Ethics Awareness Month


Why do we celebrate Ethics Awareness Month?

Remember taking the CPCU Pledge at your Conferment? Ethics are a big part of what we’re about at The Institutes CPCU Society.

As a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter,

I shall strive at all times to live by the highest standards of professional conduct.

I shall strive to ascertain and understand the needs of others and place their interests above my own.

And I shall strive to maintain and uphold a standard of honor and integrity that will reflect credit on my profession and on the CPCU designation.

                --- CPCU Conferment Pledge


Ethics Awareness Month | Chapter Contest

 

March is Ethics Awareness Month!  To commemorate it, the CPCU Society wants to know how your chapter will be promoting ethics.  By sharing your efforts with us, your chapter will be eligible to win $500 toward your chapter operations.

Contest Details

The CPCU Society Ethics Committee will review all entries and select a winner based on:
  - Creativity
  - Visibility
  - Participation
  - Audience Diversity
  - Value Added
  - Advertisement 
  - Method of Delivery

The 2021 Contest is Closed.

For additional information on ethics awareness month activity/event ideas and contest information, click here .

Recent Ethics Awareness Month Winners
2021 Winner | Connecticut CPCU Society Chapter
The chapter held a one hour Zoom meeting titled "Ethics: Where Do YOU Draw the Line?" presented by past CPCU Society President Marsha Egan.  The event challenged attendees to rethink the way they view ethical leadership.  The event was free of charge and provided CPCU CE credits.  Thanks to their exceptional promotional efforts, they had 104 registrants. The presentation required a great deal of attendee engagement and provided attendees with great take away tools that were emailed after the event.
 

2020 Contest | Cancelled Due to COVID

2019 Winner
| Presque Isle CPCU Society Chapter
Chapter members wrote a creative short story titled "I've Got Your Back". They posted it online and also put together booklets to give out at their event. Those who answered the 3 ethical dilemma questions at the end of the story were entered into a gift card drawing.
Their event theme was "Ethics Never Goes Out of Style", and they displayed pictures and other items from various decades.

2018 Winner | Middle Georgia CPCU Society Chapter
Chapter members staged a mock mediation for a coverage dispute, complete with Plaintiff, Defendant, and Coverage Counsel representing the insurance company.

2017 Winner | Presque Isle CPCU Society Chapter

2016 Winner | Syracuse CPCU Society Chapter


Meet Your Ethics Committee


Chair:
Kate Goering, CPCU

Vice Chair:

Jim Jones, CPCU

Members:

Brian Black, CPCU
Michelle Godbey, CPCU
Sandy Jones, CPCU
Pete Kensicki, CPCU
Mike Koscielny, CPCU
John McGlynn, CPCU
Keith Pic, CPCU
Ashley Shoemaker, CPCU
Richard Walsh, CPCU
Hal Weston, CPCU

Liaisons:
Don George, CPCU
Jen Polachek

Questions?  Ask an Ethics Committee Member

Ethics Resources for Chapters


Potential Ethics Awareness Month Activities:

The Ethics of Modern Insurance --From Telematics to Driverless Cars

Have chapter members read this article "The Ethics of Modern Insurance --From Telematics to Driverless Cars"

Ask some questions around ethics as they relate to the article, eg:

  
What ethics questions arise out of the manufacture or use of a driverless car? 
  
What ethics questions arise out of the collection of data as a car is being driven?
  
What ethics questions arise as there are Climate Changes?
  
How should each of these ethics issues be addressed? 

Have small groups discuss each of the questions presented, then do a short report out of what their small group discussed/decided.

 

Ethical Issues in Genetic Testing

Have chapter members read the following article, paying particular attention to the "Genetic Data and Insurers and Employers" section.

Ask some questions around ethics as they relate to the article, eg:

  
What ethics questions arise out of genetic testing as it relates to health or life insurance?
  W
hat ethics questions arise out of genetic testing as it relates to other types of insurance e.g. auto insurance?
  
How should each of these ethics issues be addressed? 

Have small groups discuss each of the questions presented, then do a short report out of what their small group discussed/decided.

Ethics Resources for Individuals


Ethics webinar and articles in the CPCU Society's Knowledge Center

(must be logged in to www.cpcusociety.org )