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Evaluating Extensive Property Losses with Multiple Causes

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

Kenneth R. Gilvary, PE, President, Revizion Inc.
Michael Kopsa, AINS, AIC, CCLA/FCLA, Claims Director, American Capital Assurance
Michael Monteverde, Partner, Zinober Diana, P.A.

  • Identify the key issues to consider when handling a widespread loss with multiple perils
  • Effectively utilize experts, legal counsel, and other resources to evaluate risk and resolve complicated claim disputes
  • Organize and control large property loss claims involving multiple perils by implementing various key strategies
  • Large Agricultural Claim Challenges

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

    John Jennings, CPCU, Director-Property Claims, American National P&C Group
    Brandan McGehee, General Adjuster, Midwest Claims Service

  • Review coverage provisions related to agriculture losses
  • Determine when and how experts should be engaged in large agricultural claims
  • Evaluate loss strategies with common losses, including poultry houses, grain bins, milking parlors, and other agricultural structures
  • Describe Business Interruption and Extra Expense loss exposures and ways to mitigate these types of claims
  • Large Loss Fire Claim: Investigate, Adjust & Litigate

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

    Thomas Cellilli, III, JD, Principal, Skarzynski Marick & Black LLP
    Kerry C. Crawford, AIC, Senior Claims Specialist, Sompo International
    Jason T. Karasinski, IAAI-CFI, NAFI-CFEI, President/Owner, Fire Research & Technology

  • Review and evaluate the facts surrounding a dust fire explosion loss to a power process facility
  • Establish appropriate lines of communication and activity with all interested parties: insurer, subrogation team, SIU, experts, and counsel
  • Devise a plan to gather and preserve physical evidence and electronically stored claim file information (ESI)
  • Identify qualified NFPA 1033 and 921 experts in this case
  • Prepare your fire investigation team for litigation, trial, and Daubert challenges
  • Large Loss: Disputed Claims & the Decision-Making Process

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

    Taylor Archambault, Vice President, Liberty Mutual Insurance
    Jonathon C. Held, President, J.S. Held, LLC
    Matthew S. Ponzi, JD, Founding Partner, Foran Glennon Palandech et al

  • Describe the warning signs of large property loss disputes
  • Analyze disputes to identify core differences
  • Highlight the dispute resolution tactics that are most likely to resolve a claim
  • Strategies in Adjusting Challenging Large Property Losses

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

    Matthew Beaver, AIC, AIC-M, AMIM, Claim Manager, Great American P&C Group
    Anthony Clark, AIC, Principal, Clark Insurance Arb. & Cons.
    Todd M. Tippett, JD, Partner, Zelle LLP

  • Identify key issues that are most challenging when handling large property losses
  • Examine state statutes, administrative rules, regulations and case law that may impact an adjuster’s handling of large losses
  • Explore techniques for spotting “red flags” in the adjustment of a complex loss and eliminate them before they impact the claim
  • Evaluate effective strategies for resolving the most challenging and difficult large losses
  • This Old House: Is it Historic or Just Tired?

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

    Mark Andrews, PE, Vice President, Thornton Tomasetti
    Meredith Campbell, AIC, AIC-M, National General Adjuster, York Risk Services Group, Inc.
    Charles G. Quill, Senior Director, DBI Construction Consultants

  • Review the differences between buildings that are historic vs. old
  • Explore the construction, design, and repair differences between historic and contemporary buildings
  • Evaluate the challenges of historic construction and designation in the claims process and conceptualize creative solutions

    Please join us at the Property & Liability Resource Bureau 2019 Claims Conference!

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    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.

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    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.



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