Hot Topics/Off-Site/New Session

Hot Topics

Backwards and Forwards: Legal Issues and Cases to Watch from 2011 that will Impact the Future (LEG202)

Monday, April 16, 2012
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

The legal landscape continues to change as insurance law evolves. This session will review 10 of the most important cases and legal issues of 2011, the issues to watch for in 2012, and why they are important from an insurance risk management perspective. This discussion isn’t limited to a particular area but will discuss a range of issues from coverage for investigations under D&0 policies to the increasing use of coverage for advertising injury and the ongoing litigation over cybercoverage. The recent Supreme Court decisions concerning arbitration and the continuing litigation over availability of insurance for successor companies will also be discussed. This program will be an intense discussion of the current legal issues every risk manager should be aware of!

Steve Gilford, Proskauer Rose LLP
Cindy Slubowski, Kraft Foods Inc.
Andy Steinbach, YUM! Brands Inc.
Frank Strenk, Lockton Companies

Near Field Communications (RMG220)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
8:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Now paying the check is as easy as using your phone. But this seemingly time-saving and convenient payment poses many threats. To some, the NFC chips embedded in phones and the supporting technology are viewed as more secure than credit or debit cards, with features such as off-site shutdown if a phone is lost. Opponents argue that nearby readers can hijack personal information from nearby points-of-sale. This session will demonstrate this technology and examine the risks to companies that pursue this technology and how those risks can be managed.

Larry Collins, Zurich
Manus O'Donnell, M&T Bank

Off-Site Session

University of Pennsylvania Campus Tour (OSS-T)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Experience one of the most historical and prestigious campuses for higher education and healthcare delivery in the United States.   The University of Pennsylvania, founded in 1740, is located on a 279 acre urban site in West Philadelphia, with more than 180 buildings and notable landmarks.  It is an eminent, world-class institution for knowledge and serves as a model for colleges and universities throughout the world.  The campus tour will include a visit to areas of interest such as the Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, ENIAC (the world's first electronic, large scale, general-purpose digital computer) located in the School of Engineering and other fascinating buildings.  History is abundant in this Ivy League institution which has welcomed countless leaders through its doors including eight signers of the Declaration of Independence and eleven signers of the Constitution.  The tour will conclude at Penn Park, which is a new urban park featuring a number of athletic and recreational venues.  During the off-site session there will be risk management discussions concerning issues facing higher education, public safety of an urban university with numerous active construction projects and safety for nearly 25,000 students. 

This session is open to RIMS corporate members only and is limited to 50 participants.

Stephen Golding, Vice President, Finance and Treasurer, University of Pennsylvania
David Hollenberg, University Architect, University of Pennsylvania
Maureen Rush, Vice President, Public Safety, University of Pennsylvania 

New Session

Is My Local Insurance Company Really Solvent (INT206)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Many companies now operate globally, have partners that are global or are part of the global supply chain. Risk managers are tasked with setting up compliant global insurance programs while also managing processes to ensure their operating divisions, partners and suppliers have appropriate insurance in place. Even with a global insurance program anchored by a financially sound multinational insurance company there can be credit risk with affiliated insurance companies, local insurers selected by your operating divisions, vendors and other business partners. This session will benefit companies who currently have a global insurance program, global operations or plan to expand globally soon. Attendees will gain an understanding of the different rating agencies and how they rate foreign insurance companies as well as how to navigate the challenges when faced with insurers that do not have an international financial strength rating. The panel will also provide best practices for measuring, tracking and mitigating counter party risk. This session is hosted by the RIMS International Committee.

Cary Crisp, Aon Service Corporation
Monica Rifenburg, Andritz Inc.
Andy Steinbach, YUM! Brands Inc.
Bruce Wineman, Aon Risk Solutions



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