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Period of Restoration in Business Income Losses

Curriculum: Commercial Time Element Losses

Monday, March 20 — 10:30 - 12:00
Tuesday, March 21 — 1:30 - 3:00

Wayne Sowers, CPCU, AIC, Sr. Executive General Adjuster, Sedgwick, Murray, UT
Katharyn Thompson, Managing Director, Baker Tilly, Lake Oswego, OR
Dale Walls, General Adjuster, Enumclaw Insurance Group, Enumclaw, WA

  • Describe the issues that often arise when determining the period of restoration
  • Identify actions to take to avoid delays in the period of restoration
  • Evaluate the coverage provided for the period of restoration and the extended period
  • Develop a plan to handle the challenges that arise during the loss period

Permissive Use in Auto Liability Claims

Curriculum: Casualty Campus

Tuesday, March 21 — 8:00 - 9:30
Wednesday, March 22 — 10:30 - 12:00

Greg Dorenkamp, CPCU, SCLA, AIC, API, Business Center Claim Manager, Farm Bureau P&C Group, Des Moines, IA
Angela Kassube, Field Claims Consultant, Nationwide Group, Columbus, OH
Jonathan Schwartz, JD, Partner, Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP, Chicago, IL

  • Assess the availability of liability coverage when the driver is unlicensed or the driver's license is suspended or revoked
  • Identify and resolve coverage issues that arise when the permissive user is an employee and claims to be driving in the course and scope of employment, especially in accidents involving employees driving their personal vehicles
  • Describe different tests applied by courts for addressing situations in which the use of the vehicle deviated from the initial scope of permission given
  • Evaluate liability coverage where a third person uses a car via another person who did have permission to use the car

PLRB Coverage, CATs & Codes: Adjusting Made Easier

Curriculum: PLRB Services

Monday, March 20 — 3:30 - 4:30
Tuesday, March 21 — 10:30 - 11:30
Wednesday, March 22 — 8:30 - 9:30

Patrick K. Biggins, JD, Counsel, PLRB, Downers Grove, IL
David W. Fox, JD, Counsel, PLRB, Downers Grove, IL
Ruth Gottmann, Dir.-Building Codes/Standards, PLRB, Downers Grove, IL
Andrew G. Louchios, GISP, AVP-Catastrophe Services, PLRB, Downers Grove, IL

  • Conduct historical weather searches using PLRB's Weather/CAT tools
  • Find quick answers to common building code questions faced by adjusters utilizing PLRB resources, including the BCme app
  • Access the latest property and liability cases, emerging issues, and other updated PLRB materials
  • Discover tips and shortcuts using the PLRB database
  • This session is for staff of PLRB member insurance companies.

PLRB Presents! Industry Insights

Curriculum: PLRB Presents

Tuesday, March 21 — 3:30 - 5:00

  • PLRB Presents! Industry Insights features dynamic and engaging new perspectives and ideas that claims professionals should be aware of.
  • Topics and presenters to be finalized.

PLRB Presents! Inspirations

Curriculum: PLRB Presents

Tuesday, March 21 — 8:00 - 9:30

  • PLRB Presents! Inspirations features three dynamic and engaging short talks meant to inspire and motivate.
  • Topics and presenters to be finalized

PLRB Presents! Your Claims Story

Curriculum: PLRB Presents

Tuesday, March 21 — 10:30 - 12:00

  • PLRB Presents! Your Claims Story features three dynamic and engaging personal narratives on the winding road through the insurance industry.
  • Topics and presenters to be finalized

Premises Security & Third-Party Criminal Acts

Curriculum: Casualty Campus

Monday, March 20 — 10:30 - 12:00
Tuesday, March 21 — 3:30 - 5:00

Kingshuk K. Roy, JD, Partner, Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP, Chicago, IL

  • List the elements of a negligent security claim
  • Identify some of the common legal issues presented by these claims such as questions about foreseeability
  • Develop a plan to investigate these types of claims including what documents to obtain, witnesses to interview, and experts to retain
  • Describe potential coverage and risk transfer issues related to these claims
  • Specify common allegations raised by plaintiffs in negligent security claims and the available defenses

