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Rate Making for the Non-Actuary

November 14, 2018 | Expires November 14, 2019

Join Sheri Scott, a fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and principal, consulting actuary at Milliman, who will provide an overview of how to create insurance rates, consider regulatory requirements, develop filing support, and file the rates for approval with state regulators.

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FMDC WEBINAR | Role of the Audit Committee

November 8, 2018 | Expires November 8, 2023

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.

Emerging Challenges in Cyber Regulation and The Impact on Mutual Insurance Carriers

October 17, 2018 | Expires October 17, 2019

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.

Insurtech & Innovation Webinar Series | Blockchain - Where We Were Then and Where We Are Now?

October 16, 2018 | Expires October 16, 2019

Webinar Description: 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.

FMDC Webinar | Mergers/Consolidations — Financial Implications

October 11, 2018 | Expires October 11, 2023

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.

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Insurtech & Innovation Webinar Series | Transforming the Customer Experience: Digitalization of Insurance for Small and Midsize Businesses

October 4, 2018 | Expires October 4, 2019

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.

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Insurtech & Innovation Webinar Series | DIGITAL STRATEGY DESIGN: WHERE YOU SHOULD - AND SHOULDN'T - SPEND YOUR MONEY

October 5, 2018 | Expires October 5, 2019

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.

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FMDC Webinar | Succession Planning

September 13, 2018 | Expires September 13, 2023

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, and the importance of written plans for succession of directors, officers and managers as well as requirements/evaluation of key positions. This webinar qualifies for one FMDC credit in the Management module.

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Insurtech & Innovation Webinar Series | How Technology has Transformed the Customer Experience

September 12, 2018 | Expires September 12, 2019

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.

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HR Webinar Series | Got Contracts? Current Trends in Employment Agreements

September 11, 2018 | Expires September 11, 2019

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.

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Insurtech & Innovation Webinar Series | Key Trends in U.S. Property/Casualty Insurance and The Implications for Your Current Strategy

August 28, 2018 | Expires August 28, 2019

This session will focus on illustrations of where we are in the underwriting cycle highlighting specifically the clear need for underlying product innovation and areas where market changes are likely to emerge. The session will further highlight potential non-traditional disruptors including broader application of securitization through alternative capital as well as Insurtech, which is understandably excited by the opportunity to enhance efficiency indicating a $2 trillion opportunity over the last decade. The landscape is changing quickly and the need to understand / adapt / address these threats is urgently upon us.

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HR Webinar Series | Workplace Harassment, Incivility, & Bullying

August 28, 2018 | Expires August 28, 2019

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.

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HR Webinar Series | Marijuana in the Workplace

August 14, 2018 | Expires August 14, 2019

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.

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What’s App With That? — App Development and Implementation

August 9, 2018 | Expires August 9, 2019

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.

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FMDC Webinar | Catastrophe Modeling Impact to Reinsurance

August 9, 2018 | Expires August 9, 2023

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.

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Technology & Changing Distribution Models

August 1, 2018 | Expires August 1, 2019

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.

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Employee Where Art Thou? Trends in Paid Leave Mandates

July 31, 2018 | Expires July 31, 2019

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.

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Economic and Capital Markets Update: The Later Innings

August 1, 2018 | Expires August 1, 2019

Join Jim Kennedy, former CEO of Ohio Mutual Insurance Group and NAMIC board chairman, and Vin DeLucia, NEAM chief investment officer, for an economic and capital markets update. Looking at the United States, capital expenditures have re-emerged and the labor market continues to strengthen. However, security packages are getting weaker and loan covenants are lighter. BBB corporate bonds are at a new high as a percentage of the overall investment grade in the corporate bond universe. Student loan debt has eclipsed $1.6 trillion, which, for comparison, is about two-thirds of Italy’s outstanding debt. Add in the ongoing geopolitical tensions and investors have more to be concerned about than meets the eye. This webinar will walk you through the good and the bad and help you grapple with what is going on in capital markets and what this means to your business.

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Meeting Customer Needs Through Insurtech: New Opportunities for Insurers

July 24, 2018 | Expires July 24, 2019

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.

