|8:00 am - 9:00 am|
Breakfast & Registration
|9:00 am - 9:05 am|
|9:05 am - 9:15 am|
Opening Remarks by our Conference Chair
|9:15 am - 9:45 am|
View from the Top: Reinsurers ‘In Conversation’
Reinsurance capital underpins the casualty marketplace: paying claims and shaping coverage. This opening session will hear 2 reinsurance executives in conversation, discussing the factors driving reinsurance appetite in the casualty sector. How do recent large claims shape availability and price of cover? What affect does portfolio underwriting have on individual renewals? This session will address these questions, and more…
|9:45 am - 10:30 am|
Buyer’s Perspective: Disruption challenges on and over-the-horizon
Disruption is fast becoming a constant in business today: autonomous vehicles, wearable devices and the gig economy are just some of the new technologies currently shaping the liability and employment landscape. But what is over the horizon?
This session will ask casualty insurance buyers how they view the evolving challenges to their businesses and industries. The panelists will also discuss how well the insurance market is responding.
|10:30 am - 11:00 am|
|11:00 am - 11:45 am|
Mass Torts and Other Large Claims
This session will outline some large claims (not just mass torts) that are affecting the industry. What will the cumulative effect of these events be on the casualty sector? How, if at all, do they change the liability dynamic?
As a risk manager, how do influences outside your own risk profile affect your renewal? This session will address large loss events in 2017 and follow the ripple effect into your renewal.
|11:45 am - 12:30 pm|
Autonomous Vehicles: Changing Liability, but how?
Considered by many as an impending sea-change to auto, personal and products liability, autonomous vehicle technology is moving fast. But how imminent is the change and what will it look like? With live trials being conducted in New York this year, this session will look at autonomous vehicle technology and how the insurance market is responding.
|12:30 pm - 1:45 pm|
|1:45 pm - 3:45 pm|
1:45pm – 2:30pm
Strategies to Manage the Opioid Epidemic: Partnering with Your Pharmacy Benefit Manager
The opioid epidemic is rife in the US, creating employee sickness and absence and raising liability issues for employers. Panelists will address the size and dynamics of the problem for employers and address how to tackle the issue with your PBM. How will employee health and wellness be managed? This session will also look at how the insurance industry is using technology to track behaviors and detect problems sooner.
2:30pm – 3:15pm
Risk Financing and TPA’s: transparency and pricing of claims
How do Third Party Administrators price their services, including managed care costs? How does the TPA approach differ from insurers? This session will outline risk financing and claims cost nuances for bundled and unbundled programs. Panelists will also discuss fraud in the Workers’ Compensation arena – what is the extent of the problem and how is ti being handled?
3:15pm – 3:45 pm
Adjusting to an aging workforce: re-engineer your Return-to-Work program
An aging and changing workforce is changing the risk landscape – introducing new exposures to employers. This session will explore opportunities to revise your RTW program in light of these new exposures.
1:45pm – 2:30pm
Tax Reform: Impact Analysis
A major tax reform bill passed as legislation in late-2017. This session will discuss the potential impacts on insurance companies – and more specifically casualty long-tail lines.
Panelists will consider cash flow, border adjustments, potential surplus and income statement impacts and investments.
2:30pm – 3:15pm
InsureTech: a game-changer, but how?
Using real examples of applications from innovation leaders, this session will explore what insurers are investing in and why. There is increasing capital flowing into the insurance industry, searching for solutions to problems. Where is that money invested and what returns are anticipated?
3:15pm – 3:45 pm
The Gig Economy: Distinguishing between Employee and Contractors
The Gig Economy – led by the likes of Uber, Lyft and other disruptive companies – is redefining the lines between an employee and independent contractor. What are the impacts of this new type of employer to the insurance industry and organizational liabilities?
|3:45 pm - 4:15 pm|
|4:15 pm - 5:00 pm|
AIG’s Brian Duperreault and Aon’s Tony DeFelice will discuss perspectives on the overall insurance marketplace, Mr. Duperreault’s plans for AIG and in particular its casualty business.
|5:00 pm - 6:00 pm|
Closing Remarks & Reception
We consistently deliver an audience that is comprised of 20% Risk Managers & Insurance Buyers, Brokers (20%), Insurance Carriers (36%), Lawyers (6%), Service Providers (9%) and other insurance professionals (9%).
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