Events

November 12th, 2020 - November 13th, 2020

November 12 & 13 2020: IRUA and Lloyd’s Bring London to You!: Lloyd’s in the 2020s

Start Date/Time:
11/12/2020 9:00 AM
End Date/Time:
11/13/2020 11:00 AM
Location:
New York, NY United States

IRUA AND LLOYD’S BRING LONDON TO YOU! LLOYD’S IN THE 2020s
November 12 & 13,
2020 – Webinar
9:00 am – 11: 00 am (EST)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Lloyd’s is rapidly changing both internationally and externally.  This special program over two mornings will feature Lloyd’s executives and reinsurance underwriters discussing both market conditions and appetites as well as how the Society is focusing on efficiencies to maximize policyholder value.  Presented in co-operation with IRUA member – Lloyd’s America Inc. and featuring Hank Watkins, Lloyd’s Regional Director and President – Americas (and past IRUA board member) in the United States and well-known Lloyd’s speakers directly from the United Kingdom.

 Registration Fees: Please note that this is a FREE event but you sill need to register as we are expecting a large attendance.

To Register: Please send an email with your name, company and business title to:  mcs@irua.org and please copy jwallis@irua.org.

 

 

 

November 10th, 2020 - November 10th, 2020

November 10, 2020: InsurTech Innovation and its Effects on Insurance/Reinsurance

Start Date/Time:
11/10/2020 12:30 PM
End Date/Time:
11/10/2020 1:45 PM
Location:
Zoom
New York, NY United States

INSURTECH INNOVATION AND ITS EFFECTS ON INSURANCE/REINSURANCE
November 10, 2020     12:30-1:45 p.m. Eastern Time ♦ Webinar 

This highly topical webinar will discuss the impact of InsurTech on several links within the insurance value chain including the players driving the change as well as the regulatory topics to consider when adopting the new and emerging technologies that are fueling the disruption.

Our presenters are Arlene Kern, Senior Vice President and Strategic Innovation Leader of Munich Reinsurance America and Stephanie Duchene, Esq., a Partner of Mayer Brown LLP.   Ms. Kern, is the  IRUA’s Immediate Past President and while now dedicated to the innovation space comes from an insurance/reinsurance underwriting and marketing background.  Ms. Duchene will exploring the legal implications arising from the InsurTech phenomenon.  To bring you completely current our California based experts will discuss the early signals of the pandemic’s impact on InsurTech from both the startup and regulatory point of view.

Our thanks, as always, are due to Mayer Brown LLP for their support of the IRUA and its educational mission.

STOP PRESS – CLE CREDIT HAS NOW BEEN APPLIED FOR BY MAYER BROWN. THIS INVOLVES MULTI-STATE CREDIT. PLEASE CONTACT JERRY WALLIS AT jwallis@irua.org FOR DETAILS.

Registration Fees:
Members:
IRUA corporate member professionals – $75
IRUA Individual Members: (not associated with an IRUA member company)- $75
Non-IRUA members – $95

Please Note: Before registering and if you are not sure if your company is an IRUA member, please see the “crawler” on our homepage that features all IRUA member companies.

A NOTE WHEN REGISTERING:
Registration For Members: The non-member rate is set as the default rate. You must be logged in as a member in order to receive the member rate.

First Time Registrants: If you are registering for an event for the first time and are from a member company, please email Jerry Wallis: jwallis@irua.org or Maria Sclafani: mcs@irua.org to be set up as a member so that you can log in and receive the member rate. Once logged in, the system will identify you as being from a member company and the non-member rate will automatically change to the member rate.

October 7th, 2020 - October 7th, 2020

October 7, 2020: The Fundamentals of Representations & Warranties Insurance

Start Date/Time:
10/07/2020 11:00 AM
End Date/Time:
10/07/2020 12:15 PM
Location:
Virtual via Zoom
New York, NY United States

THE FUNDAMENTALS OF REPRESENTATIONS & WARRANTIES INSURANCE
October 7, 2020      11.00 a.m to 12.15 p.m. ♦ Powered by Zoom


Representations & Warranties insurance is a complex solution for a complex situation. There has been a significant emerging trend in the increased utilization of M&A Reps & Warranties Insurance in corporate M&A transactions of privately held companies.  Both strategic acquirers and private equity buyers have become increasingly comfortable using this insurance product as it provides meaningful benefits to both buyers and sellers.