Expectations, Oversight, and Evaluations for Board of Directors

July 18, 2018 | Expires July 18, 2019

C.J. Rathbun of First Consulting & Administration, Inc., will offer ideas and best practices for mutual insurance boards of directors to better align regulatory expectations, company expectations, and board expectations. This webinar will explore oversight perspectives encapsulated by the phrase “hands on, fingers off.” The session will also cover annual board self-evaluations, which can offer additional insight into continuously improving oversight of a company.

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COMPLIANCE WITH THE NAIC’S INSURANCE DATA SECURITY MODEL LAW: A PRACTICAL GUIDE

July 19, 2018 | Expires July 19, 2019

With the NAIC’s 2017 adoption of its new Insurance Data Security Model Law, and its recent enactment in South Carolina, insurers should be reviewing the legal requirements of the model and begin developing policies, procedures, and forms to ensure that your company is in compliance.

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INSURTECH & INNOVATION WEBINAR SERIES - Robotic Process Automation - RPA

July 17, 2018 | Expires July 17, 2019

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.

FMDC Webinar | Marketing

July 12, 2018 | Expires July 12, 2023

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.

Product Innovation to Tackle Evolving Risks

July 12, 2018 | Expires July 12, 2019

Rapid technological advances and further globalization make the risk landscape increasingly complex. Moreover, understanding the new landscape can be 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 model is one of the ways Swiss Re is better predicting the future using cutting-edge data analytics.

Case Study: e2Value and Willis Tower Watson and the Structure Insurance Score

July 10, 2018 | Expires July 10, 2019

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.

Harnessing Ambient Data

June 14, 2018 | Expires June 14, 2019

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.

Six Key Decisions on the Path to Innovation

June 7, 2018 | Expires June 7, 2019

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.

Integrating Telematics Data in Claims for Immediate and Future Value

June 5, 2018 | Expires June 5, 2019

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.

Telematics: The Top 5 Opportunities and Challenges for Insurers

May 23, 2018 | Expires May 23, 2019

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.

Case Study: Partnership of Munich Re and Plug and Play

May 22, 2018 | Expires May 22, 2019

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.

Insurtech & Innovation Webinar Series - Digital Disruption

May 17, 2018 | Expires May 17, 2019

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.

Insurance Innovation Myth Busting

May 16, 2018 | Expires May 16, 2019

One of the biggest myths about innovation is that it is only relevant to 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, it is do-able by companies of all sizes. And the opportunities for smaller carriers to leverage innovation to become giant slayers are real. This webinar will look at common assumptions about what a company needs in order to innovate and tackle them one by one. It will also provide examples of innovation success at comparable organizations.

FMDC Webinar | Strategic Planning/Establishing Financial Goals

May 10, 2018 | Expires May 10, 2023

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.

Thriving in the Digital World - New Trends in Core System Transformation

May 8, 2018 | Expires May 8, 2019

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.

Case Study: Sensor Technology and Innovation Through Partnership

May 3, 2018 | Expires May 3, 2019

This session will offer insights into the evolving nature of innovation and disruption impacting the property/casualty industry. It will provide perspectives on the focus and future opportunities of the growing investments in insurtech. We will dive deep into the top disruptive technologies facing mutual insurance companies, the disruptors on which venture capital managers are focusing, and the effective responses to address challenges.

How Insurtech Can Benefit the Small or Regional Mutual

May 2, 2018 | Expires May 2, 2019

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.

Blockchain and the Institutes RiskBlock Alliance

April 19, 2018 | Expires April 19, 2019

Blockchain is a new technology that has the potential to transform many sectors of the economy, including insurance and risk management. This webinar will outline the basic concepts of blockchain and introduce an insurance-specific consortium named RiskBlock that is developing blockchain applications for the industry.

A new Age of Insurance - Digital Insurance 2.0

April 17, 2018 | Expires April 17, 2019

Change is being forced on insurers whether they like it or not. Several of the orthodoxies traditionally underpinning the industry are being challenged and disrupted. Customer expectations are increasingly being set by unrelated or adjacent industries. Technologies allow startups to compete using customer centricity, as opposed to products, as their value offering. And a new insurance paradigm is being crafted regardless of whether incumbent insurers choose, or are able, compete in a new digital era.

