Hartford Chapter Diaper Drive a Big Success

To all of the PLUS Hartford Community:

I want to express my deepest gratitude for contributing and making this Diaper Drive a success. The overwhelming generosity from our insurance community was evidenced by the support you have had for this cause. Through our individual contributions in our annual March Madness Event and bulk donations collected throughout the area today we have surpassed everyone’s expectations.

The diapers that everyone unselfishly donated were able to fill three truckloads and we are not done yet.  Many of you have asked what the final tally was and to be very honest I could not count them all.  All the diapers are being brought to My Sister’s Place and I will share the totals when they have the final count.  I estimate it at being close to 15,000 diapers!!

In addition to the diapers, PLUS Foundation has also provided a grant for $2500 to My Sister’s Place for the second year in a row.

I will continue to update you on our success as well as future opportunities as they arise. In September, we are having a participation day event at a The Hole in the Wall Camp and our annual golf tournament where the funds donated directly support the PLUS Foundation.  Please check the PLUS website and our LinkedIn profile page for updates.

There are too many names to thank in this email without the fear of leaving some names off so please spread the thanks to everyone involved.

John P. LaBelle, RPLU
Senior Underwriter
Hudson Financial Products

Legalized Marijuana and the Federal “Grey Area”

From the 2014 PLUS Conference session “Legalized Marijuana: Will the PL Insurance Industry Inhale?”, moderator Ian Stewart, Esq. (Wilson Elser) and panelists Mercedes Colwin, Esq. (Gordon & Rees), Linda Pierce, Esq. (Arthur J. Gallagher) and Nannette Meyer (Markel) discuss the federal grey area relating to marijuana legislation and some of the areas that is impacting, from E&O and Financial Institution Liability to EPLI and MedPL.

On the subject of marijuana, the upcoming PLUS Medical PL Symposium will have a session titled “Coming to You: Medical Marijuana MedPL Exposures.” Don’t miss it – register now! 

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

The Evolving Global D&O Marketplace

Kevin LaCroix, RPLU (RT Specialty), Arati Varma (Chubb Group of Insurance Companies) and Cristiana Baez-Safa (QBE Insurance Ltd. {Europe}) discuss the similarities and differences in D&O coverage globally. Issues they address include:

  • How the financial crisis of 2008 impacted D&O in Asia and Europe
  • Key differences in the D&O markets from the U.S., Asia and Europe
  • Advice they’d give U.S. based D&O pros about the global market

PLUS returns to Singapore on 14 May for a networking event and presentation from Roland Schatz, Founder and CEO of Media Tenor, Ltd. on “How to Manage and Insure Reputation.” Don’t miss it!