2017 Spring Conference Materials


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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.

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