Privacy Claims & Liability Insurance Coverage

Curriculum: Casualty Campus

Monday, March 20 — 1:30 - 3:00
Tuesday, March 21 — 3:30 - 5:00

Daniel I. Graham, Jr., JD, Partner, Nicolaides Fink Thorpe et al, Chicago, IL

  • Describe the various types of interests that the right of privacy can encompass
  • Evaluate how technology and evolving communication methods have impacted the nature of privacy claims
  • Assess whether these 21st Century-privacy exposures potentially implicate the “personal and advertising injury” coverage and other liability coverages
  • Identify those various policy limitations and exclusions that may preclude or limit coverage for privacy exposures

Property Case Law Developments: Commercial Lines

Curriculum: Property Coverage

Tuesday, March 21 — 8:00 - 9:30
Wednesday, March 22 — 1:30 - 3:00

James A. Kitces, JD, Partner, Robins Kaplan LLP, Boston, MA
Wayne Taylor, JD, Partner, Mozley Finlayson & Loggins LLP, Atlanta, GA

  • Review current trends and improve ability to forecast court decisions in connection with commercial lines claims
  • Identify current issues and concerns in the property insurance coverage field relating to commercial lines claims
  • Practice reasoning skills to apply policy provisions to factual scenarios
  • Analyze property insurance coverage issues from national and state levels

Property Case Law Developments: Personal Lines

Curriculum: Property Coverage

Tuesday, March 21 — 10:30 - 12:00
Wednesday, March 22 — 3:30 - 5:00

Bryce J. Adams, JD, Associate, Bullivant Houser, Portland, OR
Nicholas W. Travis, JD, Partner, Clausen Miller P.C., Tampa, FL

  • Describe how recent case law impacts claim investigation techniques
  • Identify key investigative materials and methods to assist in evaluation of a claim
  • Practice reasoning skills to apply policy provisions to factual scenarios
  • Analyze property insurance coverage issues from national and state levels

Property Claim Ethics: Adjusting in Good Faith

Curriculum: Adjusting Property

Monday, March 20 — 10:30 - 12:00
Tuesday, March 21 — 10:30 - 12:00

Jonathan Barger, JD, Partner, Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig, Chicago, IL
Nanci L. Smilie, CPCU, AIC, Litigation Specialist, Erie Insurance Group, East Peoria, IL

  • Describe various challenges that claims professionals face when adjusting property claims
  • Identify good faith methods for resolving these challenges
  • Review recent bad faith case law developments
  • Describe how to avoid bad faith dangers in property claim adjustments

Property Vs Marine: Where the (In)Land Meets the Sea(World)

Curriculum: Property Coverage

Monday, March 20 — 1:30 - 3:00
Wednesday, March 22 — 8:30 - 10:00

Kathleen Devane, Senior Claims Adjuster, Allianz Global Corp. & Spec., New York, NY
Sean C. Sica, Officer, Meaden & Moore, New York, NY

  • Analyze the trend of insuring finished goods in a warehouse / retail store under a Inland Marine / Cargo policy
  • Explain Traditional Stock Coverage under a Property Policy vs Stock Coverage under an Inland Marine / Ocean Cargo Policy
  • Compare the controversies, conflicts, and overlapping coverage with First Party Property and Marine Stock Claims
  • Review documents utilized in a Stock Loss with Property Business Income Coverage vs a Marine Stock Loss
  • Describe how recent supply chain issues can affect a business income claim

 


We hope you will join us in Orlando for 3 days of expanding your story as a claims professional.

  • WRITE YOUR OWN AGENDA from over 100 educational sessions within 14 tracks taught by industry leaders
  • EXPAND YOUR NETWORK by telling your story as a claims professional and hearing the stories of a diverse range of claims professionals
  • PREPARE FOR YOUR NEXT CHAPTER by making connections with a broad, innovative group of the industry's leading service providers at the Insurance Services Expo

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 2023 Claims Conference.

 

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