Insurance Company Operations

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Instruction Hours 16
Topics Insurance Company Operations
Programs Certified Insurance Counselors Institutes (CIC)
Start Date Jul 18, 2019
End Date Aug 08, 2019
Learning Options Online Instructor-Led

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Topics Covered:

  • Executive Strategies, Regulation & Compliance
  • Actuarial Practices & Accounting
  • Product Development
  • Agency/Policyholder Services
  • Underwriting
  • Claims

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Insurance Company Operations Institute

The Insurance Company Operations Institute describes how insurance companies function and why that is important to all insurance and risk management professionals. Learn about the important strategic decisions and tactics used in product development, underwriting, distribution, claims, and other vital company departments.

Topics Covered:

  • Executive Strategies, Regulation & Compliance
  • Actuarial Practices & Accounting
  • Product Development
  • Agency/Policyholder Services
  • Underwriting
  • Claims

Participants will:

Understand the executive level strategies used to determine an insurance companies structure and the regulations and compliance requirements unique to the business. These executive level decisions will include the lines of business, geographic territory, personnel structure, delivery systems, and the use of reinsurance.

Gain knowledge on the role of product development and its importance to the livelihood of an insurance company. The information will range from developing a new product, making coverage adjustments, and anticipating coverage for emerging industries. The involvement of actuaries throughout product development will also be examined.

See why the role of underwriting is so important and how the underwriter is key to this process. Differences in company philosophies and guidelines will be analyzed. The functions described will include underwriting, loss control, and premium audit.

Take a close look at the importance of the relationship between the insurance company and those appointed to distribute their products and services. This will include examining how the company meets the needs of policyholders – from appointing insurance agencies to providing 24/7 customer service.

Explore the claims function from the steps in the claims process, how the claims department interacts with other departments, claim investigation, claim payment, and claim reserving practices.


 

Faculty

Faculty Name

Jay Williams

Bio Detail

Jay Williams is a National Faculty Member and an Educational Consultant for The National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research. He earned his CIC designation in 1996 and his CRM designation in 2004. He is a veteran of the insurance industry, starting his career in 1979. His experience includes 21 years in the agency business, nine years at the Florida Association of Insurance Agents, and seven years as an insurance company and PEO executive. Jay also served as the interim CEO for Applied Client Network, the user-group association for agents using Applied Systems platforms. Jay has been teaching formal insurance classes for over 20 years, including both technical insurance and E&O loss control classes for FAIA. He was part of the IIABA Loss Control Working Group for 5 years and also served on the Professional Liability Committee. His experience on the agency, association, and company sides gives Jay a uniquely rounded perspective on the insurance industry. Jay currently serves as the President of FHB Insurance, a subsidiary of Scottish American Insurance General Agencies. In addition to his position at FHBI, he is an expert witness and a consultant to insurance companies, associations, agencies, and industry-related partners.

Faculty Name

Kirk Johnson

Bio Detail

Prior to joining The National Alliance, Kirk was a home office staff underwriter for a national insurance carrier. Overall, he has over 33 years of experience with three national insurance companies, as well as two regional carriers. Kirk has enjoyed a wide variety of experiences in commercial underwriting, product development, state filing and compliance, reinsurance, technical writing and training. After honorably serving the U.S. Navy, Kirk began his insurance career in the mailroom. Attributing his success to a lifetime of learning, he earned the Associate in General Insurance in 1991. In 2002, he received the Certified Insurance Counselor designation and in 2016, he received the Certified Risk Manager designation.

Faculty Name

John Neal

Bio Detail

John Neal has over 20 years' experience in insurance company operations with specific emphasis in the areas of analysis and financing of risk. Over the past five years John supported the eastern expansion plans with Farmers Insurance. As Manager of Analysis for Risk Management Solutions, he managed a team of ten Risk Management Consultants responsible for supporting Liberty Mutual's Commercial Market Distribution and Service Management Department. John provided analytical support for consulting projects, risk financing design and structuring, finite (financial) insurance products, cost allocation projects, loss analysis, captive support, and industry benchmarking. John has also held positions as a Senior Risk Financing Analyst and Risk Management Consultant. Prior to entering the insurance and risk management field, John worked ten years in the pollution control and medical device industries as a chemical and manufacturing engineer, accountant, and financial manager. John's academic background includes a BS from the University of California, Santa Barbara and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. He earned his CRM designation in 2016 and has been included among the CRM National Faculty for The National Alliance.

Faculty Name

Michael DeHetre

Bio Detail

Mike DeHetre is Vice President of Underwriting for Berkley Small Business Services in Wilmington, DE. Mike began his career in the insurance industry in 1993 after receiving his Bachelor's degree in Business from the University of Maryland. He subsequently earned his M.B.A. from the University of Connecticut. Mike received his CIC designation in 2002 and his CRM designation in 2008. Mike traces the path of his career across the United States including Maryland, Colorado, New Mexico, Minnesota, Arizona, Texas, North Carolina, and Connecticut with companies including USF&G, The Hartford and Acadia. He has had the opportunity to watch the growth and development of the small commercial segment in particular from the use rating manuals, to rating disks and dial-up mainframe access, to the proliferation of mobile technologies today. Mike's passion for education has led him to many teaching opportunities throughout his career. He's excited to continue to bring his enthusiasm and commitment to the industry to many more groups in the future.