Events

April 6th, 2020 - April 7th, 2020

IRUA ANNUAL MEETING & CONFERENCE-April 12-13, 2021

Start Date/Time:
04/06/2020 12:00 PM
End Date/Time:
04/07/2020 9:00 PM
Location:
Marriott Harbor Beach Hotel
3030 Holiday Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
United States

Marriott Harbor Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

In light of the Covid-19 Pandemic, we have cancelled the 2020 Conference.  Our Education Committee has already begun planning additional shorter IRUA events over the course of 2020.  We will keep you posted.  As always, we look forward to your future participation and support of the IRUA.

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

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
No username or password is required to register for this event.

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