The 2023 Spring Membership Meeting education program included a presentation on the hot topic of artificial intelligence. Rooney Gleason, Chief Insurance Officer at Evolution IQ and Adam Fisher, Chief Data Officer at Sedgwick served as panelist with Marcus Doran, Senior Director Commutations at AIG as the moderator. A video replay of this presentation is available in the … [Read more...] about Where AI Can Make Dramatic Impacts in Run-Off Transactions
What’s new with the AIRROC DRP?
We have all heard and read: “AIRROC’s Vision is to be the most valued (re)insurance industry educator and network provider for issue resolution and creation of optimal exit strategies.” That phrase is recited at every AIRROC Board meeting. AIRROC’s educational content and its networking forums are the instrumentalities of that vision. But, while those events help us build a … [Read more...] about What’s new with the AIRROC DRP?
Managing the Evolving Risks and Expectations Regarding Corporate ESG Disclosure
Kevin Harnisch, Head of White Collar and Co-Head of Regulation, Investigations, Securities, and Compliance at Norton Rose Fulbright moderated a panel that dissected the interplay between litigation, insurance, and the reinsurance and legacy worlds vis-à-vis ESG. The panel consisted of John O’Bryan, Partner at Freeborn & Peters, Maureen Gorman, Managing Director at Marsh, … [Read more...] about Managing the Evolving Risks and Expectations Regarding Corporate ESG Disclosure
Corporate Liabilities Deals
The evolving market for restructuring and managing long-tail legacy corporate liabilities was the topic of the presentation entitled “Corporate Liabilities Deals.” The panelists included Peter Calleo, Vice President, Senior Legal Counsel, M&A, Investments and Commercial Contracts, Enstar, Andy Hill, Partner, Structured Solutions, McGill & Partners, Robert Hut, CEO, Fara … [Read more...] about Corporate Liabilities Deals
The Legacy Dealmaking Landscape: What do YOU think??
Expect another strong year for the legacy deal marketplace, say a panel of experts during an audience interactive session at the 2022 AIRROC Legacy Transactions & Networking Forum. Mayer Brown LLP Partner, David Alberts, chaired the panel that included Edward S. Hochberg, Head of Global Risk Solutions, Managing Director, Guy Carpenter, Laura Pearson, Senior Manager, PwC, … [Read more...] about The Legacy Dealmaking Landscape: What do YOU think??
Attracting NextGen Professionals – What Can Companies Do?
The AIRROC NextGen Group hosted the first session of the day that kicked off the 2022 Legacy Transactions & Networking Forum education program. Chris Hamphshire, Vice President – Carrier Practice at Gallagher Bassett and Global President of the CPCU Society was the moderator and session leader. The day started with a focused and thoughtful presentation by Chris on the … [Read more...] about Attracting NextGen Professionals – What Can Companies Do?
And The 2022 Trish Getty Scholarship Goes To Lori-Ann Knight
AIRROC in conjunction with the NextGen Council is excited to present the 2022 Trish Getty Scholarship to Lori-Ann Knight. Lori-Ann is a sophomore at Howard University in Washington D.C. She is majoring in mathematics with a concentration in actuarial science. Additionally, she is pursuing a minor in computer science. Established in 2012, the $5,000 annual scholarship is in … [Read more...] about And The 2022 Trish Getty Scholarship Goes To Lori-Ann Knight
Legacy Workers Compensation Management from Start to Finish
Most people in the legacy space have encountered, in one form or another, long tail worker's compensation claims. Too many of us have lost sleep trying to understand how this business was written in the first place, why it wasn’t set up to manage properly, and what can or should be done to manage and resolve lingering, long tail claims. Michael Terelmes of Compe Re, Anthony … [Read more...] about Legacy Workers Compensation Management from Start to Finish
The Wild West of Weed: Oklahoma’s Growing Marijuana Industry
John Sparks, a Partner with Odom & Sparks, PLLC moderated a panel discussion on the blossoming cannabis industry in Oklahoma and implications and challenges faced by the insurance industry, given the uncharted nature of the market and the federal illegality issue. The panelist included Joe Marcantel, Director, Talisman Casualty Insurance Company and Michael Ridgeway, … [Read more...] about The Wild West of Weed: Oklahoma’s Growing Marijuana Industry
AIRROC is “Back on Broadway”!
As NYC opens up and welcomes back visitors, AIRROC was glad to be able to do the same! Our first in-person membership meeting in two years was hosted from the 30th Floor offices of Norton Rose Fulbright. The spacious modern office was a perfect backdrop for 125 in-person attendees and another 70 online that joined us for the live streamed education day. It was great to see … [Read more...] about AIRROC is “Back on Broadway”!
