PCAPIA Golf Classic and Spring Conference Highlights

The 2024 Pacific Coast Association of Public Insurance Adjusters Golf Classic and Spring Conference on May 6th and 7th brought together industry leaders, professionals and association supporters for an afternoon of tournament golf followed by a day filled with insightful discussions and presentations on various facets of property insurance claims adjusting.

Monday, May 6
The two-day event commenced with the PCAPIA Golf Classic at the Tustin Ranch Golf Club in Tustin, CA, offering participants a chance to network and enjoy a competitive round of golf before diving into education sessions. The day concluded with an awards reception, fostering further networking opportunities in a relaxed setting.

Tuesday, May 7
The PCAPIA Spring Conference opened the second day at The Westin South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, CA. It began early with registration and breakfast, followed by a welcome from President Denise Sze, Esq., setting the tone for an informative day ahead.

Jeff Schwenk from Continental Machinery led a comprehensive session on equipment evaluation, covering everything from the importance of accurate assessment to tools and technologies utilized in the process. Real-life case studies provided valuable insights into best practices and challenges faced in equipment evaluation for property insurance claims.

Dylan Schaffer, Esq., from Kerley Schaffer LLP, delved into the nuances of California Fair Plan policies, shedding light on eligibility criteria, coverage details, claims processes, shortfalls, and future reforms. Everyone present gained a deeper understanding of this critical aspect of property insurance in California. (Click HERE to see recent accusation of California Fair Plan selling illegal home insurance policies).

Randy Goodman, SPPA, from The Goodman Gable Gould Co. / Adjusters International, presented a series of engaging case studies, each highlighting unique challenges and considerations in property insurance claims. From coverage disputes to valuation issues, attendees explored practical scenarios and potential solutions.

Kevin Dandridge from 1 Life Safety emphasized the paramount importance of safety in property insurance claims. Attendees learned about pre-site preparations, safety equipment, potential hazards, and emergency protocols, ensuring a holistic approach to on-site safety.

Mike Koster from Reliant Investigations provided insights into the intricate world of fire investigations in property insurance claims. Listeners gained valuable knowledge on the investigative process, the role of experts, insurance coverage, and emerging trends impacting fire claims in California.

Sponsors and exhibitors addressed the audience to showcase their products and services, and were acknowledged for their generous participation and support.

The conference concluded with special recognition for golf tournament director Rolf Eidbo, honoring his exceptional dedication and leadership. His pivotal role ensured the success of the Golf Classic, without which it would not have been possible. 

The PCAPIA Golf Classic and Spring Conference proved to be a platform for recreation, collaboration, learning, and professional growth, affirming its significance in the first party property insurance industry landscape.

Plans are currently underway to hold the golf tournament and conference at the same locations next year in early May.