2018 Midwest Chapter Golf Tournament in Pictures

The PLUS Midwest Chapter had another fabulous golf outing at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club on May 31 2018. The weather cooperated (for the most part) and a wonderful time was had by all. Thank you to all the sponsors, golfers and volunteers for making this annual event a huge success. Thanks to your efforts the PLUS Foundation will be making a donation to the charity Christmas Without Cancer http://christmaswithoutcancer.org  (a non-profit organization that provides holiday gifts, as well as basic necessities to local families that are stricken with cancer).

We’d like to thank our sponsors listed below, for their participation and support of the PLUS Foundation.

Thank You Sponsors of the 2018 Midwest & ALB Co-Hosted Golf Tournament

Event Sponsor
Beazley Group

Flag Sponsor
ECC Insurance Brokers

Water Bottle Sponsor
McMahon Berger, PC

Beverage Ticket Sponsor
Pioneer Underwriters

Cocktail Reception Sponsor
Skarzynski Black

Lunch Sponsor
CNA

Breakfast Sponsors
Arlington/Roe
Euclid Exec

Single Hole Sponsors
Markel Corporation – Midwest Region (2 Holes)
MAXIMUM
Maxum Specialty Insurance
Old Republic Professional
Patton & Ryan, LLC

2018 IICF Women In Insurance Conference Series

PLUS is committed to diversity and inclusion efforts in the insurance industry. As such, we encourage you to check out the IICF Women in Insurance Conference Series this June to explore the impact of today’s most relevant diversity and inclusion topics.

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PLUS members will receive a special discount of $25 off the early bird registration rate on any of the four regional forums until April 27, 2018, by using discount code AssociationPLUS25:

  • Dynamic Disruption: Change the Construct, Change the Conversation – New York, June 7, 2018
  • The Future of Work: Dream It, Define It, Do It – Chicago, June 14, 2018
  • Come As You Are… Dare to Differ – Dallas, June 19, 2018
  • Driving Diversity: Cultivating Individual and Industry Confidence – Los Angeles, June 21, 2018

More than 4,300 women and men have attended IICF Women in Insurance Conference Series events since 2013, making it the largest, most successful diversity initiative in the insurance industry.

ADA Website Compliance: A Litigation Minefield

ADA Title III prohibits disability discrimination in “places of public accommodation,” which covers shared or public entities like libraries, universities, transportation services, and commercial facilities.

The panelists on the PLUS webinar, ADA Website Compliance: A Litigation Minefield, explained that more than 250 lawsuits alleging a defendant’s inaccessible website violates Title III of the ADA were filed last year in federal court, but the courts are split on what constitutes a “place of public accommodation.”

With the recent increase in businesses receiving ADA Title III demand letters, indicating their failure to provide accessible online content, it is vital that organizations look to mitigate their risk.

According to AudioEye, there are four key steps to address ADA Title III legal demand letters and mitigate your risk. These steps include talking to your legal counsel, reducing your exposure, responding to the demand letter, and understanding your responsibility. You can learn more about these steps by clicking here.

The World Health Organization estimates as much as 15% of the world’s population is disabled, so whether a demand letter has been received or not, working towards website compliance is a smart business practice.

An on-demand recording of ADA Website Compliance: A Litigation Minefield webinar is available for PLUS members on the PLUS website.