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Rob Pohls to Speak at ACI's Annual Conference on Life Insurance and AD&D Claims and Litigation

The American Conference Institute has invited Rob Pohls to speak at its 2nd Annual Conference on Life Insurance and AD&D Claims and Litigation.  The conference will be held at The Carlton Hotel in New York City on July 29-30, 2013.  

Rob will be taking part in two programs.  The first relates to Rescission and Post-Claim Underwriting.  The second is a Master Class entitled "Litigating a Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Annuity Case from Start to Finish."  

For more information about the conference, contact Rob Pohls or use this link:  click for brochure.

Pohls & Associates Moves Southern California Office to Downtown Los Angeles

Pohls & Associates was founded in 1999.  Although it is based in Northern California, the firm always has had a statewide practice.  In 2009, the firm therefore opened a Southern California in the Los Angeles community of Westwood.  To better serve its clients in Southern California, though, the firm is relocating its Southern California office to downtown Los Angeles.  

Effective June 1, 2013, the new address for the Southern California office of Pohls & Associates will be:  445 S. Figueroa Street, 27th Floor,

Los Angeles, California  90071.  The new telephone number will be:  213.426.2167.

Rob Pohls to Speak at CAHU-Sacramento's Professional Development Day

The Sacramento Chapter of the California Association of Health Underwriters (CAHU) will be conducting its annual Professional Development Day in Citrus Heights, California on May 22, 2013.  The group has asked Rob Pohls to join Don Cooper of Triflex Corporation in a presentation entitled "Is Fee-Based Planning in Your Future?"  Rob and Don had previously presented a similar program as part of CAHU's 2012 Health Care Summit.

For more information about this event, contact Rob Pohls or Don Cooper.  For more information about the Sacramento Chapter of CAHU, contact Brad Davis.

Rob Pohls Gives Health Insurance Law Update at DRI's ERISA/LIfe, Health & Disability Conference

More than 500 attorneys assembled in Boston for DRI's annual ERISA/Life, Health & Disability Conference, held at the Westin Copley Place on April 24-26, 2013.  Rob Pohls was honored to contribute to the program by delivering a Health Insurance Law Update which reviewed the current state of the Affordable Care Act, identified the practical and legal impact of its many provisions, and addressed recent cases and developments that affect health insurers, health care providers and legal counsel.

A copy of Rob's paper, entitled "A Brave New World:  Health Insurance Regulation and Litigation After NFIB v. Sebelius" is available by using this link:  click for paper.  A copy of the PowerPoint that Rob used during his presentation is available by using this link:  click for PowerPoint.

Rob Pohls Speaks on Complex Life Claims and Long Term Care Insurance at ICA Annual Conference

On October 2, 2012, Rob Pohls took part in two presentations at the ICA's annual education conference.  The first program was entitled "Beyond the Nursing Home" and featured an informal discussion about how the long term care insurance industry has evolved and the direction(s) in which it is headed.  The second program was entitled "Complex Claims Investigations" and involved a variety of perspectives on challenging facts culled from real-world examples of complex life insurance claims.  

For a copy of the PowerPoint used during Rob's presentation on long term care insurance, use this link:  click for PowerPoint.  For a copy of the PowerPoint used during his presentation on complex life claims investigations, use this link:  click for PowerPoint.

Broker World and California Broker Both Publish Rob Pohls' Article on PPACA for Agents

In September of 2012, California Broker Magazine published an article Rob Pohls wrote to identify and explain "Four Things Agents Need to Know About the Affordable Care Act."  The article addresses coming changes in the health insurance market that are mandated by the Affordable Care Act and assesses how those changes might impact health insurance agents, brokers and producers.  In October of 2012, it was re-published for a national audience in Broker World Magazine.  For a copy of the article, as published by California Broker Magazine, use this link:  click for article.

ICA Roundtable Features Rob Pohls' Update on Health Care Reform

On September 19, 2012, Rob Pohls delivered a one-hour update on the practical impact of the Affordable Care Act as part of the International Claim Association's quarterly series of roundtable discussions.  For more information about the roundtable discussion, contact Rob Pohls.  For more information about the International Claim Association, use this link to visit the organization's website:  click for website.

Rob Pohls Takes Part in ACI's Inaugural Conference on Litigating Life Insurance and Annuity Claims

On July 31, 2012, Rob Pohls took part in the American Conference Institute's 1st Annual Conference on Life Insurance and Annuity Litigation at the Flatotel in New York City.  The catchy title given to Rob's program was:  "Making Sense of the Interplay Between Securities Law/Broker-Dealer Rules and Insurance Statutory Requirements in Connection with the Sale of Variable Life and Annuity Products."  For a copy of the PowerPoint that Rob used during his presentation, use this link:  click for PowerPoint.


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