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NAMIC Annual Convention - Where The Industry Comes Together, A NAMIC Event | September 21-24, 2013 | National Harbor, Md.

The sessions and activities on this agenda are open to NAMIC members, convention attendees, and invited guests. Convention credentials are required to be worn at all times. Members of the press should contact NAMIC Public Affairs for a schedule of sessions and other activities that are open to media coverage.

119th Annual Convention Speakers

Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Opening General Session Keynoter: Mike Abrashoff

Mike Abrashoff

NAMIC's 119th Annual Convention opens with former naval commanding officer turned leadership consultant and author Mike Abrashoff. When faced with the daunting task of turning around an underperforming ship and crew, Abrashoff chose a collaborative approach he calls "The Leadership Roadmap" to achieve results. Join us Monday, Sept. 22, as Abrashoff shares this style's success and help you understand how to implement it into your own company culture.

Mike Abrashoff
Former Commander, USS Benfold

Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Merit Award Luncheon: Steven Weisbart

Steven Weisbart

Join fellow members of the NAMIC Merit Society at this optional luncheon where new Merit Award recipients will be recognized and the Griffith Insurance Education Foundation NAMIC Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented. In addition, an honorary Merit Award will be given to Steven Weisbart, senior vice president and chief economist of the Insurance Information Institute. Weisbart will also be the luncheon’s guest speaker, talking about “Financial Illiteracy and Its Effect on the Property/Casualty Insurance Industry.” Weisbart will describe economic research on financial illiteracy to illustrate the nature and extent of the issue, along with highlighting challenges we as an industry face in overcoming this problem.

Steven Weisbart, Ph.D., CLU
Senior Vice President and Chief Economist
Insurance Information Institute
New York, N.Y.

Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 | 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Guest Networking Luncheon: Jacy Good

Jacy Good

Join us for this opportunity to learn more about the issue of distracted driving. Victim-advocate and distracted-driving crash survivor Jacy Good will share her tragic story and the frightening facts and statistics surrounding distracted driving, which is currently the cause of 26 percent of all traffic accidents. As inspirational as it is informative, Good’s Hang Up and Drive program is an important one that shouldn't be missed. All registered guests are invited to attend. Attendees are welcome to exchange their Attendee Luncheon tickets to participate in this event.

Jacy Good, Advocate,
Hang Up and Drive
White Plains, N.Y.

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Tuesday General Session

As the rate of regulatory change for the insurance industry continues to increase and the players involved become more diverse, join NAMIC CEO Chuck Chamness as he hosts a first-ever industry panel discussion with leaders from the NAIC, the Federal Insurance Office, and the Federal Reserve.

John Huff

John Huff, Director and Member of the Financial Stability Oversight Council
Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions & Professional Registration
Jefferson City, Mo.

Michael McRaith

Michael McRaith, Director
Federal Insurance Office of the U.S. Treasury
Washington, D.C.

Sen. Ben Nelson

Sen. Ben Nelson, CEO
National Association of Insurance Commissioners
Washington, D.C.

Thomas R. Sullivan

Thomas R. Sullivan, Senior Advisor - Insurance
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 | 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday Political Point / Counterpoint Session

Juan Williams

Join us on Wednesday after the Annual Meeting of Members to hear from two Washington insiders on what is happening in our nation’s capital. Juan Williams, political analyst and award-winning journalist, and Fred Barnes, veteran political reporter, commentator, and executive editor, will share the stage and give attendees an update on the political landscape.

With more than three decades of journalistic experience under his belt, Juan Williams covered every major political campaign between 1980 and 2000. Now dubbed as one of the nation’s most influential journalists, he is currently a regular political analyst/panelist for Fox News and no amateur when it comes to what is going on inside the Beltway.

Juan Williams

Fred Barnes

Named a four-star reporter-columnist by The Media Guide, Fred Barnes is a political reporting veteran. His expertise has gotten him an immense amount of airtime, including co-hosting “Beltway Boys,” hosting “Issues in the News” on Voice of America, and serving as a panelist on “The McLaughlin Group,” and “Fox New Sunday.”

Fred Barnes

Wednesday Closing Celebration Entertainment: RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles | 8:30 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.


