Symposium on Insurance Claims Handling: Rights, Wrongs and Remedies
Presented by the Insurance Law Section and the University of Connecticut School of Law Insurance Law Center
Seminar Code: EIL150206
CLE Credit: 3.0 Hours
About the Program:
This program will begin with a primer on the submission of a claim and the processes used in claims handling of property and casualty claims presented by a third party administrator, broker and public adjuster. Then the panels will discuss claim handling errors and explore a wide range of remedies for those occasions when claims handling goes wrong. They will discuss remedies for bad faith and unfair claims handling practices under both common law, Connecticut statutory law, as well as other remedies. The Symposium will conclude with a discussion of the role of the Connecticut Insurance Department in resolving disputes and overseeing insurance market conduct.
Who Should Attend:
This seminar is relevant for practitioners of all experience levels, and for students and others who are interested in learning about Insurance Law.
You Will Learn:
- About first and third party claims handling best practices from members of all sides of the industry.
- About ideal claims handling processes for property and casualty claims, as well as the common issues that result in litigation.
- About market conduct in Connecticut and remedies available under statutory and common law.
Elizabeth Ahlstrand, Seiger Gfeller Laurie LLP, West Hartford
Assaf Ben-Atar, Pullman & Comley LLC, Bridgeport
Marilyn Fagelson, Murtha Cullina LLP, New Haven
Melissa Federico, Murtha Cullina LLP, Hartford
Peter Kochenburger, University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford
Regen O'Malley, Gordon & Rees LLP, Glastonbury
Greg Podolak, Saxe Doernberger & Vita PC, Hamden
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. A Practical Guide To Handling Insurance Claims
Marilyn B. Fagelson (Moderator), Murtha Cullina LLP, New Haven
Rick Howley, Vice President/Senior Claims Consultant, Willis HRH, Hartford
Todd Moler, Public Adjuster & President, The Public’s Adjuster LLC, Hamden
Kathy Owens, AIC, AIS, Vice President, Claims Technical Director, Crosswalk Claims Management LLC, Plantsville
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Litigating Common Problem Areas
Peter Siegelman (Moderator), Interim Director, Insurance Law Center, University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford
Dennis O. Brown, Gordon & Rees LLP, Hartford
Robert M. Langer, Wiggin and Dana LLP, Adjunct Professor, University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford
Ryan M. Suerth, Suerth LLC, Hartford
4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. A Conversation With the Connecticut Insurance Department
Peter Kochenburger (Moderator),
Executive Director, Insurance Law Center, University of Connecticut
School of Law, Hartford
Anthony Caporale, Counsel, Connecticut Insurance Department, Hartford
Kurt Swan, Director of the Market Conduct Division, Connecticut Insurance Department, Hartford
4:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Reception
Event Cost: CBA Member - $80
Non-Member - $175
Law Student - Free
Registration includes one wine or beer at the post-program reception.
*If you require reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact the Law School at 860-570-5130 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
** CLE materials for this seminar will be e-mailed to registrants prior to the seminar for download. Please note that refunds are not available with less than two business days’ notice.
The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. Financial hardship information available upon request.