Atlanta Claims Association

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2018 Annual Education Conference Agenda

ACA 2018 Annual Educational Conference   Friday, April 20th 2018, 07:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.   Northeast Hilton Atlanta 5993 Peachtree…

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Members of the Atlanta Claims Association are individuals who are involved in investigating, negotiating, and settling insurance claims on behalf of insurance companies, or the self-insured, as a major portion of their work.

Examples include:

  • Claims adjusters/appraisers

  • Claims supervisors/managers

  • Independent adjusters/appraisers

  • Attorneys and others who provide claims-related services


The benefits of membership in the Atlanta Claims Association include:

  • Discounts for and special notification of:

    • Monthly luncheons (some with CE credits)

    • ACA's Ethics Seminar

    • ACA's Workers' Compensation Seminar

    • ACA's Mock Trial Seminar

  • Social gatherings, including:

    • The Fall Outing (a themed party event)

    • The Golf Outing

    • Holiday Events

  • Receipt of the ACA monthly newletter

  • Listing in the “members only” Annual Membership Directory

  • Participation in a member-driven and member-run organzation

Fees, Discounts

Members contribute to the operation of the not-for-profit organization by the payment of annual dues depending on the membership class they qualify for. As part of member benefits, dues help to offset discounts available on the cost of attendance at ACA luncheons, ACA-sponsored seminars, and other selected events.


Members enable the operation of the Atlanta Claims Association through their volunteer work. Work is organized and coordinated by the functioning of 22 committees. The overall operation of the ACA corporate entity is managed by a Board of Directors and Officers, elected from among active members.

Classes of Membership

There are three “classes” of membership, the first is simply termed “Member”, the second “Associate” and the third “Student”

A "Member" is defined as being one of the following:

  1. Someone who is directly engaged in claims handling for insurance companies or self-insureds - defined as spending the majority of their time in the investigation, negotiation and settlement of insurance or self-insurance claims, or claims managers and claims supervisors.

  2. Attorneys whose principal practice is insurance defense;

  3. Retired members in good standing whose present status does not conflict with the active member qualifications

  4. Life members and honorary members

A “Associate Member” is defined as being:

  • Anyone who does not meet the requirements as “Member” but who perform a majority of their professional services for insurance companies and self-insureds in the settlement and handling of losses (other than property renovation/repair). A “Associate Member” is granted all the benefits of “Member” except voting privileges in the management of the corporation.

A “Student Member” is defined as being:

  • A “Student Member” is defined as being those individuals who neither met the requirement as a “Member” or “ Associate Member” but who are currently attending a college or university and pursuing a degree in Risk Management and/or Insurance. This category also allows for those who are in the field of instruction within a college or university in the field of Risk Management and/or Insurance.

Applying for Membership

You are now able to submit your application for membership online and submit your payment at the same time. Your application will be reviewed by our membership chairperson; if there are questions you will be contacted prior to your application being submitted for approval. Once approved your pending payment will be processed and you will receive a membership confirmation via email.


If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Chair of Membership Committee, Patty Bakmaz at (678) 687-0198 or via email: .