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The Florida Insurance Fraud Education Committee is committed to providing you with opportunities to attend timely and relevant educational classes online offered by the providers listed below.

We invite you to click the registration links or to email the specified contacts to register for these classes. The provider will be responsible for reporting attendance to the Florida Bureau of Licensing so that Florida Adjuster Continuing Education Credits may be awarded for the attending the course.

We are certain that you will enjoy these presentations and we gratefully acknowledge the dedicated educators who are providing us with the gifts of their time and knowledge.

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August 4, 2020 from 9 AM - 10 AM est

Class Title

Psychology of Technology

Presenter(s)
J Michael Skiba, Vice-President-INFORM Software; Joseph Stephenson, Director of Digital Intelligence-INTERTEL

Class Description

This session will present the challenges faced with technology and fraud and how the mindset of the fraudsters is also changing. The session will also explore the technology available in investigations.  

FL Course ID
113034

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FL Adjuster CE

1 credit

FL CLE

No

Aug 6, 2020 from 10 AM to 12 PM est (*moved from July 23)

Class Title

Insurance Application Fraud & Red Flags

Presenter(s)
Bill McFarlane - Senior Partner, McFarlane Law

Class Description

This course will be a comprehensive discussion that will focus on the identification, investigation, and defense of insurance fraud claims, insurance application fraud & MMR.  

FL Course ID
113018

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FL Adjuster CE

2 credits

FL CLE

No

August 12, 2020 from 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM est

Class Title

Examinations Under Oath: A Vital Weapon

Presenter(s)
Adam Brand, Attorney, Brand & Tapply, LLC

Class Description

This presentation will explore the reason and need behind examinations under oath during the claims process. The reasoning behind conducting a examinations will be explored as we as noticing examinations and following proper procedure. We will focus on effective and efficient strategies to gather as much information as possible and will discuss claimant noncooperation and how to avoid bad faith claims. Realstic examples will be discussed in order to illuminate the crucial tool that examinations under oath represent to a claims handler.

FL Course ID
104791

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FL Adjuster CE

1 credit

FL CLE

No

August 12, 2020 from 12 PM - 1 PM est

Class Title

The Best Interest of the Insured: When Public Adjusters Go Too Far

Presenter(s)
Patricia G. Preciado, Partner, Roig Lawyers

Class Description

Insurance claims on homeowner’s policies are increasing. Public adjusters play an increasingly significant role in assisting homeowners to navigate the claim process. It is important for insurance professionals to understand the role of public adjusters and how public adjusters can affect a claim, including perpetuating a fraudulent claim. This course will educate adjusters on the statutory authority for public adjusters and the ethical requirements that are specific to public adjusters. We will also discuss the potential pitfalls associated with alleging insurance fraud.

FL Course ID
104562

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FL Adjuster CE

1 credit

FL CLE

No

August 14, 2020 from 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM est

Class Title

Dealing with Public Adjusters and Loss Consultants

Presenter(s)
Jose Pagan, Partner, Walton Lantaff Schroeder & Carson LLP and Ian Ronderos, Partner, Walton Lantaff Schroeder & Carson

Class Description

The Course is designed to provide insurance adjusters and investigators a better understanding Florida’s insurance laws and the adjusters’ obligations to apply those laws during the claims process. Additional discussion about recent changes in the insurance code, as well as potential violations of regulatory, civil, and criminal law which may result from the breach of the duties by loss consultants or adjusters. Further, the information will focus on developing strategies to promptly resolve issues or prepare SIU referrals to the Department of Financial Services or other agencies, as required.

FL Course ID
113720

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FL Adjuster CE

1 credit

FL CLE

No

August 18, 2020 from 10 AM - 3 PM est

Class Title

Florida 5-Hour Law and Ethics Update

Presenter(s)
Michael Carney, Anthony Atala-Shareholder, Kubicki Draper; Barbara Fox, Shareholder, Kubicki Draper; Michael Balducci, Shareholder, Kubicki Draper and Stephen Cozart, Shareholder, Kubicki Draper

Class Description

This course will discuss and update Florida adjusters on regulatory matters, Florida case law updates and Ethics. 

FL Course ID
111655/2003154N

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FL Adjuster CE

5 credits

FL CLE

1

August 26, 2020 from 1 PM - 2 PM est

Class Title

How Much Does The Lawyer Cost? LAE and Other Attorney Fee Disputes

Presenter(s)
Dawn M. Carsten, Partner, Roig Lawyers

Class Description

The objective of this course is to better understand the legal administrative expense in an attorney fee dispute. This presentation will review when and how attorneys are able to obtain reimbursement for their time pre-suit and in litigation, as well as review the process and rules therein.  

