ABA Insurance Risk Management Annual Forum

January 24 - 27, 2016 • Naples Grande Beach Resort • Naples, FL


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Conference Program

This is the only national industry Forum developed by bankers for bankers to provide tangible takeaways on how you can manage and mitigate exposures. Learn the latest trends that impact effective coverage, inclusive mitigation strategies and sound operational policies while meeting with your insurance partners from around the world.

2016 Forum Program

Sunday, January 24
Noon - 6:00pm Registration
1:30 - 2:15 pm

Topical Roundtable Discussion: Anatomy of Insurance Requests by Third Parties

Join the fun as we uncover the anatomy of insurance requests by third parties and the true meaning of granting such requests.  Discover what it really means to add a third party as additional insured, loss payee, your policy being primary and non-contributory, waiver of subrogation and severability of interest - are these requests you are familiar with? If not, learn more in this session.  We will also include other mundane requests such as the third party being able to: approve and accept the carriers utilized in your insurance programs; providing certified copies of your insurance policies, proof of payment, carrier ratings and notification rights for material changes.

2:30 - 3:15 pm

Topical Roundtable Discussion: Incredible Insurance Solutions? Believe it or Not It can be done!

  • Mortgage Impairment (In General and Specific) - Best practices discussion
    • COC Endorsement
    • Fire and EC vs. Special Form on Loan Doc's
  • Leasing Exposures:
    • Rolling Stock (Rail Tank Cars)
    • Environmental
  • Civil Penalties cover for D's & O's
  • Hedging against the Account Receivable
  • Group Captive and Single Cell structures - Discussions around alternative risk financing options
3:45 - 4:45 pm

Topical Roundtable Discussion: What to Expect on the Road to $10 Billion - Strategically Planning for Growth

Banks of all sizes face increasing regulatory demands as they grow.  What are the insurance implications as your bank crosses various asset size thresholds ($500M, $1B, $5B, $10B)? How will the trickle-down effect affect your bank? Presenters will outline operational, capital, regulatory, legal, accounting and compliance requirements.  Gather tips and techniques for advising your bank on impending hurdles associated with growth.

5:30 - 6:30 pm ABA Welcome Reception
Sponsored by AIG
6:30 - 9:00 pm Marsh Networking Event
All registered bankers are invited to attend

Monday, January 25
7:30 am - 5:00 pm Registration
7:00 - 8:00 am & Noon - 1:30 pm

Time Allotted to Meet with Corporate Partners

8:30 - 9:45 am

Opening General Session

Emerging Risks - Evolving Risk Management

10:00 - 10:30 am

Uberization of Stuff: Shifting Paradigms, Shifting Coverages

Managing a company's exposure to new types of risks is often a complicated endeavor. Uncertainty can arise when existing coverage models are applied to a new risk. Applying existing coverage models to emerging industries presents similar challenges.  This new business model presents many questions as to liability.

10:30 - 11:00 am

Medical Marijuana: New Highs, New Liabilities

Insurance coverage and workplace safety issues related to the legalization of the drug. As case law in this area evolves, risk professionals need to stay abreast of developments, review existing workplace policies, and workers’ compensation or other insurance claims in which marijuana use may be a factor.

​11:15 - 11:45 am

​Innovation Risk

Innovative technology presents unforeseen risk exposures.

  • Drones
  • Driverless Cars
  • Wearables
  • Internet of Things
  • 3D printing
Noon - 1:30 pm

Lunch on Your Own
Time allotted to meet with Corporate Partners

1:30 - 2:15 pm

Economic and Investment Outlook

2:15 - 3:00 pm

Social Media: New Risks, New Constraints

A look at interesting employee claims and the EPL aspects; Reputational risk; balancing freedom of speech vs. company policies.

3:15 - 4:00 pm

Vendor Risk Management: Third Party Liability

Two years later, what is the reality of the OCC regulations? How are companies applying it to law firms and insurers?

4:00 - 4:45 pm

The Tale of Duplicate Coverage

Oh the joy of discovering a situation that has the possibility of being covered under multiple policies and the decision making process of where to file a claim.  This session will review circumstances experienced by Insured's on coverage matters addressed in multiple policies with differing terms, conditions and deductibles.  What policy is the best choice, for example, when speaking on extortion? What policy is the best choice, for example, when speaking of in-transit loss? What policy is the best choice, for example when speaking of injury or death of an employee on business travel? Come to this session and discover what multiple coverage you may have and how best to address a claim.

6:30 - 9:30 pm ​​Aon Networking Event
All registered bankers are invited to attend

Tuesday, January 26
7:30 am - 5:00 pm Registration
7:00 - 8:00 am & Noon - 1:30 pm Time Allotted to Meet with Corporate Partners
8:30 - 9:30 am

Keynote Presentation: Political Update – What Election 2016 Means to Financial Services

9:45 - 10:30 am

The Dark Web and Other Things that Creep in the Night

10:30 - 11:15 am

Implications of Bitcoin and Virtual Currencies

Experts discuss the future of bitcoin, what it means for the financial industry, and questions you should be asking to ensure you are covered for a brave new bitcoin-fueled world.

11:15 am - Noon

Hack Attacks: Cybersecurity Checkup

  • Understanding the insurance manager's role
  • Things you need to do in advance
  • Identifying parties
  • What each needs to do to prepare: investor relations, privacy, IT, legal and operations
Noon - 1:30 pm

Lunch on your Own
Time Allotted to Meet with Corporate Partners

1:30 - 2:30 pm

Insurance Industry Leadership Panel

2:45 - 3:30 pm

Scenario: Anatomy of a Breach

  • Understanding the elements of the cyber policy and interrelated policies; bond, K&R, general liability; professional liability; D&O
  • Understanding what makes up an attack - what events is/are the trigger on your policy
  • War exclusion - is the attack an act of war, nations states
3:30 - 4:15 pm

Alternative Risks, Alternative Coverages
Two concurrent workshops

Breakout Session 1: Elementary - non AMA

  • Letters of credit
  • Captives
  • Retention levels
  • Fronting

Breakout Session 2: Advanced - AMA

  • Alternative products - employee benefits; capital markets
  • Further utilization of your captives
  • Alternative risk
4:15 - 5:00 pm

Lending Exposures

  • Exposures in lending portfolios/risk portfolios/collateral/leasing groups/contingent liability
  • Lender liability
  • Real Estate; Forced place
​7:00 - 9:00 pm ABA/Willis Networking Dinner
9:00 - 10:00 pm Bermuda Late Night Event

Wednesday, January 27
8:30 – 9:15 am

D&O: New Paradigms, New Liabilities

9:15 - 9:45 am

Alternative Arrangements - New Risks from the New Workplace

Insurance consequences of:

  • Working from home
  • Hoteling
  • Treadmill desks and other healthy workplace ideas
10:00 - 10:45 am

Modeling: This Ain't No Catwalk

  • Cat Modeling
  • Risk Modeling
  • Terrorism Modeling
  • RMS Modeling
10:45 - 11:45 am

Insurance: To Buy or Not to Buy, That is the Question

Bank insurance risk managers will discuss

  • Insurance procurement philosophy
  • Benchmarking: to mediocrity & beyond
  • Adjudication
  • Defending the no-buy recommendation
  • Alternative solutions: no captive? No problem
​Noon - 1:30 pm Community Bank Peer Luncheon


​Program Questions? Please contact Krista Donlon for more information.