Insurtech & Innovation Webinar Series - Creating a Culture of Change

April 11, 2018 | Expires April 11, 2019

Join this session for an inside look at how Grange Insurance has taken an inclusive approach to developing a culture of innovation. With multiple distinct awards for its innovation efforts under its belt, the company was also the third insurance carrier nationally to have an Alexa application. It recently launched a new mobile application that was built and deployed within 90 days. And it is now a corporate sponsor of the nonprofit startup accelerator, Fintech 71. Tim Cunningham, vice president and chief information officer with Grange, will lead a highly informative session outlining some of the company’s key philosophies that led to its recent success in technology and innovation. Recognizing that change is hard and innovating within an industry that is naturally risk adverse is even harder, this session will give you fresh perspective on how you can bring innovative thinking into your own company’s philosophy while sharing some do’s and a few don’ts from Grange’s own experience.

Insurtech & Innovation Webinar Series - The Future is Fearless

April 10, 2018 | Expires April 10, 2019

The Future is Fearless. The insurance business model has remained largely the same over the past 200 years. Simply enough, it's capital, placed against risk, in the form of tailored products, sold through channels to customers, to generate returns for the company. Except everything about it is undergoing dramatic changes. This session will explore the explosive trends that are putting the insurance company in a position for unprecedented change. Rather than admiring the disruption facing today's companies, this session will help to chart the course to future by focusing its participants on what is required to compete and win.

Insurtech & Innovation Webinar Series - How Insurers of all Sizes Can Take Advantage on Insurtech

April 4, 2018 | Expires April 4, 2019

Most insurtechs offer opportunities – chances for insurers to partner with them, license technology, or simply learn from them – rather than threats. Most insurers will face disruption from startups only if their competitors choose to embrace a technology that they themselves do not. But how can insurers that don’t have the budget for venture funds or innovation labs take advantage of these new innovations, both internal and external to the insurance industry? No company can leverage every innovation in an effective way. The goal is to understand the marketplace and make decisions that will have the most impact on your lines of business.

Insurtech & Innovation Webinar Series - Insurtech: The Current State and Future Direction of Insurance Product Startups

March 28, 2018 | Expires March 28, 2019

This session will expand on the disruptive forces impacting the insurance industry and share new trends and technologies that will help transform the insurance industry as well as identify key players that are driving this change. Currently, a large sector of innovative developments is focused on improving the customer experience including the quoting, servicing, and claims process. Attendees will be able to identify the value these digital trends can bring to mutual insurance companies and their customers.

Insurtech & Innovation Webinar Series: Insurance in Transformation: Implications for Regional/Small Insurers

March 21, 2018 | Expires March 21, 2019

Half of all insurers claim they are in transformation mode, responding to new demands in the digital, connected world. Insurtech, emerging technologies such as autonomous vehicles and artificial intelligence, and data in the digital world are all forces driving industry change. Mark Breading will discuss what these trends and forces mean for the mutual environment, especially for companies that are regional or state focused.

Insurtech & Innovation Webinar Series: Innovation and Disruption Impacting the Property/Casualty Industry

March 15, 2018 | Expires March 15, 2019

This session will offer insights into the evolving nature of innovation and disruption impacting the property/casualty industry with perspectives on the focus and future opportunities of the growing investments in insurtech. It will dive deep into the top disruptive technologies facing mutual insurance companies as well as the disruptors on which venture capital managers are focusing, and the effective responses to address those challenges.

FMDC Webinar | Board Recruitment

March 8, 2018 | Expires March 8, 2023

As an attendee of this webinar, you will gain a high-level understanding of the important tools needed to recruit quality board members with a variety of backgrounds and experiences. This webinar qualifies for one FMDC credit in the Management module.

FMDC WEBINAR | Underwriting

February 8, 2018 | Expires February 8, 2023

As an attendee of this webinar, you will receive a high-level overview of the underwriting process and develop an understanding of pricing, forms, insurance to value, catastrophe mapping, underwriting audits, and more. This webinar qualifies for 1 FMDC credit in the Operations and Insurance module.

FMDC WEBINAR | Claims

January 11, 2018 | Expires January 11, 2023

As an attendee of this webinar, you will receive a high-level overview of the adjusting process and develop an understanding of catastrophe management, determination of values, depreciation, bad faith, fraud, claims audits, and documentation. This webinar qualifies for 1 FMDC credit in the Operations and Insurance module.

