This annual event is designed specifically for personal lines underwriters, marketing executives (agent relations/business development), and product development professionals from property/casualty insurance companies. It provides educational sessions focused on emerging issues, professional development topics, and industry trends. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with peers facing similar issues and gain insights to put to work back at the office.
In this session, Bob Mozeika with Munich Re will identify how large disruption is impacting the regional insurer. Attendees of this session will understand how emerging technologies can help with small incremental improvements and changes in processes to support efficiencies in the regional insurance business model.
This case study session will dive into the history of the partnership between Church Mutual and Hartford Steam Boiler from inception to current day. Both perspectives – carrier and reinsurer – will be shared anecdotally as the importance and success of the partnership is explored. Included will be real-life examples of innovative technology that has resulted from the partnership, including the recent sensor technology. Attendees of this session will gain valuable insight into how to cultivate industry partnerships to spark innovative ideas.
Digital transformation is essential for insurers to be able to compete in today’s market. Modern policy, billing, and claims systems are indispensable to that transformation. Insurers are rethinking how core systems can support their businesses in sales and service in the digital age. Join Karen Furtado to discuss how core systems are evolving and expanding and learn about new trends such as microservices and how the sophisticated use of APIs can help insurers thrive in the digital world.
With Bootcamp 2.0, we offer directors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of corporate governance within the insurance industry. Whether your board is new to governing, new to insurance, or just needs a refresher, Directors’ Bootcamp 2.0 is an investment you can make in your company’s futures. In this two-day interactive seminar, your board members will gain the tools and the knowledge they need to effectively govern within the mutual insurance industry.
As an attendee of this webinar, you will develop a better understanding of key financial ratios and key performance indicators, analyze company trends, identify strategies to reach goals, and more. This webinar qualifies for 1 FMDC credit in the Finance and Accounting module.
This session will discuss the emerging driver assistance systems that are forming the path to autonomous driving. Test-track and real-world claims data will be shared to demonstrate which systems are working and which are not. This session promises to be fast-paced and entertaining using video footage and the latest insights from the Highway Loss Data Institute to keep the audience engaged.
One of the biggest myths about innovation is that it is only relevant or within reach of the largest insurers. The reality is that innovation is size agnostic—there not only is a need for innovation at companies of all sizes, but it also is do-able by companies of all sizes. And the opportunities for smaller carriers to leverage innovation to become giant slayers is real. This webinar will look at common assumptions about what a company needs to innovate and tackle them 1 by 1. Will provide examples of innovation success at comparable organizations.
Everyone has heard about digital disruption, even if only because their local Blockbuster was put out of business by Netflix. However, Digital means different things to different people, and comprises a host of underlying technologies, including cloud, mobile and social. At its most transformational it represents a change of business model rather than a change of technology.
In this session, attendees will learn about what makes a good innovation and technology partner. Bob Mozeika with Munich Re and Ali Safavi with Plug and Play Tech Center will share how carrier partners can best identify what is needed to make a successful partnership and gain the most value out of the accelerator. Attendees will understand the value add benefits of joining an accelerator and how they can apply this to their current business models.
Forum is the gathering place for small to medium sized mutual industry professionals. From the flash forum for state associations to the carefully designed Professional Farm Mutual Manager courses, the Forum is where participants can find networking opportunities and educational sessions that encompass the aspects of running and working with farm mutual companies. At Forum, managers, directors, board members, state association leaders, service partners, and up-and-coming leaders in the industry can benefit from the technical and strategic education offered.
Most large insurers continue to iterate and expand their telematics offerings. Viable solutions have made it easier for mid and small carriers to dive in. This session will focus on what is working well, what roadblocks currently exist, and what a roadmap is likely to look like in the future. In particular, we’ll highlight the role of insurers in identifying and reducing distracted driving.
The North American insurance market is adopting telematics and is interested in learning about its value proposition beyond usage-based insurance. Telematics data delivers a lot more value to insurers, including a significant reduction in the average cost of claims as well as the ability to combat fraudulent claims and streamline crash detection processes for greater accuracy and improved data combination techniques that optimize data from individual resources. Telematics speeds up the entire claims process, and the sooner an insurer begins doing so, the lower the average claims cost – we’ve seen time to close reduced by more than 50 percent.
A big reason that so many insurance companies struggle starting innovation systems is quite simply because they're not quite sure how to start. Invariably, they discover surprising bends in the road along the way and often say: "I wish I'd have known ahead of time that X was going to happen." The real problem with some of these issues is the decision that seems intuitively correct is often not the best way to go. However, this does not become evident for quite some time, potentially derailing innovation during the correction process. This webinar will review 6 key decisions that senior executives will encounter as they launch and then manage and systematic approach to innovation.
Connected cars, Internet of Things, and other new data sources pose challenges and opportunities to make insurance more precise, personalized, and convenient. In this session, we will cover the sources of meaningful data and their impacts to insurers and consumers.
2017 saw bumper flood losses across the US after a devastating hurricane season. But recent advances in flood modeling, allowing the risk to be more accurately priced, mean the door is opening for private market involvement. This webinar will look at key coverage and rating components as well as addressing some common misconceptions.
