Webinar Series: Insurance Insights – What Insurers Need to Know in 2021

April 2021
Virtual Event

Join us for Hinshaw's Webinar Series: Insurance Insights – What Insurers Need to Know in 2021. This series will feature insurance thought leaders from Hinshaw and RPC, presenting on the most pressing insurance claims topics in the wake of a pandemic.

Sessions will cover:

You may attend as many of the four live, one-hour webinars as you'd like.

Who Should Attend?

This program has been specially designed for insurance claims professionals, executives, and attorneys to gain valuable insights from industry leaders.


View the full agenda (PDF)

Tuesday, April 20
Claims Handling Issues and Bad Faith Developments to be Aware of in 2021 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CT

This panel will explain the traditional and emerging claims handling and legal issues in the Post-Pandemic world and evolving bad faith standards in state statutes and case law. Panelists will also discuss current legal standards, developments, and how to best try to make your claim file bulletproof from policyholders' and reinsurers' scrutiny and defend against the bad faith claim.

Thursday, April 22
COVID-19 Claims | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CT

This panel will address the litigation landscape arising from recent lawsuits relating to claims seeking coverage for COVID-19-related losses under first-party and third-party policies. With respect to first-party policies, we will address issues relating to the insured's burden to prove physical loss or damage, business interruption, contingent time element, ingress/egress, and civil authority claims, and various exclusions which bar claims, including exclusions for virus and bacteria. We will also address issues relating to coverage for bodily injury and property damage liability and personal and advertising injury liability and exclusions in the policies, including the employers' liability, total pollution, communicable disease, fungi or bacteria, and organic pathogen exclusions.

Tuesday, April 27
Construction Claims: A Practical Reservation of Rights Checklist | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CT

Despite their prevalence, construction defect and personal injury claims continue to present nuanced considerations for claims professionals and attorneys preparing reservations of rights. This presentation will provide attendees with a practical checklist for their next construction claim. We will address, among many others, the following issues: the "written contract" requirement and other additional insured concerns; variations on the distinction between faulty work and damage to other property; what documents and information to request; and state-specific statutes and legal doctrines that may implicate coverage. You will leave with a checklist you can use immediately for your next reservation of rights.

Thursday, April 29
Emerging Issues in Coverage for Cyber and Privacy Incidents | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CT

Cyber and privacy events were on the rise in 2020, impacting organizations of every size and industry vertical. These high-risk issues can affect insurers across multiple policy lines and across jurisdictions. In this session, we will discuss recent "silent cyber" coverage decisions, new and proposed cyber and privacy laws and exposures, and related coverage issues, including coverage for regulatory fines and penalties.

Featured Speakers

Richard Breavington
RPC, Partner

John DeLascio
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Partner

Paris Glazer
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Partner

Holly Harvey
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Partner

David Heiss
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Partner

Kyle Medley
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Partner

Cheryl Mondi
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Partner

Maria Quintero
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Partner

Paulette Sarp
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Partner

Jason Schulze
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Partner

Scott Seaman
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Partner

Judy Selby
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Partner

Dan Shatz
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Partner

CLE Credit

You may earn CLE credits by attending Hinshaw's Insurance Insights – What Insurers Need to Know in 2021 Webinar Series. All applications are currently pending. Please be aware that CLE credit hours are not guaranteed and may vary from state to state. More CLE information will be forthcoming once it is available.

CLE Activity Attendance Form

Should you have any questions regarding CLE for this webinar series, please contact Cari Trevino, Hinshaw's CLE Coordinator.

CE Credit

Hinshaw will offer continuing education credit for insurance claims adjusters who attend the Insurance Insights webinar series. More details will be available in April.

Adjusters MUST attend the entire webinar series and respond to all three (3) audience polling questions during each session to receive credit.

Claims Adjuster CE Credit Overview (PDF)


Please contact Cheryl Winkowski, Hinshaw's Event Manager.