Free Professional Liability Seminar for Healthcare Industry Scheduled

September 10, 2001

Richard L. Polizzi, president of Western Security Surplus Insurance Brokers Inc., is sponsoring a free seminar for “Professional Liability for the Healthcare Industry.” Agents can earn three continuing education credits.

The healthcare industry continues to be one of the fastest growing segments of new businesses in the U.S. with expenditures representing over 20 percent of today’s gross national profit. The seminar, which is sponsored by WSS and Shand Morahan, is aimed at giving agents a distinct advantage in this fast growing marketplace.

The speaker is Fran O’Connell, vice president of healthcare business development at Shand Morahan. O’Connell holds RN and MBA Degrees from Northwestern University and has more than 20 years of insurance experience. She has authored articles appearing in several trade magazines and is a frequent speaker at broker groups around the country.

Topics include: professional liability policy types and coverages available today; evaluating the exposures of heathcare clients; emerging issues in the healthcare industry; admitted carrier vs. excess & surplus carrier; and healthcare-related growth areas for agencies.

It is scheduled for Oct. 3, 2001 at the Marriott Newport Beach Suites, 500 Bayview Circle, Newport Beach, CA 92660. Continental breakfast will be served from 8:00 a.m. -9:00 a.m., with the seminar from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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