2021 Sponsors

Where possible, please consider supporting our valued sponsors. Without their support our efforts to offer educational opportunities and support IRES would not be possible.

Diamond Sponsors

 

When it comes to helping insurance companies manage Compliance Risk  – Wolters Kluwer can help.  Large and small companies alike have come to rely on NILS INsource for their research and our Market Conduct solutions to understand the current environment and to reduce exposure.

OneSumX for Compliance Program Management is the platform that operationalizes the content to provide Regulatory Change Management, Market Conduct Exam Management, Complaint Management, and more.  With a unique combination of content, software, and insurance expertise Wolters Kluwer is a strong partner for your compliance area.

 

Platinum Sponsors

Nationwide, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. and is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s. The company provides a full range of insurance and financial services, including auto, commercial, homeowners, farm and life insurance; public and private sector retirement plans, annuities and mutual funds; banking and mortgages; excess & surplus, specialty and surety; pet, motorcycle and boat insurance. For more information, visit www.nationwide.com.

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State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is a multi-state personal and commercial lines holding company. Founded in 1922, it is still domiciled in the state of Illinois. 

The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is a leading provider of property casualty insurance for auto, home and business. The company’s diverse business lines offer its global customers a wide range of coverage sold primarily through 

independent agents and brokers. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers has approximately 30,000 employees and operations in the United States and selected international market. The company generated revenues of approximately $29 billion in 2017.

 

Gold Sponsors

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is one of the world's leading insurers for corporate and specialty risks. We offer our clients and brokers specialist local coverage while giving access to the full international Allianz Group network to complement their industrial insurance solutions.

AGCS North America can provide unique end-to-end risk solutions for property, 

casualty, aviation, energy, marine, entertainment and mid-corporate risks as well as international insurance programs with unequalled industry expertise.

AGCS North America has dedicated underwriting specialists, claims adjusters and risk consultants across the US and Canada with local decision-making authority. Beyond that, there is a combined Allianz and partner network comprising close to 200 countries and territories, which provides dedicated support for AGCS global solutions.

 

In addition, decades of rich experience as a corporate insurer put unique tools at our disposal to benefit our clients. Our property underwriters specialize in 13 industry practices, allowing them to develop a deep understanding of our clients’ exposures and the challenges they face.

 

Taken together, our expertise, global reach and superior network make AGCS an industry leader in providing first-class insurance and risk management services to corporate clients and mid-sized businesses with complex and specialized needs.

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The American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) is the primary national trade association for home, auto, and business insurers. APCIA promotes and protects the viability of private competition for the benefit of consumers and insurers, with a legacy dating back 150 years. APCIA members represent all sizes, 

structures, and regions – protecting families, communities, and businesses in the U.S. and across the globe.  

With a history dating back to 1879, Bankers Life provides a broad selection of life and health insurance products designed especially for Americans who are near or in retirement. With over 300 offices across the country, Bankers Life’s nearly 5,000 

insurance agents live and work in the communities they serve. Our agents take the time to get to know their customers, listen to their needs and values, and are dedicated to helping them meet their goals for a secure retirement. Learn more at www.bankerslife.com

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Expert.ai is the premier artificial intelligence platform for language understanding. Leading insurance organizations such as AXA XL, Zurich Group, and AEGIS have leveraged its unique hybrid approach to NL, which combines symbolic human-like comprehension and machine learning to transform language-intensive processes into practical knowledge, providing the insight required to improve decision making throughout enterprise organizations.

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Faegre Drinker is a full service law firm with more than 1,300 experienced attorneys, consultants and professionals in 22 locations across the United States, United Kingdom and China.  For nearly a century, Faegre Drinker has been an integral part of the insurance industry ecosystem, providing a full range of services to insurers, reinsurers, third-party administrators, brokers and managing agents, captives, among others.  With nearly 100 dedicated insurance professionals, Faegre Drinker has the depth and breadth of experience to solve the most complex transactions 

and disputes, as well as provide strategic guidance on nuanced regulatory, operational, and public policy challenges.  Our team is fully immersed in all aspects of every insurance sector. And as the industry evolves, so do we — providing counsel on insolvencies, privacy, cybersecurity, InsurTech, Big Data, artificial intelligence, race and insurance, and more. Our depth and breadth of experience enables us to advance the legal and business objectives of the industry’s players, large and small.

