Events

April 11th, 2018 - April 13th, 2018

2018 Annual Meeting & Conference

Start Date/Time:
04/11/2018 6:00 PM
End Date/Time:
04/13/2018 12:15 PM
Location:
Marriott Orlando World Center
8701 World Center Drive
Orlando, FL 32821
United States

Welcome to the 2018 IRUA Annual Members Meeting and Conference being held April 11-13, 2018 at Marriott Orlando World Center, 8701 World Center Drive, Orlando, FL 32821.

“Game Changers” is the theme of our 2018 Annual Conference and Meeting of Members.  This program brings together prominent Executives in the industry with “Leaders of the Future”.  This program will include interactive sessions and topics:  a CEO Panel, The Work Force of the Future, Flood, Cannabis and InsurTech.

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

For your records, a limited number of rooms have been blocked at the group rate of $219 (plus applicable taxes). The cut-off date for rates at the group rate was:  Tuesday, March 28, 2018.  The phone number for reservations was: 800-228-9290 or 407-239-4200.  Conference registration fees were: Members: $1350; Non-Members: $1995; Golf: $275; Cocktail Mixing Class: $50 (Alternate Activity to Golf).  Below are the meeting materials and the room locations:

Attendance List
Registration Brochure
Program Agenda
Speaker Profiles
Schedule of Events & Meeting Locations

Presentations
Executive Roundtable Presentation

SPONSORS
We wish to extend our thanks to our sponsors for their continued participation and support.

Munich Reinsurance America
Mapfre Re
Guy Carpenter & Company LLC
Markel Global Reinsurance
R+V Re
American Agricultural
Arch Re
PartnerRe
Adams & Reese
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
OdysseyRe
TransRe
AXIS
RenassianceRe
The Beaumont Group

Click below to Download Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities
For more information on sponsorship opportunities, some in which include a complementary registration, contact
Jerry Wallis at: jwallis@irua.org

 

 

April 2nd, 2019 - April 3rd, 2019

2019 Annual Meeting & Conference

Start Date/Time:
04/02/2019 12:00 PM
End Date/Time:
04/03/2019 11:00 PM
Location:
3030 Holiday Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL United States

J. O’Rourke, humorist and writer, was an excellent opening night speaker. An all-day session on April 3rd featured CEO & Reinsurance Buyers Roundtables. Additionally, there were 4 breakouts in each of 3 workshop tracks – Property, Casualty & Claims. The event wrapped up with a great BBQ dinner.

This year, the format had changed to allow for the Golf Tournament to be held on Tuesday, April 2 at noon with the Opening Night Cocktail Reception and dinner held immediately following the Tournament.

On April 3rd, the program ran all day starting with the 2019 Annual Meeting of Members where new officers were elected with Andrew Downing of Stonybrook Risk Management assuming the role of President for 2019 – 2021 term. Arlene Kern, of Munich Reinsurance America moved to Immediate Past President after serving her two -year term. Laura Herubin, of MAPFRE Re continues to serve as Secretary and Bill Bernens of Arch Re as Treasurer.  Following the days sessions, a casual networking reception and dinner was held for all attendees.

A Copy of the full program agenda can be downloaded by CLICKING HERE.

2019 Annual Members Meeting & Conference Attendance List

This was an informative learning and networking experience that everyone in attendance benefited from.

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

2019 Annual Members Meeting & Conference Sponsors

MAPFRE Re
Munich Reinsurance America
Guy Carpenter & Company LLC
R+V
Markel Global Re
Odyssey Re
Ren Re
Arch Re
Partner Re
American Agricultural Insurance Company
AXIS Re
Farmers Mutual Hail of Iowa
State National

CLICK HERE to Download our list of complete sponsorship opportunities.

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.

To secure your hotel reservation, please call the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort at 1-954-525-4000 or1-800-222-6543 OR click on the link to make your hotel reservation on-line:

https://book.passkey.com/e/49806174

Group Room Rate:  $229 was valid until the Group Cut-Off Date of Monday, March 11, 2019

Conference Registration Fees:
Member: $1350
Three or more member registrations from the same company post March 4th: $1050
Non-Member: $1695

Spouse/Partner:
$595 per person
Golf Registration: $275

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

We hope to see you there.

