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Thursday, November 13th, 2:00pm-3:00pm

International Insurance for Subcontracting
Learn how you can expedite the subcontractor documentation process and improve the overall evaluation of subcontractors with risk management efficiency and productivity gains. See how an international company teamed with its broker to create a customized, web-based subcontract program that integrates technology with contract and risk management processes. Discover how the automated contract toolkit facilitates subcontractor management by: differentiating and qualifying subcontractors by risk level and locale; creating a country-specific contract review checklist; generating sample contract templates crosschecked with a third party and an independent database; and providing a training video for risk management and legal staff on subcontract and contract insurance review.

Mark Castino, ARM, Risk Manager, Chicago Bridge & Iron Company
Eduardo A. Hernandez, Multinational Practice Leader, Marsh

Oops, I’m A Risk Manager!
Reach into this bag of real-life practical tricks and tips for the first-time risk manager or veteran seeking a refresher. Explore how to invigorate your risk management program and build enthusiasm with teamwork and shared success. Learn how to navigate organizational pitfalls and resistance, while nurturing internal and external allies. Discuss with veteran risk managers from the public and private sectors the basics of property and casualty policy forms, the risk-control process, key terminology and other major issues you will face in your new role.

Marc R. Anderson, Risk Manager, Multnomah County, Oregon
Donna K. Tyner, ARM, Senior Risk Analyst, Port of Portland

Ten D&O Policy Enhancements You Should Ask for in 2009
Does your current directors and officers (D&O)program provide your directors and officers with the best available coverage? Do your policies account for recent case law that may limit coverage in key areas, such as securities offerings? Identify potential shortcomings in your policies and get equipped with the tools you need to negotiate necessary and widely available enhancements to your D&O policy wording? 

Jack S. Flug, Managing Director, Beecher Carlson
Peter Gillon, Attorney, Greenberg Traurig LLP

Thursday, November 13th, 3:30pm-4:30pm

Fundamentals of Claims Management
Although effective claims management has become a sophisticated process that draws upon numerous areas of expertise, including medical cost containment, litigation management and traditional claims expertise, strong claims management fundamentals can apply to any major line of coverage. Learn how to identify key cost drivers, better integrate claims resources, achieve faster reporting, use performance standards and guarantees and evaluate the quality of your current claims services.

Max Koonce, Risk Manager, Wal-Mart
Kathryn Tazic,Senior Vice President, Sedgwick CMS
Ronald W. Thackery, Senior Vice President, Professional Services, American Medical Response

The Risk Manager's Guide to Surviving Insurer Insolvencies
What happens if your insurer becomes insolvent? What steps can you take to mitigate your exposure? What happens to policyholder collateral during a liquidation proceeding? What guaranty fund recovery is available? You need to know the answers to these questions to survive the insurer insolvency, conservation, rehabilitation or liquidation process. Gain a practical understanding of insurer financial regulation. Review a summary of evolving guaranty fund issues, policyholder collateral protections, the proof-of-claims process, corporate management expectations and disengagement transactions, such as buy-backs and novations. Get an update on key developments in and discuss real-world proactive strategies and lessons learned from recent insurer insolvencies.

Corinne P. Carr, Partner, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
Richard L. Ray, Director, Risk Management, Burger King Corporation

Thursday, November 13th, 3:30pm-5:00pm

Group Captives: Risk Sharing Improves Risk Management and Financial Outcomes
For companies too small to form their own captive, group captives can offer unique opportunities to reduce overall risk. Learn from panelists providing perspectives on risk management, taxation and insurance about the mechanics and insurance structure of group captives, the alternative risk transfer process and tax issues.

Christine Lackey, Vice President, Discover Re
Charles Lavelle, Tax Attorney, Greenebaum, Doll & McDonald
Everett Newman, Risk Manager, RFCP / Director Alternative Risk Services, Miller United
Richard A. Stasi, CPCU, ALCM, Chief Operating Officer, Alternative Risk, Avizent Alternative Risk



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