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O'Brien, Sean

Evolution of Collapse Coverage

Session Code:  1325    Session Level:  Intermediate

Curriculum: Property Coverage

Wednesday 10:30 - 12:00 -- Room 309
Tuesday 3:30 - 5:00 -- Room 309

Harry Allen, PE,  Structural Engineer
HRA Engineering LLC, Gurnee, IL

Chad Dannewitz, Sr. Property Supervisor
EMC Insurance Companies, Des Moines, IA

Sean O'Brien, JD,  Shareholder
Bradshaw Fowler Proctor et al, Des Moines, IA

  • Review how courts have historically interpreted collapse-related policy provisions
  • Describe the modern policy language addressing coverage for the peril of collapse
  • Examine recent cases interpreting modern collapse-related policy provisions
  • Identify engineering issues that may arise during the adjustment of a collapse-related loss

Osborne, Douglas

Unfair Claims Practices Act: This is Jeopardy

Session Code:  0365    Session Level:  Intermediate

Curriculum: Adjusting Property

Tuesday 8:00 - 9:30 -- Room 210
Wednesday 1:30 - 3:00 -- Room 310

Douglas Osborne, CFE, CIFI,  SIU Manager
Kemper Corporation, Olympia, WA

Jennie Philip, JD,  Attorney
Marshall Dennehey Warner et al, Philadelphia, PA

  • Identify quality general claims handling requirements based on the Model Unfair Claims Practices Act (MUCPA)
  • Describe requirements for effective communications between the carrier and the insured under the Model Unfair Claims Practices Act
  • Practice good faith claims handling techniques and avoid problematic behaviors under the Model Unfair Claims Practices Act
  • Apply particular policy provisions and exclusions appropriately that are sometimes misinterpreted and misused in practice

Osvog, Dennis

Contingent Business Interruption Losses: Top Priorities

Session Code:  1125    Session Level:  Intermediate

Curriculum: Commercial Time Element Losses

Monday 1:30 - 3:00 -- Room 207
Tuesday 3:30 - 5:00 -- Room 203

Patrick Gorman, JD,  Attorney
Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, PLC, Phoenix, AZ

Michael Haugen, CPA, CFE,  Dir.-Financial Forensics/Lit.
Epps Forensic Consulting PLLC, Scottsdale, AZ

Dennis Osvog, General Adjuster
Frontier Adjusters, Inc., Prescott Valley, AZ

  • Describe the intent of contingent business interruption loss coverage
  • Assess contingent business interruption loss coverage triggers and complexities
  • Prioritize actions when adjusting contingent business interruption losses
  • Explain how contingent business interruption losses are calculated
    ** Describe the “why” behind a request for key records and information relevant to measuring contingent time element losses