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
AIRROC awarded it’s annual Trish Getty Scholarship to Ashley Martin, a junior with a double major in Risk Management and Accounting at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. In a first for AIRROC, the award was presented virtually by Executive Director Carolyn Fahey and while Ms. Martin could not participate in the live stream, she graciously thanked AIRROC in a … [Read more...] about AIRROC Awards Trish Getty Scholarship 9th Annual Award Recipient Ashley Martin
The Jacobson Group’s Judy Busby, Senior Vice President, and Brett Carter, Managing Director, hosted this insightful session. They addressed the current state of the insurance industry’s labor market and the multi-generational makeup of its workforce. The presentation was followed by a panel discussion moderated by Judy Busby, featuring a multi-generational panel of … [Read more...] about Insurance in the Working from Home Age
One key highlight of the AIRROC annual Transactions & Networking Forum is the presentation of the Person of the Year Award. The award gives our band of brethren a chance to acknowledge and celebrate the vision, energy, and leadership of those in our business who play a key role in influencing our work and how the investment community perceives the value of our work. This … [Read more...] about AIRROC Person of the Year 2020: Paul Corver, Group Head of M&A Randall & Quilter
Day 1 of our October 2020 meeting saw Scott Maries - CFO of Premia Re, Simon Hawkins – former CFO of Compre, and John Regan – CFO of Swiss Re of America, put on a presentation, moderated by Kelly Superczynski – Aon’s Head of Capital Advisory. The discussion covered everything from legacy balance sheet and reporting matters, to raising capital, and the pace and trends in the … [Read more...] about The CFO Perspective
The Panelists for the first education session of our virtual Transactions & Networking Forum included: Paul Corver, Group Head of M&A, R&Q, Marcus Doran, EVP, Group Complex Claims Officer, Armour Risk Management (Moderator), Paul Ginnett, CEO, Allianz Reinsurance America, Inc., Linda Johnson, Head of Legacy Practice, TigerRisk and Matt Kunish, Chief Business … [Read more...] about Insights on Legacy in 2020
AIRROC kicked off its first virtual conference with a welcome and introduction from our Executive Director, Carolyn Fahey. Carolyn spoke about the resiliency she has seen in our organization, and in our industry, during the past 6 months, culminating in the decision to go forward with our premier annual event in a new and exciting format. After a thank you to the Board of … [Read more...] about AIRROC Kicks Off 2020 Virtual Forum – A New Look at Legacy
Run-off in Focus 15:00 - 16:00 BST | 16:00 - 17:00 CET | 10:00 - 11:00 EST | 09:00 - 10:00 CST | 07:00 - 08:00 PST Run-off now and into the future, how it has evolved Types of run-off captive transactions Case studies of run-off transactions and how they worked Emerging risks and run-off opportunities Moderator: • Carolyn Fahey, Executive … [Read more...] about Captive Virtual Symposium: Run-off in Focus
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
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?
Genes or the environment? Advances in genomics science provide a new legal framework for a genetic defense to toxic tort claims. Legacy (re)insurers holding or acquiring toxic tort liabilities may be relying too heavily on outdated legal strategies to defend their policyholders. In our view, millions (perhaps billions) of dollars might be saved if reinsurers … [Read more...] about The Revolution in Analysis of Cancer Causation and Genomics Liability
AIRROC is honored to remember David Scasbrook of Swiss Re with Person of the Year Award. A fitting tribute to an industry giant who will be very missed. Don't count the days, make the days count. ― Muhammad Ali It is with profound sadness and deepest respect that the AIRROC community remembered and honored David Scasbrook at this year’s 15th Annual AIRROC NJ Legacy … [Read more...] about AIRROC Person of the Year: David Scasbrook
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?
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…
It was a record breaking attendance at the AIRROC Spring Membership Meeting on March 5 & 6. Hosted at the offices of Norton Rose Fulbright in New York City, members held meetings and also heard from great education panels. Read on for highlights of this particular session. Texas petrochemical engineer Phil Watters of Rimkus and Swiss Re's Claims Vice President Mike … [Read more...] about Oil & Gas Transport Environmental Risks for Pipelines, Motor, Railways, Port Operations, & Marine