Underwriting Boot Camp

October 25-28, 2021 • Scottsdale, AZ
For insurance professionals new to or with limited surplus lines underwriting exposure or experience

Learn more about COVID protocols and precautions in place for this WSIA event. 




About the Program

This course is designed to establish an underwriting foundation in the wholesale, specialty and surplus lines market for insurance professionals new to surplus lines and/or interested in developing an underwriting skill set.  The course is case study-centric and focuses primarily on the Property and General Liability lines of business.  Attendees expand their insurance terminology and strengthen their underwriting approach. At the end of the program, through classroom facilitation, discussion and thorough case studies, students will be more effective in their jobs.  Learn more about Underwriting Boot Camp in the informational program brochure.

Who Should Attend

Underwriting Boot Camp is ideal for insurance professionals new to or with limited E&S underwriting experience. This course is also beneficial for underwriters with single-line experience who want to expand their knowledge on other lines of insurance. Underwriting Boot Camp is also a great opportunity for brokers to strengthen their underwriting knowledge and become better industry partners. 

Registration and Fees

  • Tuition is $975 per participant
  • Registration will close no later than September 29, 2021. 

Hotel and Training Site

Hotel reservations are the responsibility of the participant. If you are a registered participant, you may access the hotel room block here. WSIA reserves the right to cancel your reservation if you are not registered for the program. the block will remain open until September 27 or until sold out.
 
Scottsdale Plaza Resort
7200 N Scottsdale Rd.
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
877.954.0301

Schedule of Events

A program schedule is below. All events and sessions are held at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort.  

Date Time  Topic
Sunday, October 24 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. On-site Registration
    Gallery Foyer - Scottsdale Plaza Resort
     
Monday, October 25 7:00 - 7:55 a.m. Breakfast Buffet

  Gallery Foyer and Terrace - Scottsdale Plaza Resort
 
 
  8:00 - 8:15 a.m. Class Introductions and Sessions Overview
    El Teatro - Scottsdale Plaza Resort
     
  8:15 - 9:15 a.m. What is Underwriting?
    Presented by Chip Pecchio, RSUI
    El Teatro - Scottsdale Plaza Resort 
     
  9:15 - 9:30 a.m. Break 
     
  9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Property Coverage and Underwriting: Part 1 
    Presented by Chip Pecchio, RSUI
    El Teatro - Scottsdale Plaza Resort
     
  12 :05 - 1:00 p.m. Luncheon Buffet 
    Garden Court Restaurant - Scottsdale Plaza Resort
     
  1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Property Coverage and Underwriting: Part 2 
    Presented by Chip Pecchio, RSUI
    El Teatro - Scottsdale Plaza Resort 
     
  5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Reception 
    Terraza - Scottsdale Plaza Resort 
     
Tuesday, October 26 7:00 - 7:55 a.m. Breakfast Buffet
    Gallery Foyer and Terrace - Scottsdale Plaza Resort
     
  8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Property Case Studies 
    Presented by Chip Pecchio, RSUI
    El Teatro - Scottsdale Plaza Resort 
     
  12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Luncheon Buffet
    Garden Court Restaurant - Scottsdale Plaza Resort
     
  1:00 - 5:00 p.m. General Liability Coverage and Underwriting: Part 1
    Presented by Chris Behymer, Markel and
Marcela Connor, Jencap
    El Teatro - Scottsdale Plaza Resort
     
Wednesday, October 27 7:00 - 7:55 a.m. Breakfast Buffet
    Gallery Foyer and Terrace - Scottsdale Plaza Resort
     
  7:55 - 8:00 a.m. Group Photo
    Location TBD
     
  8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. General Liability Coverage and Underwriting: Part 2
    Presented by Chris Behymer, Markel and
Marcela Connor, Jencap
    El Teatro - Scottsdale Plaza Resort
     
  12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Luncheon Buffet
    Garden Court Restaurant - Scottsdale Plaza Resort
     
  1:00 - 5:00 p.m. General Liability Case Studies 
    Presented by Chris Behymer, Markel and
Marcela Connor, Jencap
    El Teatro - Scottsdale Plaza Resort
     
Thursday, October 28
7:00 - 7:55 a.m. Breakfast Buffet
    Gallery Foyer and Terrace - Scottsdale Plaza Resort
     
  8:00 - 11:45 a.m. Liquor Liability and Professional Liability
    Presented by Chris Behymer, Markel and
Marcela Connor, Jencap
    El Teatro - Scottsdale Plaza Resort
     
  11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Wrap-Up and Course Evaluations
    El Teatro - Scottsdale Plaza Resort
     

Underwriting Boot Camp Cancellation Policy

    • Registrants can receive a full refund, less a $50 fee for processing, if the request is made by September 20, 2021. 
    • Registrants can receive a 50% refund between September 21 and September 29, 2021.
    • No refund is offered after September 29, 2021.
    • Should you cancel, you will have a limited time opportunity to substitute someone else at your firm as an alternative to the above refund policy. 
    • All requests must be made in writing to Lindsay Holland, [email protected].

    What Alumni Have To Say

    “The WSIA Underwriting Boot Camp has been a tremendous help. One of the takeaways was the amount of knowledge the instructors had. They were able to really define and get down to the nitty-gritty details and provide that information to us. There were a lot of what-if questions, and we worked together along as a group.”
    Kyle Bolls, S/L Stamping Office of TX 

    “The biggest takeaways are the people and the networking. Getting to know them and have those networks across the country is valuable. I strongly recommend WSIA Underwriting Boot Camp. It’s a way to network, learn and broaden your horizons in the insurance industry.”
    Kenny Ogden, IFG Companies

    Read more feedback from past attendees about their Underwriting Boot Camp experiences.