Miami, FL

01 Feb 2017

03 Feb 2017

2017 Insurance Summit

Hurricane season recently started, workers’ comp rates are increasing, and health insurance remains a hot topic for many Florida businesses.  Register today for the Florida Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Insurance Summit. Join Florida’s legislative leaders, insurance executives, and political insiders to address these and other crucial issues facing insurers, business leaders and consumers.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Registration Ι 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.  

Connecting With Colleagues Welcome Reception Ι 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by Personal Insurance Federation of Florida

Dinner On Your Own


Thursday, February 2, 2017

Breakfast & Registration Ι 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Sponsored by Pinnacle Actuarial Resources

Welcome Remarks and State of Florida’s Future Ι :8:30 – 8:50 a.m.

  • David Hart, Executive Vice President, Florida Chamber of Commerce

Insurance Reality Check: How Are We Doing? Ι 8:50 a.m – 9:20 a.m.

  • Bryon Ehrhart, Global Head of Strategic Growth & Development, Aon

Meet the Press: Helping Educate Consumers Ι 9:20 a.m – 10:00 a.m.

  • Ron Bartlett, General Manager, Hill + Knowlton Strategies (Moderator)
  • Mary Ellen Klas, Capital Bureau Chief, Miami-Herald; Co-Bureau Chief, Tampa Bay Times
  • Amy O’Connor, Reporter, Insurance Journal
  • Todd Ulrich, Action 9 Reporter, WFTV-9, Orlando

Preparing for the Storm: Hurricane Forecasting, Modeling and Aftermath Ι 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

  • Lorilee Medders, Ph.D., Director, Florida Catastrophic Storm Risk Management Center (Moderator)
  • Richard Knabb, Ph.D., Director, National Hurricane Center
  • Bryan Koon, Director, Florida Division of Emergency Management

Break Ι 10:30 – 10:45 a.m.
Sponsored by Hill + Knowlton Strategies

Market Check-Up: Views From the Regulator and the Regulated  Ι 10:45 – 11:25 a.m.

  • Beth Vecchioli, Senior Policy Advisor, Holland & Knight (Moderator)
  • David Altmaier, Commissioner, Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
  • Neil Alldredge, Senior Vice President, State & Policy Affairs, National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies

What’s in a Rate? Claims Costs, Overhead and Reinsurance – Oh, My!  Ι 11:25 a.m.– 12:05 p.m.

  • Michael Carlson, President, Personal Insurance Federation of Florida (Moderator)
  • Arthur Randolph, II, Principal & Consulting Actuary, Pinnacle Actuarial Resources
  • Dave Williams, Senior Product Manager, Progressive Insurance
  • Robert Fox, Managing Director, Aon Benfield, Risk and Capital Strategy

Lunch:  Florida’s Landscape: The State’s CFO Shares His Outlook   Ι 12:05 – 1:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Thomas Howell Ferguson

  • The Honorable Jeff Atwater, Chief Financial Officer, State of Florida

Four for Florida: Insurance Reforms Needed Now  Ι 1:10 – 1:20 p.m.

  • Robert McClure, President and CEO, James Madison Institute

On the Street Where You Live: The Faces of AOB Abuse  Ι 1:20 – 1:30 p.m.

The AOB Problem: Who Profits From Fraud and Abuse  Ι 1:30 – 2:10 p.m.

  • Steve Weinstein, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Renaissance Holdings Ltd. (Moderator)
  • Scott Johnson, Partner, Johnson Strategies
  • Bob Ritchie, CEO, American Integrity Insurance
  • Cam Fentriss, Lobbyist, Florida Roofers, Sheet Metal and Air Condition Contractors Association
  • Katherine Fernandez Rundle, State Attorney, Miami-Dade County

The AOB Solution: Common-Sense Steps to Fix This Mess  Ι 2:10 – 2:55 p.m.

  • Timothy Meenan, Managing Shareholder, Meenan, PA (Moderator)
  • Christine Ashburn, Vice President, Communications, Legislative and External Affairs, Citizens Property Insurance Corporation
  • Kimberly Salmon, General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer, UPC Insurance
  • Wesley Todd, CEO, CaseGlide

Break  Ι 2:55 – 3:15 p.m.
Sponsored by Step Up For Students

Keeping Our Belt and Suspenders Buckled: Reinsurance, CAT Fund, and Citizens  Ι 3:15 – 4:00 p.m.

  • Liz Reynolds, State Affairs Director, SE Region, National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (Moderator)
  • Barry Gilway, CEO, Citizens Property Insurance Corporation
  • Anne Bert, Chief Operating Officer, Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund
  • Bradley Kading, President and Executive Director, Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers
  • Dennis Burke, Vice President, State Relations, Reinsurance Association of America

Job Creators Beware: Workers’ Comp Taking a Bigger Chunk Out of the Bottom Line  Ι 4:00 – 4:45 p.m.

  • William Large, President, Florida Justice Reform Institute (Moderator)
  • Mike Helvacian, Ph.D., National Center for Policy Analysis
  • Chris Bailey, State Relations Executive, National Council of Compensation Insurance
  • Claude Revels, Benefits Administration Director, JM Family Enterprises

Broadening Horizons Reception Ι 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Holland & Knight
Sponsored by Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers and Reinsurance Association of America


Friday, February 3, 20017

Breakfast Ι 8:00 – 8:45 a.m.
Sponsored by Florida Justice Reform Institute

Relief From Rising Tides: Flood Insurance for the 21st Century Ι 8:45 – 9:30 a.m.

  • Jeff Brandes, Member, Florida Senate (Moderator)
  • Maria Wells, 2017 President, Florida Realtors®
  • Bill Fleischhacker, Executive Managing Director, Aon Benfield
  • John Dickson, President and CEO, NFS Edge Insurance Agency

To PIP or Not to PIP: What’s Next for Florida’s Drivers? Ι 9:30 – 9:55 a.m.

  • Belinda Miller, Chief of Staff, Florida Office of Insurance Regulation

Break Ι 9:55 – 10:15 a.m.
Sponsored by People’s Trust Insurance Company

Labor Officials Gone Wild: How Errant Regulation Hurts Florida Ι 10:15 – 11:00 a.m.

  • Timothy Meenan, Managing Shareholder, Meenan, PA (Moderator)
  • Diane Boyle, Senior Vice President of Government Relationis, National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors
  • Laura Pearce, Vice President and General Counsel, Florida Association of Insurance Agents
  • Erika Royal, Partner, Holland & Knight

Straight from Tallahassee: What Legislative Leaders Are Thinking Ι 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

  • Members of the Florida Senate and Florida House of Representatives

What Just Happened? Making Sense of the Elections Ι 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

  • Marian Johnson, Senior Vice President, Political Strategy, Florida Chamber of Commerce
  • Peter Schorsch, President, Extensive Enterprises
  • Matt Dixon, Reporter, Politico

Lunch Ι 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Sponsored by National Flood Services