In the opening session of the 2021 Runoff Deal Market Forum, Laura Pearson, Liability Restructuring Manager, PwC UK and Linda Johnson, Head of Legacy Practice, TigerRisk Partners, described the sizzling hot runoff market. Their PowerPoint slides contain a wealth of information on the state of the market and the deals transacted in 2020 and the scorching hot trends in 2021. A … [Read more...] about Deal Climate: Runoff is Hot!
The Keynote Speaker of the 2021 Summer Membership Meeting was Randy Maniloff. Randy is counsel at White and Williams LLP and the lawyer behind the well-known monthly newsletter “Coverage Opinions.” He presented on the Top 10 Issues for Effective Reservations of Rights Letters. Randy started the seminar highlighting the fact that insurance companies don’t provide enough … [Read more...] about Top 10 Issues for Effective Reservations of Rights Letters
Raymond Mastrangelo, a Partner with Mound Cotton Wollan Greengrass LLP, moderated a panel discussion with three of the insurance and reinsurance arbitration community’s most experienced and respected arbitrators: Susan Claflin, Claflin Consulting Services LLC, Ann Field, Senior Managing Director of Client Services, Aon, and Howard Page, HR Page Consulting LLP. The panel topic … [Read more...] about The Scope of an Arbitration Panel’s Authority
The education sessions of the 2021 Summer Membership Meeting began with “A Look at the Legal Landscape” of COVID-19 Business Interruption (“BI”) claims, presented by John O’Bryan, Partner, Freeborn & Peters, Michael Merlo, Executive Vice President and Chief Counsel, Aon, and Kay E. Wilde, Director of Reinsurance Assumed Claims, Allstate Insurance Company. The panel treated … [Read more...] about A Look at the Legal Landscape
The second session of the 4th annual Runoff Deal Market Forum focused on some of the less obvious legal, regulatory and NAIC developments that will likely impact the runoff deal landscape. The esteemed panel included Mayer Brown partner Larry Hamilton who heads the firm’s US Insurance Regulatory & Enforcement group, James Mills, Vice President and Legal Counsel of Enstar … [Read more...] about Under the Radar Potential Game Changers: Were you aware of these??
On April 21, 2021, AIRROC was thrilled to host a webinar during which a panel of experts in the field of diversity, equity and inclusion (“DEI”) convened for a frank discussion on racial equity in the insurance industry. The panelists were: Brett Carter, MBA, a Managing Director for The Jacobson Group's executive search team, where he manages C-Level, vice president and … [Read more...] about Embedding Racial Equity in the Insurance Industry
In a thorough overview of the current landscape of Opioid litigation, the final panel of the AIRROC Spring Membership Meeting presented a compelling view of why the liability trends and coverage issues involved in this litigation are expanding the scope and theories of exposure extend beyond opioid claims; it also highlighted the unique impact of opioid use on workers’ … [Read more...] about Opioids – Why this Still Needs our Attention
The 2021 AIRROC Spring Meeting was kicked off by the rise of the InsurTechs presentation given by Brian T. Casey and Benjamin P. Sykes of Locke Lord LLP, Cole Winans of Flyreel and Brent Williams of Benekiva. Many of the InsurTechs making headlines today are directly involved in one or more of the traditional segments of the insurance industry – selling, adjusting or … [Read more...] about The Non-InsurTechs – How Technology Focused InsurTechs Are Changing the Face of the Industry Without Selling a Single Policy
The Panelists for the first education session of day two of our virtual Spring Membership Meeting included Michelle Harnick, Managing Director, Guy Carpenter David Luce, Partner, DLA Piper and Ed Torres, Executive Vice President, Willis Towers Watson. AIRROC Executive Director Carolyn Fahey who served as moderator facilitated the discussion. Michelle kicked off the … [Read more...] about Market Capacity – What Does it Mean for the Legacy Market?
