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NAMIC Online Fundamentals Training

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Julie Motyka

Julie Motyka
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Stephanie Guagliardo
Sr. Meeting Coordinator

General Information

NAMIC invites you to lunch once a month to participate in important, timely webinars in the Lunch & Learn Webinar Series. Webinar topics focus on governance issues, operational challenges, and leadership development.

Target Audience

We specifically develop our educational programming with our members in mind. NAMIC is comprised of a diverse membership and there are a variety of events to meet your needs.

  • Company managers

  • HR managers

  • Operations managers

  • Senior executives

  • CEOs

  • Board of directors







Registration Fees

Member: $55
Non-member: $80

Webinar Log-in and Instructions:

You will receive a detailed e-mail with log-in information and instructions one week, one day and one hour in advance of the webinar. If you have any questions regarding the log-in and instructions, please e-mail or call (800) 336-2642 ext. 1025.


Please notify NAMIC if you are unable to participate. Please forward all cancellation notifications to or fax to (317) 876-6213. All registration cancellations and transfers MUST be made in writing. Cancellations received 24 hours prior to the scheduled webinar will be charged a $10 processing fee. Refunds will be issued within 15 business days after receipt of the cancellation notice. No refunds are available within 24 hours of the scheduled webinar, so please plan accordingly. You may substitute a participant at no additional charge. Please forward all requests to or fax (317) 876-6213.


You will receive a detailed e-mail confirmation upon successful completion of the registration process for this event; please make sure to enter a valid e-mail address on the registration form. If you have any questions regarding your registration, please e-mail or call (800) 336-2642.


Several people from my company wish to view the webinar. Do all of them need to be registered?
The member and non-member rates for each webinar are considered a “site fee.” The registration provides a single log-in for the webinar. If your staff is viewing the webinar in a single space, such as a conference room, only one registration needs to be submitted for the webinar. Alternately, if your staff will be viewing the webinars from separate computers, a separate registration must be submitted for each person. Each unique registration provides a unique log-in for the webinar.

What happens if I sign up for a webinar, but can't attend?
You will automatically receive a recording of the webinar within 24 hours that you can view at your convenience.

If you have any questions regarding your registration, e-mail or call (800) 336-2642, ext. 1061. If you have any questions regarding the webinar, e-mail or call (800) 336-2642 ext. 1025.

Additional Confirmation Info:

Log-in Instructions
You will receive a separate e-mail from NAMIC Webinars prior to the webinar providing your unique log-in information/link. Please do not forward your log in information/link to other attendees. Log-in information will only work for a single registrant. If you need to make changes to the email address, send corrections to

Test Your System
To avoid issues in connecting to the webinar, please use the following link to test your system prior to the upcoming webinar:

Upcoming Webinars

July 30, 2014 | 12:30 p.m. EDT | $55 Members; $80 Non-member

Discovering Superior Small Business Risks*

Of the approximately 32 million businesses in the United States, about 89 percent have fewer than five employees. As commercial property/casualty insurance carriers continue to seek ways to better capitalize on this vast market, leveraging the types of data that are the most predictive for the businesses they are underwriting is of critical importance. Generally, that means using commercial credit data from one of the major commercial credit rating bureaus. However, when starting a business, owners tend to use their own personal credit sources. Additionally, commercial credit scores are designed to predict financial rather than insurance risk. These factors can cause potentially inaccurate evaluations of a risk’s loss propensity.

In order to obtain a more complete view of the risk, several different types of data, including business demographics and business owner data such as personal credit and claims, need to be considered in addition to commercial credit.

This webinar will explore how, when used together, these types of data allow for better risk predictability. Examples where this approach is used to find profitable niches will also be discussed.

Antonio Caxide

Mathew Stordy
Director, Commercial Insurance Solutions
Alpharetta, Ga.

August 7, 2014 | 12:30 p.m. EDT | $55 Members; $80 Non-member

What’s the Forecast? Weather-Related Trends in the Insurance Industry

Weather-related losses are climbing, as five of the six worst weather years in U.S. property/casualty insurance history have occurred since 2004. For that reason, it is crucial that insurers – before finalizing any policies – are able to assess weather-related exposures using the latest hazard modeling and predictive analytics.

During this webinar, Andy Rice, general manager of enterprise products for WSI Corporation, the professional division of The Weather Company, will discuss the latest technological innovations and forecast enhancements within weather business and how they're impacting the property/casualty insurance industry. Andy will explain the science behind these new trends, share several case studies, and offer a look at what's in store weather-wise for the rest of 2014 and into 2015.

By participating in this webinar, attendees will:

  • Learn how to use tornado debris data;

  • Gain a better understanding of 15-day hurricane forecasts; and

  • Discuss ways to incorporate crowd sourcing weather data into the underwriting process.

