Registration for the 2012 Marcus Payne Advanced School, November 4-7 in St. Louis, will open in early August. The school is designed for insurance professionals with five to fifteen years experience in the industry. It offers a comprehensive look at surplus lines and provides the opportunity to meet with fellow students and instructors who have significant experience in the industry. In addition, the Advanced School is approved for 12 hours of continuing education credit in selected states.
“The school offers important and timely topics to employees with significant experience in the industry,” said NAPSLO Education Director Randall Jones.
The school’s curriculum focuses on seven segments: The Broker/Underwriter Relationship – A discussion of the relationship between underwriters and brokers; Avoiding the Sting – Recognizing scams in the non-admitted market; Surplus Lines Regulation:Understanding the NRRA and its Impact – A discussion of the NRRA and other federal initiatives; The Claims Experience – A look at the surplus lines claims process, coverage and liability issues; Conquering Financial Statements – Reviewing financial issues
and reporting requirements; The Devil's in the Details – Standards and procedures to reduce errors and omissions exposures; and Reinsurance in the Specialty Marketplace – Current issues, trends and the impact on the marketplace.
The school will open with a Perspectives From The Top presentation by Hank Watkins, President of Lloyd’s America, Inc. In addition, there will be an International Panel, moderated by Matt Nichols, President of All Risks, Ltd., and NAPSLO Vice President, featuring several representatives of firms doing international business.
The 2012 program will represent the 18th year of the school. In 2011, the school was renamed the Marcus Payne Advanced School in recognition of Mr. Payne’s retirement as NAPSLO’s Education Director and his many years overseeing the school. The brochure and registration materials for the school will available in to download from the NAPSLO website in early August with a registration deadline of September