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Barry Zalma

4441 Sepulveda Boulevard

CULVER CITY CA 90230-4847

310-390-4455

Fax: 310-391-5614

zalma@zalma.com or bzalma@earthlink.net  

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I'll be Speaking at

America's Claims Event (ACE)

June 22-24, 2016

Hilton Minneapolis, Minneapolis MN 

 

 


Consultant

Zalma Insurance Consultants (ZIC) makes available Barry Zalma's more than 48 years of practical insurance claims experience to serve those who are faced with an insurance claims or coverage dispute.  ZIC will assist its clients to resolve any insurance problem faced by lawyers representing insurers, lawyers representing policyholders, insurance claims management, insurance claims personnel, and those they seek to serve. The experience and skill of Mr. Zalma as a consultant and expert witness can make the difference before a jury, other trier of fact, or mediator.

Barry Zalma founded ZIC to help resolve every insurance claim problem faced by you or your clients. His experience and skill as a consultant and expert witness can make the difference before a jury or other trier of fact. For more than 48 years as a claims person and insurance coverage attorney, Barry Zalma has represented insurers, advised insurers on claims handling, interpreted coverages and testified as an insurance coverage, insurance bad faith, insurance claims handling and insurance fraud expert on behalf of insurers and policy holders’ suing insurers.

Mr. Zalma is an internationally recognized expert on insurance, insurance claims handling, insurance coverage, insurance fraud, and insurance bad faith. Barry Zalma will promptly review your file materials and advise you about the viability of your decision to sue or your defenses. He can help you narrow the scope of discovery and will provide you with a plan for success in any litigation requiring an insurance consultant and expert witness who is knowledgeable about insurance fraud, insurance bad faith, and can testify in language a lay jury will understand about insurance, insurance bad faith, insurance claims, insurance claims handling, and insurance fraud.

Consultation with Mr. Zalma and ZIC can save you or your client thousands of dollars in the defense or prosecution of an insurance dispute. ZIC will assist you in the effort to find a solution to an insurance claims dispute that is fair, intelligent, beneficial and economical.

ZIC is available to provide expert advice and, if needed, expert testimony to individuals and their counsel. Advice from ZIC is indispensable to the resolution of insurance disputes. Consultation from ZIC can save you, your counsel or client hundreds of hours of investigative and legal work.

With comprehensive knowledge of insurance and insurance claims handling Mr. Zalma understands, and can explain in language a lay jury understands, how and why insurance claims should be resolved.

Barry Zalma is an effective insurance consultant with sufficient expertise to advise you about any insurance claims issue. He tesifies as an expert dealing with claims handling, insurance fraud, bad faith, and all insurance claims handling issues.

ZIC rates are all inclusive. Mr. Zalma's hourly fee takes account of all incidentals from telephone calls and postage to computer time and word processing. As for third-party costs, ZIC passes along all discounts and vendor savings. The client pays what ZIC pays. Not a penny more. ZIC has made the billing process simple.


Resources

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Barry Zalma E-Books by Barry Zalma

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Review From A Professional

W. D. Smith, Jr., MBA, CPCU, CLU, ChFC, AIM, AIS, AI, State Farm Fire Core Property Claim Team Manager, reported about a training program I wrote:

“I must tell you that this is the most enjoyable course I have ever taken. I learned or was reminded of so much. I was moved. I was inspired. I will use insights from your course to educate and motivate my employees who handle and adjust claims in 34 states across the country. I will also be recommending your course to anyone who needs continuing education. In fact, please let me know if you have any other courses in the catalogue.

“As you can see from my signature line below, I’ve taken a course or two over the years. I just want you to know how much I appreciate the time, the care, and the love for (and understanding of) this industry that you demonstrated by writing such a fantastic course. The depth and breadth of knowledge and research were impressive to say the least. The fow was outstanding. The text was written thoughtfully, with appropriate respect, wonderful quotes, and with subtle humor…. All of this was a refreshing change from much of the insurance coursework that is typically available….

“Mr. Zalma, this course was simply OUTSTANDING! Thank you so very much for creating it!”


Expert Witness

Mr. Zalma has testified as an insurance claims handling, insurance coverage, insurance bad faith and insurance fraud expert witness in the  state courts of California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Nebraska, federal district courts in various jurisdictions throughout the country, and even testified in an arbitration held in the British Cayman Islands.

 


Arbitrator or Mediator

Mr. Zalma and ZIC understand that litigation is expensive and does not always resolve a dispute. He is also available, therefore, to serve as an arbitrator or mediator for any insurance dispute. Because Mr. Zalma limits his services to insurance disputes and does not operate through a mediation or arbitration service the cost of his services are much less than the cost of an arbitrator or mediator from such a service.

Most people cannot define, let alone understand, insurance. Mr. Zalma, a native Californian, accepts the California definition of "insurance" which was codified as follows:

"Insurance is a contract whereby one undertakes to indemnify another against loss, damage, or liability arising from a contingent or unknown event." [California Insurance Code Section 22]

 


Insurance 101- A Video Blog


Do you want to learn everything from "what is insurance" to bad faith and examinations under oath, you nee to consider the more than 684 videos, the latest on the examination under oath, posted to http://www.zalma.com/videoblog. In each of the videos approximately three to six minutes each, are based on my book "Insurance Claims: A Comprehensive Guide" where by viewing one or more a day you can learn everything you need to know about property and casualty insurance and insurance claims handling.

