2018 PLUS Healthcare and Medical PL

2018 PLUS Healthcare and Medical PL Symposium


 Start Date - End Date

March 20, 2018 - March 21, 2018

Registration Deadline

Monday, March 19, 2018



The 2018 PLUS Healthcare & Medical PL Symposium is your conduit to success in the Medical PL marketplace, bringing hundreds of industry practitioners to one place to network and connect. The education sessions focus on the hot topics shaping coverage for the years to come, and feature thought-leaders you want to hear.
 
Position yourself for success in the ultra-competitive Medical PL marketplace and register today for this cutting-edge PLUS event. We'll see you in Chicago!

Registration Fees

Price Description Amount
Non-Member Regular Registration $1140.00
Non-Member Early Registration $980.00
Member Regular Registration $920.00
Member Early Registration $760.00

Available Functions

Tuesday - March 20
8:30 am - 8:45 am
  Welcome and Opening Remarks

Event Chairs:
Valoree Celona, Senior Vice President - LIU Medical Risk, Ironshore Insurance Services LLC
Sue Chmieleski, North American Healthcare Industry Lead, Willis Towers Watson
Patricia Marzella-Graubart, Vice President, Swiss Re

8:45 am - 9:45 am
  MPL Market Update

The MPL market continues to evolve and all segments of the market have their own unique opportunities and challenges. Bill Burns of Conning will discuss recent MPL insurance industry financial results and the key drivers of these results. The session will provide Conning’s perspective on what the future might hold for the MPL market and how agents, brokers, carrier staff and providers can prepare for challenges they will likely face.

Speaker:
Bill Burns, VP, Insurance Research, Conning

10:15 am - 11:15 am
  Hospitals & Physicians: Black Coffee, No Sugar, No Cream

Integrated delivery systems have been aggressively acquiring physician practices in order to align patient goals and to satisfy new accountable care standards. The trend has stalled according to the AMA. Pricing pressures are abound. Excess pricing is pennies on the dollar. Terms and conditions are wide open. Yet liability issues are growing because of the changing face of the institutional policy holder. There is much to discuss.

Moderator:
Patrick Moylan, Managing Director, Medical Product Line, Markel Assurance

Panelists:
Marsha Caulkins, RN, MPH, CPHRM, Multi-Site Director, Risk Management, Advocate Health Care
Maggie Hyland, Vice President, Medical Product Manager, Allied World Insurance Company
Tony Stompanato, Regional VP Healthcare Claims, AIG Claims, Inc.
Kimberly Willis, CPCU, ARM, SOMPO International

11:15 am - 1:00 pm
  Luncheon with Keynote Address by Meredith R. Harper, Chief Information Privacy & Security Officer for Henry Ford Health System


Beauty & the Breaches: One Organization's Journey Towards a Culture of Confidentiality

For Henry Ford Health System, privacy and cybersecurity has been a journey of continuous quality improvement and team collaboration. Multiple incidents and evolving response plans, ultimately netted beautiful results, as Henry Ford's Privacy and Security team ultimately expanded it's scope over the course of 7 years.

In this keynote presentation, join Meredith Harper for her engaging session that will review the beauty that can come out of each breach. Listen to Harper, as she shares her perspective as a Chief Information Privacy and Security Officer, providing a window into how breaches have led to dramatic process improvement, and how people, process, and technology were put in place to continuously develop a culture of confidentiality at Henry Ford Health System. At the end of the day, we are all here to serve and protect patients in some capacity, and this interactive presentation will provide takeaways to guide you into improving your systems as well.

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
  Life Sciences: The Intersection of Professional Liability & Products Liability

Navigating this healthcare segment is very complex. This panel will address the varying exposures in each segment of business (biotech/pharma, medical devices, clinical trials, nutraceuticals), what lines of business are considered and what are the emerging litigation risks and complexities (class actions, significant defense costs). The panel will discuss how this exposure is managed in the hospital setting. Lastly, the panel will also discuss regulatory considerations (FDA), corporate governance/compliance and ethical considerations and exposure to domestic and foreign risk, product recall, and doctors going rogue.

Moderator:
Lee W. Farrow, EVP, Chubb

Panelists:
Doug Carey, Managing Director, U.S. Life Sciences Practice Leader, Marsh
Daniel S. Wittenberg, Partner, Snell & Wilmer, LLP

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
  Miscellaneous Facilities: Everyone in the Pool!

This is the area of growth for medical professional and commercial carriers alike. This segment consists of a broad class of insureds with a diverse hazard composition. The panel will discuss the approach to these risks with the challenge of little public information. The panel will look at the broad class grouping & underwriting challenges (terms and conditions, reemergence of Occurrence form, inconsistent rating approach - is it revenue, visits, beds? Issues associated with Public/Private/Not-for-profit, lack of uniform standard policies/ procedures, reliance on mid-level providers, influx of private equity, batch claims).

