PLUS continues to focus on industry-leading programs, events, and initiatives to provide for and advance the professional liability insurance community. Here’s what we’ve been working on at headquarters over the past quarter…

25th Annual PLUS International Conference
Registration for the 2012 PLUS Conference is open!  The registration brochure should have arrived on your desk – You may also register on line at

The theme this year is Register now for the 25th Annual PLUS International Conference“Generations: Changing the Face of Professional Liability”, recognizing and celebrating 25 years of PLUS and its dynamic and evolving membership. Join us as we learn and celebrate with four generations in the workforce. 15 sessions in 3 tracks – Executive Liability, Errors and Omissions, and Emerging Issues & Hot Topics – provide great C.E. credit options for attendees.

Leadership Session & Strategic Planning
In May, the PLUS Board hosted a leadership session in Dallas. The session focused on strategic planning, and led to some points that the Board explored further at its meeting the following day. Watch this space and others for more information about the plan being developed.

Diversity Task Force
The PLUS and PLUS Foundation Boards formed a joint task force to address how we can become a more diverse organization and share lessons learned with the industry. We have engaged diversity officers at 3 insurance companies (Chubb, Travelers, and Chartis) to help us define our purpose and goals.

Global Growth
Recently PLUS has utilized a consultant to help us define and begin to undertake a global growth strategy. A business plan and preliminary budgets have been developed for implementation in 2013. Watch as we build on the success of our April events in Singapore and Hong Kong as we reach out to professionals in global international markets.

Chapter Events
Thirty-seven chapter events have been held in the first half of 2012. Regional events are a valued opportunity for quality education, timely information, and professional and business development.  Attendance at chapter events continues to grow, with registrations 25% ahead of last year.  Chapter involvement is an ideal channel for developing future leaders and recruiting new members.

Golf & Bowling Fund Raisers
Chapters continue to do their part to raise funds for the PLUS Foundation. In 2012, eight chapters will host golf outings and one chapter will host a bowling tournament to benefit the PLUS Foundation.

Over 1,000 professionals have attended PLUS webinars on Kidnap & Ransom, D&O/FDIC Claims, HIPAA, and D&O/FCPA. Upcoming webinars will address PLI exposures for insurance companies, D&O and the 10th Anniversary of SOX, and a year-end claims review. If you have an idea you’d like to see PLUS cover in a webinar click on the link in the title of this section.

PLUS University
The 2012 session of PLUS University is planned for August 20-21 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago. Students receive a complimentary digital copy of the Fundamentals of Liability Insurance/CGL curriculum modules. PLUS will continue to enhance the format of PLUS University for 2013 and beyond.

Diamond Sponsors
PLUS recently added two additional Diamond Sponsors (Argo Group and Chubb), bringing us to 5 total Diamond Sponsors (with AXIS, Monitor, and Travelers). Call Executive Director Derek Hazeltine at 952-746-2580 for information about Diamond Sponsorships.

PLUS Curriculum Updates
We are in the midst of updating the PLUS Curriculum and RPLU exams, which will be an on-going process to ensure that material is fresh and relevant. Click on the title of this section for the latest listings of updated study material and exams.

Women’s Leadership Network
Upcoming WLN Regional Events are scheduled for September 4th in Los Angeles and October 4th in New York City (featuring Dana Perino:  Former White House Press Secretary and Co-Host of Fox’s The Five). Click on the link in the title of this section for details and registration information.

Foundation Conference Cause 2012: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland
Now in its ninth year, the Conference Cause program is designed as a philanthropic outlet for professional liability practitioners – a way to give back to the communities where the PLUS Annual Conference is held. Make your contribution – financially or of your time.  All donations benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Donate at the above link and/or email for information about the volunteer event taking place November 6th.

Thank you for your involvement with PLUS. If you have feedback on any of the above items please feel free to comment through this post or email us – we’re not putting our email addresses in here so we don’t get spammed, but you can find us here.