Insurance professionals frequently have to read and evaluate insurance policies. They often do so as part of their jobs assisting policyholders with claimed losses and as policyholders themselves. From the declaration pages to the last endorsements, insurance policies, like other contracts, require close and careful consideration.

Join some of the leading coverage and subrogation attorneys in America as they examine the top 10 duty to defend issues as well as issues related to water loss coverage and recovery. This series also includes a presentation from PLRB’s coverage attorneys about how PLRB’s insurance company members can maximize their usage of PLRB’s coverage databases. Armed with this knowledge and the coverage resources provided by PLRB, you will be on your way to conquering more policy coverage issues.

Webinars are complimentary to PLRB insurance company members. Registration fees are $30 for PLRB Affiliate members and $50 for non-members per webinar. Register Now!

Webinars will be held at 11:00 a.m. Central time and will last 60 minutes with additional time for questions and answers at the end of the webinar. Adjuster CE and attorney MCLE credit is pending in certain states for the webinars, except for the Maximizing Your Usage of PLRB's Coverage Database webinar on March 3rd. Check our website for more up to date information.

Please note all times listed are Central time.

Top 10 Duty to Defend Issues

February 17, 2022 — 11:00 a.m.

Randy J. Maniloff, JD, Counsel, White and Williams LLP

  • Understand the standards for determining whether a duty to defend is owed, why it is so broad, and whether the four corners of the complaint or extrinsic evidence is a factor in its determination
  • Assess if independent counsel is owed to an insured for a defense under a reservation of rights, and what type of "conflict" in a reservation of rights can give rise to the insurer's need to hire independent counsel for the insured
  • Enumerate what the new American Law Institute Restatement of Liability Insurance says about duty to defend issues, and whether insurers may take the new Restatement into consideration when addressing duty to defend issues

Adjusting a Loss in a Flood of Causation Confusion

February 24, 2022 — 11:00 a.m.

Alycen Moss, Vice Chair, Office Managing Partner & Co-Chair of Property Insurance Group, Cozen O'Connor
Elliot Kerzner, Associate, Cozen O'Connor

  • Effectively adjust a claim caused by a combination of covered and excluded risks
  • Become familiar with competing principles employed by different states in determining efficient proximate cause vs. concurrent cause principles
  • Understand anti-concurrent clauses and where they are permissible

Maximizing Your Usage of PLRB's Coverage Databases

March 3, 2022 — 11:00 a.m.

David Fox, Counsel, Property & Liability Resource Bureau
Patrick Biggins, Counsel, Property & Liability Resource Bureau

  • Enhance your coverage research skills using PLRB's NEW Search database
  • Discover new tips and shortcuts for researching a variety of topics
  • Effectively access the latest property and liability cases, emerging issues, and other updated PLRB materials

Common Water Losses & How to Explore Subrogation: An Overview of Piping, Fitting, Supply Line & Filter Failures

March 10, 2022 — 11:00 a.m.

Joseph F. Rich, Vice Chair & Office Managing Partner, Cozen O'Connor

  • Recognize fact scenarios and water losses giving rise to potential subrogation claims
  • Identify investigation issues and concerns when handling water loss claims
  • Apply investigation tools and fact recognition to water losses to assist with developing potential subrogation claims and/or identifying water loss claims that may generate potential subrogation opportunities
  • Describe common plumbing components and products that result in common water loss claims

PLRB greatly appreciates the following claims service providers for their outstanding support for the 2022 PLRB Webinars.

Adjuster CE credit is pending in certain states for the webinars. Maximizing Your Usage of PLRB’s Coverage Database webinar on March 3 is not eligible for adjuster CE credit. Check our website for more up-to-date information.

 IL MCLE has approved these webinars for 1.0 hour each of general credit: 

CE and MCLE credit is approved for attending the live versions of the webinars. Credit is not provided for watching the recorded version.

PLRB has waived the processing fee for continuing education requests in the designated states. Please be sure you have a valid, current adjuster license in the states to which you are applying for credit.

To obtain CE Credit for either webinar, you must:

  1. Watch the live presentation (the recorded presentation is not eligible for credit);
  2. You must watch from your own unique link. If you view the webinar as a group or via a link sent to you by another participant, we cannot verify that you attended and, therefore, cannot submit you for CE credit.
  3. Respond to all "attention checking" during the webinar, and;
  4. Sign, scan, and return the attendance verification form confirming your participation within one day after attending the live webinar.
Note: PLRB Conferences and meetings are open only to those employed by the insurance industry and to those who provide goods and services directly to insurers. Applications from public adjusters, brokers, and agents will not be accepted.


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PLRB Member Insurer staff staff may register here at no cost. You must have a valid PLRB internet login to use this link.

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Affiliate Members may register here to get the Affiliate Member registration fee. You must have a valid PLRB Affiliate login to use this link.
Non-member insurer staff and their service providers may register here.

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