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All Lines Seminars
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  • Bodily Injury and Personal Injury Primer -New-
  • 3 Technical Credits
  • Krista Prockiw
In this seminar, explore how the court assesses bodily injury and personal injury claims. You’ll discuss the topics of causation, divisible/indivisible injury and quantification of damages. You’ll also discuss current issues and legal trends in personal injury litigation.
Who Should Attend: All brokers at all levels.
22 Oct 19
Ramada Lodge Hotel
1PM - 4PM
  • 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.
 
07 Mar 19
Hyatt Regency
1PM - 5PM
22 May 19
Web Broadcast
9AM - 1PM (PST)
25 Sep 19
Web Broadcast
9AM - 1PM (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.
06 Mar 19
Web Broadcast
10AM - NOON (PST)
  • Connected Community - Innovation and Insurance Implications -New-
  • 2 Technical Credits
  • Mario Fiorino
Technological advances are connecting our communities in new and unpredictable ways – from our means of transportation to our homes. These changes challenge consumers’ assumptions and the brokers who provide insurance advice, obtain coverage and advocate on their behalf. In this webinar, you’ll examine how the emergence of the online and sharing economy is reshaping and redefining the scope and nature of insurable risk and corresponding risk management solutions. This topics discussed will include: the scope and nature of foreseeable insurance risks, the risks presented by the online and sharing economy, the intersection between insurable risks and online and sharing economy risks, and how you, the broker, can identify and advise clients on these risks and avoid coverage gaps.
Who Should Attend: All brokers at all levels.
13 Mar 19
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.
09 Apr 19
Web Broadcast
2PM - 4PM (PST)
How would a 9.0 megathrust earthquake affect the insurance industry in British Columbia and beyond? Understanding what an earthquake is and how it could affect the West Coast can help minimize the impact. In this special-event seminar tailored to the needs of insurance brokers, you’ll learn all about the earthquake peril (what is it and what anticipated damages are), how experts predict the probability of a megathrust earthquake occurring off the coast of Vancouver Island, how a major event would affect the province and the rest of the country, issues relating to the earthquake deductible, the importance of promoting awareness and preparedness, structural (i.e., buildings) resilience, and more. The information presented in this seminar is based on scientific modeling and past experience with major events in Chile, Japan, Christchurch and, most recently, Mexico City.
Who Should Attend: All brokers at all levels.
02 Apr 19
Executive Hotel
9AM - NOON
In this webinar, you’ll learn how to make sense of financial reports and discover what they really mean. No prior knowledge of finance or accounting required! You'll quickly master financial-statement fundamentals, develop a comprehensive understanding of how they work, learn how to interpret them accurately, and discover how to use them to make better-informed assessments of your clients’ insurance needs. You’ll learn how to decipher general accounting terminology, interpret balance sheets, income statements and cash flow statements, and use financial ratios to analyze trends, conduct industry comparisons and predict financial problems.
Who Should Attend: While of primary benefit to commercial lines brokers, this webinar is also relevant to personal lines brokers. Strata corporation financials will be discussed to educate brokers who service the insurance needs of condominium unit owners.
17 Apr 19
Web Broadcast
2PM - 4PM (PST)
  • Implications of Cannabis Legalization -New-
  • 2 Technical Credits
  • Mario Fiorino
The possession and consumption of cannabis is now legal in Canada, which impacts all aspects of property and casualty insurance. In this webinar, you’ll get up-to-the-minute information on the changing regulatory and risk landscapes and corresponding insurance solutions. The discussion of insurance-specific implications of cannabis will include an exploration of new regulatory landscapes, the federal regulation of cannabis production, the provincial regulation of cannabis distribution and sales, provincial differences, and municipal bylaws. You’ll also look at the risks and coverage implications associated with possession and use of cannabis in automobile liability, social and commercial host liability, condominium management and directors’ duties, personal lines underwriting, commercial lines underwriting, commercial liability for producers and distributers, and the consequential impact on trademark and intellectual property.
Who Should Attend: All brokers at all levels.
20 Feb 19
Web Broadcast
2PM - 4PM (PST)
29 May 19
Web Broadcast
2PM - 4PM (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.
06 Feb 19
Web Broadcast
2PM - 4PM (PST)
In this seminar, you will explore tales of insureds behaving badly and the implications arising from such behavior. Topics will include misrepresentation, arson denials, fraudulent claims, and staged accidents. Find out how outrageous some insureds’ conduct can be and how the courts, in both the civil and criminal context, have dealt with such conduct.
Who Should Attend: All brokers at all levels.
