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Property Insurance Emerging Issues - Cyber Claims and Hail Claims

March 28, 2013
Gleacher Center, 450 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr., Chicago, IL

Please join us on Thursday, March 28 at the Gleacher Center in Chicago for an informative and interactive seminar on emerging issues in property insurance.  


Date:  Thursday, March 28, 2013

Time:  9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., immediately followed by a hosted cocktail reception

Location:   Gleacher Center, 450 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr., Chicago, IL 60611

Cost:  No cost to invitees

CE Credit:  CE credit approval is pending

RSVP (by March 22) or questions:  Click here to contact Dan Gruber.

Hotel reservations:  The Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers is within walking distance of the Gleacher Center.  The Sheraton has offered guests of the seminar a Zelle Hofmann discounted rate of $129 per night from March 27-March 29 (check-out by noon).  In order to receive the Zelle rate, guests must reserve rooms before March 13.   To reserve a room at the Zelle rate, please click here or call 800-233-4100 and ask for the Zelle Hofmann Block.  


9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Property Insurance for Cyber Attacks

Presented by Zelle Hofmann:
Thomas B. Caswell, Partner  
Jerry McElroy, Partner 

  • Survey of emerging insurance case law related to data breaches and computer-cyber losses
  • Analyze property coverage forms and their intended scope for data breaches and other cyber-losses
  • The devil is in the details - understanding current cyber insurance products and the evolving responsibilities of policyholders and insurers
  • Practical strategies for resolving cyber-coverage claims   

12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Lunch provided for attendees

1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Hail Damage Claims - What The Hail™ Is Going On?

Presented by Zelle Hofmann: 
Steve Badger, Partner

Presented by Jim D. Koontz & Associates
Jim D. Koontz, PE, Owner   

  • Identification of hail damage (as opposed to other causes of damage)
  • Methods to determine the existence of hail damage(field observations and laboratory testing)
  • Determining the necessary scope of repair
  • Establishing the reasonable cost of repair
  • Identifying the date (or dates) of loss
  • Applicable Building Code requirements
  • Appraisal (when it is proper, qualifications of appraisers, selection of umpire)
  • Dealing with roofing contractors and others acting as unlicensed public adjusters
  • Effect of late notice
  • Adjustment issues
  • Claim settlement issues
  • Warning signs associated with fraud
  • Pitfalls and traps to be avoided
  • Recommended best practices 

4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Hosted cocktail reception


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