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All Lines Seminars
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Through a review of recent legal cases, this seminar will provide you with an in-depth look at the types of conduct that may lead to bad-faith claims, the obligations that arise during coverage investigations, the elements necessary to prove bad faith, and a review of the damages recoverable in a bad-faith lawsuit.
Who Should Attend: All brokers at all levels.
07 May 20
Executive Hotel
9AM - NOON
  • Brokers Errors and Omissions Loss Control Seminar
  • 4 Technical Credits
  • Dave Anderson , Mike Russell , et al
Available to IBABC members only, this seminar provides proven, practical techniques to help protect your brokerage from E&O claims. If you’re an IBABC member in good standing, attend this seminar to qualify your brokerage for a 10% premium credit on your next members’ Errors & Omissions Program renewal, which is required every three (3) years.
Who Should Attend: All IBABC member brokers at all levels. If you’ve already attended this seminar, be sure to send your CSRs and other brokerage personnel as it provides valuable lessons in E&O prevention for everyone.

NOTE: If your brokerage is looking to qualify for the 10% premium discount on the IBABC members’ Errors & Omissions insurance, this seminar requires that a combination of the following broker personnel attend:

BROKERAGE
STAFF SIZE
POSITION IN INSURED AGENCY TOTAL ATTENDEES REQUIRED
1 to 4 Active Agency Principal, Owner, Partner or Officer. 1
5 to 11 1 Active Agency Principal, Owner, Partner or Officer

and any combination of Producers or CSRs.
3
12+ 1 Active Agency Principal, Owner, Partner or Officer

and any combination of Active Agency Principal, Owner, Partner, Officer, Operations Manager, Producers or CSRs.
25% of staff

but no more than 15 attendees.
 
