Workshops are 2 hours in length. They address the wide variety of challenges, from coverage to investigation, from evaluation to resolution that confront adjusters and claim managers on a daily basis. Instead of "dry" lectures, you'll be encouraged to actively learn together with a large number of industry peers in every class. You'll hear the latest developments and strategies from subject experts, and learn what others across the industry, and across the nation, are doing with various claim issues and challenges. Over two days you'll be able to attend up to six two hour workshops on a wide assortment of claim topics.

A Loss Trifecta: Bytes, Bankruptcy, & Business Interruption

 CPCU  OK  RPA  TX

David Elmore, CPA, Partner, Matson, Driscoll & Damico
Jonathan Ragland, VP & Claims Manager, FM Global
Clark Schirle, JD, Partner, Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig
Granger Stuck, Executive Vice President, J.S. Held LLC

  • Extensive water damage to and the shut-down of a distribution and call center of a catalog and on-line company specializing in licensed sports apparel, merchandise, and accessories
  • How to determine whether the computer servers and computers are damaged and can be cleaned and reused or have to be replaced
  • Analyzing whether the insurer has to cover the costs of the company to relocate the center when the owner of the building from whom the insured leases refuses to repair the damage
  • Investigation, analysis, and quantification of the business interruption loss, including the period of restoration, particularly when that company filed bankruptcy two months before the loss
  • Builders Risk: When Reality is Stranger than Fiction

     CPCU  OK  RPA  TX

    Steven LaPierre, General Adj., Property Claims, Vermont Mutual Group
    Steven P. Nassi, JD, Partner, Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck LLP

  • Strategies for handling builder’s risk claims on large residential apartment projects
  • Identify and resolve the unique coverage issues presented by builder’s risk claims on large residential apartment projects
  • Dealing with stakeholders in a project where interests diverge after a loss occurs
  • Differentiate between legitimate disagreements in scope and valuation of a loss as opposed to truly fraudulent conduct
  • Methods for investigating and minimizing business income and soft cost exposure
  • Common Disputes & Emerging Issues in the Large Commercial Roofing Loss

    Steven J. Badger, JD, Senior Partner, Zelle, LLP
    Jason Keen, AIC, National General Adjuster, VeriClaim, Inc.
    Chad Zielinski, PE, AVP, Roofing Division, J.S. Held, LLC

  • Identification of physical loss or damage – what is and what isn’t physical loss or damage to a commercial roofing system?
  • Determining date of loss, pre-existing damage, and dealing with multiple events
  • Establishing estimated and incurred cost of repair/replacement and payment obligations; use of estimates vs. bids
  • Building code requirements and code upgrade coverage
  • Dealing with roofing contractors and public adjusters participating in the claims process
  • Urban Renewal Claims

     CPCU  OK  RPA  TX

    Thomas G. Bonnot, AIC, National General Adjuster, VeriClaim, Inc.
    Chris Moulder, PE, Division Manager, Pie Consulting & Engineering
    Jane Young, JD, Partner, McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney et al

  • Identify coverage issues related to weather and construction techniques in a downtown environment including historic buildings
  • Analysis regarding first-party and third-party claims including number of deductibles, warranties on the policy, and additional coverage
  • Provide strategies related to the difficulties of construction and associated risks involved when working within the city environment
  • Describe risk management techniques when working next to existing buildings including condition assessments and vibration monitoring
  • Determine new and pre-existing damages related to the demolition, shoring, and new construction
  • When a Collapse Claim Involves More than a Collapse

     CPCU  OK  RPA  TX

    Fred A. Frederick, CPCU, MSIM, Sr. Executive General Adjuster, VeriClaim, Inc.
    Scott A. Hutchinson, AVP, Comm'l Property Claims, American International Group
    Mindy M. Medley, JD, Shareholder, Clausen Miller, PC
    John Osteraas, PhD, PE, Group VP & Principal Engineer, Exponent

  • Evaluate possible causes of physical loss and damage that may arise in the investigation of a partial collapse
  • Analyze possible coverage issues that may exist in a claim for partial collapse
  • Address differing interpretations of what constitutes a collapse based on jurisdiction
  • Consider issues for an expert to address that are necessary an resolve insurance claim for collapse
  • Widespread CAT Event & Contingent Business Interruption Coverage

    Nicholas J. Cimino, Sr. Executive General Adjuster, Engle Martin & Associates
    Lei Huang, JD, AVP-Complex Property Claims, Chubb Limited
    George Uhl, CPA, Partner, Matson, Driscoll & Damico, LLP

  • What is the proper period of restoration for the direct physical damage of a local cable, internet, and phone provider when its repaired towers come back on line at different times?
  • How is the period of restoration for Contingent Business Interruption evaluated?
  • Does the insurance company need to monitor each customer directly to determine when repairs are complete?
  • Considering loss measurement issues, including credits, taxes, fees, and fluctuating market conditions
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    Join a prominent gathering of top-notch claim professionals and service providers from across the nation in Fort Worth, where we'll:

    • Evaluate a variety of large loss claim scenarios through interactive workshops and learn with the industry's best and brightest
    • Share knowledge, insight, and experience in adjustment and resolution strategies with large loss claim professionals
    • Connect with large loss adjusters and service providers from hundreds of disciplines and specialty areas

    Adjuster-led workshops encourage active audience participation, and provide an opportunity to learn from and with many of the industry's leading experts and performers. Classes are offered in three large-loss tracks:

    • Commercial Lines, Property Claims
    • Personal Lines, Property Claims
    • Casualty Claims

    Who Should Attend? Large loss claims adjusters and managers, supervisors, general adjusters and EGAs, complex case managers, senior claims management, and service providers who work with these claims. This is an excellent program for those who aspire to or are being groomed to adjust large and complex property and casualty claims within their respective organizations.


    Presenters with significant knowledge and industry experience as well as variety.

    The high quality of the presentations and the high quality of the audiences -- experienced adjusters with lots of useful contributions.

    Chance to expand to additional perspectives.

    The people...always the people. PLRB staff is always outstanding, the speakers are prepared, and the attendees are eager to mingle and learn!

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    Avoid Red Herrings, Red Tape & Red Faces

    • Casualty claim with breach of privacy, first amendment, co-employment, immigration, concealed carry, and default issues
    • Recognize dangerous conditions that may result in premises liability claims
    • Implement a rapid response team to investigate and retains experts to preserve evidence and privilege
    • Reduce insured's potential liability, minimize damages, and avoid or set aside default judgment
    • Avoid potential ethical issues that arise when attorneys become investigators or represent employers and employees with potential conflicts of interest

    Urban Renewal Claims

    • Identify coverage issues related to weather and construction techniques in a downtown environment including historic buildings
    • Analysis regarding first-party and third-party claims including number of deductibles, warranties on the policy, and additional coverage
    • Provide strategies related to the difficulties of construction and associated risks involved when working within the city environment
    • Describe risk management techniques when working next to existing buildings including condition assessments and vibration monitoring
    • Determine new and pre-existing damages related to the demolition, shoring, and new construction

    Recent Battles Over Appraisal: When Worlds Collide

    • Determine whether and when a claim is appropriate for resolution by appraisal
    • Respond to an appraisal demand when appraisal is not an appropriate strategy or means of claim resolution
    • Evaluate whether the appointed appraiser and umpire are "qualified" (e.g., competent and impartial)
    • Timing and mechanics for objecting to an "unqualified" appraiser or umpire
    • Basis and timing for seeking to vacate an appraisal award

    PLRB greatly appreciates the following claims service providers for their outstanding support for the 2017 Large Loss Conference.

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