Andy Rice

Andy Rice
General Manager of Enterprise Products
WSI Corporation
Madison, Wis.

August 28, 2014 | 12:30 p.m. EDT | $55 Members; $80 Non-member

Developments in Investment Management for Insurers

Choosing the right investment strategy can be a challenge for any company. With so many factors currently impacting the market, it can be difficult to determine what should take priority. If you are looking for some pointers to help develop your company’s future investment plans, join NAMIC for an upcoming webinar featuring Antonio Caxide, chief investment officer at Hamilton Capital Management. In this webinar, you will learn why some of the conventional wisdom regarding investing might actually be wrong and what you can do develop an evolving framework for moving forward.

Buy-and-hold has been an industry practice for decades, but the financial markets’ experience the last 10 to15 years – with two large stock market drops, a possible change in the direction of interest rates, and significant volatility, all in an unprecedented environment of regulatory change – raises questions as to whether this strategy is effective. This webinar will explore why buy-and-hold did not generate the promised results, what some alternative strategies might be, and how they can be implemented.

During this webinar, attendees will:

  • Understand a discipline to better understand expensive and attractively priced markets;

  • Apply that discipline in the current environment and describe how a portfolio might be designed to reflect that assessment; and

  • Learn how a company can manage and even reduce risk to its surplus level and volatility by gaining experience to such an approach.

Antonio Caxide

Antonio Caxide
Chief Investment Officer
Hamilton Capital Management, Inc.
Columbus, Ohio

September 3, 2014 | 12:30 p.m. EDT | $55 Members; $80 Non-member

Enterprise Risk Management Framework for Small to Mid-Sized Companies

During this webinar, Joseph F. Morris, president of P&C Insurance Company Strategies, will describe the benefits of and the process for implementing an enterprise risk management framework for property/casualty insurance companies that will meet the ever-increasing expectations of rating agencies and regulatory authorities. Insurance companies of all sizes are expected to incorporate ERM practices into their normal operating practices, and this session will describe a cost-effective approach on how to do so.

Participants in this webinar will learn:

  • ERM terminology, including risk profile, risk appetite, and risk tolerance;

  • A.M. Best’s expectations for ERM;

  • Recent regulatory developments relating to ERM;

  • How to create a risk-aware culture; and

  • How to identify, measure, and monitor key risk factors.

Antonio Caxide

Joseph F. Morris, CPA, MBA
P&C Insurance Company Strategies, LLC
Fort Washington, Penn.

October 14, 2014 | 12:30 p.m. EDT | $55 Members; $80 Non-member

Location Risk Intelligence: Gain New Insights Into Commercial Property*

Given recent macroeconomic challenges and the current low-interest-rate environment, the pressure is on insurers to focus on underwriting performance. In line with this goal, the industry’s appetite for more granular exposure management, in large part driven by climate change, is increasing. Advances in location intelligence, as well as other technologies such as cloud and big data, present insurers with the opportunity to rethink their businesses and processes and set themselves up for long-term sustainable growth and performance.

Attend this session to learn how to successfully utilize geospatial intelligence:

  • Improving risk selection;

  • Reducing exposure to perils and accumulations;

  • Increasing overall underwriting profitability and performance;

  • Driving business growth and increasing addressable market; and

  • Delivering fast, efficient, proactive customer service.

*This webinar is open to insurance company attendees only.

Antonio Caxide

David Day
Vertical Account Manager
Alpharetta, Ga.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in reaching our members? Consider partnering with NAMIC through our educational events. Our sponsors are critical to keeping registration costs at a minimum for member companies. We have carefully crafted sponsorships to help you gain exposure and target your audience. Several options are available for your consideration and we are happy to create something unique to meet your needs.

For more information, contact Aaron Lifford, Sponsorship & Advertising Specialist at (800) 336-2642, ext. 1055 or at If you would like to learn more about NAMIC's sponsorship and advertising program, please click here.












Analytics-Driven Rating and Underwriting: Small- and Medium-Sized Company Considerations
June 11, 2014 | 12:30 p.m. EDT

Catastrophe Bonds 101
July 15, 2014 | 12:30 p.m. EDT

Discovering Superior Small Business Risks
July 30, 2014 | 12:30 p.m. EDT

What’s the Forecast? Weather-Related Trends in the Insurance Industry
August 7, 2014 | 12:30 p.m. EDT

Developments in Investment Management for Insurers
August 28, 2014 | 12:30 p.m. EDT

Enterprise Risk Management Framework for Small to Mid-Sized Companies
September 3, 2014 | 12:30 p.m. EDT

The Secret Weapon - Geospatial Intelligence
October 14, 2014 | 12:30 p.m. EDT







Posted: Tuesday, March 05, 2013 1:51:11 PM. Modified: Thursday, July 17, 2014 10:37:52 AM.

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