Events

March 19th, 2020 - March 19th, 2020

March 19, 2020: Reinsurance Audits – Claims & Underwriting Seminar- POSTPONED UNTIL LATER IN 2020

Start Date/Time:
03/19/2020 9:00 AM
End Date/Time:
03/19/2020 4:00 PM
Location:
Mayer Brown LLP
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020-1001
United States

REINSURANCE AUDITS – CLAIMS & UNDERWRITING SEMINAR

Thursday, March 19, 2020 – POSTPONED UNTIL LATER IN THE YEAR
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Mayer Brown LLP, 1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY

This full-day seminar is geared to all levels of experience regarding the auditing of assumed reinsurance business.  It will cover all the bases with an interactive look at the topic from CLAIMS and UNDERWRITING viewpoints and, also, from both a CEDENT and REINSURER perspective.  Presenters are industry professionals for whom auditing of accounts is a significant part of their work so you will receive current and practical knowledge. So, bring your questions!

Click Here to Download the Program Agenda

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”.

Registration Fees:
Member: $525
Non-Member: $625

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

January 8th, 2020 - January 8th, 2020

January 8, 2020: Lunch & Learn: All About Reputation Risk Exposures (On-Site Registration)

Start Date/Time:
01/08/2020 11:30 AM
End Date/Time:
01/08/2020 2:00 PM
Location:
Mayer Brown LLP
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020-1001
United States

LUNCH & LEARN: ALL ABOUT REPUTATION RISK EXPOSURES (On-Site Registration)

January 8, 2020 – Mayer Brown, NYC

“In a market system based on trust, reputation has a significant economic value” noted former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan in 2008.  Using that framework, Reputation Value is therefore the accumulated economic benefits of stakeholders’ expectations, and Reputation Risk is the peril of economic harm from stakeholders’ disappointment and anger amplified by social media.

To address these risks, parametric risk transfer solutions, quantification of reputation value and volatility was necessary to be build from scratch.  Today, we have about 18 years of data comprising synthetic measures of reputational value informed by behavioral economics.  Hundreds of captive insurance companies and insurers led by Tokio Marine Kiln use Steel City Re metrics as the basis of underwriting.

Peter Gerken, a Co-Founder of Steel City Re, a Managing General Agency, will discuss all the elements of reputation as well as the marketplace at this time on the buy and sell side.  Further, he will outline the opportunity for attendees to consider addressing intangible asset risks and being part of this expanding marketplace.

Speaker Bio
Peter J. Gerken, a certified property and casualty underwriter is our Senior Vice President, Risk Transfer Agency and Insurance. Mr. Gerken heads broker relations and client development, working with Brokers, Captive Managers, and Risk Managers. He jointly heads underwriting. A Vietnam veteran, Mr. Gerken has been in commercial insurance for some 40 years both on the underwriting as well as the broking sides of the business. Holding an MBA in Management, he has specialized in Intellectual Property, and Intangible Assets including reputation for many years. Mr. Gerken formerly headed the Intellectual Property practice at Marsh.

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:  Mayer Brown,1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020

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

January 8th, 2020 - January 8th, 2020

January 8, 2020: Lunch & Learn: All About Reputation Risk Exposures (Webinar Registration)

Start Date/Time:
01/08/2020 11:30 AM
End Date/Time:
01/08/2020 2:00 PM
Location:
Mayer Brown LLP
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020-1001
United States

LUNCH & LEARN: ALL ABOUT REPUTATION RISK EXPOSURES (Webinar Registration)

January 8, 2020 – Mayer Brown, NYC

“In a market system based on trust, reputation has a significant economic value” noted former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan in 2008. Using that framework, Reputation Value is therefore the accumulated economic benefits of stakeholders’ expectations, and Reputation Risk is the peril of economic harm from stakeholders’ disappointment and anger amplified by social media.

To address these risks, parametric risk transfer solutions, quantification of reputation value and volatility was necessary to be built from scratch. Today we have about 18 years of data comprising synthetic measures of reputational value informed by behavioral economics. Hundreds of captive insurance companies, and insurers led by Tokio Marine Kiln use Steel City Re metrics as the basis of underwriting.

Peter Gerken, a Co-Founder of Steel City Re, a Managing General Agency, will discuss all the elements of reputation as well as the marketplace at this time on the buy and sell side. Further, he will outline the opportunity for participants to consider addressing intangible asset risks and being part of this expanding marketplace.

