Webinar Package: Natural Disaster Series

Feb 1

Webinar Package: Natural Disaster Series

Feb 1 2018 - Dec 31 2018

As a CPCU Society member, you can access this webinar.

Natural Disaster Webinar Series

We may not be able to predict our next disaster (or can we?), but we can be prepared. This webinar package will make sure you are educated and ready for action when the inevitable strikes.

Non-members: $99
Non-member group rate*: $189
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Break in the Ice: Climate Risk and the Insurance Industry

This webinar seeks to answer the following question: must we change in relation to climate change, and if we must, can we? We will discuss the top 5 global risks based on industry impact, including changes in weather events, such as hail storms and tornadoes. Physical, transitional, and liability risks will be discussed in relation to the P&C carrier, as well as potential impacts to the (re)insurance industry, and future opportunities, challenges, and solutions to improve our situation.

Earthquake and Tsunami Risks: Lessons in Earthquake Risk Management

This webinar will focus on current earthquake risks in the Pacific Northwest in the context of property insurance underwriting and earthquake risk management. The Cascadia subduction zone off the Pacific Coast represents a potential mega-event scenario that can impact the region, and property underwriters are interested in quantifying potential exposures and in improving resiliency, or rapid recovery of operations, for assets at risk. The speaker has investigated recent earthquake and tsunami affected areas to observe impacts, recovery efforts, and relevant lessons for earthquake-prone regions such as the Pacific Northwest.

A Watershed Moment: Private Flood Insurance is Here

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has historically been the main vehicle for personal flood insurance in the United States. Most homeowners policies do not cover flood claims, and the vast majority of homeowners are not covered by flood insurance. Until recently, the prevailing wisdom in the insurance industry has been that flood is an uninsurable peril.

In just the past few years, a number of forces are aligning to make flood insurance much more attractive to the private market. Consumers and real estate professionals are demanding choices beyond those offered by the NFIP, and legislators and regulators are attempting to encourage insurers to cover flood risk. Reinsurers are eager to provide capacity, and catastrophe models and geographic information systems (GIS) data have advanced to the point that flood risk can be managed similarly to other catastrophic perils. This session will present a market case study that will give participants a comprehensive and innovative approach to quantify the size, profitability, and competitiveness of specific market segments.

Steven M. McElhiney, MBA, CPCU, Are

Steven M. McElhiney is the president of EWI Re, Inc., a subsidiary of NL Industries, Inc. He is also the Chief Risk Officer for the parent company. He also serves as President of Tall Pines Insurance Company of Vermont, an affiliated captive insurance company. 

His insurance industry experience has spanned over two decades with groups including Fireman's Fund, TIG, and Overseas Partners US Reinsurance Company. He has served in the roles of CFO, Corporate Treasurer, and Ceded Reinsurance executive. He served as President and Chairman of the CPCU Society 2011-2012. He is also the Immediate Past Chairman of the Board of the Vermont Captive Insurance Association. 

Steve has an MBA and a Bachelors of Science, cum laude, from the University of Southern California. He also holds the Associate in Reinsurance and AIAF designations.  

Mark R. Pierepiekarz

Mark Pierepiekarz has over 30 years of professional experience focusing on structural and natural hazard engineering. He has performed post-earthquake damage investigations following major earthquakes, including the 2010 Chile and Haiti earthquakes and the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami. Actual strong-motion earthquakes have tested his structural designs with successful results. He was one of the lead authors of the "Seattle Fault Scenario" project, and has served as President of the Structural Engineers Association of Washington, Seattle Chapter. Mark currently serves as a director of the Washington State Chapter of Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, with a goal toward achieving a more earthquake-resilient region.

Nancy Watkins

Nancy is a principal and consulting actuary with the Property and Casualty practice in Milliman's San Francisco office. She co-manages an actuarial consulting practice that specializes in property insurance and predictive modeling. She joined the firm in 1997. 

Nancy's consulting engagements include pricing and product development, predictive modeling, target marketing analysis, competitive rate analysis, use of catastrophe models and third party data, loss reserve analysis and certification, litigation support, reinsurance commutation support, software development support and market analysis, mergers and acquisitions support, and expert witness testimony. Her clients include domestic and international insurance and reinsurance companies, virtual insurance companies, insurance software developers, self-insured companies, managing general agencies, venture capitalists, governmental entities, and attorneys.

Matt Chamberlain

Matt is a principal and consulting actuary with the Property and Casualty practice in Milliman's San Francisco office. He joined the firm in 2011. Matt's experience is primarily in personal lines property and casualty insurance.

His past experience has included evaluating existing rating plans and optimizing them subject to business constraints, improving the loss ratio of underperforming books of business, and evaluating companies' competitive position. His specialty is pricing for natural catastrophes and in using advanced analytical techniques for small companies with a limited volume of data.




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How long are CPCU Society webinars?

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I am a CPCU Society member. Do I have to register for or purchase recorded webinars?

No! The Knowledge Center is a member-exclusive benefit where you can access all CPCU Society webinars, articles and other education for free. And the best part is, all of the activities you complete in the Knowledge Center are auto-reported for CE for CPCUs credit!

What webinar platform does the CPCU Society use?

The CPCU Society uses Cisco WebEx for all webinar presentations. Please take a moment to ensure your system's compatibility with Webex using the link below. Test WebEx on your computer: http://www.webex.com/test-meeting.html

How do I report my CE for CPCUs credit?

Webinars qualify for 1 hour of CE for CPCUs credit. If you are a CPCU Society member viewing a webinar live or recorded in the Knowledge Center, your credit will be automatically reported. Non-member CPCUs viewing webinars can self-report their activities.

Are CPCU Society webinars approved for state licensure CE?

At this time no CPCU Society webinars are approved for CE in any state.

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