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Brendan L. Labbe

Matching: A Guide to the Law & Nuances of Matching

State Approved CE Credits:DE FL NC OK TX

Tuesday 3:30 - 5:00
Wednesday 3:30 - 5:00

Brendan L. Labbe, JD, Partner, Sloane and Walsh, LLP
Bob Purcell, CCP, CPRIA, VP-Property Claims Client Mgr., Munich Re US
Bernadine Steines, CPCU, AIC, AINS, Property Claims Supervisor, Amica Mutual Group

  • Apply the principle of matching to questions faced during both day-to-day claims handling and unique, complex claims
  • Compare the existence and application of regulations and case law throughout the country
  • Navigate differing policy language to understand courts’ findings of coverage, and no coverage, for matching.
  • Understand the interplay between policy provisions, case law and regulations that underlie the principle of matching
  • Demetrius Lambrinos

    Preparing for Testimony: Only The Truth

    State Approved CE Credits:FL NC

    Tuesday 8:00 - 9:30
    Wednesday 8:30 - 10:00

    Nelson E. Canter, Esq., Partner, McLaughlin & Stern, LLP
    Demetrius Lambrinos, Esq., Counsel, CounselOne, PC
    Michael Schwartz, AIC AINS RPA, EVP/Secretary & EGA, L.J. Shaw & Company

  • Describe techniques that will make you confident in handling the deposition and/or trial testimony
  • Learn to spot the “tricks” opposing lawyers use to confuse or trap you
  • Identify ways to handle yourself to project the best image
  • Joey Lang

    Building Codes: A Critical Look

    State Approved CE Credits:FL NC TX

    Monday 10:30 - 12:00
    Tuesday 3:30 - 5:00

    Joey Lang, Chief Operating Officer, Cat Claims Unlimited
    Mike Rimoldi, MOA, CBO, CBC, CFM, Senior Project Manager, J.S. Held LLC

  • Interpret building codes to apply to various claims
  • Determine which questions to ask when dealing with building code supplements
  • Describe how the FEMA 50% Rule and the Roofing 25% Rule work
  • Determine which building code book and new construction codes apply to a structure and how they interact
  • John A. Lee

    Climate & Insurance: Risk, Preparation & Mitigation

    State Approved CE Credits:FL NC TX

    Monday 10:30 - 12:00
    Tuesday 3:30 - 5:00

    Steven Bowen, Chief Science Officer, Gallagher Re
    John A. Lee, , Coverage Atty, Meteorologist

  • Define the underlying science behind climate change
  • Identify current and potential regional impacts related to climate change
  • Explore efforts by the insurance industry to model and prepare for future impacts
  • Examine insurance industry risk mitigation effort
  • Yea Ji Lee

    Condominium Losses: Navigating Property Damage and Liability

    State Approved CE Credits:DE FL NH NC TX

    Tuesday 10:30 - 12:00
    Wednesday 3:30 - 5:00

    Yea Ji Lee, Asst. Property Claims Supv., Amica Mutual Group
    Christopher M. Reilly, JD, Partner, Sloane and Walsh, LLP

  • Highlight nuances of handling first-party and third-party condominium claims under homeowners’/unit owners’ policies
  • Recognize interplay of condominium association documents, lease agreements, insurance policies, and applicable state laws
  • Distinguish and allocate responsibilities of parties: owner, tenant, condominium association, multiple insurers, other third parties
  • Michelle Licht

    Building Inclusive, Diverse, and Equitable Leadership Roles

    Tuesday 3:30 - 4:30

    Trisha Barhorst, VP, PL Claims Property, Nationwide Group
    Jessica Hamilton, SVP Sales & Business Dev., Eberl Claims Service
    Michelle Licht, VP Sales, ALE Solutions
    Baer Philipbar, CPCU, AVP Property Claims Manager, W. R. Berkley Group
    Gina Reyes, VP of Claims, Openly Insurance Company

  • This panel discussion delves into the vital aspects of recognizing women's experience, talent, and acumen as fundamental attributes for leadership roles. Participants will explore strategies for garnering support from board leaders, securing sponsors and advocates, and promoting diversity by including the best diverse women in leadership positions. This discussion also emphasizes the celebration of male allies who contribute to building pipelines for women leaders and highlights the significance of celebrating successful women as role models and advocates. Participants will also examine the importance of equal compensation and learn about opportunities to join women's organizations dedicated to advancing positions, pay, and equal power for all women.
  • Kelly M. Lippincott

    Enforcing Policy Conditions

    State Approved CE Credits:DE FL NH NC OK TX

    Monday 10:30 - 12:00
    Tuesday 1:30 - 3:00

    Kelly M. Lippincott, JD, Partner, Gordon & Rees, LLP

  • Describe common policy obligations owed by the insured
  • Assess how to enforce policy conditions
  • Determine when an insurer can rely on a breach of a policy condition to deny
  • Identify methods to preserve the insurer's ability to deny coverage if the insured breaches a policy condition

    Please join us in Boston for 3 days of sharing how you serve and adapt as an insurance professional in today’s rapidly evolving world:

    • Engage in over 100 innovative educational course selections across 14 learning tracks led by industry professionals serving your quest for know-how in the ever-evolving insurance landscape
    • Forge connections through one of the industry’s largest gatherings of diverse insurance professionals serving as a conduit for networking opportunities
    • Immerse yourself in the Insurance Services Expo interacting with hundreds of leading edge service providers showcasing products and tools to revolutionize service in the insurance industry

    It was my first time, so it was a great time hearing from a lot of different people and experiencing something new.

    I like there are educated speakers who show genuine appreciation and passion for their topics.

    I enjoyed the variety of sessions and the networking promoted within the session. I alsoappreciated the collection of exhibitors that had various ways of engagement.

    The Networking was amazing, but just being able to be together with peers and new friendsagain was so needed!

    I enjoyed meeting other professionals in the business. I also loved the various topics andhearing how other insurance carriers were addressing some of the same issues we encounter.

    The informational sessions were very useful and gave me a lot of great things to bring backwith me.

    The variety of content and the sessions that were interactive. So valuable to learn from otherattendees and how they tackle challenges and issues at their organizations.

    Opportunity to connect with other claim professionals and vendors. Informative & interestingpresentations. Appreciated that a lot of the presentations qualified for CE credit.

    PLRB greatly appreciates the following claims service providers for their outstanding support for the 2024 Claims Conference.


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