Speaker Bio
Peter J. Gerken, a certified property and casualty underwriter is our Senior Vice President, Risk Transfer Agency and Insurance. Mr. Gerken heads broker relations and client development, working with Brokers, Captive Managers, and Risk Managers. He jointly heads underwriting. A Vietnam veteran, Mr. Gerken has been in commercial insurance for some 40 years both on the underwriting as well as the broking sides of the business. Holding an MBA in Management, he has specialized in Intellectual Property, and Intangible Assets including reputation for many years. Mr. Gerken formerly headed the Intellectual Property practice at Marsh.

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:  Mayer Brown,1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020

Registration Fees:
Member
:  $75
Non-Member: $95

November 5th, 2019 - November 5th, 2019

November 5, 2019 – RNG Luncheon

Start Date/Time:
11/05/2019 11:30 AM
End Date/Time:
11/05/2019 2:00 PM
Location:
Meet in Place Midtown
675 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10017
United States

RINSURANCE NETWORKING GROUP LUNCHEON

Everything You Wanted to Know About How Arbitrators Are Selected
But Were Afraid to Ask

Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 – 12 Noon to 2 pm

Location
Meet in Place Midtown
675 3rd Avenue, New York, NY  10017

Presenters
Teresa Snider – Partner, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP

Teresa Snider is a partner at Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP. She concentrates her practice in insurance and reinsurance arbitration, litigation, and related insolvency issues and is Co-Chair of the firm’s Reinsurance Litigation and Arbitration Practice Group.  She joined Butler Rubin in 1994 after a clerkship with Hon. Harry D. Leinenweber, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois. Butler Rubin merged with Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP in February 2019. 

Teresa co-chairs Porter Wright’s annual Women in Reinsurance program and she co-chairs the Quarterly Editorial Board of ARIAS-U.S.

Catherine Isely – Partner, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
Catherine Isely litigates complex commercial disputes on behalf of local, national and global businesses, including insurers and reinsurers. She represents parties in sophisticated commercial contracts and relationships, where high-stakes disputes regularly require a multifaceted legal strategy across court and arbitral forums. In addition to appearing as trial counsel in courts nationwide, Catherine regularly represents clients at complex, multi-stage mediations, in high-stakes, commercial arbitrations and in related court challenges as to arbitrability, panel constitution or award confirmation.

Catherine co-founded Butler Rubin’s annual Women in Reinsurance Program, and now co-chairs Porter Wright’s annual Women in Reinsurance program.

As always, please click on our Schedule of events either in our posts under the news section on the home page or under the Events Tab on the navigation bar to see what events are coming up.

Registration Fee:  $55 per person
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September 19th, 2019 - September 19th, 2019

September 19, 2019 Lunch & Learn: Innovation (On-Site Attendance): THIS EVENT WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR A LATER DATE

Start Date/Time:
09/19/2019 11:45 AM
End Date/Time:
09/19/2019 2:00 PM
Location:
Mayer Brown LLP
New York, NY United States

LUNCH & LEARN: INNOVATION AND ITS EFFECTS ON INSURANCE/ REINSURANCE
This Event Will be Rescheduled for a Later Date

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2019

A NOTE WHEN REGISTERING:
The non-member rate is set as the default rate. If you are registering from a member company, you must log in to 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.

Insurers & reinsurers are hungry for innovation and have identified it as key to future business survival but face internal hurdles like legacy systems, existing distribution models and current company cultures that yet need to embrace change. IRUA’s President, Arlene Kern, is Munich Reinsurance America’s Senior Vice President- Strategic Innovation Leader, and co-presenting will be a Mayer Brown partner within the firm’s Insurance Industry group.

Speakers
Arlene Kern
IRUA President
Senior Vice President – Strategic Innovation Leader
Munich Reinsurance America

Mayer Brown Partner
TBD

Location:  Mayer Brown, 1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY
Time: 12:00 – 2:00 pm

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

 

September 12th, 2019 - September 12th, 2019

September 12, 2019: “De-Constructing Construction” A Challenging Industry for Re/Insurers (Half-Day Plus)

Start Date/Time:
09/12/2019 10:30 AM
End Date/Time:
09/12/2019 4:00 PM
Location:
Mayer Brown LLP
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York
New York, NY 10020-1001
United States

“DE-CONSTRUCTING CONSTRUCTION” A CHALLENGING INDUSTRY FOR RE/INSURERS

September 12, 2019

This seminar is geared to insurance and reinsurance underwriters, brokers and claims professionals who today face challenges that construction industry exposures provide.  The morning session will provide a high-level overview of basic coverages, exposures and policy forms.  The afternoon session will provide a broad market update, construction defect issues and the implications of NY Labor Law and the current legal environment.

