Senior Associate William Collum presented two classes at the 2020 FACAP Annual Arson Seminar on March 4, 2020, in Ocala, FL. Learn more about both classes below:
This presentation focused on best practices for efficient and effective insurer investigations in fire claims. We discussed the interplay of post-loss duties in insurer investigations of fire losses. We also discussed the different types of Duties After Loss provisions currently in use in Florida, the current legal state of the requisite compliance necessary to avoid any material breach assertions, and the regulations and statutes (including the bad faith statute) impacting an insurer’s requests pursuant to the Duties After Loss provision. Finally, we also discuss strategies for ensuring productive, thorough, and efficient investigations that lead to efficient and effective Examinations Under Oath, if invoked by the insurer.
This course fulfills an adjuster’s 5 hour Law & Ethics requirement. Broken into four sections, this course covers (1) regulations, licensing and ethics subjects, (2) Florida law updates for liability and subrogation claims, (3) Florida law updates for first-party claims, and (4) misrepresentation and fraud.