Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Breakout for Insurance Agents (Day 2)

Sponsored by National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) 
& Florida Association of Insurance Agents (FAIA)

(Pre-Registration is required. Refer to Registration Form.)
 

9:00 – 3:30 pm    
Crystal Ballroom J1 
Convention Level
    
9:00 – 10:00 am    
Workers’ Compensation Resources 

Handout
    
Panel:
Clarissa A. Preston, CIC
State Relations Executive
National Council on Compensation Insurance
New Orleans, LA
    
Jon Rutstein
Product Manager
National Council on Compensation Insurance
Boca Raton, FL 

Are you up to date on what services are available to agents from NCCI? Attending this session will outline products and services that will equip agents with tools to make them a better agent and advocate for their clients.
    
10:00 – 10:15 am    
Break
    
10:15 – 11:15 am    
Legislative/Regulatory Updates

Handout
    
Panel: 
Ronald V. Jackson
Vice President, State Affairs Southeast Region
American Insurance Association
Washington, DC
    
Laura Boyd Pearce, AAI, Attorney
Vice President & General Counsel
Florida Association of Insurance Agents
Tallahassee, FL 

Are there any Castellanos, Westphal and Miles work comp reforms in place? What have these court decisions done to the work comp system regarding rate filings, claims activity, unfunded liabilities, and much more. This session will arm agents with information on the legislative/regulatory process, how they can answer questions from their clients, and what the future holds for the work comp system in Florida and possibly elsewhere.
    
11:15 – 12:15 pm    
The Practicing Agent

Handout
    
Speaker: 
Frank Pennachio
Agent
Oceanus Partners
Lutz, FL

What is predictive modeling? Does it have impact on rates? What is “InsurTech”? Experience mod as a Bid Qualifier? The workers’ compensation system is experiencing a significant change with individual insurers building their own predictive and pricing models and will be relying less on rating bureaus. What is driving these changes? Agents attending this session will learn the answers to these questions and what the future holds in the data analytic world we live in.
    
12:15 – 1:15 pm    
Lunch (on your own)

Purchase lunch in the Exhibit Hall. Visit the “Comp Time” Diner... grab & go, or sit and network with clients and exhibitors!
    
1:15 – 2:15 pm    
Data Analytics

Handout
    
Speaker: 
Frank Pennachio
Agent
Oceanus Partners
Lutz, FL

What is it? Does this data have an impact on workers’ compensation claims? Educating policyholders and claimants about the use of this data for claim handling, reserving, managing treatment, and setting return-to-work expectations is a great tool for agents to have in their tool belt. Attending this session will make data analytics make sense from a workers’ compensation standpoint.
    
2:15 – 2:30 pm     
Break
    
2:30 – 3:30 pm     
Marine Workers’ Compensation 

Handout
    
Panel:
Eric J. Stockel
Maritime W/C Attorney
Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea & BenMaier PLLC
Boca Raton, FL 

Lori Sousa
President
Sea Land Insurance Corp.
Boynton Beach, FL 

A workers’ compensation insurance policy is already complicated, but add marine exposure to it and it actually becomes a whole “new animal.” This session will cover the basics of workers’ compensation for marine businesses. The goal is for attendees to obtain a general knowledge of marine workers’ compensation coverages. Agents will walk away with clear and concise tools they need to implement this new knowledge into their daily operations.