Hear from Nick DeMartini, Senior VP, Professional Lines  of Partner Re and the North American portfolio manager for Transactional Liability. He will provide a comprehensive overview of the product line including its benefits; scope of coverage and exclusions; and other key areas. Also covered will be the underwriting process; how R&W differs from other insurances; claims issues including the unique aspects of how claims are handled and damages are assessed.   Bringing you right up to date, Mr. DeMartini will discuss the current marketplace, including implications of the COVID-19 pandemic and some of the segment’s challenges from a global reinsurance perspective.

Registration Fees:
Members:
IRUA corporate member professionals – $75
IRUA Individual Members: (not associated with an IRUA member company)- $75
Non-IRUA members – $95

Please Note: Before registering and if you are not sure if your company is an IRUA member, please see the “crawler” on our homepage that features all IRUA member companies.

A NOTE WHEN REGISTERING:
Registration For Members: The non-member rate is set as the default rate. You must be logged in as a member in order to receive the member rate.

First Time Registrants: If you are registering for an event for the first time and are from a member company, please email Jerry Wallis: jwallis@irua.org or Maria Sclafani: mcs@irua.org to be set up as a member so that you can log in and receive the member rate. Once logged in, the system will identify you as being from a member company and the non-member rate will automatically change to the member rate.

September 28th, 2020 - September 28th, 2020

September 17, 2020: Reinsurance Audits From a Claims Perspective

Start Date/Time:
09/28/2020 12:00 PM
End Date/Time:
09/28/2020 1:15 PM
Location:
Virtual via Zoom
New York, NY United States

REINSURANCE AUDITS FROM A CLAIMS PERSPECTIVE
September 17, 2020 ♦ Powered by Zoom

Time:  12 Noon – 1.15 pm Eastern Time

Slimmed-down to “Claims Only” our classic Reinsurance Audits session will focus on practical and useful issues.  Frank DeMento, Esq. of Trans Re is an experienced industry professional for whom auditing is a significant part of his work so you will receive the most current and practical knowledge!

Registration Fees:
Members:
IRUA corporate member professionals – $75
IRUA Individual Members: (not associated with an IRUA member company)- $75
Non-IRUA members – $95

Please note: Before registering and if you are not sure if your company is an IRUA member, please see the “crawler” on our homepage that features all IRUA member companies.

A NOTE WHEN REGISTERING:
Registration For Members: The non-member rate is set as the default rate. You must be logged in as a member in order to receive the member rate.

First Time Registrants: If you are registering for an event for the first time and are from a member company, please email Jerry Wallis: jwallis@irua.org or Maria Sclafani: mcs@irua.org to be set up as a member so that you can log in and receive the member rate. Once logged in, the system will identify you as being from a member company and the non-member rate will automatically change to the member rate.

July 29th, 2020 - July 29th, 2020

July 29, 2020- Implications of Reviver Statutes for Casualty Markets

Start Date/Time:
07/29/2020 12:00 PM
End Date/Time:
07/29/2020 1:00 PM
Location:
New York, NY United States

IMPLICATIONS OF REVIVER STATUTES FOR CASUALTY MARKETS
July 29, 2020  12:00 Noon – 1.00 p.m. ♦ Powered by Zoom

This latest webinar will be presented by Robert W. DiUbaldo, a Shareholder of the firm of Carlton Fields P.A., and who is an acknowledged expert in this area. He will update us on the absolute current situation in this rapidly developing area.

