Thursday, April 11, 2013

E&S School Registration Deadline is May 3

The registration deadline for the 2013 NAPSLO E&S School, June 2-5 in St. Louis, MO, is only a few weeks away and approximately 50 of the 80 spaces have been reserved.

The registration deadline is May 3 and the registration materials are available to download.

The NAPSLO E&S School is designed for insurance professionals with one to five years of experience in the surplus lines industry and it open to employees of NAPSLO and AAMGA member firms. Individuals with more than five years surplus lines experience are encouraged to attend the NAPSLO Marcus Payne Advanced School, offered each fall.

The E&S School's curriculum will focus on nine segments:

* Cops - Regulation and oversight of the E&S industry.
Distribution System - An overview of the complexity, purpose and variations in the E&S distribution system.
E&S Marketing - A foundational understanding of the dynamics of relationships between surplus lines brokers and carriers.
Market Dynamics - The study of changing environments in the E&S marketplace, and the dynamics of successful carrier leadership.
GAs and Brokers - How MGAs and Brokers maintain, market and manage business in today’s environment.
Risk Takers - The characteristics of surplus lines insurers and an overview of the risk analysis process.
The Language of the Business - Definitions, acronyms and professionalism in the E&S market.
The Lloyd’s Market - An overview of the role and practices of Lloyd's in the marketplace.
Where’s The Money? - An overview of carrier and broker financial statements, accounting procedures and potential financial challenges facing these firms.

In addition, the school will offer an Executive Panel featuring: Tom Dillon, Executive Vice President, AmWINS; Clint Nokes, Senior Vice President, RSUI; and Jill Truitt, Senior Vice President, Westrope. Students also will have the opportunity to network with the excellent faculty, comprised of industry leaders.

The school takes place at the Eric P. Newman Education Center in St. Louis, MO and attendees stay at The Parkway Hotel. Both facilities are located on the campus of Washington University Medical Center. All sessions take place within walking distance of the hotel. The cost of the program is $1,200 and includes housing at The Parkway Hotel.

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