The videos track the matters covered in the first volume and some of the second volume of my book "Insurance Claims: A Comprehensive Guide" available from the National Underwriter Company at http://www.nationalunderwriter.com/insuranceClaims

When I began working on this videoblog it was my intent to create a complete insurance claims education in three to four minute increments. It is created to allow the student - whether a novice or experienced insurance professional - to learn painlessly by viewing one or more video a day, five days a week, 50 weeks a year. The videos will provide anyone interested in insurance to painlessly learn everything there is to know about property and casualty insurance while having the morning's first cup of coffee or while munching on the first bagel of the day.

Some of the cases reviewed will be important. Some may be of first impression. Others will be totally unimportant. All will be interesting. Every video will assist you in being a better claims person, insurance coverage lawyer, or insurance supervisor.

If you want to communicate with me just click on my name and send me an E-Mail.

Barry Zalma

4441 Sepulveda Boulevard

CULVER CITY CA 90230-4847

310-390-4455

Fax: 310-391-5614

zalma@zalma.com or bzalma@earthlink.net

Follow on Twitter at https://twitter.com/bzalma

Subscribe to Zalma's Insurance Fraud Letter here

 


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The author and publisher disclaim any liability, loss, or risk incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of any of the contents of this web site. The information provided is not a substitute for the advice of a competent insurance, legal, or other professional. The Information provided at this site should not be relied on as legal advice. Legal advice cannot be given without full consideration of all relevant information relating to an individual situation. If you desire legal advice retain counsel of your choice.


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PROFORMATIVE ACADEMY

Insurance Fraud - An Overview

I have created for Proformative Academy two webinars called “Insurance Fraud - An Overview” that is available at http://www.proformative.com/courses/insurance-fraud-prevention. Continuing Education Credit available for many, including Certified Fraud Examiners with 1.5 CPE Credits, in Fraud Prevention and Deterrence. I hope you find it interesting and informative.

Insurance Fraud is estimated to take between $80 and $300 billion a year from the property and casualty insurance industry, raising the prices each person pays for insurance by more than $300 a year. It explains to those attending what insurance fraud is, various methods by which insurance fraud is perpetrated, and the various weapons provided by statutory law, legal precedent and professional claims handling to work to reduce the amount stolen by fraud perpetrators. It explains the use of red flags or indicators of insurance fraud and the use of an insurance company Special Investigation Unit (SIU) to gather the evidence necessary to assist in the defeat of insurance fraud.


How to Read & Understand Business Insurance Policies

No business can operate profitably without insurance to protect it against contingent or unknown catastrophic losses. By spreading the risk among many businesses, insurers can charge reasonable sums to protect against losses to the business or its real and personal property. In this course you will listen to an internationally recognized insurance coverage lawyer, author, consultant and expert witness explain why and how an insurance policy provides protection for the business. A business person with the ability to read and understand the insurance policies they acquire has an advantage over every other business person who cannot read and understand a such policies.

Continuing Education Credit available for many, including Certified Fraud Examiners with 1.5 CPE Credits, in Fraud Prevention and Deterrence. I hope you find it interesting and informative.
http://www.proformative.com/courses/how-to-read-understand-business-insurance-policies

How to Successfully Present a Commercial Property Insurance Claim

No business can operate profitably without insurance to protect it against contingent or unknown catastrophic losses. By spreading the risk among many businesses, insurers can charge reasonable sums to protect against losses to the business or its real and personal property. As you listen to an internationally recognized insurance coverage lawyer, author, consultant and expert witness explain how to gather the information necessary to present a claim to your insurance company and collect the information required to effectively present a claim to gain full indemnity, you will be convinced you can do so with minimal or no assistance.

Continuing Education Credit available for many, including Certified Fraud Examiners with 1.5 CPE Credits, in Fraud Prevention and Deterrence. I hope you find it interesting and informative. http://www.proformative.com/courses/how-successfully-present-commercial-property-insurance-claim

What To Do When Your Company Gets Sued - And How to Prepare

Almost every business will, at some time in its existence, be sued. The suits may be false and fraudulent, a suit where there is a possibility you will be found liable to the plaintiff or a suit where you owe no liability to anyone.  Every insurer will face a suit for breach of contract or for causing damage to another person or entity as a result of negligent or intentional conduct. Every business, therefore, needs a proactive effort at risk management to avoid or limit litigation against it. 

This program explains that risk management is the process of identification, analysis and either acceptance or mitigation of uncertainty in business.  Essentially, risk management occurs anytime a business analyzes and attempts to quantify the potential for losses in business. It explains how to deal with a lawsuit that is filed naming the business as a defendant, including how to obtain insurance before the suit and how to deal with your insurer after suit is filed.

http://www.proformative.com/courses/response-to-a-lawsuit

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