2015 Professional Risk Symposium

2015 PLUS Professional Risk Symposium


 Start Date - End Date

April 28, 2015 - April 29, 2015

Registration Deadline

Saturday, April 25, 2015



Registration is now open for the 2015 PLUS Professional Risk Symposium April 28 & 29 in Atlanta
 
PLUS is pleased to present the 2015 Professional Risk Symposium - a two-day educational event focusing on the emerging issues in the professional liability insurance market. Insurance industry professionals and attorneys will gain valuable insight from the high-profile speakers and panelists at this year's Symposium while making key business connections with other industry insiders.  
 
Registration is open now, but seats are limited. Don't delay - reserve your spot today!  
 
Hotel Information: The Marriott Marquis and the Hilton are both now sold out.  There are rooms available at the following hotels:
 
 
Courtyard Downtown
133 Carnegie Way, Atlanta 30303
404-222-2416
 
Ritz Carlton Atlanta
181 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta 30303
404-659-0400
 
Courtyard Midtown / GA Tech
1132 Techwood Drive, Atlanta 30318
404-607-1112 

Registration Fees

Price Description Amount
Non-Member Regular Registration $1025.00
Non-Member Early Registration $900.00
Member Regular Registration $825.00
Member Early Registration $695.00

Available Functions

Tuesday - April 28
7:30 am - 8:30 am
  Networking Breakfast
8:30 am - 8:45 am
  Symposia Opening Remarks
8:45 am - 9:45 am
  PRS: How IS the EPL Landscape Changing?
Just as seasons change, so do the landscapes you see outside your front window, and the same can be said for employment law. There are many changes to discuss and some are happening very quickly. Participants will listen to this panel discuss (and debate) current trends in employment practices liability, including some of the latest developments and evolving exposures impacting EPLI insureds today. The panel will also discuss venue’s impact on exposures, and what carriers are doing to address these changes in the employment practices arena.
  MedPL: What is the Impact of PPACA on Med PL Exposures?
This session will discuss some of the past predictions made about how ACA was going to impact medical professional liability and share some of the most recent data on what is actually happening. We will explore how this is impacting medical malpractice trends from a variety of perspectives with insurance and healthcare experts.
9:45 am - 10:15 am
  Networking Break
10:15 am - 11:15 am
  PRS: Navigating Prior & Pending and other Coverage Issues
This panel of insurance experts will provide an update on the increasing use of the prior and pending exclusion in management and professional liability policies, and other related coverage issues such as prior notice and interrelated wrongful acts. The panel will provide attendees with a sophisticated discussion from the different perspectives of an underwriter, claims-counsel, broker, and coverage counsel.
  MedPL: Technology in Healthcare - EHRs & PHI
In a time where Health Care Technology is developing at lightning speed, this session will focus on concerns for insurance risk management professionals that include evolving exposures, coverage concerns and potential claims development. The panel will discuss the myriad of technological advances being put forward, heightened exposures due to increasing collection of PHI, and the impact on risk management and underwriting approaches being utilized. Attendees will hear from experts that specialize in underwriting, the technological aspects, and risk analysis and risk mitigation, who will share best practices and new strategies for underwriters and risk managers.
11:15 am - 12:45 pm
  Luncheon with Keynote Address
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  PRS: Fair Use in the Spotlight
Our experts will review basic principles of copyright law, with particular emphasis on the important “fair use” carve-back to copyright infringement. They will explain how subtle and complex the fair use determination can be, and how reliance on copyright concepts, such as fair use “public domain” to use other people’s protected works, is often misplaced. The panel will discuss recent court decisions applying the fair use doctrine in different contexts, particularly as it relates to new technologies, websites and advertising. Participants will learn to identify copyright exposures facing professional firms and other standard commercial businesses.
  MedPL: Batch Claims: What ARE the "Three P's"?
This panel will address the potential for “cat” or batch/multi-claimant situations in the context of medical professional liability claims, and how it has developed over the years. The discussion will include the types of situations from which these claims typically emanate, how risk management can potentially mitigate or avoid these exposures, and underwriting and claims responses, such as batch clauses, inter-related claims provisions, etc.
