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
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”!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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