5th International Guide to

Reinsurance Claims and Collections

Claims Handling and Collection Strategies in a Turbulent and Competitive Reinsurance Market

Thursday, June 22, 2006

About

Does your claims department have the right strategies for minimizing unnecessary payouts and maximizing collections?

Reinsurance companies were already facing the challenges of handling high volumes of claims, costly dispute resolution and increased regulation before Hurricane Katrina hit. Now you are facing complex catastrophic claims that will percolate through the system for years to come. To top it off, the asbestos problem is not going away and the dispute resolution process continues to get more expensive and time-consuming.

You need new strategies so you can settle claims quickly, while still reviewing their legitimacy carefully and contesting recovery when appropriate. You must also develop more aggressive and effective collections strategies for recalcitrant reinsurers.

American Conference Institute has specifically tailored the publication for Reinsurance Claims and Collections to provide both cedents and reinsurers with the most current strategies for handling today's complex claims. An outstanding faculty of industry leaders has been assembled to give you practical guidance on:
  • Creating a successful reinsurance collection plan
  • Tackling prickly allocation issues
  • Using reinsurance contract terms to support your position
  • Protecting your interests when a trading partner becomes insolvent
  • Considerations and strategies for commuting claims
  • Arbitration making the best of dispute resolution
You will benefit from the comprehensive program materials specifically prepared by the speakers for this event; they will be a valuable resource over the coming months.

Contents & Contributors

About

Does your claims department have the right strategies for minimizing unnecessary payouts and maximizing collections?

Reinsurance companies were already facing the challenges of handling high volumes of claims, costly dispute resolution and increased regulation before Hurricane Katrina hit. Now you are facing complex catastrophic claims that will percolate through the system for years to come. To top it off, the asbestos problem is not going away and the dispute resolution process continues to get more expensive and time-consuming.

You need new strategies so you can settle claims quickly, while still reviewing their legitimacy carefully and contesting recovery when appropriate. You must also develop more aggressive and effective collections strategies for recalcitrant reinsurers.

American Conference Institute has specifically tailored the publication for Reinsurance Claims and Collections to provide both cedents and reinsurers with the most current strategies for handling today's complex claims. An outstanding faculty of industry leaders has been assembled to give you practical guidance on:
  • Creating a successful reinsurance collection plan
  • Tackling prickly allocation issues
  • Using reinsurance contract terms to support your position
  • Protecting your interests when a trading partner becomes insolvent
  • Considerations and strategies for commuting claims
  • Arbitration making the best of dispute resolution
You will benefit from the comprehensive program materials specifically prepared by the speakers for this event; they will be a valuable resource over the coming months.

Contents & Contributors

A SCHEME WITH A TWIST
Neil R. Pearson, Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

RESPONDING TO THE COMPLEX HURRICANE CLAIMS OF 2005
Carol Ann O'Dea, PartnerRe US
Vincent J. Vitkowsky, Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP

PLANNING AND CARRYING OUT AN EFFECTIVE REINSURANCE COLLECTION
Susan E. Grondine, Horizon Management Group, LLC
Stephen Renshaw, Towers Perrin Reinsurance

USING CONTRACT LANGUAGE TO LEVERAGE YOUR CLAIMS AND COLLECTIONS
Elaine Caprio Brady, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company

USING CONTRACT LANGUAGE TO LEVERAGE YOUR CLAIMS AND COLLECTIONS: SAMPLE WORDINGS FOR DISCUSSION
Sean Thomas Keely, Lovells

APPORTIONING LOSSES: ALLOCATING AND AGGREGATING COMPLEX CLAIMS
Lloyd A. Gura, Esq., Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass
Joanna L. Crosby, Esq., Tressler, Soderstrom, Maloney & Priess

COMMUTATIONS: PREPARING AND NEGOTIATING A SUCCESSFUL SETTLEMENT
Peter Wedge, Converium Ltd.



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