The emergence in recent years of so-called “reviver statutes” reopens and extends the period under which claims alleging sexual abuse, molestation or assault may be brought against perpetrators and the institutions or entities that employed, supervised, retained or harbored them.  As a result of certain states passing reviver legislation, thousands of claims previously barred by statutes of limitations have now been resurrected against insured entities and/or individuals.  The surge of previously time-barred tort claims presents significant new exposure for various classes of insureds and long-expired insurance policies and reinsurance agreements.

These developments are of particular interest to insurers/reinsurers/financial entities including those with legacy long-tail liabilities.  The webinar should be of particular interest to claims, legal, actuarial, underwriting and financial professionals.

Registration Fees:
IRUA corporate member professionals – $75
IRUA Individual Members (not associated with an IRUA member company)- $75
Non-IRUA member professionals – $95

Please Note: Before registering and if you are not sure if your company is an IRUA member, please see the “crawler” on our homepage that features all IRUA member companies.

A NOTE WHEN REGISTERING:
Registration For Members: The non-member rate is set as the default rate. You must be logged in as a member in order to receive the member rate.

First Time Registrants: If you are registering for an event for the first time and are from a member company, please email Jerry Wallis: jwallis@irua.org or Maria Sclafani: mcs@irua.org to be set up as a member so that you can log in and receive the member rate. Once logged in, the system will identify you as being from a member company and the non-member rate will automatically change to the member rate.

June 25th, 2020 - June 25th, 2020

June 25, 2020 Covid 19 & Its Impact on the (Re)insurance Industry

Start Date/Time:
06/25/2020 11:00 AM
End Date/Time:
06/25/2020 12:00 PM
Location:
New York, NY United States

COVID 19 & ITS IMPACT ON THE (RE)INSURANCE INDUSTRY
This meeting is being presented via Zoom Video Conference

Thursday, June 25, 2020

11.00 to 12.00 Noon Eastern Time

Join us for a Virtual Round Table discussion when the effects on the property and casualty industry will be explored and discussed by an industry panel of experts.  First-party, third-party, professional liability and workers compensation coverage, regulatory challenges as well as other issues will be examined.

Moderator:
Thomas Hettinger, Managing Director – Strategic Advisory
Guy Carpenter & Company LLC, Chicago, IL

Panelists:
Daniel Hojnowski, Vice President
Transatlantic Reinsurance Company, New York, NY

Gary J. Intoccia, Senior Partner
McGivney, Kluger, Clark & Intoccia, P.C., New York, NY

Susan E. Mack, Partner
Adams & Reese, LLP, Jacksonville, FL

Richard M. Sabetta, Co-Founder & Managing Principal
Risk Navigation Group, LLC, Morristown, NJ

William Wilt, President
Assured Research, LLC, Madison, NJ

Register Fees:
IRUA members:  $75
Non-IRUA members:  $95

Location:  Zoom Video Conference

A NOTE WHEN REGISTERING:
Registration For Members: The non-member rate is set as the default rate. You must be logged in as a member in order to receive the member rate.

First Time Registrants: If you are registering for an event for the first time and are from a member company, please email Jerry Wallis: jwallis@irua.org or Maria Sclafani: mcs@irua.org to be set up as a member so that you can log in and receive the member rate. Once logged in, the system will identify you as being from a member company and the non-member rate will automatically change to the member rate.

Registration For Non-Members: Please complete the registration form as it appears once you click on “To Register“.

June 2nd, 2020 - June 2nd, 2020

June 2, 2020, RNG Networking Video Conference: Important 2020 Updates in Arbitration Law

Start Date/Time:
06/02/2020 12:00 PM
End Date/Time:
06/02/2020 2:00 PM
Location:
Zoom Video Conference
New York, NY United States

IMPORTANT 2020 UPDATES IN ARBITRATION LAW

June 2, 2020

Michael S. Davis & Yoav M. Griver, Partners and Bruce S. Goodman, Of Counsel,of the Zeichner Ellman Krause LLP firm will provide a comprehensive update of activity in 2020 only so will be of interest to all engaged in arbitration, alternative dispute resolution or claims disputes generally.

