The Northwest Loss Association is comprised of insurance adjusters and vendors who are dedicated to the goal of improving the knowledge, performance, and professionalism of property insurance adjusters. Our focus is the facilitation and promotion of continuing education through regular meetings, special events, and cooperation with other organizations who can help accomplish our goal.
The Northwest Loss Association holds educational meetings on the third Wednesday of the month from September through May at the Park Plaza Hotel in Bloomington, located at 4460 W. 78th Circle, Bloomington, Minnesota. The meeting runs from 11:30 AM till 1:30 PM. Check-in begins at 11:00 AM.
In addition to the monthly educational meetings, the Northwest Loss Association organizes an annual Trade Fair and Golf Outing. The Trade Fair, held in February at the Park Plaza Hotel, allows Associate Members to showcase their products and services available to claims industry. The Golf Outing, held at Brackett’s Crossing Country Club in Lakeville in June, is a well-received social event that allows additional networking with Members and Associate Members.
The Northwest Loss Association intends to prevent any violation of antitrust laws at all our meetings and events.
Presenters and attendees at our meetings and events acknowledge that their respective firms are competitors in the marketplace and that the McCarran-Ferguson Act provides the insurance industry with only very limited immunity from federal and state anti-trust scrutiny. Therefore, presenters and attendees must exercise care during all presentations and discussions, since even innocuous discussions of certain topics might later be misinterpreted as evidence of collusion.
At our meetings and events, there should be no discussion or agreement, formal or informal, expressed or implied, as to any matters that might give rise to an allegation of violation of anti-trust laws. Subjects to avoid include:
2013-2014 Board of Directors
|Kerry Koestler||Valley Adjusting||President|
|Jeff Bessler||Acord Claim Service||Treasurer|
|Todd Latvala||Western National.||Board Member|
|Christopher Bennett||Harleysville Insurance Co.||Board Member|
|Ryan Schaefer||Farmers Insurance||Board Member|
|Pattie Garger||CRDN of Minnesota||Vendor Board Member (non-voting)|