Event Agenda

All times listed are Eastern Time Zone

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Property and Casualty Sessions

Life and Health Sessions

    Hot Topics Sessions

Private Appointments

11:00 - 11:30

Opening Session, Welcome, and Pathable Orientation
Welcome to the 2021 Virtual School! Grab your coffee and join us for the opening session of our 2021 National School on Market Regulation!

11:30 - 12:45

Interview with NAIC Leadership

Moderated by Fred Karlinsky, this session will be a thorough and thoughtful conversation with a leader from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. The Session will dive into the NAIC’s most pressing topics to include Race, Diversity, and Inclusion; Insurtech and Cybersecurity; and evolving solvency requirements.

12:45 - 1:00

Break and Exhibit Hall

1:00 - 2:00

 

The Daily Briefing: The P&C Issues You Need to Know to Start Your Day

Attend this critical briefing on the hot issues and emerging trends in P&C regulation.

Nutshell Knowledge About Pharmacy Benefit Management

What they do, how they do it, and PBM regulatory developments. Learn perspectives from regulators and industry along with an update on NAIC activity. 

CCO Roundtable

Join us for a discussion with Chief Compliance Officers on regulatory trends and the issues that keep them up at night.

Faculty Appointments

Sign up for 15 minutes of virtual face time with a regulator of your choice! Please note that due to the potential conflict with state ethics laws, the Faculty and the IRES Foundation would appreciate if attendees would refrain from discussions of vendor contracting matters at these Faculty Appointments. 

2:00 - 2:15

Break and Exhibit Hall

2:15 - 3:15

 

Special Traps for
the Unwary

Do you hate surprise findings in market conduct examinations?  Attend this session to learn about the unique focus areas from a variety of state perspectives. For example, if your company writes auto in California, are your claims folks complying with California Insurance Code 11580.11 (Child passenger restraint system replacement)?  If not, buckle up because your exam is about to take a sharp turn!

Best Interest Standards

Regulators and industry representatives will discuss the NAIC Annuity Suitability Model, how it will protect consumers, and what you must do to comply. 

Multistate Examinations

In this session, the panel will discuss issues and tips for dealing with multistate examinations or reviews.

Faculty Appointments

Sign up for 15 minutes of virtual face time with a regulator of your choice! Please note that due to the potential conflict with state ethics laws, the Faculty and the IRES Foundation would appreciate if attendees would refrain from discussions of vendor contracting matters at these Faculty Appointments. 

3:15 - 3:30

Break and Exhibit Hall

3:30 - 4:45

Pandemics and Other Catastrophes

Moderated by Kara Baysinger, the session will address the regulatory impact and response to these crises.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

10:00 - 11:00

Virtual Regulator Roundtable

Start the day with regulators and other industry professionals in an informal virtual discussion. We will have rooms for P&C and LHA. Come prepared with questions or just sit and listen!  

11:00 - 11:30

Awards and Day 2 Information

Join us to recognize our 2021 IRES Foundation Hernandez and DeAngelo Award winners.

11:30 - 12:45

Privacy and Security Issues

Moderated by Damian Sepanik, this session will explore current privacy/cybersecurity issues applicable to insurers.  

12:45 - 1:00

Break and Exhibit Hall

1:00 - 2:00

Disparate Impact and Unfair Discrimination - They Are Not The Same Thing

Understand the important differences between disparate impact and unfair discrimination in insurance.

Accelerated Underwriting in Life Insurance: The Regulators' Perspective

Accelerated Underwriting is revolutionizing the life insurance application process, reducing the burdens on both applicants and insurers. Our panel of esteemed regulators are directly involved in the ongoing industrywide debate over how to balance the benefits and convenience of streamlining applying for life insurance with the needs for consumer protections, privacy, and fairness.

Risk Modeling

Matt Neilson, Fred Karlinsky, and Rich Fidei will provide an in-depth discussion on the challenges presented by modeling emerging risks like wildfires and cyber risk, as well as the efforts being made by regulators to assist in overcoming those challenges. 

Faculty Appointments

Sign up for 15 minutes of virtual face time with a regulator of your choice! Please note that due to the potential conflict with state ethics laws, the Faculty and the IRES Foundation would appreciate if attendees would refrain from discussions of vendor contracting matters at these Faculty Appointments. 

2:00 - 2:15

Break and Exhibit Hall

2:15 - 3:15

Virtual Claims Handling and Regulatory Challenges

What are the new approaches to claims handling brought on by cat events such as the pandemic and civil unrest that will become the new normal? The panel will hold a discussion on technology and contactless claims handling. 

All Things New York

Spend an hour with us as we talk about doing insurance business in New York.  We will cover important topics such as Circular Letter 1 and Reg 187 to name a few.  

Why Do Companies Have Compliance Programs?

Tim Cercelle and an industry expert will provide an overview of the role that compliance plays in the orgnaization's big picture.  

Faculty Appointments

Sign up for 15 minutes of virtual face time with a regulator of your choice! Please note that due to the potential conflict with state ethics laws, the Faculty and the IRES Foundation would appreciate if attendees would refrain from discussions of vendor contracting matters at these Faculty Appointments. 

3:15 - 3:30

Break and Exhibit Hall

3:30 - 5:00

Commissioner's Forum

Moderated by Fred Karlinsky, this session will include several state commissioners in a discussion of the latest topics in insurance regulation.  

On Demand Sessions

Overview of the Lloyds and London Market

After a year of lockdowns and limited business travel, Fred Karlinsky and Tony Gregory will provide an update of what has occurred at Lloyd’s and in London in 2020 and what we can expect to see in 2021.  

Reinsurance

After a record Atlantic Hurricane season, massive wildfires in the Western U.S., and a Derecho in the middle of the country, many expect to see a continued hardening of the reinsurance market.  In this Session, George Carse and Laura Mowery from Guy Carpenter will be joined by Fred Karlinsky to discuss the state of the reinsurance market and what can be expected during renewal season - Mixed Bag/On Demand?

Modeling for Compliance Professionals 

Overfitting? Gini coefficients? Partial residual plots?  With the increase focus by regulators on GLM’s (General Linear Models), Compliance personnel have a new language to learn.  This session will help you know the key compliance issues in modeling reviews so you can participate in the conversations you need to have to help your organization stay compliant and up-to-date.

 

The session is not intended to make compliance people modelers or actuaries but to give you more information on what regulators are concerned about and what companies should be looking out for and preparing for to help them handle those situations.

Internal Investigation

This session will explore best practices in the conduct of internal company investigations.

Insurtech Advancements 

This panel will take a look at the latest developments and advancements in Insurtech from a regulatory perspective. 

AI and Big Data

This session will look at the current regulatory challenges related to insurer use of AI and Big Data. 

The Future of Work 

After a tumultuous 2020, what does the future of work look like? 

Addressing Systemic Racism in Insurance - A Consumer Advocate's Viewpoint

After the murder of George Floyd, insurance executives joined others in acknowledging systemic racism in society and pledged to take actions to address the problems facing communities of color.  This session will provide thoughts from a NAIC-funded consumer representative on how they believe systemic racism pervades insurance and how to identify and minimize such racial bias within the risk-based framework of insurance.

CCPA and CPRA - An Update  

This session will help you navigate the complex California privacy requirements.

Some Faculty Appointment time slots will be available on Thursday, March 25. 

Keeping up with Compliance

In today's dynamic regulatory environment, it is more important than ever to maintain compliance with existing as well as new and revised requirements. Join Kathy Donovan, Senior Compliance Counsel at Wolters Kluwer as she reviews these challenges and presents how detailed insight can help insurers manage market conduct compliance.

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