Claims Update: The Opioids Epidemic and “All Sums” Claims Presentations
The afternoon education program of the Spring Membership Meeting included a claims update on topics touched upon before but, nonetheless, remain significant issues impacting the insurance industry and beyond. A video replay of this two-part presentation is available in the AIRROC On Demand library. Latest Developments in the Opioids Crisis Adam Berardi and Michael Kassak, … [Read more...] about Claims Update: The Opioids Epidemic and “All Sums” Claims Presentations
Ransomware’s Scary – Be Wary and Ready to Parry
The education portion of AIRROC’s Spring 2022 Membership Meeting commenced with an informative panel discussion on the evolving threat of ransomware; a topic that has dominated headlines over the past year with such high profile attacks on CNA, Colonial Pipeline and JBS Foods. Patrick Byrnes, Partner, with Locke Lord LLP moderated the discussion that featured remarks from … [Read more...] about Ransomware’s Scary – Be Wary and Ready to Parry
Basics of Legacy Transactions: LPTs and ADCs
The NextGen Task Force hosted the closing educational session on March 30th at the AIRROC Spring Membership Meeting led by panelists Anna Dill and Jessica Groenewegen, brokers at TigerRisk’s Legacy Practice Team along with Dan Gerber, Partner at Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady, LLP. The trio of legacy specialists provided an excellent overview on the basics of loss portfolio … [Read more...] about Basics of Legacy Transactions: LPTs and ADCs
Challenges of Reserving Federal Black Lung Liabilities
Christine M. Fleming and Alex M. York, of Milliman provided a compelling presentation on the complexities of federal black lung claims at the AIRROC Spring Membership meeting. As coal continues to decline - the number of jobs nationwide fell to about 40,000 last year from 175,000 in the mid 1980s - you would anticipate that the number of claims for black lung occupational … [Read more...] about Challenges of Reserving Federal Black Lung Liabilities
Congratulations to Oumou Tounkara, 2021 Trish Getty Scholarship Recipient
AIRROC in conjunction with the NextGen Task Force is excited to present the Trish Getty Scholarship to Oumou Tounkara. While the scholarship had significant interest from the many students aspiring to enter the insurance industry, Oumou stood out for her excellent academic performance, leadership and involvement in numerous extracurriculars. Oumou is a senior at Saint … [Read more...] about Congratulations to Oumou Tounkara, 2021 Trish Getty Scholarship Recipient
A Bright Time for Legacy
The education portion of AIRROC’s Fall 2021 Legacy Transactions & Networking Forum kicked off with a lively panel discussion on the current state of the legacy space, highlighting the large number of successful recent deals, the forces that drive transaction supply and demand, and the challenges that lie ahead. Titled “A Bright Time for Legacy,” the discussion was … [Read more...] about A Bright Time for Legacy
IBT’s and Divisions – News and Noteworthy Developments
One of the highlights of the 2021 Legacy Transactions & Networking Forum hosted by AIRROC was the presentation by industry leaders and experts on the current legal and regulatory landscape affecting the Insurance Business Transfer (“IBT”) and Division space. Jonathan Bank, Of Counsel, Locke Lord LLP, chaired the panel of state regulators, stakeholders, and experienced … [Read more...] about IBT’s and Divisions – News and Noteworthy Developments
The Anatomy of a Transaction
A reflection on the legacy market journey and what delivers success for all stakeholders. Transparency emerged as a recurring theme to a successful legacy transaction during the educational session, “The Anatomy of a Transaction” moderated by AIRROC’s Executive Director, Carolyn Fahey, at the October networking forum in Jersey City. Offering insights from their respective … [Read more...] about The Anatomy of a Transaction
Claims Updates: Molestation and PFAS
The panel on emerging risks, hosted by Marcus Doran, Senior Director of Commutations, Reinsurance Finance at AIG, focused on molestation and PFA claims. Amy Kallal of Mound, Cotton, Wollan & Greengrass updated the delegates on recent developments concerning molestation claims. To date, there have been a number of different sources of molestation claims, including claims … [Read more...] about Claims Updates: Molestation and PFAS
MGA Issues in Legacy Business
The panelists for this insightful session on the relationships between insurers and the agents they work with included Katherine Billingham, General Counsel, DUAL North America, Joe Loggia, Vice President, Buxbaum Loggia, and Rod Perry, Senior Vice President, Rockville Risk Management with Katheleen Ehrhart, Partner at Freeborn & Peters serving as panel chair. MGA/TPA … [Read more...] about MGA Issues in Legacy Business