Celebrate your last evening in National Harbor, Md., with RAIN: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES. This multi-media spectacular takes you on a musical journey through the life and times of the world’s most-celebrated band. RAIN adds even more songs than you know and love from the vast anthology of Beatles classics.

This stunning concert event takes you back in time as this legendary foursome delivers a note-for-note theatrical event that is the next best thing to the Beatles. Don’t miss the Broadway smash that's taking the world by storm.

Convention Concurrent Session Topics

Monday, September 22, 2014

Financial Management | 1:30 - 2:45 p.m.
This session is required for those registered for PFMM Courses at Convention
This session qualifies for 1.5 CPE credits in Finance
This session will explore the basics of statutory accounting and provide guidance on how to interpret and analyze financial information that is essential for decision making. This course will move beyond statutory financial reporting to show attendees how to harness and use financial information in order to make operational decisions in areas such as premium growth and rate adequacy. Also discussed during the session will be forecasting, using ratios, and other tools.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the basics of insurance accounting, including assets, liabilities, and surplus;

  • Learn about the importance of rate adequacy and adequate surplus/reserves;

  • Understand how to calculate loss, expense, and surplus/premium ratios;

  • Develop a budget and monitor success; and

  • Manage the growth of premium.

Leon L. Rives

Leon L. Rives II, CPA, Managing Partner
Rives & Associates, LLP
Lexington, N.C.


ORSA & Operations | 1:45 - 2:45 p.m.
The Own Risk and Solvency Assessment (ORSA) is one element of a broader international regulatory effort affecting property/casualty insurance companies that will require insurers to continuously bolster their ERM practices, requiring insurers to check the current and future alignment between their risk management policy and their solvency position, and require insurers to demonstrate a firm understanding of the risks they face. What exactly is ORSA? Why it is being rolled out? Who does it affect? This panel session will give attendees the answers from multiple viewpoints, describing the potential impacts of ORSA on insurance companies.

Joe Dietrich

Joe Dietrich, President & CEO
Trillium Mutual Insurance Company
Listowel, Ontario, Canada

John Huff

John Huff, Director
Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions & Professional Registration
Jefferson City, Mo.

James Loring

James Loring, CFO
Amica Mutual Insurance Company
Providence, R.I.

Michelle Rogers

Michelle Rogers, Director – Financial & Regulatory Policy
Indianapolis, Ind.

Neil Alldredge

Moderator: Neil Alldredge, Senior Vice President – State & Policy Affairs
Indianapolis, Ind.


Small-Company Tax Updates | 1:45 - 2:45 p.m.
This session qualifies for one FMDC credit in the Finance & Accounting Module
This session qualifies for one CPE credit in Taxes
This session will explore tax treatments used by the smaller property/casualty insurance companies as well as their future in tax reform efforts. Attendees will hear about the current efforts in Washington. They will also learn about the developing process for a comprehensive overhaul of the country’s tax code for the first time in more than 25 years and where the small-company provisions fit in. These provisions will range from lowering the corporate rate and what that means for the smaller insurer, to the small non-life company net investment tax election.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the current legislative arena and possibilities for changes to current tax treatment;

  • Learn about the different taxation options and challenges operating as a small farm mutual company;

  • Learn about how the IRS reviews legislation and activity of small p/c insurance company taxation; and

  • Understand the implications of tax reform and its effect on the insurance industry.

Ann Cammack, Principal
Ernst & Young
Washington, D.C.

Julie Gackenbach, Principal
Confrere Strategies
Washington, D.C.

Clarence Guinn, CPA, Treasurer
Farmers Protective Mutual Insurance Company
Rogers, Ark.

Moderator: Irica Solomon, Vice President – Federal & Political Affairs
Washington, D.C.


Financial Primer: Investments, Audits, and Insurance Accounting for Directors | 3:15 - 4:30 p.m.
This session qualifies for one FMDC credit in the Finance & Accounting Module
This session qualifies for 1.5 CPE credits in Finance
Part of the responsibilities of board members is to understand accounting and investments. This session will help directors get a better grasp of governance, strategy, and execution – the three components of a well-structured investment program. Challenges such as regulatory constraints, investment strategy-financial position alignment, and risk management will also be discussed.

