Who We Are
The Society of Claim Law Associates (SCLA), formed in 1992, is an organization of insurance claims people who have earned claims law designations from American Educational Institute (AEI). Membership in the SCLA has grown to over 5,000 members in the time since it was founded. The Society is a not-for-profit corporation governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees who are elected by the general membership every two years.
Both AEI and the SCLA partners in claims law education are committed to providing the insurance claims professional with cost effective educational resources. AEI lays the foundation by providing a comprehensive course of study in claims law that results in industry recognized designations and awards. The SCLA builds upon that foundation by providing its members with continuing educational resources and opportunities. These resources include a Membership Directory for networking among members, a Claims Law Guide that includes relevant claims law information for each state and the District of Columbia (revised annually), an online library the Reading Room that provides relevant claims law and coverage articles written by professionals in the industry, and a direct link to Claims magazine online a monthly publication dedicated to property/casualty insurance claims professionals. Each month Claims magazine offers authoritative insight and analysis that helps claims professionals do their job more effectively. SCLA members are also eligible for a half-price annual subscription to the print version of Claims magazine.The SCLA Annual Claims Conference & Designation Reception offers claims professionals a claims relevant education program, networking opportunities, and recognition for having achieved a professional designation or award from American Educational Institute. The Conference is open to all claims professionals, but dues-paid members of the SCLA are entitled to a reduced Conference registration fee.
Everything we do is intended to further our mission to promote claims professionalism through education.
SCLAs Mission Statement
The mission of the Society of Claim law Associates is to promote claims professionalism through education, improve the level of understanding, knowledge, and expertise of its members in the area of claims law and provide a forum for the exchange of information and ideas relating to claims law. The Society will help to establish, maintain, and promote a level of professionalism among its members through its activities and encourage and assist others to become the most proficient and knowledgeable claims professionals they can be.