Information Release

Contact: Hugh O. Strawn

Date: March 4, 2016

Primary & Excess Insurance: The Interplay

PLRB Casualty Claim Challenges Webinar Series
Thursday, March 10, 2016
11:00 AM Central

The final webinar in PLRB's Casualty Claim Challenges series will be offered Thursday, March 10, 2016, at 11:00 AM central time with "Primary & Excess Insurance: The Interplay".

When an insured has more than one policy that covers or potentially covers an occurrence, questions often arise about which policy is primary and which one is excess. Some common questions include:

  • How much should each insurer contribute towards payment of a judgment?
  • Who is responsible for paying the defense costs?

Resolving these questions frequently involves interpreting the policies' language and applying case law from the controlling jurisdiction - the outcomes of which can significantly impact the bottom lines of the involved insurers.

"Primary & Excess Insurance: The Interplay," will be presented by Robert Marshall, a Partner with Nicolaides Fink Thorpe Michaelides Sullivan LLP. He will discuss the interplay between primary and excess insurance, as well as provide some practical tools to assist you in resolving common disputes.

At the end of the webinar the participants will be able to:

  • Analyze how courts have distinguished primary and excess insurance;
  • Describe the differing roles and responsibilities between primary and excess insurers;
  • Assess how these two types of insurance can cohesively respond to a claim or loss; and
  • Develop strategies to deal with conflicts between primary and excess insurance policies.

The webinar is available at no charge exclusively to employees of PLRB member insurance companies, as well as Affiliate member companies.

Registration information is available 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.