The Property & Liability Resource Bureau intends to prevent any violation of antitrust laws at all their meetings and conferences.
Presenters and attendees at the PLRB educational conferences must remember that their respective firms are competitors in the marketplace and that the McCarran-Ferguson Act and the laws of some states provide the insurance industry with only very limited immunity from federal and state antitrust scrutiny. Therefore, presenters and attendees must exercise care during all presentations and discussions, since even innocuous discussions of certain topics might later be misinterpreted as evidence of collusion.
At PLRB educational conferences, and all educational, social, and business development events connected with this meeting, there should be no discussion or agreement, formal or informal, expressed or implied, as to any matters which might give rise to an allegation of violation of antitrust laws. Subjects to avoid include:
The purpose of a PLRB educational conference is education. The strength, reputation, and national support of the PLRB Conferences are the result of its commitment to hardworking, intense professional development.
The official PLRB Conference program also provides helpful forums for networking among insurer claims professionals and claims service providers. Any additional activity sponsored by a claims service provider in conjunction with a PLRB Conference that undermines or conflicts with the primary educational purpose and reputation of the PLRB Conference is prohibited.
As example, entertainment during conference and expo hours is a conflict and prohibited. Also, after hours entertaining of fifteen or more conference attendees by any one person, organization, or group that extends past 11:00 p.m. on an evening before morning sessions undermines the educational experience and is prohibited. "Adult themed" entertainment undermines the reputation of the event and is prohibited.
Failure to comply with the policy can result in sanctions, including but not limited to:
- Loss of exhibiting privileges at PLRB events
- Loss of speaking privileges at PLRB events
- Loss of attendance privileges at PLRB events
The PLRB educational conferences are open only to those employed by the insurance industry and those who, as their primary business, provide goods and services directly to insurers. Others, such as public adjusters, brokers, and agents, are not invited and may not register nor attend. Any such uninvited person found attending the Conference will be asked to leave and will not receive a refund. Determinations regarding eligibility to attend will be made solely by PLRB. Under rare circumstances, an exception to this policy may be granted if PLRB determines that an exception is in the best interest of its members. Requests for granting an exception to the policy must be submitted to PLRB in writing. Granting of an exception is valid only if in writing. If you have any questions about this attendance policy or determinations made pursuant to this policy, please contact PLRB management in writing as soon as possible.
Attendees or exhibitors are encouraged to network and enjoy the meeting experience. Capturing memories of casual meeting activities and networking is permitted with permission of those prominently featured in an image or video clip.
PLRB event participation implies your consent to be photographed, filmed, or otherwise recorded for use by PLRB including on the PLRB website, social media outlets, news publications, and in its promotional materials.
Recording of Presentations is Strictly Prohibited
No one may electronically record or broadcast any portion of any PLRB conference or meeting without prior written consent of PLRB.
Videos and Photos for PLRB Use
PLRB Meeting attendance implies your consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded for use on the PLRB website or news publications. Please note that no technical presentations will be recorded without prior consent of PLRB or the authors.
I've been attending PLRB Conferences for over 30 years and continue to enjoy attending and plan to do so in the future. Keep up the good work.
It was a very positive experience and well worth the trip. I hope to attend future PLRB events.
Met people who I've wanted to identify and meet for many years.
I really appreciated the opportunity to be a part of this event as a student. These events make me even more excited for the future in this career field.
Great job as always. Kudos to PLRB!
I was a first timer - I enjoyed the conference and thought it was very well put together.
Great job of keeping up with the times with education and speakers. Look forward to next year.
I was able to make some new contacts and revisit with some old.
Overall a great experience and opportunity to gain knowledge
PLRB greatly appreciates the following claims service providers for their outstanding support for the 2019 Claims Conference.