Arbitrators Committee : 8 years
Workshops, as Trainee: 1; February 2004
Ethics Training, as Trainee: 1; April 2010
ARIAS Conference Faculty: 2; Fall Conference 2017 - FACULTY Fall Conference 2019 - FACULTY
Other Approved Training: Fall 2014 Educational Seminar - FACULTY
Spring 2015 Educational Seminar - FACULTY
January 2016 Webinar - FACULTY
Fall 2014 Educational Seminar - FACULTY
John Chaplin has been employed as a transactor of reinsurance (broker, underwriter) in the insurance and reinsurance field for 45 years, and thus has first-hand experience in the turmoils of the US and London reinsurance markets during the liability crisis of the 1970's and 1980's along with the subsequent market recoveries; the meltdowns in the Workers Compensation field that followed in the 1990's and the boom in the natural disasters of the early 2000's. His experience in those years was as an intermediary at Guy Carpenter and later as a direct writing reinsurer at North American Re (now, Swiss Re America).
He has performed several roles within the field of alternative dispute resolution under the aegis of ARIAS-US: arbitrator, umpire, mediator, advisor and expert witness. Mr. Chaplin’s long experience in broking and underwriting has made him conversant in virtually all of the insurance and reinsurance disciplines of underwriting, intermediation, accounting, finance, and claims.
In addition, Mr. Chaplin has served as a lecturer, trainer and panel member typically in the field of reinsurance, providing education to insurers, reinsurers and intermediaries on a variety of subjects.
Mr. Chaplin’s training activities outside of ARIAS-US include seminars for the Reinsurance Association of America, the Intermediaries and Reinsurance Underwriters Association and the Insurance Library Association of Boston.
While Mr. Chaplin’s major focus over time has been property and casualty insurance, he is experienced in certain specialty lines of business such as life and health insurance, professional liability, cyber and aviation.