Directors will leave this session knowing the basics of investments as well as the right questions to ask in order to keep their organizations on the right financial track.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe privately held insurance company board governance best practices;

  • Identify the common risks within the core operating cycles of an insurance company;

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of the board, management, and service providers in the investment process;

  • Learn tips that can be used to maximize the value of the interactions among the board, management, and external service providers;

  • Understand current governance challenges in overseeing an insurance investment portfolio; and

  • Identify the key components of a sound and repeatable institutional investment process.

Sarah McConnell

Sarah McConnell, Principal
Johnson Lambert LLP
Falls Church, Va.

Michael Stellato

Michael Stellato, Lead Consultant
The Concord Advisory Group, Ltd.
Princeton, N.J.


Weather Trends | 3:15 - 4:30 p.m.
This session qualifies for one FMDC credit in the Operations & Insurance Module
The amount of progress being made in extreme storms warning systems can be described in one word: groundbreaking. Because of the unprecedented accuracy in its warnings, weather science is rapidly becoming a highly useful tool that will allow the insurance industry to better serve its clientele and limit exposure to extreme weather.

Mike Smith will present techniques for applying this new science to the challenges faced by the insurance industry.

Michael R. Smith

Mike Smith, CCM, Senior Vice President & Chief Innovation Executive
AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions
Wichita, Kan.


The Future of Cars and Homes | 3:15 - 4:30 p.m.
Insurance exists today as a well-refined science, providing coverage in areas where the risks are well understood. But emerging technologies, changing demographics, disruptive innovators, and shifting cultural norms are continually rewriting industry rulebooks. Hidden deep within these risks are the foundational openings that will define the insurance industries of the future. Join futurist Thomas Frey during this session as he takes attendees on a colorful journey into the land of tomorrow and the golden opportunities ahead.

Thomas Frey

Thomas Frey, Senior Futurist/Executive Director
DaVinci Institute
Louisville, Colo.


Cloud Issues and Risks | 3:15 - 4:30 p.m.
In this session, we will cover the cloud, what it is, and how its definition continues to change. We will discuss the types of providers of cloud services and how they differ. Attendees will learn background on running an insurance policy administration system in the cloud as well as the pros and cons of managing their own system or having a provider do it for their organizations. We will touch on cloud-based disaster recovery options as well as ways to protect an organization while running systems from the cloud.

R. Christopher Haines

R. Christopher Haines, Vice President
Marias Technology
Covington, Ohio


Emerging Trends in the Investigation of Insurance Fraud | 3:15 - 4:30 p.m.
Following an overview of the most important and innovative new developments in battling insurance fraud, the session will address myriad topics, including GPS tracking, traffic and highway cameras, and new avenues of video surveillance. Matthew J. Smith, president, Smith, Rolfes & Skavdahl Company LPA, will also provide attendees with information about how to use social media and how to dig deeper into social media postings. The presenter will also discuss what investigators are overlooking in taking statements and what attorneys miss in EUOs, ranging from clouded data to the new world of self-destructing social media.

Matthew J. Smith

Matthew J. Smith, Esq., President
Smith, Rolfes & Skavdahl Company, LPA
Cincinnati, Ohio

Antitrust and Other Federal Financial Regulatory Interference | 3:15 - 4:30 p.m.
For more than half a century, insurers have relied on the McCarran-Ferguson Act to work as a shield against various federal regulatory initiatives, including federal antitrust enforcement. But that shield has never been solid and federal courts are not reluctant to find new holes in it. New federal regulators are also increasingly focused on financial services’ consumer issues, whether in the context of insurance or more traditional banking and investment services. This session reviews the principles and limits of McCarran-Ferguson protection and its relevance to emerging insurance business trends, including discounting affinity and other marketing initiatives.

Ernest Summers

Ernest Summers, Partner
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Chicago, Ill.

Frank Swain

Frank Swain, Partner
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Washington, D.C.

Financial Management (continued) | 3:15 - 4:30 p.m.
This session is required for those registered for PFMM Courses at Convention
This session qualifies for 1.5 CPE credits in Finance

Leon L. Rives

Leon L. Rives II, CPA, Managing Partner
Rives & Associates, LLP
Lexington, N.C.


