PIANY Details Plans for LI RAP

March 10, 2004

The Professional Insurance Agents of New York State Inc. has issued a bulletin giving further details for its 19th annual Long Island Regional Awareness Program (RAP) to be held Thursday, April 22, 2004, at Leonard’s of Great Neck, starting at 7 a.m.

“This year’s Long Island RAP is full of education seminars-focusing on hot topics in the insurance industry-occasions to meet with other industry producers and more,” noted Long Island RAP Committee Chair Peter Resnick. “For the last 19 years this program has provided a forum for members of the profession to meet and share ideas and solutions. This year the tradition continues.”

The PIANY said continuing education credits will be offered in the following courses:
— The Fight Against Fraud, facilitated by Frank Sztuk, national special investigation unit director, Allmerica Financial, will examine the growing problem of insurance fraud and his program will focus on ‘application opportunity;’ the impact of fraud on the industry; and the general public and timely methods for recognizing and combating fraud.
— Ivan Cohen, CIC, AAI, CPIA, president, Cohen-Putnam Agency, will lead E&O Loss Prevention: Exposures and Strategies, and investigate the general principles of errors and omissions, with specific emphasis on the definition of E&O and theories of liability. By following the trends in E&O exposures and reviewing the major problem areas, participants will learn proactive risk management strategies to lessen the frequency and depth of E&O claims.
— For those who enjoy self-study, PIANY offers Ethical Practices. This course will help producers identify and deal with the many ethical dilemmas that can emerge through the course of a career. Using materials relevant to both life/health and property/casualty producers, participants will define ethics and explore the higher ethical standard to which insurance producers are subject.

“The exam will take place at Long Island RAP and eight CE credits are available to all licensees who pass the exam with a 70 or better. To take advantage of this education course, participants must register with PIANY by Thursday, April 1, 2004,” said the announcement.

The bulletin also stressed that “Besides CE sessions, attendees will have access to the sold-out trade show and a keynote luncheon-featuring an address by David P. Delaney Jr., president and CEO, Lancer Insurance Group. In addition, the 2004 Long Island RAP Executive of the Year and Louis A. Morelli Memorial awards will be presented at this time.”

For more information, logon to PIANY’s award-winning Web site and type EC10001 in the Quick-Link box; contact the PIANY’s Education and Conference Department at (800) 424-4244; or via e-mail at conferences@piaonline.org.

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