16 Apr 19
Coast Bastion Inn
1PM - 4PM
A complete understanding of reinsurance is imperative for all insurance professionals. In this engaging webinar, you’ll discuss what reinsurance is, how it can be purchased and applied to a risk, the effect of reinsurance on insurance companies, and how reinsurance played a part in recent events.
Who Should Attend: All brokers at all levels.
20 Nov 19
Web Broadcast
2PM - 4PM (PST)
  • Social Media and Cyber Libel - Emerging Risk and Potential Solutions -New-
  • 2 Technical Credits
  • Mario Fiorino
Today, with 7 billion internet-connected devices around the world, the use of mobile devices is ubiquitous. Individuals of all ages communicate their personal and commercial experiences and expectations through social-media platforms and, with widespread complacency, increasingly expand their digital footprints. In this webinar, you’ll learn how the law of defamation – cyber libel – has developed to respond to expressions of opinion in social media within personal, workplace and commercial contexts. You’ll investigate the nature and source of potential defamation liability associated with social media, the development of and adherence to effective risk management strategies, and potential insurance coverage within personal and commercial lines, including scope and limitations.
Who Should Attend: All brokers at all levels.
06 Mar 19
Web Broadcast
2PM - 4PM (PST)
  • The Condominium Conundrum: Insurance for Strata Properties
  • 3 Technical Credits
  • Krista Prockiw
In this in-depth seminar, you’ll learn about legal and insurance issues arising from the ownership, occupation, and insurance of strata properties. You’ll review the Strata Property Act of BC and recent court decisions to examine the legal obligations of the owner developer, strata corporation, strata lot owner, and strata council members. And you’ll learn about the specific provisions in the Strata Property Act (2012) regarding insurance, overlapping coverage between the corporations and unit owners’ policies, waivers of subrogation, responsibilities for payment of deductibles, and more.
Who Should Attend: All brokers and staff handling Personal Lines and/or Commercial Lines risks.
14 Feb 19
Executive Hotel
9AM - NOON
  • The Strata BCS 1589 Case and Other Civil Resolution Tribunal Matters
  • 3 Technical Credits
  • Evan Miles and Alex Eged
In the Strata Plan BCS 1589 v Nacht case of 2018, involving water damage in a strata lot, the Supreme Court of B.C. granted leave to appeal a decision of B.C.’s Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT). This gives the court an opportunity to review issues around insurance deductibles and strata properties. It could also lead to new legal precedence or legislation and the way strata-property claims are handled. In this seminar, take a look at B.C.’s Civil Resolution Tribunal – what it is, why it exists, how it works, what its powers are, and how it fits in the B.C. Courts system. Discuss recent CRT decisions that have been appealed, most notably the Strata Plan BCS 1589 case and others involving strata corporations and unit owners. Overall you’ll learn how the CRT can be an effective tool in resolving disputes, which is essential to prepare for when a strata claim goes sideways.
Who Should Attend: All brokers at all levels.
02 Apr 19
Executive Hotel
1PM - 4PM
  • Weather-related Insurance Trends: Is Climate Change To Blame?
  • 2 Technical Credits
  • Brandi Anfield
The frequency of natural disasters has been increasing, including here in Canada. The costs to repair infrastructure and commercial and residential structures as a result of these occurrences has greatly impacted insurance companies and insureds over the last decade. Some scientists back the assertion that humanity’s industrial footprint is the true culprit; others say that the Earth has inherent weather cycles that have always occurred and always will. In this seminar, you’ll review statistics, changes in the leading causes of losses, coverage and claims examples, and studies documenting points of view from both sides of the climate change argument. You’ll also look into disaster preparation and how you as a broker should be prepared to react in the event of a catastrophic emergency. This will be an interactive seminar with open dialogue.
Who Should Attend: All brokers at all levels.
10 Apr 19
Web Broadcast
10AM - NOON (PST)
A client calls and says she’s just been served with a legal notice. She’s facing a liability lawsuit, has no idea what to do, and is in a panic. Do you know what to say to explain the process and help her? In this fascinating and informative seminar, you’ll learn how to support your clients in dealing with legal Notices of Claim, Third Party Notices of Claim, or service of any legal documents from a B.C. Court. You’ll take a brief look at the B.C. Rules of Court with focus on the timelines for filing a Reply to any Notice of Claim. You’ll also learn about the consequences of not filing a reply, how to avoid default judgments, the various levels of the B.C. Courts system and, of course, how liability-claim adjusters and insurers’ lawyers typically work with insureds to defend against Notices of Claim.
Who Should Attend: All brokers at all levels.
22 May 19
Web Broadcast
2PM - 4PM (PST)