Insurance vs. Reinsurance: 30/70%
Treaty vs. Facultative Reinsurance: 60/40%
Former Insurance or Reinsurance Company Officer
Former Insurance or Reinsurance Company Director
Workshops, as Faculty: 2; March 2011, September 2014
Workshops, as Trainee: 1; September 2004
Ethics Training, as Trainee: 1; January 2010
ARIAS Conference Faculty: 9; Spring 2006, Spring 2008, Fall 2009, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2017
Other Approved Training: ARIAS Fall 2009 Educational Seminar - FACULTY
ARIAS Fall 2013 Educational Seminar - FACULTY
ARIAS Fall 2009 Educational Seminar - FACULTY
Number of Arbitrations
As an Arbitrator: 199
As an Umpire: 7
As Employee Manager: 8
As Corporate Representative: 25
Susan Claflin is an experienced insurance executive, former General Counsel, and attorney. She has held various legal and executive positions within the (re)insurance industry in P&C and Life companies. Ms. Claflin has extensive experience with asbestos, environmental, cumulative injury and major claims mediations, arbitrations and litigation. She has been involved in primary, excess, facultative, and treaty insurance and reinsurance issues related to general liability, workers compensation, and life insurance. Her expertise provides an excellent background for her work with Claflin Consulting Services LLC as an arbitrator, umpire, and consultant.
Ms. Claflin’s past executive positions include: General Counsel of the Alea (International P&C and life insurance and reinsurance), Danielson (California direct insurers and risk retention groups), PXRE (International insurance and reinsurance) and SPARTA (US direct and captive insurance) companies, members of the Catalina group of insurance and reinsurance companies, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Direct Response Corporation and its direct to consumer insurance subsidiaries, and various executive and legal positions at Travelers Property Casualty, including General Counsel, Group General Counsel – Claims, and Executive Vice President and the head of the Special Liability Group, responsible for all of the Company’s asbestos, environmental and cumulative injury claims, and the coverage litigation and reinsurance arbitrations arising out of such claims.
She was a key player in the 2002 asbestos reserve study in which the Company added significantly to its asbestos reserve in response to the changing claim and legal environment. At the same time, she was also responsible for the Company’s Liability, Property and Workers Compensation Major Case Units located throughout the country. Prior to joining Travelers, Ms. Claflin was an attorney in private practice.