PLUS has always provided members with great content, and we’ve only stepped up our efforts going into 2021. With the new PLUS Connect App, as well as this blog, we’ve upped our content channels and are working to provide the latest insights in the professional liability. You can learn more about the app and download it here to keep up to date on the latest PLUS news, content, events, and more.
Take a look at the great content we’ve had so far in 2021!
PLUS has been branching out into podcasts, and this year has already brought fantastic content from various branches of the industry:
- The New Administration and D&O Risks: Early Thoughts—Rob Yellen and Kevin LaCroix were joined by John Fielding to share their thoughts and insights on how the changes in Washington may shape the D&O risk landscape.
- Climate Change & The London Insurance Market: Are We Doing Enough?—David Nicholson, Lindsay Keenan, Chris Thomas, and Zina Saeed came together to discuss why climate insurance risk is intensifying, examining the industry’s response to climate change and exploring items insurers should consider.
- Deal with Me: Transaction Insurance Leaders Chat with Matt and Dan—Daniel Auslander and Matthew T. Simpson are joined by Jeffrey D. Cowhey in a discussion about the Transaction insurance marketplace, products, and trends.
- Let’s Talk Professional Liability with Robbie Thompson—PLUS CEO Robbie Thompson chats with professional liability thought leaders about business line trends, market conditions, and what it takes to be successful in the industry. This podcast is only available on the PLUS Connect App.
Coming up in Q2 is another installment of “The New Administration and D&O Risks,” this time focusing on the first 100 days in office. There will also be another episode of “Deal with Me,” and Robbie has a great set of interview lined up with insurance professionals for more “Let’s Talk Professional Liability” podcast episodes.
The written content on the blog has also been strong going into 2021. We’ve had posts from our regular blog contributors, as well as submissions from other interested and knowledgeable insurance professionals:
- Jury Trials in a Post-Truth World—Robert Chadwick provides a discussion and analysis of facts and beliefs, and how these both affect jury trials, especially in our current day and age.
- Ten Ways to Avoid Committing Legal Malpractice in a Pandemic—Alesia Sulock gives a list of ten ways attorneys, especially those working from home, can avoid committing legal malpractice and continue to provide excellent representation during the pandemic.
- Update: Will Insurance Agents be the Next Target for COVID-Related Business Losses?—In an update on her previous blog post published in October 2020, Emily Sides Bonds goes over summaries of recent insurance cases where her predictions for COVID-19 related losses were indeed filed against insurance companies.
- Sprinklered Buildings Still Burn—Kurtis Suhs compares cyber insurance to catastrophic commercial property insurance, explaining the extent of damage cyber loss can cause a company.
- People or Machine: The Emerging Gap Between Fully Automated Risk Selection and Human Intervention in Cyber Insurance—John Merchant details the different approaches to cyber underwriting, and underwriting in general, with the rise in predictive modeling and analytics.
- The Impact of COVID-19 on the Global IPO Marketplace—Jeremy Zacharias discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has effected and continues to affect the global IPO marketplace.
- Does Anyone Really Know What Time It Is?—Nick Economidis outlines how underwriters might price excess professional liability coverage in various situations.
- A Brave New World of Engagement—Ben Woodward presents his thoughts on the new normal the pandemic has brought us, and discusses how our engagement has and will continue to change, both in the industry and beyond.
- There’s Something “Phishy” about Certain Text Messages—Mark Bassingthwaighte gives a detailed explanation and warning about the insidious threat of “smishing,” phishing attacks that occur through text messaging.
Webinars have also been an excellent source of content and education for our members. In February PLUS hosted a webinar on the Biometric Privacy Act, with another webinar in March about recent trends in Fiduciary Liability. And today was a webinar focusing on new risks of claims against directors from COVID-19, the threat of cyber attacks, and the growing support for both ESG as well as diversity and inclusion. If you missed these webinars, you can view the recordings and the materials on the PLUS Website here.
If you have an idea that you think would make a great blog post, podcast, or webinar, we’d love to hear it! You can fill out the PLUS Content Idea form and we’ll get in touch with you about which content channel would be best.
Thank you to all our authors, speakers, and panelists for providing your time and expertise. We’re looking forward to even more fantastic content in Q2!
We’d also like to remind you that registration for all three PLUS Symposia is now open! Register now for the 2021 PLUS D&O Symposium, the 2021 PLUS Cyber Symposium, and the 2021 PLUS Healthcare & Medical PL Symposium for premiere events that bring together the most experienced thought-leaders for education and networking that is second-to-none.