Welcome to the SILA Foundation

The purpose of the SILA Foundation is to provide an educational forum for the public in financial services, specifically insurance licensing and securities registration. Its purpose will be to develop and improve individuals’ capabilities within the financial services industry through educational materials, courses, public discussion groups, forums, panels, lectures, personal career development, mentoring, job training, job fairs or other programs as determined by the SILA Foundation Board of Trustees.

Webinar: The Adjuster – Role, Licensing and Administration


If you want to hear an expert explanation about trends related to adjuster licensing and regulation and an entertaining on-point job description of the adjuster in a rapidly changing claims industry, then you MUST REGISTER FOR and ATTEND the latest SILA webinar titled “The Adjuster – Role, Licensing and Administration” with the renowned speaker Adam Gardiner, Co-Founder of AdjusterPro on Thursday, August 18, 2016 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm EST.

This presentation gives an overview, from an adjuster’s perspective, of the role that claims in general and the adjuster in particular play in the insurance industry.  The presentation provides a general description of what adjusters do and how claims work, followed by a reflection on trends related to the licensing, regulation and job description of the adjuster in a rapidly changing claims industry.

Our speaker, Adam Gardiner is the co-founder of AdjusterPro, LLC.  Adam began his career in the insurance industry in 2004 as a catastrophe adjuster, deployed to hurricane Charlie in South Florida.  In 2005, Adam founded AdjusterPro and teamed up with co-founder Daniel Kerr to meet a need in the industry for a reliable source for adjuster-related licensing and regulation information — particularly regarding licensing rules and reciprocity — and training that actually helped people become more successful claims adjusters.  AdjusterPro is now the industry’s largest adjuster-specific licensing and training company, and a trusted source for adjuster-specific education and information.  Adam now lives in Dallas, TX with his wife and four daughters, acting as an executive member for AdjusterPro and speaking on leadership and innovation in business and the evolving claims industry.

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Webinar: Cybersecurity for Insurance & Securities Professionals – recording available

Cybersecurity is the protection of the following types of information by preventing, detecting, and responding to attacks: communications transmitted via email and cell phones; digital cable and MP3 transmissions; information and signals emitted by transportation systems such as car engine computers and aircraft navigation systems; purchases made online and with credit or debit cards; and stored data pertaining to medical records and equipment.

Identity theft is the illegal use of someone’s personal or financial information for the purpose of taking on that person’s identity to get money or credit.

Common sense tells us to lock our car doors, to store valuables in a safe, to look both ways before crossing the street, and to wear a seat belt. But what does “common cyber-sense” tell us?

Learn more at the Cybersecurity for the Insurance and
Securities Professional Webinar
on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 3:00 PM EST

Join us to learn about basic cybersecurity measures insurance professionals can implement to keep sensitive personal information safe. Find out about NAIC activities related to cybersecurity for insurers and insurance producers. Discover some of the ways bad actors can trick you or your employees into providing information access to them. Learn about the extent of the problem for American business and types of insurance products available to meet business needs.

Our speaker, Eric C. Nordman, CPCU, CIE is currently serving the needs of the state insurance regulatory community in his capacity as Director of the Regulatory Services Division and Director of the Center for Insurance Policy and Research (CIPR) with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. He is engaged in a wide range of insurance research and provides support for NAIC initiatives and work of its committees. He has been with the NAIC since 1991. He received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Michigan State University. He earned his CPCU in 1989 and is a Certified Insurance Examiner. He recently completed a three-year term as a national director on the CPCU Society Leadership Council.

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This Webinar is  open to all interested parties (members and non-members), free of charge, and is approved for Virtual Chapter credit for the SILA Designation requirement.

Webinar: Ban-the-Box Laws & Credit Report Restrictions (recording available)

Date: Thursday, June 16, 2016

Time: 3:00 – 4:00 PM EST

Webinar: Ban-the-Box Laws and Credit Report Restrictions

During this insightful and educational session, we will discuss the current landscape of Ban-The-Box Laws and Credit Report Restrictions, how they may or may not apply to carriers, and some of the risk-averse practices that may satisfy your compliance requirements.  We will also discuss how some of the individual requirements of these laws may need to be incorporated into your existing FCRA and EEOC compliance practices without creating conflicts.  Please note, while this presentation is intended to highlight the requirements and potential best practices for compliance, it does not constitute legal advice or guidance.  Feel free to invite your legal representation and/or compliance team to participate.

Our speaker, Gregory Kirsch is the Executive Vice President of Operations and Compliance for Applicant Insight / NoMoreForms, a National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) accredited provider of background screening solutions as well as an industry recognized provider of Occupational Health, Drug Testing, Forms Automation, Compliance, and Agent Onboarding solutions.  He is an industry recognized expert in background screening solutions and compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act in the employment and contractor screening context, managing programs and regularly consulting with many of the most visible companies and carriers in the country to develop employment screening solutions that are cost-effective, compliant and address corporate goals and regulatory requirements.

Greg holds Advanced FCRA Certification as issued by NAPBS, and is a graduate of the West Chester University of Pennsylvania.


Click here to access both the recording and a copy of the powerpoint.


This Webinar is open to all interested parties (members and non-members), free of charge, and is approved for Virtual Chapter credit for the SILA Designation requirement.

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