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Antitrust Statement

The Property & Liability Resource Bureau intends to prevent any violation of antitrust laws at all their meetings and conferences.

Presenters and attendees at the Large Loss Conference must remember that their respective firms are competitors in the marketplace and that the McCarran-Ferguson Act and the laws of some states provide the insurance industry with only very limited immunity from federal and state antitrust scrutiny. Therefore, presenters and attendees must exercise care during all presentations and discussions, since even innocuous discussions of certain topics might later be misinterpreted as evidence of collusion.

At the Large Loss Conference, and all educational, social, and business development events connected with this meeting, there should be no discussion or agreement, formal or informal, expressed or implied, as to any matters which might give rise to an allegation of violation of antitrust laws. Subjects to avoid include:

  • rates;
  • underwriting policies;
  • marketing strategies; marketing responses to legislative, regulatory, or other developments;
  • prices or costs of any products or services offered for sale by insurers or purchased by insurers;
  • individual insurance company positions on coverage issues and other matters of insurance policy interpretation; agreements or understandings relating to claims practice, policies, or positions;
  • standards by which the performance of any insurer could or should be judged; codes of ethics;
  • advantages or disadvantages of doing business in particular states;
  • refusal to deal with, or boycott of, potential insureds or suppliers of products or services; use of particular suppliers of products or services; and
  • costs or profits of any aspect of any of the above.

Entertainment Policy

The purpose of the Large Loss Conference is education. The strength, reputation, and national support of the Large Loss Conference are the result of its commitment to hardworking, intense professional development.

The official Large Loss Conference program also provides helpful forums for networking among insurer claims professionals and claims service providers. Any additional activity sponsored by a claims service provider in conjunction with the Large Loss Conference that undermines or conflicts with the primary educational purpose and reputation of the Large Loss Conference is prohibited.

As example, entertainment during conference and expo hours is a conflict and prohibited. Also, after hours entertaining of fifteen or more conference attendees by any one person, organization, or group that extends past 11:00 p.m. on an evening before morning sessions undermines the educational experience and is prohibited. "Adult themed" entertainment undermines the reputation of the event and is prohibited.

Failure to comply with the policy can result in sanctions, including but not limited to:
- Loss of exhibiting privileges at PLRB events
- Loss of speaking privileges at PLRB events
- Loss of attendance privileges at PLRB events

Public Adjusters, Agents and Brokers

The Large Loss Conference are open only to those employed by the insurance industry and those who, as their primary business, provide goods and services directly to insurers. Others, such as public adjusters, brokers, and agents, are not invited and may not register nor attend. Any such uninvited person found attending the Conference will be asked to leave and will not receive a refund. Determinations regarding eligibility to attend will be made solely by PLRB. Under rare circumstances, an exception to this policy may be granted if PLRB determines that an exception is in the best interest of its members. Requests for granting an exception to the policy must be submitted to PLRB in writing. Granting of an exception is valid only if in writing. If you have any questions about this attendance policy or determinations made pursuant to this policy, please contact PLRB management in writing as soon as possible.

PLRB Recording and Photo Policy

Recording of Presentations is Strictly Prohibited

No individual, including attendees and presenters, may electronically record or broadcast any portion of any PLRB conference or meeting without prior written consent of PLRB. Unauthorized recording (audio, video, still photography, etc.) of presentations or attendee participation during sessions, workshops, tutorials, etc., without the express written consent of PLRB is strictly prohibited. Materials presented are copyrighted materials of PLRB, the presenters, and others. Any unauthorized distribution or commercial use of the materials will be treated as infringement.

PLRB reserves the rights to any approved audio and video production of presentations at all PLRB events.

Press representatives must receive a Press Pass and photo/recording permission from PLRB.

Those who do not comply with the PLRB recording policy may be asked to leave the premises. Furthermore, those individuals will be subject to civil suit and criminal action.

Photo Policy

Attendees or exhibitors are encouraged to network and enjoy the meeting experience. As such, capturing memories of casual meeting activities and networking is permitted with the permission of those being prominently photographed. Photographing formal meeting presentations, or displays is forbidden without permission of PLRB and the presenter or exhibitor.

Those who do not comply with the PLRB photo policy may be asked to leave the premises.

Videos and Photos for PLRB Use

PLRB Meeting attendance implies your consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded for use on the PLRB website or news publications. Please note that no technical presentations will be recorded without prior consent of PLRB or the authors.

Join a prominent gathering of top-notch claim professionals and service providers from across the nation in Fort Worth, where we'll:

  • Evaluate a variety of large loss claim scenarios through interactive workshops and learn with the industry's best and brightest
  • Share knowledge, insight, and experience in adjustment and resolution strategies with large loss claim professionals
  • Connect with large loss adjusters and service providers from hundreds of disciplines and specialty areas

Adjuster-led workshops encourage active audience participation, and provide an opportunity to learn from and with many of the industry's leading experts and performers. Classes are offered in three large-loss tracks:

  • Commercial Lines, Property Claims
  • Personal Lines, Property Claims
  • Casualty Claims

Who Should Attend? Large loss claims adjusters and managers, supervisors, general adjusters and EGAs, complex case managers, senior claims management, and service providers who work with these claims. This is an excellent program for those who aspire to or are being groomed to adjust large and complex property and casualty claims within their respective organizations.

Presenters with significant knowledge and industry experience as well as variety.

The high quality of the presentations and the high quality of the audiences -- experienced adjusters with lots of useful contributions.

Chance to expand to additional perspectives.

The people...always the people. PLRB staff is always outstanding, the speakers are prepared, and the attendees are eager to mingle and learn!

Register Now!

Avoid Red Herrings, Red Tape & Red Faces

  • Casualty claim with breach of privacy, first amendment, co-employment, immigration, concealed carry, and default issues
  • Recognize dangerous conditions that may result in premises liability claims
  • Implement a rapid response team to investigate and retains experts to preserve evidence and privilege
  • Reduce insured's potential liability, minimize damages, and avoid or set aside default judgment
  • Avoid potential ethical issues that arise when attorneys become investigators or represent employers and employees with potential conflicts of interest

Urban Renewal Claims

  • Identify coverage issues related to weather and construction techniques in a downtown environment including historic buildings
  • Analysis regarding first-party and third-party claims including number of deductibles, warranties on the policy, and additional coverage
  • Provide strategies related to the difficulties of construction and associated risks involved when working within the city environment
  • Describe risk management techniques when working next to existing buildings including condition assessments and vibration monitoring
  • Determine new and pre-existing damages related to the demolition, shoring, and new construction

Recent Battles Over Appraisal: When Worlds Collide

  • Determine whether and when a claim is appropriate for resolution by appraisal
  • Respond to an appraisal demand when appraisal is not an appropriate strategy or means of claim resolution
  • Evaluate whether the appointed appraiser and umpire are "qualified" (e.g., competent and impartial)
  • Timing and mechanics for objecting to an "unqualified" appraiser or umpire
  • Basis and timing for seeking to vacate an appraisal award

PLRB greatly appreciates the following claims service providers for their outstanding support for the 2017 Large Loss Conference.



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