2017 Spring Conference Materials


PowerPoint Presentations are available for select conference sessions. Click here do download the powerpoint presentations for general and breakout sessions.


Click here to download the conference program for a full schedule of all sessions, events, and materials.

Important Note: All Conference Programs will be handed to conference registrants onsite during registration. The Conference program will not be mailed to registrants this year.


Following are a list of session materials submitted by panelists for the 2017 ARIAS·U.S. Spring Conference. These materials are directly relevant to the respective discussions.


GENERAL SESSION – Looking Back and Fast Forwarding – Is Bellefonte Dead or Destined to Rule?
Wednesday, May 3, 2:35 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.

Summary of Bellefonte Cases

Excess Ins. Co. Ltd. v. Mut. Ins. Co., 3 N.Y.3d 577 (2004)

Global Reinsurance Corporation of America v. Century…, 843 F.3d 120 (2016)


ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS: Emerging Risks – New and Evolving
Wednesday, May 3, 3:35 p.m. – 5:25 p.m.

Emerging Risks Roundtable Topic Descriptions 

Blockchain Technology and Reinsurance


GENERAL SESSION: Coloring Outside the Lines: The Limits of Extra-Contractual Obligations in Life Property/ Casualty Reinsurance
Thursday, May 4, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Claim Scenario and Sample ECO Clauses


GENERAL SESSION: A Fresh Perspective on the Business Aspect of Commutations
Friday, May 5, 8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Judicial Resolution of Disputes Relating to Commutation of Reinsurance Agreements


GENERAL SESSION: Is the New U.S. – U.N. Covered Agreement Good for Industry, and Will the New Administration Make Changes?
Friday, May 5, 10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

NAIC Letter to the Treasury on Covered Agreements

Joint Trades Letter to the Treasury on Covered Agreement


Covered Agreement Letters to Congress


GENERAL SESSION: Dispute Resolution Involving U.S./ Latin America Reinsurance Relationships
Friday, May 5, 11:20 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.

Insurance Regulations to Hydrocarbon Industry – Overview of Mandatory Insurance Requirements


The Insurance and Reinsurance Law Review

New Mexican Insurance and Bonding Companies

Sovereign Immunity in U.S. Cases Involving Insurance and Reinsurance