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Past, Present, and Future of the Farm Mutual | 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
This session is required for those registered for PFMM Courses at Convention
This session will explore this history of farm mutuals and take a closer look at how they are operating today. After examining the past and the present, we will look to the future for ways in which farm mutuals will not only succeed but thrive in the industry.

Robert Abens

Robert Abens, Assistant Secretary/Treasurer
Humboldt Mutual Insurance Associatione
Humboldt, Iowa

Mark Johnston

Mark Johnston, Director – State Affairs, Midwest Region
St. Louis, Mo.

Justin Lear

Justin Lear, CEO
Farmers Mutual Insurance Company
Ellinwood, Kan.

Art Meadows

Moderator: Art Meadows, President/CEO
Panhandle Farmers Mutual Insurance
Moundsville, W.Va.


Project Leadership Session: Employee Engagement | 10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
This session qualifies for 1.5 CPE credits in Personnel/HR
The HR Certification Institute has pre-approved Employee Engagement for one general recertification credit
Employee engagement and satisfaction can have significant impacts on a company’s operations. Through a case study, impact video, and class exercises, this interactive session will discuss effective ways to interact with employees of varying engagement levels. Attendees will leave with individual action plans.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify principles for success when dealing with other people;

  • Discover the No. 1 proven strategy used by top companies to inspire employee engagement;

  • Learn why experts predict that 85 percent of a team’s success in the future will be tied directly to emotional intelligence and how to take full advantage of this new trend;

  • Learn ways to get buy-in from each team member and then exceed those expectations;

  • Create an employee engagement/mission map, which will inspire a team to new levels of success;

  • Learn five proven ways to motivate even “plateaued employees;” and

  • Identify four secret ways to get team members to be accountable for one another’s success, thus inspiring an entire team to new levels of greatness.

Dr. Cubie Davis King

Dr. Cubie Davis King, Ph.D., CEO
Gold Crown Communications
Lemon Grove, Calif.

Top Five Operational Issues | 10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
This session is designed to provide a short yet high-impact presentation on issues that are of the greatest operational importance to company leaders. Topics to be covered include governance, regulation, rate adequacy, reinsurance, and agent relations.

Jonathan Bergner

Jonathan Bergner, Federal Affairs Director
Washington, D.C.

Emily Huling

Emily Huling, President
Selling Strategies, Inc.
Terrell, N.C.

Kevin Kinross

Kevin Kinross, Attorney
Bricker & Eckler, LLP
Columbus, Ohio

Todd Richardson

Todd Richardson, CPCU, Are, AFIS, Senior Market Underwriter
Swiss Re America
Schaumburg, Ill.

Leon Rives

Leon L. Rives II, CPA, Managing Partner
Rives & Associates, LLP
Lexington, N.C.

Driverless Cars and Crash-Avoidance Technology – Insuring the Cars of the Future | 10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
New vehicles with advanced crash-avoidance features are hitting the market, and experts predict driverless cars will be hitting the roads in the near future. What does this mean to the future of automotive safety and insurance?

This session will provide insight on these new technologies and discuss the potential implications for insurers.

Scott Nelson

Scott Nelson, CEO
MILE Auto Insurance
Atlanta, Ga.

Bryan Reimer

Bryan Reimer, Ph.D., Research Scientist
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Mass.

David Zuby

David Zuby, Executive Vice President & Chief Research Officer
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
Ruckersville, Va.


Mergers and Amalgamations for Mutual Advantage | 10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
During this session, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from company representatives who have recently undergone the merger and amalgamation process or are considering it in the near future. The panelists will share their perspectives of the thought processes that went into the decision to consolidate. Questions that will be answered include:

  • What led to this decision?

  • What type of analysis should be conducted?

  • What other boards need to know if considering this?

  • What could have been done differently?

  • What is the impact from a reinsurance company standpoint?

  • What are the policyholder issues or challenges?

