How to Insure for the New Normal: Addressing Carrier Challenges


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COVID-19 is having a significant impact on the insurance industry, especially insurance carriers who are facing claims for business interruption or shutdowns that may or may not be covered under the insured’s policy. Carriers are also dealing with public policy pressure to provide coverage even though a policy may not include specific coverage – or not enough coverage. In addition, policyholders are looking to buy business interruption coverage for the future, but the cost is a concern. How can carriers appropriately cover future risks without expensive rates that turn policyholders away?

Join this complimentary webcast to learn how leaders across the insurance industry are adjusting their business models to excel in the new post-pandemic environment. You will:

  • Discover how other carriers are preparing for an unprecedented Q4, along with the unknowns of the 2020 hurricane and wildfire seasons
  • Hear analysis and predictions on how COVID-19 will impact business interruption coverage and claims for years to come
  • And more…

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Soraya Wright | Founder & Chief Risk Officer of SMW Risk Management | Consulting LLC

Soraya has over 30 years of experience managing complex risks for global businesses. She leverages her experience to identify and evaluate enterprise risks and determine appropriate mitigation and risk finance strategies to protect an organization’s earnings and reputation. Soraya’s previous executive positions include VP- Global Risk Management & Crisis Management at The Clorox Company, where she was responsible for leading the company’s enterprise risk management program, global insurance strategy, crisis management and business continuity for worldwide operations; President-Board of Directors of the company’s captive insurance subsidiary, which she formed; and, VP- Enterprise Risk Management at Target, where she was recruited to launch the strategy and centralized oversight of the company’s post-breach enterprise risk management program. In each role, Soraya advised C-Level executives on smart risk-taking and presented her findings to the Board of Directors.

Jay Bregman | CEO & Cofounder | Thimble

Jay is the CEO & Cofounder of Thimble, insurance that helps small businesses succeed on their own terms, and provides policies designed for the uncertainty of starting and growing a business. Thimble has sold over 125,000 policies to small businesses across America via its award-winning app, partner APIs, and broker tools, and has raised $30M from investors including IAC (NASDAQ: IAC). Prior to Thimble, Jay founded Hailo, a ridesharing company in London acquired by Daimler. Read more about Jay’s entrepreneurial journey here.

Dan Hrynda | Vice President, Carrier Practice | Gallagher Bassett

Dan is responsible for managing Carrier Practice property branch.  Dan oversees daily property operations in the Carrier Practice, previous roles within Gallagher Bassett including leading their Quality Solutions Team.  With more than 30 years of carrier experience in the property and casualty space, Dan has extensive experience in the program business space working with MGA’s and Third Party Administrators.