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Distribution Center Destruction: Managing the Loss

State Approved CE Credits:FL TX

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

Kevin T. Dause, Senior Vice President, RCF Salvage
Randy M. Grundy, President & EGA, RGACM
Todd Roeder, CPA, Partner, HSNO The Forensics Firm

  • Evaluate coverage and loss scenarios for a distribution center affected by a major catastrophe
  • Review the need for and role of experts including building consultant, salvor, and accountant
  • Describe adjustment options with respect to the inventory
  • Examine multiple business interruption triggers, including ingress/egress, civil authority, and power outage
  • Clarify loss mitigation options with respect to extra expense
  • Evaluating Extensive Property Losses with Multiple Causes

    State Approved CE Credits:FL OK TX

    Monday 1:30 - 3:00
    Wednesday 8:30 - 10:00

    Vincent P. Beilman III, JD, Partner, Wood Smith Henning & Berman
    Kenneth R. Gilvary, PE, Sr Vice President Large Loss, IAS Claim Services

  • 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 Commercial Hail Claims: Emerging Trends & Issues

    State Approved CE Credits:FL OK TX

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

    Jason Keen, AIC, National General Adjuster, VeriClaim, Inc.
    Shannon O'Malley, JD, Attorney at Law, Zelle LLP
    Chad Zielinski, PE, AVP, Roofing Division, J.S. Held, LLC

  • Identify the physical loss or damage versus other excluded causes of loss
  • Determine date of loss, scope of damage, cost to repair, and amount actually incurred
  • Work with roofing contractors, public adjusters, professional appraisers, and other policyholder advocates
  • Describe proper application of policy conditions and common endorsements (insured’s burdens, late notice, common endorsements)
  • Large Commercial Loss: Hurricane Meets Hotel

    State Approved CE Credits:FL TX

    Tuesday 10:30 - 12:00
    Wednesday 1:30 - 3:00

    David Alvarez, AIC, Executive General Adjuster, Engle Martin & Associates
    Constantine G. Cois, Director, DBI Construction Consultants
    Jeff Williams, CPA, Partner, Matson Driscoll & Damico, LLP

  • Identify exposures and select your team for the challenge
  • Compare various methods for managing scope and cost
  • Select the most appropriate scope and costs management techniques for your loss
  • Describe what’s included in general conditions, overhead & profit, and what’s typical for large losses
  • Large Loss Management: Developing the Adjusting Team

    State Approved CE Credits:FL

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

    Pedro Arceyut, Assistant Vice President, J.S. Held, LLC
    Ruben M. Castilla, Jr., CPA CFF, Forensic Fin. Analysis Manager, American International Group
    Steven Christensen, AIC, Executive General Adjuster, Crawford Global Tech. Services

  • Review the importance of thorough claim file organization and following fair claims practices with large property loss adjustments
  • Devise strategies for the investigation of claims, including inspection, scope, communication with a variety of large loss scenarios
  • Select and manage appropriate experts for different types of claims, including forensic CPAs, engineers, and construction consultants
  • Identify situations when a reservation of rights letter is needed and provide samples with various claims
  • Reverse Engineering & the Impact on BI

    State Approved CE Credits:FL TX

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

    Paul Blanchard, AIC, Executive General Adjuster, Allianz Global Corp. & Spec.
    Scott Kiley, CEO & Chairman, Industrial Loss Consultants
    Reinhard Krestel, CPA, Partner, Matson Driscoll & Damico, LLP

  • Identify potential time element savings relating to repair and replace issues
  • Calculate the cost benefit of reverse engineering and impact on business interruption decisions
  • Explore real-world case studies involving real-time decision-making processes
  • Superstorms to Terrorism: State of Emergency

    State Approved CE Credits:FL TX

    Monday 10:30 - 12:00
    Tuesday 1:30 - 3:00

    Meredith Campbell, National General Adjuster, York Risk Services Group, Inc.
    James Cohen, PE, Consultant, James Cohen Consulting
    Mark D. Shifton, JD, Partner, Seiger Gfeller Laurie LLP

  • Effectively respond, investigate, and adjust property and personal property claims during and in the aftermath of a declared disaster
  • Explore the unique issues, both practical and legal, when adjusting property losses resulting from declared states of emergency
  • Evaluate various logistical, practical, and professional impacts a declared state of emergency may have on an insurance professional’s response to property and personal property claims
  • Identify the impact of a declared state of emergency upon an insurer’s potential exposure to claims of bad faith/extra-contractual liability following the denial of property and personal property claims

    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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