Underwriting Series | Emerging Issues - Blockchain

November 15, 2017 | Expires November 15, 2018

Blockchain is a distributed database that maintains a continuously growing list of ordered records. It is the underlying technology that operates bitcoin and many other cryptocurrencies. This presentation will demystify the blockchain technology and the related concepts. We will discuss the motivation behind the technology as a decentralized distributed ledger and the mechanism that maintains data consistency. We will also review several key innovations on blockchain such as cryptocurrency and smart contracts and their recent applications. The goal of the presentation is to raise awareness around the blockchain technology and its potential impact to the insurance industry.

Underwriting Series | On Shaky Ground: Earthquakes, Fracking, and Insurance

November 9, 2017 | Expires November 9, 2018

In Oklahoma, earthquakes used to be rare occurrences. But in the last decade, the rate of earthquakes has jumped to previously uncharted levels of activity. Interestingly, so have the rise in hydrofracking and wastewater injections. A consensus of scientists believes there is a strong link between the two, with most felt earthquakes being associated with wastewater disposal wells. In this webinar, we'll explain the basics of earthquake science, show the impact of increased seismic activity on catastrophe models, and explore what this emerging risk means for the insurance industry.

FMDC Webinar | Reinsurance

November 8, 2017 | Expires November 8, 2022

As an attendee of this session, you will learn the importance of reinsurance, understand the costs associated with reinsurance, develop an understanding of the reinsurance partnership, and more. This webinar qualifies for 1 FMDC credit in the Operations and Insurance module.

Underwriting Series | D&O

November 6, 2017 | Expires November 6, 2018

This webinar will provide an introduction to private and nonprofit directors and officers coverages with a review of coverage provisions, underwriting considerations, and common claims scenarios that NAMIC members are most likely to experience. This presentation will be educational for the D&O novice, but it can also be a refresher for more experienced insurance professionals.

Underwriting Series | Inland Marine Contractors' Equipment Floaters

October 25, 2017 | Expires October 25, 2018

For most insurers writing commercial insurance, the majority of their inland marine book of business is comprised of contractors equipment floaters. But is this common inland marine coverage underwritten and priced as carefully as general liability, property, or auto coverages?

411 Webinar | Transformative Technology

October 19, 2017 | Expires October 19, 2018

Transformative technology is expanding at the speed of light and it affects every imaginable touchpoint in our lives – from smart homes and autonomous cars to wearables, medical devices, and nanotechnology. Poised to unleash a new industrial revolution with potential risks evolving just as fast as the technology itself, advanced robotics will thrust upon insurers a world that is extremely different from the one they sought to indemnify in the 20th century. As new fault patterns and untested liabilities arise, the need for thoughtful innovation and new liability models present unique insurance challenges.

Underwriting Series | Business Income

October 18, 2017 | Expires October 18, 2018

Few areas of insurance generate more contention between insurers and commercial policyholders than coverage for lost income and extra expenses following a covered property loss. This webinar will describe the fundamental policy provisions and loss calculations that determine income and extra expense coverage, so underwriters will understand what needs to be in place to protect an insured at a time of crisis.

Underwriting Series | EFFECTIVE NEGOTIATION TECHNIQUES FOR UNDERWRITERS - PART 2

September 14, 2017 | Expires September 14, 2018

Building on the strategic initiatives discussed previously, this segment will focus on leverage, including how it is obtained, how to measure the extent of the leverage, and how to use it.

FMDC WEBINAR | Financial Primer

September 13, 2017 | Expires September 13, 2022

As an attendee of this session, you will develop an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the board, management, and service providers in the investment process, as well as be able to identify the key components of a sound and repeatable institutional investment process. This webinar qualifies for 1 FMDC credit in the Finance and Accounting module.

Underwriting WEBINAR SERIES | Liquor Liability

September 12, 2017 | Expires September 12, 2018

Understanding liquor liability goes beyond knowledge of specific policy forms designed to explicitly address related exposures. A review of general liability policy provisions may also be a part of the playbook. In this session, we will explore recent changes in the ISO CGL liquor liability exclusion as they relate to bring-your-own liquor establishments, an insured's supervision of others, including individuals who may be under the influence of alcohol. We will also discuss evolving trends in liquor liability.

Underwriting WEBINAR SERIES | Improving Communication with Agents - An Underwriter's Guide

September 7, 2017 | Expires September 7, 2018

Only one thing stands between you and greater success in your professional life. It isn’t knowledge, skills, experience, or talent. It’s the ability to connect with people. In a world where success is increasingly dependent upon collaboration, your knowledge is powerless unless you can begin to move from basic communication to building powerful connections.

