As an attendee of this webinar, you will receive a high-level understanding on numerous human resources issues. Topics may include attracting talent, understanding the current and future labor markets, and managing generational shifts. This webinar qualifies for one FMDC credit in the Operations & Insurance module.
As an attendee of this webinar, you will learn the importance of investing in leadership development skills for company staff and leaders. This presentation will cover developing skills for healthy conflict resolution and will explore the question, “Cost or Critical Investment?”. This webinar qualifies for one FMDC credit in the Management module.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.