Sessions and Seminars
Friday Education Seminar
Sponsored by Farmers & Mechanics Mutual Insurance Company of West Virginia
2:00 pm — 5:00 pm
Listen and learn as Fred M. Macy, CPCU, AAI, AU, ACSR of Gray Wolf Seminars delivers a bit different from the ordinary. This fast paced three-hour seminar examines coverage gaps and exclusions and recommends "fixes" through the use of endorsements and additional policies to perfect the insured's coverages. The course examines Homeowners, Personal Auto, Commercial Auto, Commercial Property and Commercial General Liability. The course works with both AAIS and ISO forms.
Sunday Membership Business Meeting
and Officer Elections
The membership meeting is designed to bring PIIAWV members up to date on the activities of the association and to provide members with an opportunity to interact with the organization’s volunteer and staff leadership. Members will also hear from the association president a report of the long-range planning for the future goals of PIIAWV. In accordance with PIIAWV By-Laws, the membership of our association will also elect a new Vice-President and two At-Large Directors at this year’s Annual Convention. This “Member Agent Only” breakfast meeting will be held in Clarion Ballroom.
“Non-Member agents, company representatives and attending guests” will enjoy a delicious breakfast in Sebastian´s American Grille. Special guest speaker
Sunday First General Session
This program provides convention attendees perspectives from a variety of speakers representing local, state and national topics of interest. Come and learn the interesting results of our PIIAWV Membership Survey . . . Hear about the latest changes in the office of the WV Insurance Commission and how these changes will effect WV’s independent agents . . . Learn more about the current affairs of the National Association and so much more. Presenters include:
William Stiglitz, President
Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America
Jane Cline, Commissioner
WV Insurance Commission
R. Taylor Cosby
American Insurance Association
Gray Marion, CAE
Sunday Second General Session
With the new changes in legislation and the privitization of the state’s workers’ compensation system, independent insurance agents want to know . . .
Is It Really Any Better?
The State of West Virginia's Insurance Climate
In 2005 and Beyond
Moderator T. Randolph Cox, Esq. of Spilman, Thomas & Battle, PLLC will ask our panel of experts the tough questions that independent agents and their customers want to know about the impact of the 2005 legislation. Guest speakers will include:
Chief Personal Line Officer
John Petrucci, CPCU
Vice-President,Director of Corporate Sales
State Auto Insurance Company
Director of Property Insurnce
Safeco Insurance Companies
Dennis McCormick, CPCU, President
Farmers & Mechanics Mutual Insurance Company of WV
Andrew Rose, Product Manager
Drive Insurance From Progressive
Stewart Borger, AAI, President
Smith-Nadenbousch Insurance Agency, Inc.
Monday Third General Session
Sponsored by Workers’ Compensation
Join your colleagues as the leadership of the West Virginia Workers Compensation Commission tells us about their progress in privatizing West Virginia’s workers compensation program. Commission Executive Director Greg Burton and his top managers will walk you through a review of the privatization process and answer your questions.
Monday Education Seminar
Sponsored by Workers’ Compensation
Join West Virginia Workers Compensation Commission Vice-President T. J. Obrokta as he and his colleagues at the Workers Compensation Commission walk you through a history the workers comp system in West Virginia including the evolution of a workers’ compensation claim, including the filing of claims, benefit types and benefit rates, the Rule of Liberality, and the litigation of a claim through the Office of Judges, Board of Review, and West Virginia Supreme Court. The session includes a discussion of legislative reforms of 1995, 1999, 2003, and 2005, including modification of permanent total disability standards, Rule 5, and the introduction to managed care. Obrokta will also cover fraud and abuse claimants, employer and health care providers, the consequences of an employers’ failure to maintain workers’ compensation coverage, extraterritorial coverage and possible legal challenges to the ongoing reform effort.
Lisa Teel will provide an explanation of the timeline for all correspondence that will be mailed to employers during the 4th quarter of 2005, including final bills for WVWCC and initial invoices from the Mutual. An explanation of the payment plans that will be available for the initial premiums (1/1/06 through 6/30/06) and future premiums (7/1/06 and forward), an explanation of the timeframes and provisions for canceling policies for nonpayment, notification to the Insurance Commission, and reinstatement policies and procedures as well as a discussion of the Uninsured Fund.
Tami Jo Stark will finish up the session with a discussion of Employers Liability and Mandolidis issues.
This is a great session to conclude the Annual Convention. It has been submitted for continuing education credit. DON’T MISS IT!!!!!!