Great American's Annuity Group offers a broad range of annuities in the education, financial institution and retail markets with the goal of helping you enjoy the retirement of which you've dreamed. Whether you are a young professional just starting out or someone who recently retured, our annuity solutions are designed with your lifestyle in mind.

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Howard & Howard is a full-service law firm with a national and international practice that provides legal services to businesses and business owners. The firm has over 160 attorneys, serving clients from offices in Michigan (Ann Arbor and Royal Cliff); Illinois (Chicago and Peoria); Las Vegas, Nevada; and Los Angeles, California. Our business is business. As a dedicated, results-oriented law firm, we 

offer attorneys skilled at solving the many legal challenges that confront the modern enterprise. We focus on providing value and core legal services to our clients that are crucial to modern business success. 

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Locke Lord is a full-service, international law firm that ranks among The American Lawyer’s top U.S. law firms. Locke Lord’s insurance lawyers have a breadth and depth of experience that touches on every aspect of the insurance and reinsurance industries. Our insurance teams focus on a full range of insurance matters and continue a tradition of 100-plus years serving insurance clients around the United States and around the world. Our insurance regulatory and transactional practice focuses on the representation of clients engaged in all lines of insurance ranging from publicly-traded, international insurers to family-owned insurance agencies, including traditional insurance business clients such as insurers, producers, 

premium finance companies, third-party administrators, managing general agencies, captives and other alternative risk transfer entities, state insurance guaranty funds and state insurance departments. We also represent other business entities in connection with their subsidiary insurance operations, including commercial banks, investment banks, leasing companies and retailers, and insurance-linked securities, securitizations and other structured finance transactions. 

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Mayer Brown is uniquely positioned to advise insurance industry clients on their most complex deals, disputes, and regulatory matters.  Our 50-state insurance regulatory practice provides informed, practical advice on all manner of sophisticated regulatory matters. We facilitate relationships with regulatory 

authorities, assess legal, regulatory, enforcement and reputational risks, and resolve complex legal, financial, operational and strategic issues. Our comprehensive understanding of our clients’ businesses enables us to alert clients to risks and opportunities in other areas of their operations. In addition to our regulatory guidance, we develop strategies to reduce the risks of litigation and governmental investigation.

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Monitaur's model management and assurance solutions help insurance companies demonstrate fairness, trust, and transparency for their models making consequential decisions, such as underwriting, risk scoring, claims, and market segmentation. Our software enables optimal performance, risk management, and regulatory compliance throughout the model lifecycle – from development through deployment and production. With Monitaur, insurers can innovate with confidence.

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Founded in 1909, Mutual of Omaha is a Fortune 500 organization offering a variety of insurance, banking and financial products for individuals, businesses and groups throughout the United States. In the individual market, Mutual is a leader in the life, Medicare supplement, long-term care, disability and annuity lines. 

The company also offers a portfolio of employee benefit and retirement solutions. Mutual of Omaha Bank is a full-service bank with nearly $7 billion in assets and provides financial solutions to individuals and businesses across the United States. For more information about Mutual of Omaha and Mutual of Omaha Bank, visit www.mutualofomaha.com and www.mutualofomahabank.com.

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Naehas brings insurance marketing and compliance teams together to get materials in the market quickly and compliantly. Some of the use cases include: human assisted AI compliance and brand reviews; collaborative, real-time editing to speed approval with name/day/time stamp for auditing; and a compliance search feature that will help respond to regulator inquiries. 

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Actuarial and Insurance Consulting Services – With a relentless pursuit of superior service delivery and product innovation, Perr&Knight has worked with nearly every insurance company in the United States and many from other countries during our 25+ years in business. Let our unparalleled experience and expertise help you succeed in extraordinary ways.

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RegEd is the market-leading provider of RegTech enterprise solutions with relationships with more than 200 enterprise clients that represent 80% of the top 25 financial services firms.

 

Established in 2000 by former regulators, the company is recognized for continuous regulatory technology innovation with solutions hallmarked by

workflow-directed processes, data integration, regulatory intelligence, automated validations, business process automation and compliance dashboards. The aggregate drives the highest levels of operational efficiency and enables our clients to cost-effectively comply with regulations and continuously mitigate risk.

 

Trusted by the nation’s top financial services firms, RegEd’s proven, holistic approach to RegTech meets firms where they are on the compliance and risk management continuum, scaling as their needs evolve and amplifying the value proposition delivered to clients.