Connecting with others is a major determining factor in reaching your potential. It’s a common misconception that certain people are born with the ability to connect with people, and, yet, the truth is that anyone can learn how to make every communication an opportunity for a powerful connection.

In this interactive webinar, Brent Kelly of BizzGrizz will highlight principles and practices on how to stop communicating and start connecting. When these practices are integrated, and applied, it will help reinvent and redefine your most important business relationships.

Underwriting WEBINAR SERIES | Effective Negotiation Techniques for Underwriters - Part 1

August 29, 2017 | Expires August 29, 2018

In this segment, we will examine negotiation strategies that underwriters can use to be effective in the placement of coverage for the risk exposures that are presented.

Underwriting WEBINAR SERIES | The Sharing Economy: What's Commercial? What's Personal?

August 15, 2017 | Expires August 15, 2018

Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, TaskRabbit, and other sharing economy networks are upending a distinction that has traditionally defined property/casualty policies. Now that people are sharing cars, rides, living spaces, and errands for money, when does a personal activity become a commercial endeavor?

This webinar will address the latest trends in sharing economy practices and describe coverages and coverage limitations under standard policies as well as new departures by some carriers to address sharing economy exposures.

The webinar will also describe programs developed in the surplus lines markets to cover sharing economy networks and participants, and how coverage under those programs can complement coverage under standard policies.

Underwriting WEBINAR SERIES | UBI

July 27, 2017 | Expires July 27, 2018

Usage-based insurance has been called a hot topic and emerging trend in auto insurance for more than a decade. But what’s really going on? Are companies gaining traction with their UBI programs? Are they seeing the much-anticipated results? Is there technology that can support a cost-effective deployment? How are personal and commercial lines progressing? Where is all of this going?

In this session, we will drive through the noise to clarify the true state of telematics and the implications on auto insurance, including successes and failures, emerging technologies and data sources, current pricing and underwriting, and the challenges and opportunities for small companies.

Underwriting WEBINAR SERIES | Understanding a Structure Insurance Score

July 25, 2017 | Expires July 25, 2018

We constantly hear about big data and how it will change rating and underwriting. Learn about Structure Insurance Score – an actual process in use that uses big data to help your bottom line. Big data can add more granularity to get more-aligned rates for structure coverage as carriers have done with automobile coverage. Auto rates became more granular when rates reflected the damageability and reparability of one car brand, make, model versus another brand, make, and model. That became known as automobile-symbol rating. While some structure characteristics are used in rating today, SIS takes that to a whole new level.This webinar will give the background of the SIS and get into more detail about premium impact and rating variabilities. Most applications of SIS will begin in the residential market, but that will also be joined to commercial and farm structures.

FMDC WEBINAR | Insurance-Specific Performance Metrics

July 12, 2017 | Expires July 12, 2022

As an attendee of this session, you will gain a better understanding of rating agencies, key matrices, ratios, surplus, return on equity, policyholder retention, and more. This webinar qualifies for 1 FMDC credit in the Finance and Accounting module.

FMDC WEBINAR | Maximizing Your NAMIC Membership

May 10, 2017 | Expires May 10, 2022

As an attendee of this session, you will learn about the variety of resources available to members, including free and low-cost options, as well as how the association continues to develop and evolve to better serve its membership. This webinar qualifies for 1 FMDC credit in the Management module.

FMDC WEBINAR | Organizational Risk Management

March 8, 2017 | Expires March 8, 2022

As an attendee of this session, you will learn how to evaluate current risk, understand the board’s role in recognizing risk, establish a dashboard to monitor key drivers of risk, and more. This webinar qualifies for 1 FMDC credit in the Operations and Insurance module.

FMDC WEBINAR | Role of the Board

January 11, 2017 | Expires January 11, 2022

As an attendee of this session, you will develop an understanding of your role as a board member vs. the role of management, as well as be given the tools to define and develop a best practices approach to governance. This webinar qualifies for 1 FMDC credit in the Management module.

FMDC WEBINAR | Directors and Officers Liability

November 30, 2016 | Expires November 30, 2021

As an attendee of this session, you will explore real world claims situations, discuss D&O exposures, understand common features of D&O forms, review conditions, exclusions, insuring agreements, and more! This webinar qualifies for 1 FMDC credit in the Management module.