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  Networking Break
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  PRS: Settling for Escalating Defense Costs?
This panel will explore the various issues that are driving up defense costs for professional liability insurance claims, including E-discovery, the right to independent counsel, inflation and the hourly rates charged by attorneys. In-house counsel, outside counsel and an actuary will discuss the impact these factors have on the increase in defense costs and other costs associated with resolving professional liability insurance claims. The panel will also focus on how rising defense costs are trending and will show how predictive modeling can facilitate reasonable settlements and help control defense costs.
  MedPL: The Changing & Expanding Role of Emergency Medicine
Our panel will discuss the evolving role of Emergency Departments across the country, particularly in light of ACA. How are EDs changing and expanding their role to meet the needs of expanding patient load, as even more primary care is shifted to EDs?
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  Networking Break
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  PRS: The Wild, Wild Future: Privacy & Data Security Exposures
Cyber liability/Privacy are the HOT topics right now. This panel will update you on the latest developments in the coverages available and the current state of the market. Experts in the field from the underwriting, claims, brokers/agents, legal and consulting disciplines will discuss the state of technology/risk management, evolving regulations, enforcement developments, and litigation, as it impacts the PL/E&O coverages being offered.
  MedPL: Coming to You: Medical Marijuana MedPL Exposures
This session will explore a number of the most challenging components within this highly talked about topic. We will hear from the industry on how the malpractice carriers underwrite and price these exposures; and on the clinical side- where will this lead for prescriptions? How do the claims aspects differ from the more traditional practice of medicine, and how does it affect exposures in states that currently do not allow for medical marijuana? Finally, how do the related social issues play into this, if at all?
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  Networking Reception
Wednesday - April 29
7:30 am - 8:30 am
  Networking Breakfast
8:30 am - 8:45 am
  Opening Remarks
8:45 am - 9:45 am
  PRS: Bitcoins, Phishing...When is Cyber Crime "Just" a Crime?
Listen to this panel of experts discuss the “crime” exposures of today - virtual currency/bitcoin, phishing, social engineering, false vendor payment fraud and how carriers are responding. Renew your understanding of the basic tenants of crime coverage: discovery v. loss sustained, computer crime and funds transfer fraud, employee dishonesty or theft of clients property? Make sure you know the exposures, how carriers are underwriting, coverages available, and what agents and insureds should consider in the purchasing decision.
  MedPL: Healthcare Access in Your Big Box Store
This panel session will discuss the expanding availability of healthcare services in walk-in clinics by Big Box retailers like Wal-Mart and Target, and large chain pharmacies such as CVS. These new business and provider models are becoming popular with consumers and health plans alike. One stop shopping makes services accessible for the time-challenged, while the low cost of primary care in retail medical clinics is attractive for employers seeking value in health insurance contracts. The panel of insurance and healthcare professionals will discuss strategies to mitigate risk exposures and plan for the medical liability claims that may evolve with the increased volume of individuals purchasing health insurance coverage under PPACA.
9:45 am - 10:15 am
  Networking Break
10:15 am - 11:15 am
  PRS: Inside the Underwriter's Studio
Is Underwriting an Art or a Science? How does Technology & Data Analytics influence Underwriting? What are the Benefits and Challenges of using Analytics? Our panel will discuss these issues and more.
  MedPL: Mo' Money, Mo' Problems: Do Limits Increase Claims Values
Few would disagree that a higher E&O insurance limit -at least in some instances - increases a claim’s settlement value. One can reasonably ask: how much professional liability insurance is “enough”? With an extremely high-value loss, can a practitioner or entity actually be over-insured? Conversely, can a case be made for “less is more”- the lower the limit, the lower the exposure? A lively debate is guaranteed with our expert panel, which includes a broker, underwriter claims professional, and an esteemed plaintiffs’ attorney. As Personal Health Information continues to plague healthcare providers, can these exposures also impact medical professional liability exposures?
11:15 am - 11:30 am
  Symposia Closing Remarks

