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Distribution Center Destruction: Managing the Loss

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

Randy M. Grundy, President & EGA, RGACM
Todd Roeder, CPA, Partner, HSNO Forensic Accountants

  • 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

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

    Kenneth R. Gilvary, PE, Executive Claims Adjuster, 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

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

    Jason Keen, AIC, National General Adjuster, VeriClaim, Inc.
    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 Loss Commercial: Hurricane Meets Hotel

    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

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

    Steven Christensen, AIC, Executive General Adjuster, Crawford Global Tech. Services
    Christopher Mancini, PCLS, Complex Claims Director, American International Group

    Reverse Engineering & the Impact on BI

    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 Consulting
    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

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

    Meredith Campbell, National General Adjuster, York Risk Services Group, Inc.
    James Cohen, PE, Senior Vice President, Thornton Tomasetti, Inc.
    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
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