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John S. Hanlon

Contractual Indemnity & Additional Insured Liability

State Approved CE Credits: FL NH OK TX

Tuesday 8:00 - 9:30
Wednesday 1:30 - 3:00

John S. Hanlon, Complex Claims Unit Manager, Selective Insurance Group
Dan Kohane, JD, Senior Partner, Hurwitz & Fine, P.C.

  • Distinguish between an insurer's obligations to those who qualify as additional insureds and those who benefit from contractual indemnity obligations
  • Evaluate how tenders of defense and indemnity should be made under both policy and trade agreements
  • Describe the protocols to be considered when tenders are received under both insurance policies and contracts
  • Identify the relevant factors when sending or receiving tenders
  • Randall Harvill

    Misrepresentations: Coverage Considerations

    State Approved CE Credits:FL

    Tuesday 1:30 - 3:00
    Wednesday 3:30 - 5:00

    Randall Harvill, Property Manager, CSE Insurance Group
    Richard Woolf, JD, Partner, Williams Venker & Sanders, LLC

  • Recognize fact scenarios giving rise to misrepresentations in the application and claim investigation
  • Identify coverage issues which arise when facts appear inconsistent with what was initially (or earlier) presented by the insured
  • Apply coverage principles to various fact scenarios to better address apparent misrepresentations in an application and claim
  • Michael Haugen

    Employee Dishonesty: Navigating the Unknown

    State Approved CE Credits:FL NH TX

    Monday 10:30 - 12:00
    Wednesday 8:30 - 10:00

    Patrick C. Gorman, JD, Associate, Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, PLC
    Michael Haugen, CPA CFE, Partner, HSNO The Forensics Firm

  • Identify high risk areas for employee dishonesty losses
  • Describe common employee dishonesty loss coverage issues and limitations
  • Prioritize steps taken to adjust employee dishonesty loss claims and identify related resources that are often necessary
  • Prepare a request for records and information commonly involved in verifying employee dishonesty claims
  • Jonathon C. Held

    Building Valuation Challenges

    State Approved CE Credits:FL OK TX

    Tuesday 8:00 - 9:30
    Wednesday 10:30 - 12:00

    Jonathon C. Held, President, J.S. Held, LLC
    Heidi Hudson Raschke, JD, Shareholder, Carlton Fields
    Trevor Self, Head of Property Claims, Beazley Group

  • Review the basic valuation concepts of replacement cost, actual cash value, and like kind and quality
  • Evaluate various components of depreciation
  • Describe various issues associated with broad evidence topics
  • Compare state-by-state differences in actual cash value--what's allowed and what's not
  • Sarah C. Huber

    Diminution in Value, Cosmetic Damage & Matching

    State Approved CE Credits:FL NH TX

    Monday 3:30 - 4:30
    Tuesday 1:30 - 2:30

    Anthony Antonellis, JD, Attorney, Sloane and Walsh, LLP
    Sarah C. Huber, CPCU, Associate Examiner, Amica Mutual Group

  • Identify diminution in value and cosmetic damage issues in residential and commercial property losses
  • Evaluate the policy language upon which proponents maintain a basis for coverage and provide examples of policy language directly limiting coverage for diminution in value and cosmetic damage claims
  • Describe recent developments in case law throughout the nation
  • Outline recent trends and distinctions amongst different jurisdictions

    2019 Exhibit Booths and Sponsorships are now available.
    2019 Claims Conference information will be listed in the fall.

    Learning with and from others in our industry. A lot of great information was exchanged among attendees in the classes. interesting to hear about what others are doing and how it is working for them. I feel like it provides a perspective on common issues, insights that is difficult to gain in any other way.

    Opportunity to network with other professionals and discuss relevant topics of the day.

    PLRB remains the "gold standard" for insurance industry conferences.

    For my first time attending I really felt like I took away many helpful points to use.

    The conference was amazing and provided top notch educational opportunities, as it always does.

    The sessions I attended were relevant to my job, engaging, and well done.

    PLRB greatly appreciates the following claims service providers for their outstanding support for the 2019 Claims Conference.



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