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Announcing a New LinkedIn Group: Reinsurance Claims

July 30th, 2010 ADR Social Media, Reinsurance Claims, Reinsurance Social Media Comments Off on Announcing a New LinkedIn Group: Reinsurance Claims By Philip J. Loree Jr.

Readers know that I own and co-manage with other ADR professionals LinkedIn’s Commercial and Industry Arbitration and Mediation Group.  (See most recent post here.)   For some time, however, I have been planning to start a LinkedIn group that focused on reinsurance-related matters, and on July 28, 2010, my good friends Nigel Shepherd and Robert Bear and I took the plunge and formed Reinsurance Claims. 

After being in existence for only two days, the group has grown to 38 members, and our good friends Marc Lanzkowsky, Theresa Hajost and George Simpson, IV have  graciously agreed to join Nigel, Robert and me on the co-management team.  We intend to publish a shortly an article discussing the backgrounds and credentials of our very talented and diverse team. 

The group is a forum for the open discussion of issues and sharing of information concerning ceded and assumed reinsurance claims in the U.S. and overseas markets.  Topics of discussion may include, but are not limited to the presentation, adjustment, processing, settlement and payment of ceded and assumed reinsurance claims; claims dispute resolution, including litigation, arbitration, mediation and other forms of ADR; commutation; handling claims for a company in run-off; handling claims for an active writer; collections, including collections from companies in run off; comparative claims practices and procedures (e.g., London versus U.S. market); claims issues pertinent to insurance insolvencies; and coordination between the claims department and other departments of the company.  The group welcomes members from both the U.S. and international community.

Persons who should consider joining the group include in-house claims professionals; in-house and outside counsel; claims consultants and experts; actuaries; reinsurance arbitrators and mediators; brokers with claims responsibilities; and anyone genuinely interested in learning more about the subject.  The purpose of the group is information sharing and professional networking.  

The group welcomes new members, and encourages (but does not require) active participation.  The only requirement for membership is a bona fide interest in reinsurance claims.  The group is not a forum for, and does not permit, advertising or blatant self-promotion, so our members need not be concerned about being subject to sales pitches and the like. 

If you are already a member of LinkedIn, please click here to apply for membership in the group.  If you are not a LinkedIn member, click here, and you will be guided through the process of creating a profile (which does not need to be completed in one step).  Once your profile is started, and you have a log-in name and password, you can click here to apply for membership in the group.  Joining LinkedIn is free, as is joining the group. 

We hope you’ll join up!

         

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