Presenters
Mike Davis is an ARIAS certified arbitrator and has been representing insurers and other clients in arbitrations for over 35 years. Mike began his career at Chadbourne & Parke in the 1970’s and during the 1980’s he was Senior Counsel in charge of Corporate Litigation at American International Group, Inc. Mike’s practice has included numerous court cases where arbitrability, and the appointment of arbitrators, has been at issue. Mike also represents insurance companies in commercial bankruptcy matters, both as creditors and as insurers. https://www.zeklaw.com/attorney/michael-s-davis

Yoav Griver represents ZEK insurer clients in arbitrations and in court cases where arbitrability, and the appointment of arbitrators has been at issue. Prior to joining ZEK, Yoav was Litigation Counsel to Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, where he litigated a variety of commercial and intellectual property matters for clients in the banking, credit, transportation, insurance, computer software and electronic industries. Before that, Yoav prosecuted banking conspiracy, stock fraud and other cases on behalf of the Israeli Ministry of Justice where he was a member of the Ministry’s Economics Unit. https://www.zeklaw.com/attorney/yoav-m-griver

Yoav is co-editor and author of the multi-year treatise, Dispute Resolution and e-Discovery, published by Thomson Reuters, which includes a chapter by Mike Davis on arbitration discovery.

Bruce Goodman  is Of Counsel in the Firm’s New York litigation group. Bruce focuses his practice on commercial litigation, and related matters. Bruce has helped spearhead the firm’s representation of Israeli corporate clients. In Tel Aviv, in February, 2005, Bruce and Stuart Krause addressed the Association of Corporate Counsel in Israel on the topic of “International Arbitration and Mediation.”

TO PERMIT NETWORKING THIS WILL BE IN A DIFFERENT FORMAT TO A NORMAL ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCE.

WE WILL COMMENCE AT 12 NOON AND AFTER A BRIEF GROUP INTRODUCTION, EACH PERSON WILL BE RANDOMLY ASSIGNED TO A “BREAKOUT ROOM” WHERE 4 TO 6 PEOPLE WILL BE ABLE TO “SCHMOOZE”.  AFTER 10 MINUTES WE WILL REASSIGN THE GROUPS RANDOMLY, AND AGAIN, 10 MINUTES AFTER THAT.

AT 12.30 PM WE WILL “ASSEMBLE” FOR A PRESENTATION WITH ACCREDITED CLE CREDIT FOR THOSE WHO REQUEST IT.

IF YOU REQUIRE A CLE CERTIFICATE, AFTER YOU REGISTER PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO MIKE DAVIS AT mdavis@zeklaw.com  ADVISING WHICH STATES YOU REQUIRE THE CREDIT FOR.  AFTER THE EVENT YOU WILL THEN HEAR FROM THE ZEK LAW FIRM REGARDING CERTIFICATE DELIVERY.

Our thanks to long-time member Mike Davis and to his firm for hosting and presenting at this meeting.

Location:  by Zoom videoconference

Registration Fee:  SPECIAL COVID-19 RATE –     FREE OF CHARGE!!!

April 6th, 2020 - April 7th, 2020

2021 IRUA Annual Meeting & Conference – APRIL 12-13

Start Date/Time:
04/06/2020 12:00 PM
End Date/Time:
04/07/2020 8:00 PM
Location:
Marriott Harbor Beach Hotel
3030 Holiday Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
United States

 

  IRUA 2020 Annual Members Meeting & Conference
POSTPONED TO APRIL 12-13, 2021
Marriott Harbor Beach Hotel
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Navigating the Future with 20/20 Vision

Join us at the IRUA’s Annual Members Meeting & Conference where professionals in reinsurance will gather to discuss the current issues facing the industry in our headline panel: “The Reinsurance Leaders’ Vision of the Future.”   We will also be hosting a mix of brokers and reinsurance buyers to discuss challenges and expectations from both sides of a reinsurance transaction on our “Reinsurance Market Panel”.