Speakers

NameOrganizationSpeaking At
Amy Markham DeCesare (PANELIST) Allied World Assurance Company, Ltd. (AWAC)  PRS: Settling for Escalating Defense Costs?
Angela Elbert (PANELIST) Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP  PRS: Navigating Prior & Pending and other Coverage Issues
Angella Myers (MODERATOR) Kaufman, Dolowich & Voluck, LLP  PRS: How IS the EPL Landscape Changing?
Brett Shereck (PANELIST) PartnerRe US  PRS: Settling for Escalating Defense Costs?
Bryan Thornton (PANELIST) Net Reaction, LLC  PRS: The Wild, Wild Future: Privacy & Data Security Exposures
Carrie Brodzinski (PANELIST) AXA XL  PRS: Inside the Underwriter's Studio
Chad Milton (PANELIST) Media Risk Consultants LLC  PRS: Fair Use in the Spotlight
Charley Hine (PANELIST) Chain.com   PRS: Bitcoins, Phishing...When is Cyber Crime "Just" a Crime?
Chris Cooper (PANELIST) QBE North America  PRS: Fair Use in the Spotlight
David Gilfillan (PANELIST) CRC Group  PRS: Navigating Prior & Pending and other Coverage Issues
David Cutter (PANELIST) BatesCarey LLP  PRS: Navigating Prior & Pending and other Coverage Issues
Dennis Strazulo (PANELIST) Freeman, Mathis & Gary LLP  PRS: How IS the EPL Landscape Changing?
Edward McNally II, Esq. (PANELIST) Lockton Affinity, LLC  PRS: How IS the EPL Landscape Changing?
Gail Gottehrer (MODERATOR) Axinn  PRS: Settling for Escalating Defense Costs?
Jeffrey Koonankeil (PANELIST) Euclid Specialty Managers  PRS: How IS the EPL Landscape Changing?
John Minett (MODERATOR) Travelers  PRS: Navigating Prior & Pending and other Coverage Issues
John Merchant (PANELIST) Falcon Risk Services  PRS: The Wild, Wild Future: Privacy & Data Security Exposures
Kari Pitts (PANELIST) CRC Group  PRS: How IS the EPL Landscape Changing?
Kirk Nahra (PANELIST) Wiley Rein LLP  PRS: The Wild, Wild Future: Privacy & Data Security Exposures
Leib Dodell (MODERATOR) Lexecute  PRS: Fair Use in the Spotlight
Lynn Halper (PANELIST) LYNN M. HALPER ASSOCIATES LLC  PRS: Inside the Underwriter's Studio
Mike Kosednar (PANELIST) The Hartford Financial Lines  PRS: Bitcoins, Phishing...When is Cyber Crime "Just" a Crime?
Regan Katz (MODERATOR) Marsh  PRS: The Wild, Wild Future: Privacy & Data Security Exposures
Richard Simpson (PANELIST) Wiley Rein, LLP  PRS: Settling for Escalating Defense Costs?
Rob Schueler (PANELIST) Travelers Bond & Specialty   PRS: Inside the Underwriter's Studio
Scott Schmookler (MODERATOR) Gordon & Rees  PRS: Bitcoins, Phishing...When is Cyber Crime "Just" a Crime?
Steven Balmer (PANELIST) Travelers Bond & Specialty Insurance  PRS: Bitcoins, Phishing...When is Cyber Crime "Just" a Crime?
Steven Mandell (PANELIST) Mandell Menkes LLC  PRS: Fair Use in the Spotlight
Thomas Kang, Esq., CIPP/US (PANELIST) The Hartford Financial Lines  PRS: The Wild, Wild Future: Privacy & Data Security Exposures
Ziad Kubursi (MODERATOR) The Hartford Financial Lines  PRS: Inside the Underwriter's Studio

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Location Information

Marriott Marquis
265 Peachtree Center Avenue NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

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