Insurance Law Basics 2016

Course Date: May 18, 2016

Total: 2h 39min


Vanessa C. Gauthier — Lindsay LLP, Vancouver
Scott W. Urquhart — Lindsay LLP, Vancouver

Advising Your Businesses

  • a survey of the types of insurance available to business
  • advice to be given before a loss is incurred
  • advice to be give after a loss is incurred

Nicholas M. Safarik — Richards Buell Sutton LLP, Vancouver

The Insurance Contract

  • differentiating an insurance contract from other types of contracts
  • a primer on the essentials of the insurance policy: declarations, insuring agreements, definitions , exclusions & conditions, endorsements
  • principles of policy interpretation

Hollis A. Bromley — Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP, Vancouver

The Tripartite Relationship

  • what is it?
  • why is it important?
  • navigating the ethics of the relationship: what are the obligations of each of the parties?
  • how does the excess insurer fit in?

Sandra L. Kovacs — Lindsay LLP, Vancouver

Networking Break

The Duty to Defend

  • what is a duty to defend and how has it become different from the duty to indemnity?
  • what events trigger a duty to defend?
  • how does an insurer protect itself from being estopped from denying coverage after a duty to defend has arisen?

Neil R. MacLean — Guild Yule LLP, Vancouver

Panel Discussion: Who’s Who in the Insurance Zoo?

  • understanding the roles of brokers, adjusters, and claims examiners
  • licensing and regulation
  • the implied obligation of good faith

Moderator: Vanessa C. Gauthier — Lindsay LLP, Vancouver
Elvis Chan — Senior Claims Specialist, Allianz Global Risks US Insurance Company, Vancouver
Leonard Hsu, CIP, CRM — VP, Claims, Aon Reed Stenhouse, Vancouver
Denis H. Smith — VP, Executive General Adjuster, Cunningham Lindsey, Vancouver

Concluding Remarks

Vanessa C. Gauthier — Lindsay LLP, Vancouver
Scott W. Urquhart — Lindsay LLP, Vancouver