Moderator:
Marie Gaudette, Vice President, AmWINS Healthcare Programs, AmWINS Programs Group

Panelists:
Andrew Charron, Head of Healthcare, CapSpecialty
Kevin O'Brien, EVP, Arch Insurance
Jonathan M. Waterman, Co-Founder & Producer, Ethos Insurance Partners, Inc.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  Managed Care Errors & Omissions: Healthcare on the Forefront of the Nation's Mind

In the uncertain healthcare environment, Managed Care Organizations are at the forefront of the political debate due to changes and potentially more changes in the Affordable Care Act. As a result, healthcare is experiencing transformational change, driven by unrelenting financial pressure and the pace of technology. Therein, healthcare delivery models are evolving from a fractured, highly inefficient, fee for service delivery model to a more integrated system of providers providing care across the healthcare delivery spectrum.

The panel will discuss the new definition of Managed Care Organizations, the state of the market (there are only 6 carriers), emergent new business models, multiline coverage impact with D&O and professional liability for ACOs, the claims environment and challenges from the ACA as force for new payment models that reward outcomes and penalize poor performance.

Moderator:
Susan Angelo, SVP Managed Care Segment Leader, TDC Specialty Underwriters

Panelists:
Kenneth E. White, North American Managed Care Practice Leader, Willis Towers Watson
Steven Ziegler, General Counsel, Santa Fe Healthcare/AvMed

5:15 pm - 7:15 pm
  Opening Night Reception
Wednesday - March 21
8:30 am - 9:30 am
  The Challenges of LTC in a Dynamic Market

The panel will look at the current market, consider differentiation of types of risks (for-profit vs. not-for profit/religious affiliated, SNF vs. ALF) and frequency and severity climate. The panel will also look at Jurisdictional issues (state by state tort reform, impact of elder abuse/dependent adult statutes), regulatory climate (payment scheme, difference in ALF state regulatory framework, staffing) and coverage (interplay of PL and GL coverage, punitive damage potential). The panel will also consider if surveys are a reliable predictor of loss.

Moderator:
Arthur B. Seifert, President, Glatfelter Program Managers

Panelists:
Dennis L. Cook, Jr., Vice President/Product Line Manager LTC, Ironshore Insurance Services LLC, A Liberty Mutual Company
Bruce Dmytrow, Vice President, CNA
Drew Graham, Attorney, Hall Booth Smith, P.C.

9:45 am - 10:45 am
  Healthcare D&O/EPL

Healthcare professionals and their organizations face many exposures beyond medical malpractice. This panel discussion will explore the current state of the market for healthcare D&O and employment practices liability insurance, emerging theories of liability, typical program structures, and underwriting hot buttons.

Moderator:
Kimberly Holmes, Esq., RPLU, Vice President, Healthcare/Cyber Liability, TDC Specialty Underwriters

Panelists:
Michael Blanchard, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP
Debra Ellwood Meppen, Partner, Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani LLP
Beth Strapp, Senior Vice President, Berkley Healthcare Financial Lines
Trevor Weyland, Senior Vice President, Arthur J. Gallagher

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  Healthcare Interlude: Swimming Upstream

The combination of unrelenting financial pressure and healthcare reform is transforming the way healthcare is financed, delivered and consumed. This transformation is being propelled, in large part, by significant trends that are changing healthcare’s essential risk profile and challenging the market’s ability to respond.

The panel will discuss:

  • Claims emerging from Opioid addiction
  • Reverse Tort reform
  • HPL: New entrants lowering prices/batch claims/systemic claims
  • Blurring the lines of traditional risk-hybrid accounts
  • Urgent care as the emergency room/claim trends
  • Sexual molestation and abuse trends
  • Cyber liability

Moderator:
Mike Midgley, VP, Healthcare Risk Engineering, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

Panelists:
Peter Cridland, Assistant Vice President, TransRe
Sam Mezzich, President, Coverys Specialty Insurance Company
Eric Paynter, CPCU, RPLU, Vice President, Hanover

