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Stay engaged with the latest news and developments that impact you. This is the place for members to keep informed of the latest successes, volunteer activities and services of the Interest Group.

Past chair of the CPCU Society’s Information Technology Interest Group, and member of the Society’s Underwriting Interest Group, Pat Saporito, CPCU, has a new book, Applied Insurance Analytics, which is now available for purchase in print and electronic formats on Amazon.

Applied Insurance Analytics demonstrates how to use analytics to systematically improve insurance operations, including production development, marketing, sales, underwriting, claims and risk management.

To learn more, follow Pat on Twitter @PatSaporito.

On April 14, 2015, Jennifer S. McFarland, CPCU, CLU, ChFC, from State Farm Insurance shared the significance of CPCU Society interest group involvement with over 60 CPCUs at Country Financial in Bloomington, Illinois. McFarland, a CPCU Society member and chapter governor, partnered with board members from the Central Illinois CPCU Society Chapter to spend the afternoon with folks from Country Financial for a lunch and networking event. 

As a key member of the CPCU Society’s Underwriting Interest Group (UIG) National Leadership Committee, McFarland highlighted our efforts to engage and communicate with over 1,100 CPCU UIG members each year, focusing on the value of membership, which applies to members of any of the CPCU Society’s 14 interest groups.

McFarland’s message was straightforward: identify the interest group most closely aligned to your industry interests and sign up.

Please feel free to reach out to your Underwriting Interest Group National Leadership Committee for ideas for a similar interest group lunch-and-learn event for your local CPCU Society chapter. We’ll do our best to set something up!

Thank you to Jennifer McFarland and her fellow Central Illinois CPCU Society chapter leaders for their proactive behavior!

Best Practices—How to Assess and Plan for Emerging Risks

  • Learn about emerging issues that could have an impact on the insurance industry
  • Discover how to strategically develop a plan of action for monitoring, assessing and dealing with emerging issues
  • Better meet the needs of your policyholders by understanding the loss potential and growth opportunity for emerging risks

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The Sharing Economy—Ride and Home Sharing

  • Learn about the claims, legislative and coverage issues associated with ride and home sharing
  • Explore the solutions and coverage options for policyholders, underwriters and businessowners 
  • Enhance your global risk management skills by understanding the unique challenges this technology brings to the insurance industry

Filed for CE credit


Special Announcement

We are pleased to announce that the Underwriting Interest Group has achieved the Platinum Circle of Excellence recognition.

The CPCU Society's Circle of Excellence recognition program awards chapters and interest groups for achieving benchmarks in performance. The program provides chapter and interest group leaders with structure and guidance to achieve strategic chapter and member goals. Platinum recognition is based on success in achieving key initiatives.

We are delighted to be awarded the Platinum recognition for Circle of Excellence in 2014. This accomplishment would not have been possible without the commitment and dedication of our group’s leadership and members who pledged their time and vowed to deliver excellence for the members of the Underwriting Interest Group.

This is an honor that we do not take lightly, and we will continue to provide our membership with the platinum level of excellence they richly deserve.

October 25, 2012

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October 25, 2012

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October 25, 2012

The Visibility Spotlight recognizes a CPCU Society member for his or her dedication to Spreading the Word! about the value of the CPCU designation. Members are encouraged to send in their stories about how they Spread the Word! about the CPCU designation. Send an email to: cpcusocietynews@... Read the full article

April 1, 2011

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