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

Click Here for a Sneak Peak of our Upcoming 2021 Educational Events and our New Reinsurance Syllabus Series.

Date/Time:
TBD
Location:
Virtual
New York, NY United States

Below is the IRUA’s preliminary 2021/2022 Calendar of Educational Events to include our webinars, conferences and our New Reinsurance Syllabus Series. Further details will be posted as they become available so come back and visit us again!

IRUA 2021/2022 Calendar of Events

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.

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

February 24th, 2021 - February 24th, 2021

February 24, 2021: Reinsurance Casualty Underwriting Audits

Start Date/Time:
02/24/2021 12:00 PM
End Date/Time:
02/24/2021 1:00 PM
Location:
Virtual via Zoom
New York, NY United States

REINSURANCE CASUALTY UNDERWRITING AUDITS *
February 24, 2021  ♦  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  ♦ Powered via Zoom

Guest Speaker
Lewis Paul

This virtual seminar is geared to all levels of experience on conducting casualty underwriting audits of ceding companies.  We will cover areas including pre-audit preparation, key areas of focus during the audit, and wrap up strategies.  Your presenter has 45 years of reinsurance underwriting and executive management experience; and managed the underwriting audit team at PartnerRe for 18 years before retiring at the end of 2020.  He is now acting as a consultant on reinsurance underwriting and providing underwriting auditing services.

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.

February 6th, 2018 - February 6th, 2018

February 6, 2018 Seminar: Cyber Coverage and Reinsurance

Start Date/Time:
02/06/2018 8:15 AM
End Date/Time:
02/06/2018 5:00 PM
Location:
AXIS Re US
1211 Avenue of Americas
New York, NY 10036
United States

A full day presentation will focus on Cyber as an underwriting exposure to multiple lines of business; property, casualty and specialty.

We will discuss cyber coverage modules, pricing, risk analysis, accumulation modeling and international regulatory changes. The seminar is  targeted towards senior, intermediate and junior level professionals with little cyber know how.

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

CLICK HERE To Download Agenda
CLICK HERE To Download the Attendance List
CLICK HERE To Download Speaker Profiles

Presentations
Cyber Liability & Data Breach
Established & Emerging Cyber Coverages, Gaps, Underwriting of Midsized Risks
Cyber Statistics, Modeling & Pricing
Cyber Exposure & UW of Large Risks
Key Cyber Risk Insurance Coverage, Data Breach, and Standing Decisions 2017
War Exclusions and Cyber Threats From States and State-Sponsored Hackers

Registration Fees
Members – $525
Non-Members – $675

April 5th, 2017 - April 7th, 2017

IRUA 50th Anniversary Members Meeting & Conference (2017)

Start Date/Time:
04/05/2017 10:00 AM
End Date/Time:
04/07/2017 10:00 AM
Location:
PGA National
Palm Beach Gardens, FL United States

The IRUA celebrated it’s 50th Anniversary by honoring its history and past while recognizing current reinsurance professionals and future leaders. Attendees were invigorated with top-notch session on today’s hottest topics.

Program Agenda

January 23rd, 2019 - January 23rd, 2019

January 23, 2019 RNG Networking Luncheon: Ethics in Arbitration

Start Date/Time:
01/23/2019 12:00 PM
End Date/Time:
01/23/2019 2:00 PM
Location:
Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass LLP
One New York Plaza
New York, NY 10004
United States

IRUA/REINSURANCE  NETWORKING GROUP

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2019

Ethics in Arbitration: Is it an oxymoron?
Arbitrator “ Disclosures” and Other Bad Behavior in the 21st Century

Michael Goldstein & Ann Halden of the Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass Law Firm & Bill Goldsmith of AIG led this lively meeting of the Reinsurance Networking Group.

Presenters
Michael Goldstein, Partner
Mound Cotton Law Firm

Ann Halden, Special Counsel
Mound Cotton Law Firm

William Goldsmith
Reinsurance Counsel
AIG

Location:  Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass, LLP, One New York Plaza, New York, NY
Time:  12:00 Noon – 2:00 pm

Registration Fee for Members & Non-Members:  $55