Terry Malcolm

Terry Malcolm, Chairman
Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group
Lindsay, Ontario, Canada

Tim Shauf

Tim Shauf, President & CEO
Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group
Lindsay, Ontario, Canada

Richard Shickle

Richard Shickle, Chairman
Loudoun Mutual Insurance Company
Waterford, Va.

Chris Shipe

Chris Shipe, President & CEO
Loudoun Mutual Insurance Company
Waterford, Va.

Skip Hagerty

Moderator: Skip Hagerty, Managing Director
Philo Smith & Company
Stamford, Conn.


Reinsurance Solutions | 10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
Join us for this interactive panel session on a topic of importance to all insurance company leaders: reinsurance. Panelists will address various ways to use reinsurance to increase capacity, smooth results, and manage catastrophe exposures.

The session will incorporate audience response technology to ensure the audience is involved and gets the answers it needs.

Marty Arnold

Marty Arnold, Senior Vice President, Underwriting
SECURA Insurance
Madison, Wis.

Steven Sliver

Steven Sliver, CEO
Mutual Benefit Group
Huntingdon, Pa.

John Smith

John Smith, President & CEO
Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Company
Philadelphia, Pa.

John DeMartini

Moderator: John DeMartini, Executive Vice President
JTL Towers Re
Stamford, Conn.


The Changing Landscape of Rewards, Performance, and Talent | 10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
In this session, Greg Jacobson, co-CEO of the Jacobson Group, and Jeff Rieder, partner at Ward Group, will discuss key findings of the 2014 NAMIC/Ward Group Compensation Study, present trends in employee compensation, and discuss pay practices to link performance and rewards. The presenters will also examine the property/casualty labor market and provide valuable insight into industry trends and staffing expectations.

Greg Jacobson

Greg Jacobson, Co-CEO
Jacobson Group
Chicago, Ill.

Jeff Rieder

Jeff Rieder, Partner
Ward Group
Cincinnati, Ohio

Maximizing Your NAMIC Membership | 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
This session qualifies for one FMDC credit in the Management Module
Join us for an interactive session where you will learn about ways to maximize your NAMIC membership. You will also hear how this 119-year-old organization continues to develop and evolve.

NAMIC staff will discuss a variety of resources available at your fingertips, including free and low-cost options.

Kristen Spriggs

Kristen Spriggs, Vice President – Member Development
Indianapolis, Ind.

Terry Suttner

Terry Suttner, Vice President – Membership
Indianapolis, Ind.


Changing Agent Distribution Channels | 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
This session qualifies for one FMDC credit in the Operations & Insurance Module
Join us for an interactive and engaging conversation about changes impacting distribution channels. The session will begin with an overview of “Insurers, Intermediaries, and Interactions: From Channels to Networks,” a report published by the IBM Institute for Business Value that is based on the findings from surveys of more than 10,000 agents, brokers, and insurers and their customers. An interactive panel discussion exploring different perspectives of what is impacting changes in distribution models and how insurers and agents can successfully work together in an ever-changing business environment will follow.

Christian Bieck

Christian Bieck, Insurance Practice Leader
IBM Institute for Business Value
Stuttgart, Germany

Dave Evans

Dave Evans, SVP & Publisher
Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America
Alexandria, Va.

John Lee

Johnny Lee, President
PIA National
Fredericksburg, Va.

David Johnson

Moderator: David Johnson, Executive Vice President/CEO
Augusta Mutual Insurance Company
Staunton, Va.


Emerging Risks | 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
This session qualifies for one FMDC credit in the Operations & Insurance Module
This session will focus on general emerging-risk issues that impact commercial lines and personal lines. The presentation will allow for audience questions and feedback.

Charlie Kingdollar

Charlie Kingdollar, Vice President
General Reinsurance Corporation
Stamford, Conn.


Evaluating New Business | 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
This session qualifies for one FMDC credit in the Operations & Insurance Module
This session qualifies for 1.5 CPE credits in Management Advisory Services
One of the board’s roles involves evaluating the company’s book of business. In this session led by Tim Sullivan, president and CEO of NAMICO, attendees will examine the effects of premium growth on loss ratios, expenses, reinsurance costs, underwriting, and the bottom line.

Timothy Sullivan

Timothy Sullivan, RPLU, President & CEO
NAMIC Insurance Company, Inc.
Indianapolis, Ind.


