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WRIA 1998 Annual Meeting Program

WRIA Annual Meeting
Westin Maui Hotel, Kaanapali Beach
Maui, HI
January 7-11, 1998

Wednesday, January 7
Check in at hotel
WRIA Registration from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Thursday, January 8
7:30-12:00 Registration

Session #1 - Property-Casualty Risk Management
Moderator: Nancy Bell, Washington State University

  1. Evan Mills, "Energy Efficient Technology as a New Tool for Insurance Loss Prevention"
  2. Peter M. Ellis, "The Nature of the Price of Property-Casualty Insurance"
  3. Billie A. Brotman, "Flood Insurance: Economic Implications of Hazard-Based Deductibles"
  4. Richard MacMinn, "On Corporate Risk Management and Insurance"

9:15-9:30 Coffee Break

Session #2 - Insurance Economics and Finance
Moderator: James Trieschmann, University of Georgia

  1. William L. Ferguson, James Barrese, and David Levy, "The Cost of Biased Insurer Ratings"
  2. Michael Theil, "Capital Investment of Insurance Companies in Austria and Germany"
  3. Beverly J. Frickel, "Profitability of Property and Liability Insurance Companies"
  4. Evis Kellezi and Henri Louberge', "New Methods to Diversify Risks: An Assessment"

10:45-11:00 Coffee Break

Session #3 - Issues in Life and Health Insurance
Moderator: Bruce Palmer

  1. Helen I. Doerpinghaus and Sandra G. Gustavson, "The Demand for Long Term Care Insurance"
  2. James S. Trieschmann, "Effects of Demographic Changes on the Life-Health-Annuity Industry"
  3. James M. Carson and Mark D. Forster, "The Marginal Annual Life Insurance Policy Yield"
  4. Anne E. Kleffner and Alli Nathan, "Competitiveness of Canadian Life Insurance Companies"

12:00 Rest of the Day Free

12:00 - 2:00
WRIA Board Meeting

6:00 p.m. - 7:30
Cocktail Party

Friday, January 9
9:00-11:00 Registration (continued)

Session #4 - Insurance Industry, Perceptions, and Pedagogy
Moderator: Arnold Shapiro, Penn State University

  1. Nancy Bell, "Strengths and Weaknesses of Our Graduates: Implications of an Employer Survey"
  2. Barry D. Smith and Judy Elmore Maese, "Diversity Trends in the Insurance Industry"
  3. William J. Warfel, "Creating Visibility for Insurance and Risk Management Programs in High Schools"
  4. Harvey W. Rubin, "Insurance Perceptions of the Undergraduate and Graduate College Student"

9:15-9:30 Coffee Break

Session #5 - Insurance Law and Regulation I
Moderator: Anne Kleffner, University of Calgary

  1. Robert G. Works, "Claims-Made Liability Triggers in the Courts: A Taxonomy of Policy Formats and the Legal Problems They Pose"
  2. David T. Russell, "Regulation of Life Insurer Investment Activity: Why Shouldn't Life Insurers Invest More in Common Stocks?"
  3. Joseph A. Fields, Linda Klein, and James Sfridis, "The Wealth Effects of Election versus Appointment of Insurance Commissioners"
  4. Vivica Pierre, "Expert Testimony and Federal Rule of Evidence 703: California Law and Recent Cases"

10:45-11:00 Coffee Break

Session #6 - Insurance Research and Methodologies
Moderator: David Russell, Illinois State University

  1. Arnold F. Shapiro, "A Hitchhiker's Guide to Nonlinear Techniques"
  2. Phillip T. Kolbe and Michael J. McNamara, "Publication Frequency in Risk and Insurance Journals"
  3. Karl C. Ennsfellner, "The Quality Management System According to ISO 9001 in the Insurance Industry"

WRIA sponsored Luncheon

Business Meeting

Saturday, January 10

Session #7 - Insurance Fraud, Economics, and Finance
Moderator: James Kallman

  1. Thomas L. Heflin and Patricia A Cheshier, "The Class of 2000 - Preparing the Risk Management and Insurance Employee For the 21st Century"
  2. Robert E. Hoyt, Theodore Christensen, and Jeffrey Paterson, "Incentives for Earnings Management in the P-L Insurance Industry and the Informativeness of Earnings"
  3. Bruce Palmer, "Income Replacement Ratios: The 1997 RETIRE Project Report"

9:15-9:30 Coffee Break

Session #8 - Risk Management
Moderator: Harvey Rubin, Louisiana State University

  1. James Kallman, "Loss Control Project Decision Models for the Construction Industry"
  2. Larry Nitz, "Certificates of Insurance"
  3. Barry B. Schweig, Juli-Ann Gasper, and Hamdi Bilici, "An Analysis of the Insurance Available to Handle the Year 2000 Computer Problem"
  4. Ajay Kumar and Jack Gordon, "Integrated Risk Management"

10:45-11:00 Coffee Break

Session #9 - Insurance Law and Regulation II
Moderator: Rob Hoyt, University of Georgia

  1. Donald W. Hardigree, David Hames, and Robert Alberts, "Employment-Related Legal Obligations: Anti-Discrimination Laws"
  2. Joseph J. Launie and William P. Jennings, "Differential Burdens of Punitive Damages"
  3. William R. Feldhaus, "Assessing the Impact of Commercial Lines Deregulation on State Insurance Guaranty Funds"

12:15 Meeting Concluded