Revving Up Risk Management...With Bickmore

Bickmore is gearing up for PRIMA's Annual Conference in Indianapolis from June 3-6, 2018! We will be sending a crew of 8 staff members who will be available at our booth (509) in the exhibit hall, as well as speaking during this great event!

Bickmore is also excited to be contributing to the Public Risk Manager Scholarship Fund - having the opportunity to invest in the next generation's education is always valuable, especially in the Risk Management field!

Real-World Risk Transfer

Joe Costamagna, Senior Consultant with Bickmore’s Litigation Department, and Ric Burwell, Manager of Program Administration, are teaming together to present – “Real World Risk Transfer” on June 4, 2018 from 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm.

About their session:

Contracts are your friends! Featuring real-world case studies, this workshop will illustrate how effective risk transfer practices can positively impact claim scenarios for your agency. We’ll also take a look at what can go wrong when contractual risk transfer is not successfully implemented.

Emerging Trends and the Use of Data Analytics for Self-Insurance Pooling

Mark Priven, Director Specialty Actuarial, will present a session on, “Emerging Trends and the Use of Data Analytics for Self-Insurance Pooling” with John Brockschmidt, President of York Pooling, and Deborah Stickle, Vice President, Risk Analytics, Northeast Association Management, on June 5, 2018 from 9:45 am – 11:00 am.


About their session:

Self-insurance pools continue to evolve as a way for public entities to address an ever-changing landscape of new and frightening exposures. This evolution includes not only maximizing self-insurance pools’ effectiveness in providing new insurance, risk-financing and risk management service solutions, but also by utilizing cutting-edge data analytics to identify the most critical exposures and develop plans to address these areas. Join in as the presenters discuss the latest pooling trends, issues and solutions.

Understanding Actuarial Reports: Fun With Numbers!

Mike Harrington, President of Actuarial Services, and Nina Gau, Director of Property and Casualty Actuarial Services, are presenting – “Understanding Actuarial Reports: Fun With Numbers!” This session is  guaranteed to be the most entertaining presentation on Actuarial Services, and will be presented on June 5, 2018 from 11:15 am – 12:30 pm.


About their session:

The actuarial report is a great tool for the risk manager in quantifying costs and identifying trends. This session will explain the results of a typical actuarial report, including outstanding liabilities for completing financial statements and projected program costs for budgeting purposes. The concepts of data quality, loss development, ultimate losses, reserves, discounting and confidence levels will all be addressed. We will also discuss how to interpret trends in frequency, severity and loss rates.

Emerging Trends: Public Risk Manager Panel and Protecting Our Students Panel Discussion

Jon Paulsen, Director of Pooling Management, will moderate – “Emerging Trends: Public Risk Manager Panel Discussion” with Carol Fountain with Travelers Insurance. Their session will take place on Monday, June 4, 2018, from 10:45 am – 12:00 pm. Jon will also moderate “Protecting Our Students: A Panel Discussion” on June 5, 2018, from 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm. The panel includes Darren Sudman, CEO & Co-Founder, Simon’s Fund, Neil Hooper, Chief Revenue Officer of STOPit, Jesse Harper, President and CEO of Athlete Intelligence, and Julianne Shillington, Assistant Vice President, Alternative Market Underwriter, Munich Reinsurance America.

About “Emerging Trends: Public Risk Manager Panel Discussion”:

We live in a complex world with changing dynamics. No one can predict the latest fad that will capture the public. New and emerging issues are all around us on a daily basis. Issues such as cyber threats, smart city technology, opioid/fentanyl use, changing expectations for police force de-escalation, wearable technology, autonomous vehicles and others continue to be front and center. In this panel discussion, you will hear from other public risk managers who are handling these exposures and discuss ways that you can better prepare your public entity to deal with these emerging trends.

About “Protecting Our Students: A Panel Discussion”:

This panel will bring together a variety of experts with the same question in mind: How do we protect our students and keep them safe? The panel will touch on a variety of student exposures, including health issues, harassment, athletics and transportation. The panel consists of non-profits, technology solutions, insurance carriers and school administrators/risk managers.