continuing education (CE) credits.

FPCC will take place on October 17 through October 19, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick, Rhode Island. Attendees may select from three registration types: full conference, two-day, and a pre-conference education session. Registration includes all meals, breaks, and receptions and attendees must attend all sessions in order to receive CE or CLE credit. In addition, early registration rates will apply until August 19, 2016.

For more information on the FPCC, visit firstpartyclaims.com.