For those who may not have noticed, Masonclaims.com had a recent makeover. Part of that makeover came in the form of adding a calendar of events. In creating the calendar, our programmer inadvertently left a test event on the calendar entitled "BBQ Out Front!" which he forgot to remove after completing his testing. Mason's adjuster friends not being ones to disappoint us, one man saw the BBQ event and decided he'd like to partake of a little Mason Hill Country hospitality and so called our own Holly Pierce to make his hunger known and find out the details of the shindig. She of course had no idea about the event, and after exchanging a few jokes about her not having been invited, she found out the true source of the calendar entry.

Mason Claims salutes you, Mr. Wayne E. Jones, for pointing out our error to us and for being such a good sport about there NOT being a BBQ on the front porch! In return, Mason Claims WILL buy you some good Hill Country BBQ at the upcoming 10th Annual Mason Continuing Education Conference, Sir!

Hope to see all of you there as well! It's going to be three days of non-stop fun, fellowship, and food. And of course, you'll also get 15 CEUs as well. Register now! Seats are going fast, and at this low price, it's no wonder!

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Hail Reports – Missouri, Kansas, Idaho, North Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Mississippi
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August 29, 2014
Hail Reports – Montana, Texas
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August 28, 2014
Hail Storms – Colorado
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August 27, 2014
Hail Reports – South Dakota, Missouri, Nebraska, Illinois
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August 26, 2014
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September 1, 2014
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There has been a recent spate of articles in various publications about the “Internet of Things” or IoT. At first blush, the non-techies’ eyes glaze over when new and emerging technologies are the topic of conversation. Techies, as we know, have been into the IoT for several years. But to...

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July 11, 2014
The Basics of Tree Liability – Part 1
Phillip Crimaldi is the Director of Operations for Peak Claims – An independent insurance claim services company based in Denver, Colorado.  Mr. Crimaldi has several years of unique experience with claims and litigation involving tree and premises liability. I’ve been…
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The Co-Op Solution: Taking the “Cat” out of Catastrophe Claims Adjusting
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March 26, 2014
Utah Sponsors Radical Bill to Modify Third Party Motor Vehicle Liability
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March 4, 2014
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March 4, 2014
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