2018 PLUS Conference Preview: Insurance Agents & Brokers E&O 2019

As the week before conference is winding down, we have one of our last exclusive looks at an education session happening at the conference.

This panel will take place on Thursday, November 9, and will be moderated by Tom Jensen. Focused on insurance agents and broker professional liability, this session will feature discussion on liability, claims, and ways to decrease exposures in the coming year. Panelists for this session include J. Patrick Carley, III, Michelle Girardin Freimuth, Javier Gonzalez, and Kiera Goral.

Below is a summary of the panel, white papers, and the powerpoint to be shown during the session. Be sure to register for the conference and attend this and other topical education sessions. Claim your spot today and we’ll see you in San Diego very soon!

Thursday, November 8, 3:00 pm – Insurance Agents & Brokers E&O 2019

This panel will discuss the current claim trends in insurance agents and broker professional liability, the use of innovative risk mitigation technics and adjusting practices and their impact on the underwriting of the product as well as claims handling and outcome strategies. Further the panel will discuss the vicarious liability of the carrier through the captive agent model and discuss additional measures that can and should be employed to decrease exposure.

Moderator: Tom Jensen, Esq., Attorney, Lind Jensen Sullivan & Peterson, P.A.

Panelists:

J. Patrick Carley, III, Partner, Traub Lieberman Strauss & Shrewsberry LLP

Michelle Girardin Freimuth, Vice President, E&O Division; IAE&O Practice Leader, Allied World

Javier Gonzalez, Partner/Exec VP of Sales, Axis Insurance Services, LLC/PL Risk Advisors, Inc.

Kiera Goral, AVP, Specialty Claims, QBE

White papers: The Impact of M&A on Insurance Agents & Brokers Professional Liability

Insurance Agent/Broker Errors and Omissions Claims: 2018 Case Law Update 

Session PowerPoint Slides

E&O Issues Surrounding ‘Special Relationships’ and Full Coverage Requests

From the 2013 PLUS International Conference session “Insurance Agents E&O: Duty to Do WHAT?,” panelist Sabrena Sally (Swiss Re Corporate Solutions) and moderator Peter Biging, Esq. (Goldberg Segalla) discuss the issues surrounding “special relationships” and the dangers of an insured asking for “full coverage.”

For more on E&O Coverage issues don’t miss the 2014 Professional Risk Symposium, April 23 and 24 in Atlanta. Registration is now open, and registrants can also attend the inaugural Cyber Liability Symposium on April 24 and 25 at no additional charge!

PLUS members can view this entire session, and many more from past PLUS Conferences and Symposia, in the PLUS Multimedia Library.