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Selective Insurance offers primary and alternative market insurance for commercial and personal customers and flood through the National Flood Insurance Program.

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Squire Patton Boggs is on the cutting edge of insurance regulation, offering a team of former senior insurance regulators and senior in-house legal executives that bring strategic and efficient expertise to the thorniest regulatory issues faced by clients. We have built a leading practice in the insurance industry, with experience spanning all major lines of business, focused on regulatory and transactional matters as well as complex, high-stakes disputes.

As one of the world’s strongest integrated law firms, we deliver commercially focused business solutions across our network of 47 offices in 20 countries by combining legal, lobbying and political capabilities and invaluable connections on the ground to a diverse mix of clients, from long-established leading corporations to emerging businesses, startup visionaries and sovereign nations. 

USAA provides a full range of highly competitive financial products and services to the military community and their families. For more information, visit www.usaa.com.

 

Silver Sponsors

The INS Companies are a regulatory consulting group comprised of the following entities: INS Regulatory Insurance Services, Inc. (InsRis), INS Consultants, Inc. (INS), INS Services, Inc. (INS Services), and INSRIS-PR, LLC. The INS Companies maintain a large, highly qualified and mobile national network of nearly two hundred (200) regulatory professionals who have been exclusively assisting regulators throughout the United States and its territories since our founding in 1987.

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Ladder is an insurtech/fintech. We offer term insurance direct to consumers online only. Coverage ranges from $100k to $8 million and most people qualify without a medical exam. We cover people from age 20 - 60! 

 

Bronze Sponsors

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Auto Club Enterprises is the nation’s largest group of affiliated AAA motor clubs and insurance companies serving over 17 million members in 22 states. Best know for our roadside assistance, we provide a wide range of products and services to our members, including automotive, insurance, financial, discount and travel services. With a legacy that has stood strong for over a century, we are united by the mission to exceed our members’ expectations by providing valuable products and legendary service to meet their life needs.

The Auto Club Group (ACG) provides membership, travel, insurance and financial services offerings to approximately 9 million members and customers across 11 states and 2 U.S. territories through the AAA, Meemic and Fremont brands.  ACG belongs to the national AAA federation and is the second largest AAA club in North America.  Our most fundamental value, which remains unchanged and serves as a guidepost for all our activities, is our commitment to always doing what is right for our members, customers, employees, and local communities. www.aaa.com

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Berkley Life Sciences offers a comprehensive spectrum of property casualty products to the life sciences industry on a global basis, including primary and excess liability coverage and commercial insurance. It serves pharmaceutical and biologic/biotech companies, medical device companies, dietary supplement manufacturers, medical and research software developers, contract service organizations, research institutions and organizations, and other related businesses.

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ExamFX is the leading provider of online prelicensing exam preparation for the Insurance and Financial Services industries.  Streamlined and compliant content, state-specific and testing provider-specific simulated exams, video instruction, flashcards, and mobile apps. Use ExamFX to prep for Life & Health, Property & Casualty, and Adjusters license exams; and FINRA/NSAA exams including Securities Industry Essentials (SIE), Series 6, 63, 7, 65, 66, 24, 26. ExamFX also offers a complete and compliant continuing education library for license renewals.

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Frohman Law Office is a law firm that focuses on insurance regulatory matters, government relations, and corporate transactional work. Principal attorney Ann Frohman has over 25 years of experience of involvement with state insurance departments. 

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Greenberg Traurig’s Insurance practice covers the full gamut of issues faced by companies within the insurance industry both on the regulatory and transactional side as well as on the insurance defense side. We assist clients in the areas of regulated transactions, mergers and acquisitions, state enforcement actions, governance and risk management, regulatory examinations and oversight issues, legislative advocacy, and litigation. Our team is also skilled in handling defense and coverage cases spanning a full spectrum of insurance claims and policy types.

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Naehas brings insurance marketing and compliance teams together to get materials in the market quickly and compliantly. Some of the use cases include: human assisted AI compliance and brand reviews; collaborative, real-time editing to speed approval with name/day/time stamp for auditing; and a compliance search feature that will help respond to regulator inquiries. 

We also are an innovative leader in the data and InsurTech space as technology solutions continue to transform our industry. We can assist carriers with either big or small tasks and help them achieve operational excellence. Call us today and allow our team of professionals help guide you through some of the issues you face in the marketplace today.