In 2020 over $7 billion was invested globally in insurtechs as cited by Paul Chen, Partner at Mayer Brown, who moderated the educational session, “Creating Value in Runoff through Collaboration with Insurtechs.” Fellow Mayer Brown partner Stephanie Duchene joined the panel along with Nick Daley of Plug and Play, Nicos Vekiaridies of Attestiv and Andrew Naoum of EvolutionIQ. … [Read more...] about Creating Value in Runoff through Collaboration with Insurtech
Working from home is a dramatic change for many but AIRROC’s summer series of webinars makes a huge splash keeping members updated and connected. AIRROC’s Work From Home webinars continued to garner significant participation from our members and included a diverse range of topics and emerging trends, which were originally scheduled for the NYC and … [Read more...] about AIRROC Work From Home Webinar Series
AIRROC’s Spring 2020 entry level webinars were a smashing success. So much so, that more are on the way! To learn more and register, please click here. AIRROC’s Three Part Webinar Series With the majority of insurance professionals working from home as the result of the global pandemic, AIRROC’s three part webinar series was a great success … [Read more...] about AIRROC’s Runoff Webinar Series Takes Off
This will be the first in a series of brief articles by Greg Gitter with Legacy Claims Solutions; roughly based on the presentations he has given at AIRROC events, the articles portray the stories he uses to illustrate techniques he has developed to assist companies in resolving “old dog” workers' compensation exposures. The claimant’s wife is clearly not happy. … [Read more...] about Tips on How to Settle a Workers’ Compensation Claim
Our Panel of national experts explored the current marketplace for transferring WC liabilities and the competitive pressures that are driving an interest in loss portfolio transfers. Swiss Re’s Ethan Vaughan moderated the opening educational session, “Why Should an Entity Cede WC Retentions?”, which explored the current marketplace for transferring WC liabilities and … [Read more...] about Why Should an Entity Cede WC Retentions?
An esteemed panel discusses the relatively new legal frameworks that provide legal finality and a further exit solution in addition to the well tested and accepted Loss Portfolio Transfer mechanism. For the optimistic, passionate and inquisitive IBT enthusiasts, the last panel of the Education Day in Jersey City this year must have been an hour of … [Read more...] about Insurance Business Transfer – What now?
Dentons Gotham Insurance Symposium hosts panel on new insurance business transfer mechanisms in Oklahoma and the US. Please join Dentons for its fifth annual Gotham Insurance Symposium, as they delve into some of the most pressing issues facing the insurers today, including insurance business transfer mechanisms in Oklahoma and the US. This panel presentation will … [Read more...] about Gotham Insurance Symposium
Still Time to Register for AIRROC’s Biggest Event of the Year! It’s not too late to register for AIRROC’s biggest event of the year! Join us from Sunday, October 20 to Wednesday, October 23, 2019. The AIRROC Board of Directors looks forward to seeing you at the upcoming forum. This year we return to The Westin Jersey City Newport, located at 479 … [Read more...] about AIRROC Returns to Jersey City for the 15th Annual NJ Legacy Transactions and Networking Forum
Back by popular demand, AIRROC and Mayer Brown, presented a new episode in the ongoing market drama that portrays the evolution of dynamic options for creating value out of “has-been” books of business. Building on last season (June 2018), a stellar cast of players in the Runoff Market --- some new faces, some returning from last season, brought the market scene to life. … [Read more...] about Runoff Deal Market Forum – Season 2
As we do annually, AIRROC members met at the offices of Norton Rose Fulbright to work on their goals and also to take in some new topics offered by our Education Committee and partner firms. First up we featured a look at Captives and Emerging Risks. What do Legacy business and captive market transactions have in common? The ability to evaluate and manage the exposures … [Read more...] about The Weather was HOT and so was AIRROC’s Summer Membership Meeting…
Regan Shulman (Vice-President and Deputy General Counsel of Arch Insurance Company) and Michele Jacobson and Robert Lewin (both Partners at Stroock) discussed the historical issues that insurance companies have faced in relationships with program managers and offered practical solutions on how to manage those relationships productively. The panel began by reminding attendees … [Read more...] about Lessons from the Front: Managing the Program Manager