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Period of Restoration in Business Income Losses


Curriculum: Commercial Time Element Losses

Tuesday 10:30 - 12:00
Wednesday 8:30 - 10:00

Wayne Sowers, CPCU, AIC, Sr. Executive General Adjuster, Sedgwick
Katharyn Thompson, CPA, CFF, Managing Director, Baker Tilly
Dale Walls, General Adjuster, Enumclaw Insurance Group

  • 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
  • PLRB Services: CATs & Codes


    Curriculum: PLRB

    Tuesday 1:30 - 2:30
    Wednesday 10:30 - 11:30

    Ruth Gottmann, Comm. Mgr./Build. Code Analyst, PLRB
    Andrew Louchios, GISP, IT/Geospatial Specialist, PLRB

  • Integrate weather and wildfire GIS datasets and map services into your claims workflows
  • Conduct historical weather searches using PLRB's interactive mapping applications
  • Explain what triggers code requirements and grandfathering exceptions
  • Locate the correct building codes and amendments for any jurisdiction for property and casualty claims
  • This class will focus PLRB's non-legal services that are available for insurance company and affiliate members.
  • PLRB: Online Coverage Research


    Curriculum: PLRB

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

    Patrick K. Biggins, JD, Counsel, PLRB
    David W. Fox, JD, Counsel, PLRB

  • Update your coverage research skills using PLRB Search database
  • Discover new research tips and shortcuts
  • Access the latest property and liability cases, emerging issues, and other updated PLRB materials
  • This session is for staff of PLRB insurance company members only.
  • Potholes in Cannabis Claims & Underwriting


    Curriculum: Underwriting and Claims

    Monday 10:30 - 11:30
    Tuesday 8:00 - 9:00

    Melissa Roeder, JD, Of Counsel, Foley Mansfield PLLC
    Brenda Wells, Ph.D. CPCU AAI CRIS, Dir.-Risk Mgmt. & Insurance, East Carolina University

  • Identify issues involved in underwriting cannabis businesses where the product remains a Controlled Substance under federal law
  • Review common coverage forms typically used to insure these businesses
  • Describe "legal trends” in this developing area of the law
  • Evaluate unique challenges and strategies involved in adjusting various types of cannabis claims
  • Property Case Law Developments: Commercial Lines


    Curriculum: Property Coverage

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

    Christopher Haffner, AIC, CCP, Claims Manager, Beazley Group
    James A. Kitces, JD, Partner, Robins Kaplan LLP
    Wayne Taylor, JD, Attorney, Mozley Finlayson & Loggins LLP

  • 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
  • Use 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

    Monday 10:30 - 12:00
    Wednesday 8:30 - 10:00

    Christina May Bolin, JD, Partner, Christian & Small LLP
    Susan Harwood, JD, Attorney, Kaplan Zeena LLP

  • Review current trends and improve ability to forecast court decisions in connection with personal lines claims
  • Identify current issues and concerns in the property insurance coverage field relating to personal lines claims
  • Use reasoning skills to apply policy provisions to factual scenarios
  • Analyze property insurance coverage issues from national and state levels
  • Property vs. Marine: When Coverages Overlap


    Curriculum: Property Coverage

    Monday 1:30 - 3:00
    Tuesday 3:30 - 5:00

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

  • Compare traditional stock coverage under a Property Policy vs. Stock Coverage under a Marine Cargo Policy and explain the various types of policy valuations
  • Explain the controversies, conflicts, and overlapping coverage that frequently occur with first- party property and marine stock claims.
  • Distinguish which valuations are more likely to cause difficulties including instances where there is a stock loss at a warehouse / retail setting with First Party Property with Business Income Coverage and a Marine Policy Cover for stock
  • Explain the documents utilized in a stock loss and calculate the final loss amount of a claim when there is an overlap of coverage between a First Party Property and a Marine Policy
  • Pursuing Subrogation Against Governmental Entities


    Curriculum: Subrogation

    Tuesday 10:30 - 11:30
    Wednesday 1:30 - 2:30

    Kevin DeGarmo, CSRP, AIC, Director-Subrogation & Salvage, Allianz Global Corp. & Spec.
    Robert A. Stern, JD, Shareholder/Director, Clausen Miller P.C.

  • Identify the “real” obstacles to pursuing a subrogation claim against a governmental entity
  • Describe the laws addressing who “really is” a governmental entity and the law in these types of subrogation pursuit claims
  • Review basic elements and requirements necessary in considering subrogation pursuit against a governmental entity
  • Identify anticipated defenses, and devise strategies and arguments to avoid the defenses
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