The Management Conference is a summit for CEOs, executive teams, and future leaders of the industry. Power sessions focus on strategy, innovation, leadership and industry trends. Concurrent sessions dive into operational and emerging issues. Workshops and interactive sessions allow for extended discussions and opportunities to learn from fellow leaders in the industry.
This session will take a deep-dive look at the partnership between e2Value and Willis Towers Watson, specifically focusing on the resources the organizations have dedicated to the partnership. One of the achievements of the partnership is the recently developed Structure Insurance Score. The score measures risk inherent to a property insurer based on several unique characteristics of a home or building – ones typically outside traditional rating characteristics. Attendees of the session will not only learn more about the score and its advanced uses of data analyzation, they’ll learn about how the companies’ shared goals and innovative partnership led them to success.
As an attendee of this webinar, you will learn how to create a marketing plan and develop an understanding of licensing, advertising, marketing representatives, and more. This webinar qualifies for 1 FMDC credit in the Operations and Insurance module.
Rapid technological advances and further globalization make the risk landscape increasingly complex. Moreover understanding the new landscape can be made difficult because insurance has typically looked backward to predict the future. Past trends may no longer be reliable predictors of tomorrow, so more innovative tools are needed. To that end, the Liability Risk Drivers (LRD) model is one of the ways Swiss Re is better predicting the future using cutting-edge data analytics.
Robotic Process Automation, or RPA, has migrated quickly from the factory floor to the office. Insurance companies have joined other financial services companies in taking advantage of this relatively low cost, quick to deploy technology. It offers opportunities to reduce the frictional cost of administration throughout the value chain, but especially in the middle and back office. In this session we will look at the RPA technologies available, what to consider in evaluating use cases, and best practices in getting this technology to work for you.
The Agricultural Risk Inspection School is a popular and intensive two-and-a-half day program for loss control specialists, underwriters, managers and supervisors. Both fundamental and advanced topics are offered to meet the varying educational needs of those working in loss control today. The highlight of the school is the farm learning lab where attendees go through a hands-on inspection of an area farm.
Insurtech is the rapidly expanding development and application of new technologies and operating models to fundamentally change current business models, financial models, and/or industry ecosystems. New investments are attracting significant venture capital and spawning new business models that use technologies to change how the industry operates. In this webinar, Mike Fitzgerald, CPCU, senior analyst at Celent, will provide an update of what is happening in insurtech and will share some practical examples of how the insurance ecosystem is changing.
While legislation at the federal level stalls, states and local jurisdictions are enacting paid and unpaid mandates upon employers to provide employees with time off from work for a variety of reasons including sick, family, and parental leave; military and jury service leave, and more. Join this interactive program as we talk through a comparative review of the legislative trends and recent laws that have been enacted. We’ll also go over how employers should prepare to shape these important public policy issues and give tips for preparing to comply with new mandates.
This session will provide an assessment of insurtech opportunities, technologies, and approaches from a carrier's point of view, with specific attention given to the impacts of emerging tech on product development and changing distribution. Will Thorne is responsible for the innovation initiatives of SCOR's Lloyd's syndicate, Channel, including new product and distribution development. Channel's Innovation team looks at how new thinking and new technology can help insurance respond more directly to the problems that our clients face, using a collaborative approach to product development. Will joined the Channel Syndicate in 2012 following three years spent at Omega Insurance and has an underwriting background in a variety of different classes. He is also involved in several insurtech industry initiatives, including sitting on the UK Treasury/Tech City Fintech Delivery panel.
As an attendee of this webinar, you will receive an overview of the intricacies and difficulty in modeling the severe thunderstorm peril. You will develop a better understanding of how data is being used in catastrophe modeling, which tools are utilized by companies to assist modeling severe thunderstorm risks, how the risk in small companies impacts the reinsurance purchase, and more. This webinar qualifies for 1 FMDC credit in the Finance and Accounting module.
Apps are designed to engage with users. Implemented correctly, an app can help keep customers and potential clients interacting with your brand in a way that is positive and engaging. In this session, we will explore the rapid growth of technology and develop an action plan for building a web application that’s easy to discover, install, and use. You’ll also take an in-depth look at the target audience to allow you to design a custom app optimized for user experience.
Across the nation, we see three primary trends related to laws addressing the use of marijuana: (1) legalization, (2) decriminalization, and (3) legal use of medically prescribed marijuana. Each has potential or actual implications in the workplace and to employers’ related policies, practices, and programs. Join this interactive program as we compare and contrast pitfalls to avoid and talk about proactive practices, including a Top 10 list of workplace implications of these legal trends.
The Leadership Development Workshop is a one-and-a-half day interactive workshop designed for new and emerging managers, supervisors, and team leaders in the insurance industry. Attendees will explore and gain insight into the four leadership essentials through in-depth instruction, group discussion, hands-on exercises, and facilitated learning. At the conclusion of the workshop, attendees will leave equipped with tools to be a more effective team member or leader.
