Midwest Chapter Golfs: 2015

Cooler than average temperatures could not dampen the spirits of golfers who attended the PLUS Midwest Chapter’s golf outing at Cog Hill Golf Club on July 8th.  With over 210 golfers on hand, the competition and camaraderie were out in full force.  Special recognition goes to the following participants:

Course 1
1st Place Team Eric Kaplan, Dean Gournis, William Thompson, David Wilke
2nd Place Team Jonathan Carlson, Mike Pericht, Ed McAlister, Kyle Rood
Course 3
1st Place Team Peter Clough, Scott Ammer, Jeff Roth, Gene Mason
2nd Place Team Tim Wagner Team
Course 1
Women’s Longest Drive Amanda Coleman
Men’s Longest Drive Drew Desmaris
Closest to the Pin: Women Elyse Klimek
Closest to the Pin: Men Bill Martin
Course 3
Women’s Longest Drive Carol Weill
Men’s Longest Drive Scott Ammer
Closest to the Pin: Women Megan Gibson
Closest to the Pin: Men Eric Crane

Thanks to Golf Chairs Jeremy Schokora and Al Roberts, and the other tireless volunteers from the Chapter Steering Committee, who organized this event. Thanks also to our generous sponsors who make this PLUS Foundation fundraiser possible:

Great American Insurance Group, McMahon Berger, PC, ECC Insurance Brokers Inc., AXIS Professional Lines, Baugh Dalton LLC, Beazley Group, Chicago Underwriting Group, Founders Professional LLC, General Reinsurance, IronPro, Markel Midwest, Maxum Specialty Insurance Group, Moore Actuarial Consulting LLC, Navigators, RT Specialty, LLC, Sedgwick Claims Management, Inc., Skarzynski Black LLC and Wilford Conrad LLP.

We look forward to seeing everyone again next July! 

Global Data Security Issues

From the 2014 PLUS Conference session “Privacy and Data Security Issues Around the Globe,” moderator Lori Bailey (Zurich) and panelists Theodore J. Kobus, III, Esq. (BakerHostetler) and Paul Bantick (Beazley) discuss the EU Data Protection Directive and how it will impact not just companies based in Europe, but any company that “handles” EU data. And the potential fines can be immense…

“They can fine you 5% of your global turnover, so if you’re a company like Google you’re looking at a $3 billion fine in Europe if you have a significant data breach.”

For much more on this quickly evolving area of coverage don’t miss the 2015 Cyber Liability Symposium on September 17 in Chicago. If you have a topic you’d like to see (or present on) at the event please submit it now.

PLUS members can view this entire Conference session in the PLUS Multimedia Library.

Does Money Make You Live Longer?

According to a recent article published in the Wall Street Journal individuals with a higher net worth tend to live longer than those without.

Based on the research done by the Brookings Institute, the numbers are fairly clear (and linear) in showing that the more dollars you have the more years you’ll have.

Life Expectancy

Read the whole article online if you have a few minutes. Do you agree or disagree with the findings?