Speakers

NameOrganizationSpeaking At
Andrew Charron (PANELIST) CapSpecialty  Miscellaneous Facilities: Everyone in the Pool!
Arthur Seifert (MODERATOR) Glatfelter Program Managers  The Challenges of LTC in a Dynamic Market
Beth Strapp (PANELIST) Berkley Healthcare  Healthcare D&O/EPL
Bill Burns (KEYNOTE) Conning  MPL Market Update
Bruce Dmytrow (PANELIST) CNA  The Challenges of LTC in a Dynamic Market
Daniel Wittenberg (PANELIST) Snell & Wilmer, LLP  Life Sciences: The Intersection of Professional Liability & Products Liability
Debra Ellwood Meppen (PANELIST) Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani LLP  Healthcare D&O/EPL
Dennis Cook, Jr. (PANELIST) Ironshore  The Challenges of LTC in a Dynamic Market
Doug Carey (PANELIST) Marsh  Life Sciences: The Intersection of Professional Liability & Products Liability
Drew Graham (PANELIST) Hall Booth Smith, P.C.  The Challenges of LTC in a Dynamic Market
Eric Paynter (PANELIST) Hanover Insurance  Healthcare Interlude: Swimming Upstream
Jonathan Waterman (PANELIST) Ethos Insurance Partners, Inc.  Miscellaneous Facilities: Everyone in the Pool!
Kenneth White (PANELIST) Willis Towers Watson  Managed Care Errors & Omissions: Healthcare on the Forefront of the Nation's Mind
Kevin O'Brien (PANELIST) Arch Insurance  Miscellaneous Facilities: Everyone in the Pool!
Kim Willis (PANELIST) Sompo International  Hospitals & Physicians: Black Coffee, No Sugar, No Cream
Kimberly Holmes (MODERATOR) Perez Morris LLP  Healthcare D&O/EPL
Lee Farrow (MODERATOR) Chubb  Life Sciences: The Intersection of Professional Liability & Products Liability
Maggie Hyland (PANELIST) Allied World Insurance Company  Hospitals & Physicians: Black Coffee, No Sugar, No Cream
Marie Gaudette (MODERATOR) AmWINS Programs Group  Miscellaneous Facilities: Everyone in the Pool!
Marsha Caulkins, RN, MPH, CPHRM (PANELIST) Advocate Healthcare  Hospitals & Physicians: Black Coffee, No Sugar, No Cream
Meredith Harper, MHSA, CHC, CHPC, (KEYNOTE) Henry Ford Health System  Luncheon with Keynote Address by Meredith R. Harper, Chief Information Privacy & Security Officer for Henry Ford Health System
Michael Blanchard (PANELIST) Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP  Healthcare D&O/EPL
Mike Midgley (MODERATOR) Swiss Re Corporate Solutions  Healthcare Interlude: Swimming Upstream
Patricia Marzella-Graubart Swiss Re  Welcome and Opening Remarks
Patrick Moylan (MODERATOR) Markel Assurance  Hospitals & Physicians: Black Coffee, No Sugar, No Cream
Peter Cridland (PANELIST) TransRe  Healthcare Interlude: Swimming Upstream
Sam Mezzich (PANELIST) Coverys Specialty Insurance Company  Healthcare Interlude: Swimming Upstream
Steven Ziegler (PANELIST) Santa Fe Healthcare/AvMed  Managed Care Errors & Omissions: Healthcare on the Forefront of the Nation's Mind
Susan Angelo (MODERATOR) TDC Specialty Underwriters  Managed Care Errors & Omissions: Healthcare on the Forefront of the Nation's Mind
Susan Chmieleski Lexington  Welcome and Opening Remarks
Tony Stompanato (PANELIST) AIG Claims, Inc.  Hospitals & Physicians: Black Coffee, No Sugar, No Cream
Trevor Weyland (PANELIST) Arthur J. Gallagher  Healthcare D&O/EPL
Valoree Celona Coverys  Welcome and Opening Remarks

Location Information

Loews Chicago Hotel
455 North Park Drive
Chicago, IL 60611

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Materials

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Click here for the Healthcare & Medical PL Symposium registration form

Click here for an Excel list of attendees as of March 19, 2018

Click here for the list of CE/CLE approvals by state as of March 19, 2018


Session Handout Materials

MPL Market Update
PowerPoint Slides (Conning)

Hospitals & Physicians: Black Coffee, No Sugar, No Cream
PowerPoint Slides

Life Sciences: The Intersection of Professional Liability & Products Liability
PowerPoint Slides
The Intersection of Medical Malpractice and Product Liability Cases - Unintended Consequences of Damage Caps (Snell & Wilmer LLP)

Managed Care Errors & Omissions: Healthcare on the Forefront of the Nation's Mind
PowerPoint Slides

Miscellaneous Facilities: Everyone in the Pool!
PowerPoint Slides
State of the Healthcare Market (AmWINS Group, Inc.)

The Challenges of LTC in a Dynamic Market
The Challenges of Long Term Care in a Dynamic Market (Arthur B. Seifert, CPCU, CIC, RPLU)

Healthcare D&O/EPL
PowerPoint Slides
Is the Google Equal Pay Case the Next Harvey Weinstein? (Gordon & Rees)

Healthcare Interlude: Swimming Upstream
PowerPoint Slides
2018 Environmental Scan (American Hospital Association)
The Association Between Patient Safety Indicators and Medical Malpractice Risk: Evidence from Florida and Texas (Bernard S. Black, Amy R. Wagner, Zenon Zabinski)
The Healthy Approach to Cyber Security (KPMG)
Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain (CDC)

Continuing Education