March 17, 2015

 RIMS Upstate New York Chapter - MEETING

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
   Protocol Restaurant
6766 Transit Road
Williamsville, NY 14221
(716) 632-9556

Mini Presentations:

Legislative Update

Insurance Market Update
Main Presentation:

Property Coverage Workshop 

In this working policy analysis session we’ll examine some areas of the property and business interruption policy that frequently give rise to claims problems and disputes.   Using an interactive workshop approach, with case studies, break-out sessions and pop quiz formats, we’ll look at some advanced and emerging problem areas in today’s typical coverage forms.  Participants will be equipped to identify areas of concern, and develop some potential solutions that will improve contract certainty. 

Topics examined will include:

  • Retentions and sublimits – the C-Suite wants to know the size of the organization’s retention in the event of a major loss. Do you know the answer?  We will learn how to measure the impact of sublimits, percentage deductibles and waiting periods, and identify some potential pitfalls.
  • Options to repair replace or make alternative investments - does your coverage provide the flexibility necessary to keep up with the pace of change in your organization?
  • Deadlines – important time constraints and obligations are scattered throughout the policy.  Learn where they are, and how they can affect claim strategy.
  • Troublesome coverage triggers – we’ll look at some coverage triggers and extensions that are not all they seem.
Presented by: PricewaterhouseCoopers

Speakers: Alice V. Edwards, Managing Director, Forensic Services (bio) and Alexander P. Wolochuk (bio)


08:30 AM -- Registration
09:00 AM -- Chapter Business Meeting
09:20 AM -- Legislative Update
09:30 AM -- Insurance Market Update

09:45 AM -- Break
10:00 AM -- Presentation 
10:45 AM -- Break
11:00 AM -- Presentation (continued)
11:45 AM -- Lunch

*Times may vary slightly


Active Members: covered by the chapter
Non-Members: $40 (check, cash, credit via PayPal)

PLEASE NOTE: Your registration also includes lunch. If you do not plan on staying for lunch, please contact our Chapter's Secretary and let us know. Help Save Your Chapter Money! (We are charged for a lunch plate for each attendee unless we notify the meeting location 5 days in advance.)

If you have any questions, please contact our Chapter Secretary, Alyssa Sadler (email) or by phone: (585) 678-7197