Information Release



Contact:   Hugh Strawn




Date:   September 17, 2015  


PLRB Large Loss Conference in Washington, D. C.

October 28 - 30, 2015


The annual PLRB Large Loss Conference will be held in Washington, D. C., at the Washinington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.  The gathering of senior claim professionals will feature 16 casualty, commercial lines property, and personal lines property workshops.




The workshops will dissect a number of large, complex property and casualty claims to examine the challenges, options, and solutions that lead to successful claims outcomes.

Those attending the conference include large loss claims adjusters, supervisors, general adjusters and executive general adjusters, complex claim managers, senior claims executives, as well as claims services providers. 


"Large-Scale Water Loss Claims Response:  Effectively Integrating Claims and Engineering Expertise" is an example of one of the Commercial Lines Property workshops offered at the conference.  Presented by Todd Fox of SCM Claims Pro Canada, Inc., Matthew Allen, Giffin Koerth Engineering, and Joe Gagliano, Access Restoration Services, Ltd, it will explore:


  challenges with adjusting and engineering assessment of large-scale water losses from a regional storm affecting multiple industrial/commercial properties concurrently;

  obstacles including emergency access, security, hazardous materials, and business continuity;

  Assessing the extent of loss-related damage in facilities with pre-existing damage, along with age-related code and constructability aspects; and

  Risks of delayed response to water and sewage impacts when dealing with occupied building and the resultant environmental hazards.

The Large Loss Conference provides an excellent opportunity for claims professionals to gather ideas and adjusting strategies and techniques that are used by insurance industry professionals adjusting the largest and most complex claims. 


For more workshop and registration information click here.   


The Property & Liability Resource Bureau is a not-for-profit association of property and casualty insurance companies.  It is located in Downers Grove, Illinois.