FL Course ID
113192

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FL Adjuster CE

1 credit

FL CLE

No

August 27, 2020 from 10 AM - 12 PM est

Class Title

Florida Law and Effective Examination Under Oath: A practical Approach to Eliciting Relevant Claim Information

Presenter(s)
Robert Dehne - Partner, Groelle & Salmon, P.A.; Nestor Marante - Attorney Groelle & Salmon, P.A.

Class Description

This presentation will include both lecture and interactive facets to provide attendees with a beneficial understanding of Florida law on insured’s compliance with post loss conditions, as well as the unique experience of observing portions of a simulated examination under oath during which commentary is offered on an effective approach to eliciting relevant information in the investigation of a questionable or fraudulent claim. During the simulated examination under oath, the presenters will discuss issues that arise before and during examinations under oath, and effective tactics to control their claim investigation. The examination under oath demonstration is also designed to educate the attendees on the obligations of an insured to respond to relevant inquiry in a claim investigation, and what the contractual limitation will be that set the parameters for the examination under oath inquiry. 

FL Course ID
113704

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FL Adjuster CE

2 credits

FL CLE

No

August 27, 2020 from 12 PM - 2 PM est

Class Title

Combatting Fraudulent and/or Excessive Attorneys' Fees Demands

Presenter(s)
Jarred Dichek, Esq. - Shareholder, Kubicki Draper; Alison Clasby Harke, Esq. - Alison Clasby Harke, P.A. ; Sarah Clasby Engel, Esq. - The Engle Firm

Class Description

This presentation will examine the problem of excessive and/or fraudulent attorneys’ fee demands, its cost to insurers, the governing legal standards, and provide methods of detecting and preventing fraudulent/inflated billing in a variety of insurance matters with emphasis on suits relating to homeowners, PIP, and auto glass claims.

FL Course ID
113373/2003593N

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FL Adjuster CE

2 credits

FL CLE

2 credits


September 16, 2020 from 1 PM - 2 PM est

Class Title

Code Red: The Hottest CPT Codes in PIP Claims and How to Adjust Them

Presenter(s)
John S. Leinicke, Partner, Roig Lawyers

Class Description

This presentation will discuss recent changes in providers’ billing practices, specifically new charges and services that providers are submitting in PIP claims. As changes to the No-Fault Law squeeze providers’ profit margins, they have begun to use new codes to replace this lost revenue. We will also review the background of these services and how to timely investigate and respond to them. This will include a discussion on investigating a clinic’s home medical equipment licensure, the reasonable scope for 6(b) requests related to these services, and recent case law and statutory updates on these issues. Examples include home medical equipment (“HME”); CBD and other marijuana related products (billed under 99070, A9150, or E1399); Special Reports 99080; whirlpool / hydrotherapy (97022 vs 97039); and reimbursement for off-site hospital radiology reports using the -26 modifier pursuant to FS § 627.736(5)(a)1.c.

FL Course ID
113189

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FL Adjuster CE

1 credit

FL CLE

No

September 17, 2020 from 2 PM - 3 PM est

Class Title

Indicators of Potential Fraud that Involve Public Adjusters

Presenter(s)
Robert Groelle , Partner, Groeel & Salmon, P.A. Robyn Feibusch, Esq., Partner,Groelle & Salmon, P.A.

Course Objective

To identify fraudulent acts in a claim by a public adjuster, and to educate licensed adjusters and investigators on current Florida law as to how such fraudulent acts may give rise to defenses to the claim for the insurer

FL Course ID
113700

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FL Adjuster CE

1 credit

FL CLE

No

September 23, 2020 from 1 PM - 2 PM est

Class Title

Florida vs The Rest of the USA: How Different State PIP/ No-Fault Statutes Can Affect Your Florida Claim

Presenter(s)
Stephen M. Mellor, Partner, Roig Lawers

Class Description

This course will discuss the different laws, conditions and exclusions found in other States Personal Injury Protection (PIP)/ First Party (No-Fault) Benefits Statutes and how they will affect a claim and subsequent litigation in Florida. Areas to be discussed include the States who have mandatory PIP Statutes versus choice PIP or First Party benefits Statutes; the different conditions precedents and time limitations within those Statutes; Statute of Limitations; Fee Schedules; Interest; and Attorney’s Fees.

FL Course ID
113190

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FL Adjuster CE

1 credit

FL CLE

No


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