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RMI Students Participate in 2017 NAPSLO Symposium in Chicago

EKU RMI students participate in national NAPSLO symposium

Students from the Risk Management and Insurance program attended the National Symposium of Professional Surplus Lines “Extreme Risk Takers” Symposium, March 31-April 1, 2017.

Students who attended include Craig Cleveland, Amber Holbrook,  Brianna Saylor, Noah Shartzer, Alex Barton,  Jose Ortiz, Ibrahima Ndiaye,  and Josh Tolar. They stayed in the Embassy Suites in downtown Chicago; in addition to the conference activities, they enjoyed some time to spend with students from other universities bowling, playing games, eating, and relaxing while getting to know each other.

Featured speakers talked about their experiences working in the excess and surplus lines of insurance.  They also gave good pointers on how to get a job in this part of the industry and tried to inspire the students to pursue a career in excess and surplus lines.

The symposium also featured a career fair, workshops on underwriting, and feature presentations from intermediaries, biotech industries, case studies on risk management, and an exhibition from Lloyd’s of London. Some of the students had visited Lloyd’s in the UK earlier in the semester.

NAPSLO, or the National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices, fill the need for coverage in the marketplace by insuring those risks that are declined by the standard underwriting and pricing processes of admitted insurance carriers. The national organization was developed in the 1960s to more effectively represent the surplus lines industry on a national level.

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Published on April 17, 2017

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