Click Here to download the agenda.
Click Here to download speaker profiles

Presentations
Construction Risks and Challenges
Construction Market Update

Location:  Mayer Brown,1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020

Registration Fees:
Member:  $395
Non-Member: $495

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”.

July 11th, 2019 - July 11th, 2019

July 11, 2019 Lunch & Learn: A Case Study in High Exposure Trucking Loss (On-Site Registration)

Start Date/Time:
07/11/2019 12:00 PM
End Date/Time:
07/11/2019 2:00 PM
Location:
Wilson Elser
150 East 42nd Street New York, NY 10017
New York, NY 10017
United States

LUNCH & LEARN: A CASE STUDY IN HIGH EXPOSURE TRUCKING LOSS (On-Site Attendance)

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Seeing a severe liability claim from cradle to grave gave all attendees a whole new perspective as to what drives a claim’s value.   Stuart Miller of Wilson Elser gave an excellent case study of a high exposure trucking loss all the way through verdict.  The audience saw case strategy, mock trials, mock jury deliberations, real jury selection and trial issues and a post-mortem on the actual verdict.

Stuart Miller, a Partner in the prestigious law firm of Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, has presented this case study to varied audiences and we are pleased to have him now bring this study to the IRUA.

Stuart A. Miller Biography

This session is suitable for all practioners and can be submitted for review to the Institutes® CPCU – Risk and Insurance Management for CPCU credit.  This session will also qualify for CLE credit.

A NOTE WHEN REGISTERING:
The non-member rate is set as the default rate. If you are registering from a member company, you must log in to 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.

Location: Wilson Elser, 150 East 42nd Street, New York, NY  10007

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

July 11th, 2019 - July 11th, 2019

July 11, 2019 Lunch & Learn: A Cast Study in High Exposure Trucking Loss (Webinar Registration)

Start Date/Time:
07/11/2019 12:00 PM
End Date/Time:
07/11/2019 2:00 PM
Location:
Wilson Elser
150 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10007
United States

LUNCH & LEARN: A CASE STUDY IN HIGH EXPOSURE TRUCKING LOSS (Webinar Attendance)

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Seeing a severe liability claim from cradle to grave gave all attendees a whole new perspective as to what drives a claim’s value.   Stuart Miller of Wilson Elser gave an excellent case study of a high exposure trucking loss all the way through verdict.  The audience saw case strategy, mock trials, mock jury deliberations, real jury selection and trial issues and a post-mortem on the actual verdict.

Stuart A. Miller Biography

This session was suitable for all practioners and can be submitted for review to the Institutes® CPCU – Risk and Insurance Management for CPCU credit.  This session also qualified for CLE credit.

A NOTE WHEN REGISTERING:
The non-member rate is set as the default rate. If you are registering from a member company, you must log in to 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.

Location: Wilson Elser, 150 East 42nd Street, New York, NY  10007

Webinar Registration Fees:
Members: $75
Non-Members: $95

May 22nd, 2019 - May 22nd, 2019

May 22, 2019 Emerging Risks & Reinsurance

Start Date/Time:
05/22/2019 12:00 PM
End Date/Time:
05/22/2019 2:00 PM
Location:
Transatlantic Reinsurance Company
1 Liberty Plaza
165 Broadway
New York, NY 10006
United States

EMERGING RISKS & REINSURANCE

Full Day Seminar May 22, 2019

Emerging Risks – Defining the Exposure, Understanding Underwriting & Pricing Aspects, Analyzing Claims

Emerging risks include the sharing economy, climate change and water scarcity, the Me-Too movement as well as technological advancements like autonomous vehicles, the Internet of Things, cyber and alternative energy. Our excellent speakers all gave an in-depth look at all these. The day concluded with a lively panel discussion which was followed by a networking reception.

In addition, this program could have been submitted for review to the Institutes® CPCU – Risk and Insurance Management for CPCU credit.

Program Agenda

Speaker Profiles

A NOTE WHEN REGISTERING:
The non-member rate is set as the default rate. If you are registering from a member company, you must log in to 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.

Location: Transatlantic Reinsurance Company, 1 Liberty Plaza, 165 Broadway, New York, NY 10006

Registration Fees:
Members: $525
Non-Members: $625