In addition to IRUA’s General Session, the conference will have separate interactive workshop tracks available for Property and Casualty.  Attendees will have the opportunity to pick from a selection of topics including: Intellectual Property Insurance, Large Property Losses, Property Marine/Energy, 2019 Catastrophes, Workers Compensation Trends, Moss Torts, Child Victim Liability, Management/Transactional Liability, among others.

The program will open with our traditional Annual Golf Outing on Monday, April 12th followed by the opening night reception with a keynote speaker.  The educational sessions will be a full-day on Tuesday, April 13th and the program will conclude with a casual networking “Fun in the Sun” reception and dinner.

This will be an informative learning and networking experience that everyone in attendance will benefit from.  This program can be submitted for review to the Institutes®CPCU – Risk and Insurance Management for CPCU credit.  Registration and hotel accommodations will open shortly so keep an eye open for further details on the program agenda, registration and sponsorships opportunities available.

This program can be submitted for review to the Institutes®CPCU – Risk and Insurance Management for CPCU credit.

Workshop Sessions When Registering:  There are four (4) workshops being offered.  Please pick one (1) session from each workshop.

Program Agenda

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

To secure your hotel reservation, please call:
Marriott Harbor Beach Resort at 1-954-525-4000 or 1-800-222-6543
OR click on the link below to make your hotel reservation on-line:

https://book.passkey.com/e/50016849

Group Room Rate:  $239 valid until the Cut-Off Date of Monday, March 9, 2020

Conference Registration Fees:
Early Bird Member Rate: $1275 per person (Registration on or before March 9, 2020)
Member Registration (from March 10, 2020): $ 1350 per person

Three or more member registrations from the same company —  from March 10th — $1100 per person


Non-Member:
$1750 per person
Spouse/Partner: $595 per person
Golf Registration: $275 per person

If you are interested in participating on the Committee, please contact Jerry Wallis, Executive Director, at jwallis@irua.org.

We look forward to seeing you there.

A NOTE WHEN REGISTERING:
Registration For Members: The non-member rate is set as the default rate.  You must be logged in as a member in order to receive the member rate.

First Time Registrants: If you are registering for an event for the first time and are from a member company, please email Jerry Wallis:  jwallis@irua.org or Maria Sclafani: mcs@irua.org to be set up as a member so that you can log in and receive the member rate.  Once logged in, the system will identify you as being from a member company and the non-member rate will automatically change to the member rate.

Registration For Non-Members: Please complete the registration form as it appears once you click on “To Register”.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

  • Please notify the IRUA regarding any special dietary requirements.
  • Schedule/Speakers subject to change.
  • Refundable only if cancelled, in writing, 30 days prior to the commencement of the event (March 12). A charge of $150 will be levied to cover administrative costs if attendees who have registered cancel. Between 30 and 14 calendar days (March 28) prior there is a 75% refund less the admin fee. On or after March 28 there is no refund available.
April 3rd, 2020 - April 3rd, 2020

April 3, 2020: Coronavirus Webinar – What Are the Insurance Implications Arising from a World Health Crisis?

Start Date/Time:
04/03/2020 3:00 PM
End Date/Time:
04/03/2020 5:00 PM
Location:
New York, NY United States

CORONAVIRUS: WHAT ARE THE INSURANCE IMPLICATIONS ARISING FROM A WORLD HEALTH CRISIS?

Although this is a FREE Webinar, registration is required. Connection details to follow shortly.

Friday, April  3 , 2020
3:00 – 4:00 pm EST

This presentation will address potential insurance coverage issues arising from the current coronavirus outbreak.  It will address the modern history of pandemics and their threat to humanity, the origins and current status or coronavirus and the insurance implications arising from coronavirus under commercial property policies, general liability insurance, life insurance, errors & omissions insurance, and directors & officer insurance.