The Director’s Role in Corporate Strategy: Picture Framer or Artist?| 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
This session qualifies for 1.5 CPE credits in Business Management & Organization
There is often confusion between the board of directors and the CEO as to their roles in corporate strategy development. This session will examine the role played by the CEO and by the board in this important process. Seven items that are keys to developing a winning strategy will also be identified.

This will be an interactive session with time set aside for directors to explore key aspects of strategy development.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to develop a corporate purpose;

  • Craft a strategic direction;

  • Develop the company’s core value;

  • Understand the importance of CEO support;

  • Learn the benefits of checking in often with management; and

  • Understand the impact of day-to-day office culture on the company’s ability to operate successfully.

Jim Kennedy

Jim Kennedy, President & CEO
Ohio Mutual Insurance Company
Bucyrus, Ohio


Narrowing the Swath — Reducing Hail Losses | 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
Hailstorms consistently cause some of the highest losses for property insurers and reinsurers, as they often exceed $1 billion annually. But we’re learning more about how to reduce those losses. In 2010, the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety opened its full-scale, multi-peril Research Center, which includes hail research capabilities. IBHS engineers and scientists use a combination of field research, claims studies, and small- and full-scale experiments to lead the way toward reducing the hail losses. Results from these studies will be shared, and videos from the first-ever realistic hailstorm demonstration will be shown.

Tanya M. Brown

Tanya M. Brown, Ph.D., Lead Research Engineer & Director of Hail Research
Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety
Richburg, S.C.


Corporate Governance | 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
This session is required for those registered for PFMM Courses at Convention.
This session will be a review of definitions and developments on the governance structure of mutual companies including policyholders, board members, and officers. It will also explain the various roles and functions of the board of directors and their key duties including the importance of good faith and the relevance of “best practices.” The significance of independent directors and conflicts of interest, board meeting practices and issues, officer liability, and the role of the audit function in governance will also be discussed.

Kevin Kinross

Kevin Kinross, Attorney
Bricker & Eckler, LLP
Columbus, Ohio


Corporate Governance (continued) | 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
This session is required for those registered for PFMM Courses at Convention

Kevin Kinross

Kevin Kinross, Attorney
Bricker & Eckler, LLP
Columbus, Ohio


Insurance Telematics: The Road Ahead | 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
By year end, more than 50 percent of U.S. drivers will have access to a telematics program from their current insurance carrier. Does your company have a plan to stay ahead of the competition? Join industry experts to understand what lies ahead in insurance telematics and get an update on D-rive, Deloitte’s mobile-based, end-to-end telematics solution developed in collaboration with NAMIC.

Malika Gandhi

Malika Gandhi, Senior Manager
New York, N.Y.

Cynthia MacFarlane

Cynthia MacFarlane, Senior Manager
Chicago, Ill.

William J. Mullaney

William J. Mullaney, Senior Insurance Industry Advisor
New York, N.Y.

Sandeep Puri

Sandeep Puri, Director
New York, N.Y.


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Understanding Reinsurance for Today’s Mutual | 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
This session is required for those registered for PFMM Courses at Convention
This interactive session will discuss the importance of reinsurance to the operation of a mutual insurance company. Topics to be discussed include the roles of the mutual and the reinsurer in a reinsurance transaction, the expectations these participants have of each other, and the key benefits a reinsurance program can provide.

Mark Lescault

Mark Lescault, Senior Learning & Development Consultant
Swiss Re America
Armonk, N.Y.

Todd Richardson

Todd Richardson, CPCU, Are, AFIS, Senior Market Underwriter
Swiss Re America
Schaumburg, Ill.

CPE Information

There are no prerequisites for this convention.

Advance Preparation:
There is no advance preparation required for this convention.

Delivery Method:
This convention will be conducted in a Group-Live Setting

This convention has been certified for a total of 10 CPE credits in the fields of Taxes, Finance, Personnel/HR, Management Advisory Services and Business Management & Organization.

Program Level:
This program level is an overview.

NAMIC is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

HRCI Information

The HR Certification Institute has pre-approved Employee Engagement for one general recertification credit.

The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

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