In the summer of 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission published guidance suggesting employers reboot their harassment prevention training programs and turn the dialogue to discussions of workplace civility and respect. Since then, we’ve seen an explosion of sexual harassment claims – from the halls of Congress to halls of Hollywood – giving birth to legislative action to enact even more stringent laws. Join this interactive session as we review the EEOC’s 2017 charge statistics, national trends in harassment charges, and the EEOC’s Promising Practices for employers to prevent workplace harassment.
Employers’ use of various employment agreements is facing more challenges than ever. Several states have enacted laws barring enforcement of certain noncompete agreements as a violation of public policy. The Defend Trade Secrets Act was enacted and impacts employers’ use of nondisclosure agreements. Corporate raiders challenge no-solicitation agreements. A key is understanding why you want what you want. Join this interactive session as we compare and contrast various types of agreements and the purposes they serve. We’ll also discuss tips for shaping an agreement that advances your business needs without creating unintended consequences.
The customer experience is always evolving, and we'd like to take the time to discuss how technology can help you live up to your customers' expectations. Join Chris Paradiso to learn about some of the best customer experience tools. You'll also learn how your organization can receive more reviews online, how to survey your customers to see how they feel about their experience, and how to receive more referrals for your company in the long run.
As an attendee of this session, you will develop an understanding of what succession planning is, the role of the board in overseeing the process, the importance of written plans for succession of directors, officers and managers, and requirements/evaluation of key positions. This webinar qualifies for 1 FMDC credit in the Management module.
When you can’t bring people together in the same physical space… bring them together in virtual space! Held in conjunction with NAMIC's Annual Convention each year, Connect Differently is an online convention option that allows individuals and companies across the world to attend sessions from the comfort of their homes and offices.
The NAMIC Annual Convention focuses on emerging-issue education. With sessions designed exclusively for the C-suite, plus educational tours balanced with casual networking opportunities, we’re ready to help you maximize your time out of the office. We’re bringing together the most respected experts and the most valuable resources, like reinsurers, brokers, rating agencies, and more to help you get the access you need, and strengthen your peer network.
When it comes to your company's digital strategy design, you want to make sure you are using the right channels and technology to reach your target audience. Join Chris Paradiso to learn where you should - and might not need to - invest your resources to get the exposure and growth you're looking for.
This session will go into detail about the opportunity to reinvent small to midsize business's insurance experience through digitalization. As illustrated by a shift toward automation and greater use of the online channel in sectors such as banking, bringing the insurance experience online represents a progression toward a more accessible and transparent customer interaction with the product. A key goal of the insurtech players working with the SMBs segment is to make the experience from purchase through to servicing and claims painless and transform it from transactional based to relationship based.
Join us for an exclusive, hands-on learning experience discussing the evolution and future of automotive technology, product developments and regulatory updates, at this two-day event. This will include classroom-style presentations on the first day, followed a hands-on learning experience, for participants at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute and Mcity Test Facility on the U of M campus, including a facility tour and exclusive opportunity to meet researchers in this ever-changing field.
As an attendee of this webinar, you will review different types of consolidations, study the financial implications of each, and better understand what financial questions to ask as a board member. This webinar qualifies for 1 FMDC credit in the Finance and Accounting module.
Bruce Adams, senior vice president at Swiss Re America, will give a brief history of blockchain, talk about its various stages in innovation and its applications available today, and share case uses that give a glimpse of the technology's full potential. Bruce has been involved in Blockchain technology for the last two years. He is a member of Swiss Re's Global Blockchain Working Group & Swiss Re's Americas Blockchain Exploratory Group. He has presented on bitcoin & blockchain extensively over the last year and a half.
Technology and information security issues have moved to the forefront when it comes to the known risks faced by businesses. With ever-increasing legislation at the state, federal, and international levels – all of which will directly impact the operations of mutual insurance companies, their vendors. and their commercial insureds – it is more important than ever for insurers to be aware of both the increased technical and legal risks as well as the potential opportunities that these ever-expanding sets of cyber- and data-security laws bring. We will discuss the role that state laws have played in filling the vacuum left by a glaring lack of federal action. In addition, we will discuss the many ways in which growing international regulations are impacting U.S. businesses and how to consider their applications, even if you never considered your business to be international in nature.
The alignment of interest and shared benefit among all parties is at the heart of mutuality. Common interests and sharing knowledge are also at the heart of the Communications + Marketing Workshop, the only marketing workshop for the mutual insurance industry.
As an attendee of this webinar, you will gain an understanding of the importance of the audit committee, including its role, charter, steps to formation and committee composition. This webinar qualifies for 1 FMDC credit in the Finance and Accounting module.
This leading annual conference is designed for Claims professionals and offers informative educational sessions, valuable peer-to-peer networking, unique local experiences, and connections with industry partners.
Share your insights, gather valuable information on current issues and learn more about industry trends at this annual two day event designed for mid-to senior-level underwriters, managers, and executives. With informative presentations from insurance industry experts and consultants, numerous networking opportunities, and easy access to commercial lines service providers, you don’t want to miss this leading industry event.