March 4, 2020
Friends and Colleagues,
It is with deepest regret to inform you, after a vote from the Board, that we have decided to cancel the March 19, 2020 Conference in Windsor, CT in light of the unprecedented Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.
As you are aware, the COVID-19 virus is of current concern and we have the safety and well-being of our attendees in the forefront of our minds. Several of our member companies have already restricted travel and conference attendance for our attendees. While we hope that this advanced preparation is, in the end, excessive caution, we want to be sure that we are making the best decision for our organization and our members in a timely fashion.
If you have already registered, we will cancel your registration and you will not be billed. If you have paid by PayPal, we will be processing refunds in the immediate future. Fortunately, our venue, the Hilton Garden Inn, has a penalty free cancellation policy for cancellations due to the coronavirus. We appreciate their understanding and look forward to the opportunity to host future conferences at their facility in Windsor, CT.
Our annual Legal Year in Review will be May 7, 2020 at the Beechwood Inn in Worcester, MA. We hope that you all can join us. This is also when we will vote in our 2020-2021 Board members. This is a great opportunity for you to consider how you may contribute to our Board or Executive Committee in the next year. It has been a rewarding experience and is a great opportunity to learn new skills, build relationships with industry colleagues and have a hand in our conference format and content for the coming year. If have any questions on how you may contribute to the future of NECA please feel free to contact me or any other board member.
The Board appreciates your patience and understanding in this unprecedented situation. We wish you and your family good health and look forward to seeing you in May 2020!
Tricia Berube, ALHC
President, New England Claim Association