 THIS WEBINAR HAS BEEN ARRANGED IN COLLABORATION WITH OUR FRIENDS AT BRMA AND WE THANK WILSON ELSER AND BRMA FOR BRINGING THIS TO OUR MEMBERSHIP AND THE INDUSTRY

KEY SPEAKER
Paul White, Partner
Wilson Elser

Paul White is a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles, California office and focuses his practice on complex insurance coverage and bad faith litigation and represents defendants in commercial litigation. His insurance coverage practice includes advising and representing insurers in bad faith litigation and insurance policy disputes, including first-party property policies, general liability coverage, errors and omissions insurance, and media liability insurance. He also advises and represents insurers in subrogation actions on property losses. In addition, he has litigated and arbitrated disputes throughout the United States involving domestic and foreign insurance agents and brokers in all lines of coverage. He has broad experience in the business practices of all types of insurance intermediaries, including brokers at every level in the broking process, from producers to managing general agents to London Market brokers.

In his litigation practice, Paul focuses on commercial business litigation, including professional liability actions brought against insurance agents and brokers. In addition to his insurance practice, Paul advises entertainment and technology companies on the management of intellectual property risks.

He is admitted to the Bar in California and to the Supreme Court of the United States and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

NOTE: The Capacity of this Webinar is 500 callers. If we exceed that number, this Webinar will be repeated in the not too distant future. Registration and call-in/ connection details to follow.

Registration Fee:  FREE

February 13th, 2020 - February 13th, 2020

February 13, 2020: Lunch & Learn: All About Biometric Information and Privacy

Start Date/Time:
02/13/2020 12:00 PM
End Date/Time:
02/13/2020 2:00 PM
Location:
TransRe
One Liberty Plaza
165 Broadway
New York, NY 10006
United States

LUNCH & LEARN:  ALL ABOUT BIOMETRIC INFORMATION AND PRIVACY

February 13, 2020, Trans Re, NYC

There is a new wave of class actions being filed against employers and other companies who collect biometric information. What is Biometric Information? Biometric information includes eye scan, fingerprints, voiceprints, and face scans. The Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) regulates the privacy and protection of one’s biometric information. BIPA related class actions may impact General Liability, Professional and Management Liability policies, Cyber and Workers’ Comp policies. Underwriters and Claims professionals need to take into account new exposures created by BIPA.  Do you know everything related to BIPA exposures?

Lisa Handler Ackerman, an attorney in Wilson Elser’s Chicago office, will discuss BIPA and its potential exposures during this Lunch and Learn.  BIPA, which is currently the only state law protecting biometrics containing a private cause of action thus leading to a surge of class action litigation arising under the Act.  The discussion will cover the specific legal issues litigated under BIPA and liability for private entities such as Facebook, Shutterfly and Google; employers; and biometric time clock vendors.

Speaker Bio
Lisa Handler Ackerman is a partner in the Chicago office of Wilson Elser.  A significant portion of Lisa’s practice involves counseling employers on personnel issues and defending them in employment-related claims, including class actions and multi-party lawsuits. Lisa’s practice centers on “hot button” employment issues such as claims brought under the Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), wage and hour laws, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as it relates to employees and equal access, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).  She also handles tort, contract claims, including covenants not to compete, and whistleblower claim.  Lisa represents clients before administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the U.S. Department of Labor, and various state agencies throughout the country.  Lisa regularly litigates cases in state and federal courts and has represented clients before the U.S. Supreme Court.

This program can be submitted for review to the Institutes®CPCU – Risk and Insurance Management for CPCU credit.

A NOTE WHEN REGISTERING:
Registration For Members: The non-member rate is set as the default rate. You must be logged in as a member in order to receive the member rate.

First Time Registrants: If you are registering for an event for the first time and are from a member company, please email Jerry Wallis: jwallis@irua.org or Maria Sclafani: mcs@irua.org to be set up as a member so that you can log in and receive the member rate. Once logged in, the system will identify you as being from a member company and the non-member rate will automatically change to the member rate.

Registration For Non-Members: Please complete the registration form as it appears once you click on “To Register”.

Location: One Liberty Plaza, 165 Broadway, New York, NY 10006

Registration Fees:
Member: $95
Non-Member: $115