Join your fellow insurance professionals as we explore the challenges and opportunities our industry faces collectively as a result of Covid-19.  Our experts will focus on key topics such as workers’ compensation, advocacy, risk management, ethics, technology, and market trends. 

This conference is our first at bringing a wide-ranging virtual experience to life, where you can discover where you are and receive the necessary tools and information to navigate forward to 2021.  You will enjoy the opportunity to engage with your peers within our virtual platform.  

October 15, 2020
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Workers' Compensation & Covid-19

Presented by Tim McClendon, CIC, CWCA, Managing Partner, Hertel McClendon, LLP
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 
(2 CE Hours are given to those who complete the 2 hours - pending approval)

We will look at current issues and responses to the global coronavirus pandemic and how those affect Worker's Compensation claims around Texas and the United States.  Some of the key topics we will focus on include:

  • Workers' Compensation coverages
  • States' responses to Covid-19
  • Fraud issues
  • Telecommuting issues related to Covid-19 

Navigating Your Agency's Success in the New Normal

Panel Discussion
Moderated by Carol Hargis, Former Publisher and Editor, The Insurance Record

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
John Grube, Senior Manager of Operations, Texas Mutual
Dale Moon, President, Moon Insurance Managers, Inc.
Tracy Thompson, AU, Associate Vice President and Director of Underwriting Operations, Utica National Errors & Omissions

Annual Meeting and PIA Update

David Gorman, Owner, Red Gorman Insurance, CPIA 
Texas PIA President and National Director
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.    

Lunch Break
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.   

PIA National Advocacy Update

Keynote Speaker, Jon Gentile, Vice President of Government Relations, PIA
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.

What's Next:  2021 Outlook

Panel Discussion
Moderated by
 Rosalie Donlon, J.D., Editor-in-Chief. PropertyCasualty360/NU Property & Casualty magazine
1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Panelists to follow

Elevating Your Personal Presence for Sales Success

Presentation by Meg McKeen, Founder, Adjunct Advisors
2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

In this interactive session, learn how to leverage the technology and tools available to you to continue to thrive in your insurance sales journey in today’s virtual environment.

By the end of this session, you can expect to gain: 

  • Tips to help you create the best virtual impression for your current and future clients

  • Techniques to create a personalized meeting experience for your attendees, fostering trust and confidence that you are the option for them

  • Ideas to help you grow your virtual presence - and achieve greater sales outcomes

Continued Importance of Ethical Behavior in These Crazy Times

Presented by Samuel Bennett, CIC, AFIS, CRIS
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(2 CE Hours pending approval)

We are in the midst of the most unusual circumstances any currently active insurance professional has EVER known.  For all of us, hard and/or soft markets have come and gone, underwriting attitudes have run hot and cold, capacity issues have waxed and waned.  All of those situations have been weathered and we have learned to adapt.  The current virus is a ‘brave new world’ for all of us.  In the midst of so many unknowns, we can take comfort in the fact that the need for ethical behavior – in every interaction with our clients, our managers, our co-workers, our companies and everyone else we work with day to day is as relevant in this chaos as it has been at any time during our professional lives.

We are pleased to announce that as a member benefit, we will provide this conference to our members and their staff complimentary this year.  

Nonmembers can attend for $25 per person.  With membership comes privilege, so we invite you to look at all of the valuable services and benefits of membership and join today!