12 Mar 20
Hyatt Regency
1PM - 5PM
20 May 20
Web Broadcast
9AM - 1PM (PST)
30 Sep 20
Web Broadcast
9AM - 1PM (PST)
  • Builder's Risk and Wrap-up Liability -New-
  • 3 Technical Credits
  • Melanie Needham
Regardless of whether a building is constructed new from the ground-up or is renovated, there are many complex exposures and coverage options the broker, underwriter and risk manager must consider. In this engaging and in-depth webinar, you’ll learn all about building construction risks and the special policies commonly used to insure them – the builder’s risk and wrap-up liability forms. You’ll also take a close look at the available protections and clauses that often play a role in the settlement of a claim.
Who Should Attend: All insurance brokers and underwriters at all levels. While this seminar discusses personal-lines and commercial-lines builder’s risks, wrap-up liability is a commercial-lines topic.
15 Apr 20
Web Broadcast
1PM - 4PM (PST)
In this fun, informative and practical webinar, you’ll learn how to properly issue certificates of insurance. Along the way, you’ll discuss the implications of incorrect documentation and how to avoid problems.
Who Should Attend: All brokers at all levels.
19 Feb 20
Web Broadcast
2PM - 4PM (PST)
  • Current Coverage Controversies: Insurance Case Law Update
  • 2 Technical Credits
  • Krista Prockiw
This session will bring you up-to-date on a range of issues under insurance coverage case law. Anticipated topics, which will depend on latest court decisions, will include: ownership, use or operation of motor vehicles; coverage and exclusions for pollution claims; intentional or criminal acts and injuries; duty to defend versus obligation to indemnify; misrepresentation and non-disclosure in policy applications; and related brokers’ E&O exposures. The discussion will feature war stories from the ‘front lines’ of insurance law and litigation.
Who Should Attend: All brokers at all levels.
27 May 20
Web Broadcast
10AM - NOON (PST)
  • Emerging Technologies - Broker Challenges and Opportunities -New-
  • 2 Technical Credits
  • Mario Fiorino
Blockchain. Smart contracts. Artificial intelligence. These emerging technologies, with seemingly limitless applications, will soon impact the insurance industry. But what do you, as an insurance broker, need to know about these technologies and how they will likely change the way you interact with your clients and insuring partners? And what about the different risks and opportunities they will generate? In this webinar, you’ll explore the potential impact of these emerging technologies with respect to your relationships with your clients and their risks, your interaction with third-party service providers, and your relationships with underwriters.
Who Should Attend: All brokers at all levels.
27 May 20
Web Broadcast
2PM - 4PM (PST)
  • Fighting Wildfires from the Broker Desk -New-
  • 2 Technical Credits
  • Carolyn Rennie
In this webinar you’ll examine the many different aspects of predicting, monitoring, and preparing for wildfire losses. First you’ll learn about wildfire science and available resources to help identify high-risk areas. You’ll be introduced to certain tools to help better serve your clients and present new risks to company underwriters during wildfire season. You’ll also learn tactics for dealing with clients in high risk areas, how to support clients who have incurred damage, and lessons from real-life case studies.
Who Should Attend: All brokers at all levels, especially those with clients in or near forested and rural areas.
21 May 20
Web Broadcast
10AM - NOON (PST)
  • Legal Claims: The Legal System and Insurance Claims -New-
  • 2 Technical Credits
  • Michael Mesic
In this in-depth webinar you’ll start by going over the legal systems of the common-law provinces, with a focus on the difference between criminal law and civil law. From there, you’ll learn the reason why insurers are increasingly being served with law suits over insurance claims. You’ll also find out what you, the broker, can do to protect yourself and your brokerage from being named in a suit. Along the way, you’ll discuss the importance of notating files, how to properly communicate with clients, and how to prevent being served with an Errors and Omissions claims with respect to creating estoppels or not selling the right coverages.
Who Should Attend: All insurance brokers, especially those at the junior or intermediate level.
13 May 20
Web Broadcast
10AM - NOON (PST)
  • Occupier’s Liability and Waivers -New-
  • 2 Technical Credits
  • Mario Fiorino
Individuals, commercial enterprises, and public entities including municipalities are being exposed to increasingly unpredictable occupier’s liability risk. In this webinar, you’ll get the crucial information you need to help inform your clients about their occupier’s liability exposures. You’ll learn about the nature and scope of occupiers liability, the factors relevant to the establishment of a duty of care, the relevant considerations in determining whether or not a duty of care has been breached, and the role and enforceability of waivers of liability in managing occupier’s liability risk.
Who Should Attend: All brokers at all levels.
25 Nov 20
Web Broadcast
2PM - 4PM (PST)
  • Protecting Digital Assets - Insurance and Risk Management Solutions -New-
  • 2 Technical Credits
  • Mario Fiorino
Digital assets are the new currency of the digital economy. Regardless of their sizes or sectors, your clients have an insurable interest in their digital assets. In this webinar, you’ll gain valuable insights on how best to protect your client’s digital assets while avoiding potential E&O liability exposure. The questions you’ll get answers to include: Are digital assets insurable? How do you quantify the insurable value of digital assets? What are the insurance and risk management solutions? What are the traditional safeguards against theft of intellectual property, confidential information, and trade secrets? And how has the digital economy influenced these traditional safeguards?
Who Should Attend: All brokers at all levels.
06 May 20
Web Broadcast
2PM - 4PM (PST)
Thoroughly review the scope, extent, and standard of a broker’s duty of care to customers, with reference to both leading and recent legal case authority.
Who Should Attend: All brokers at all levels.
07 May 20
Executive Hotel
1PM - 4PM
  • The Civil Resolution Tribunal & Associated Rights, Rules and Regs Every BC Broker Should Know -New-
  • 3 Technical Credits
  • Krista Prockiw
The Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT) handles certain motor vehicle, contract, strata, and small-claims decisions. In this seminar you’ll learn about the CRT’s jurisdiction and its associated rules and regulations, with specific reference to its ability to resolve coverage and other insurance disputes.
Who Should Attend: All brokers at all levels.
31 Mar 20
Executive Hotel
9AM - NOON
  • The Implications of Edible Cannabis Legalization -New-
  • 2 Technical Credits
  • Mario Fiorino
The possession and consumption of edible cannabis (in various forms) became legal in Canada in October 2019. This immediately impacted all aspects of general insurance. In this webinar, you’ll get an advanced understanding of the insurance-specific implications of edible cannabis. You’ll explore various topics including the new federal and provincial regulations, the risks associated with possession and use of edible cannabis in the contexts of automobile liability, social- and commercial-host liability, cannabis-related impairment and common-law negligence, and issues related to commercial-lines underwriting, commercial liability for producers and distributers, and the impact on trademark and intellectual property.
Who Should Attend: All brokers at all levels.
01 Apr 20
Web Broadcast
2PM - 4PM (PST)
  • Think Like a Judge to Better Understand Coverages
  • 3 Technical Credits
  • Krista Prockiw
While you, the broker, may arrange for a policy to be issued, at some point a judge in a court of law made a determination or influenced the coverage in that policy. This excellent seminar will re-focus you on how to view issues relating to policy claims. It will also teach you how to analyze coverages from a judicial standpoint. You’ll be introduced to the rules of interpretation used by the courts to resolve coverage disputes, and will take these rules and apply them to real situations and recent court decisions. The session will give you a hands-on opportunity to make arguments for and against coverage and to ultimately "think like a judge."
Who Should Attend: All brokers at all levels.
02 Apr 20
Best Western Dorchester
1PM - 4PM