FMDC WEBINAR | Insurance Accounting

September 14, 2016 | Expires September 14, 2021

As an attendee of this session, you will learn the basics of insurance accounting, review the difference between earned and unearned premiums, and go over payment options, reserves and more! This webinar qualifies for 1 FMDC credit in the Finance and Accounting module.

FMDC WEBINAR | Strategic Business Planning

July 20, 2016 | Expires July 20, 2021

As an attendee of this session, you will discover how to develop a business plan, establish benchmarks, evaluate risk, and more! This webinar qualifies for 1 FMDC credit in the Management module.

FMDC WEBINAR | Insurance Company Operations

May 18, 2016 | Expires May 18, 2021

As an attendee of this session, you will learn how an insurance company works, including administration, human resources, loss control, information technology, and more! This webinar qualifies for 1 FMDC credit in the Operations and Insurance module.

FMDC WEBINAR | Understanding and Analyzing Financial Statements

March 23, 2016 | Expires March 23, 2021

As an attendee of this session, you will learn the basics of insurance accounting, review a balance sheet, and gain an understanding of liabilities, surplus, reserves and more! Join Abby De Zeeuw CPA, MBA, Principal at Cain Ellsworth & Company, LLP, as she shares her insights on this topic. This webinar qualifies for 1 FMDC credit in the Finance and Accounting module.

FMDC WEBINAR | Past, Present, and Future of the Farm Mutual

February 3, 2016 | Expires February 3, 2021

As an attendee of this session, you will explore the history of farm mutuals, take a closer look at how they operate today, and identify ways they can thrive in the future. This webinar qualifies for 1 FMDC credit in the Operations and Insurance module.

FMDC WEBINAR | Board Meeting Procedures

December 8, 2015 | Expires December 8, 2020

As an attendee of this session, you will learn how to hold an effective Board Meeting including preparation, distribution of materials, execution of meeting and completion of post-meeting tasks. Join Gregg Dykstra, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel at NAMIC, as he shares his insights on this topic. This webinar qualifies for 1 FMDC credit in the Management module.

FMDC WEBINAR | Board Meeting Procedures

December 8, 2015 | Expires December 8, 2020

As an attendee of this session, you will learn how to hold an effective Board Meeting including preparation, distribution of materials, execution of meeting and completion of post-meeting tasks. Join Gregg Dykstra, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel at NAMIC, as he shares his insights on this topic. This webinar qualifies for 1 FMDC credit in the Management module.

FMDC WEBINAR | Investment Perspectives

October 15, 2015 | Expires October 15, 2020

As an attendee of this session, you will learn about the need for investments, discuss the use of stocks and bonds, understand how to manage investments, and much more. Join Leon Rives, CPA, CFP, founding partner of Rives & Associated, LLP, as he shares his insights on this topic. This webinar qualifies for 1 FMDC credit in the Finance and Accounting module.

FMDC WEBINAR | Board Evaluation

August 13, 2015 | Expires August 13, 2020

As an attendee of this session, you will understand the need to conduct board evaluations and learn how to follow through on the results of those evaluations. Join Tim Sullivan, President and CEO of NAMICO, as he shares his insights on this topic. This webinar qualifies for one FMDC credit in the Management module.

FMDC WEBINAR | Evaluating New Business

June 25, 2015 | Expires June 25, 2020

As an attendee of this session, you will learn how to evaluate company growth potential and goals, understand the potential of new business vs. current book of business, and much more. Join Ed Roesch, Claims Director at NAMICO, as he shares his insights on this topic. This webinar qualifies for one FMDC credit in the Operations and Insurance module.

FMDC WEBINAR | Corporate Governance for Mutuals

March 19, 2015 | Expires March 19, 2020

As an attendee of this session, you will learn the rules under which companies must operate, the importance of committee structure and much more. Join Tim Sullivan, president and CEO of NAMICO, as he shares his insights on these topics. This webinar qualifies for one FMDC credit in the Management module.

FMDC WEBINAR | Mergers/Consolidations

August 21, 2014 | Expires August 21, 2019

Join Jack Randall, Visionary Leadership Expert, Windmill Leadership, as he shares his insights on this topic. This webinar qualifies for 1 FMDC credit in the Management module.