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Sean O'Brien

Electronic Data Coverage Issues

Monday 10:30 - 12:00
Tuesday 3:30 - 5:00

Chad Dannewitz, Sr. Property Supervisor, EMC Insurance Companies
Sean O'Brien, JD, Shareholder, Bradshaw Fowler Proctor et al

  • Identify common electronic data and e-commerce exposures
  • Describe the coverage provisions, exclusions, and endorsements that may apply to electronic data losses
  • Examine how courts have applied the direct physical loss requirement in the context of electronic data claims
  • Determine how to value loss of electronic data
  • Douglas Osborne

    Unfair Claims Practices Act: This is Jeopardy

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

    Douglas Osborne, CFE CIFI, SIU Manager, Kemper Corporation
    Jennie Philip, JD, Attorney, Marshall Dennehey Warner et al

  • 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
  • John Osteraas

    Earthquake Damage Assessment & Repair

    Monday 1:30 - 3:00

    John Osteraas, Phd PE, Group VP & Principal Engineer, Exponent

  • Identify earthquake-related damage and differentiate it from pre-existing conditions
  • Utilize public domain guidelines that help you assess earthquake damage and appropriately scope necessary repairs
  • Determine when to get a technical expert like an engineer involved and what a complete engineer’s report should include
  • This session is a companion session to "Earthquake Claims Handling Accreditation.” Attendees can earn their California Earthquake Claims Handling Accreditation certificate after attending these two sessions.
  • Laura Oxley

    Nanomaterials: Emerging Issues

    Tuesday 8:00 - 9:00
    Wednesday 10:30 - 11:30

    Charlie Kingdollar, Sr. Emerging Issues Analyst, Gen Re
    Laura Oxley, JD, Claims Attorney, Gen Re

  • Explore the growing breadth of products that may expose workers and consumers to nanomaterials
  • Identify the likely sources of latent illness claims arising out of nanomaterial exposure
  • Describe how insurance markets are responding to nanotech
  • Consider whether traditional insurance products will cover nanotech losses
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    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.


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


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

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