WRIA 1999 Annual Meeting Program
The members of WRIA thank the
sponsors of the 1999 WRIA Meeting.
WRIA Annual Meeting
Monte Carlo Hotel Phone: (702) 730-7777
Las Vegas, NV Group code: XWESRIS
January 2-5, 1999 Group rate: $70 per night (Jan. 2-5)
Saturday, January 2
Check in at hotel
WRIA Registration from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Cocktail Party from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 3
WRIA Registration (continued from 9:10-10:50)
Session A - Links with Industry and Risk Management Issues
Moderator: Anne Kleffner, University of Calgary
Nancy Bell, "How Should Business Schools
do Business in the 21st Century?"
James Carson, Randy Dumm, and George Krempley,
"Recovery on the Total Loss: An Analysis
of the Automobile Salvage Process."
"Loss Control Decision Modeling."
William Warfel and Mary Ann Boose, "Creating Linkages
with the Insurance Industry."
9:10-9:30 Coffeee Break
Workshop Session: Paramount Issues for Insurance and
Risk Mgt. Course
Lisa Gardner, Workshop Leader, Overview to Kick Off Topic
Round-Table Discussions and Summary of Discussions
10:30-10:50 Coffee Break
Session B - Legal Issues in Insurance
Moderator: Jerry Todd, St. Mary's University
Bob Works, "Insurance Policy Conditions
Turned Upside Down: The View From Down Under."
Patricia Cheshier, "Sexual Harassment
and Inappropriate Behavior: A Contrast of Risk Exposures in
Different Types of Industry Environments."
Sigmund Horvitz and Louis Stern, "Reasonable
Economic Probability: A Test and a Case Study."
Iskandar Hamwi and Durwood Ruegger, "The
End of Sessions for Today
12:15-1:45 WRIA Board Meeting
Monday, January 4
Session C - Insurance Economics, Finance, and Evolution
Moderator: Bruce Palmer, Georgia State University
George Rejda, Joseph Haley, and Hak Bong
Soo, "An Index of Economic Insecurity."
George Flanigan, "CGL Coverage Over
Steven Pottier and David Sommer, "Insurer
Financial Strength Ratings: Determinants and Differences Across
Billie Ann Brotman, "Examining the
Existence of the Underwriting Cycle in Managed-Care Organizations."
9:10-9:30 Coffee Break
Session D - International and Market Issues in Insurance
Moderator: Nancy Bell, Washington State University
Mark Dorfman and Karl Ennsfellner, "The
Coming of Private Insurance to Former Communist Countries:
The Case of Slovenia."
Weili Lu, "Pension System Crisis in
Gene Lai, Hung-Gay fung, and Wai K. Leung,
"Stock Returns and Past Peformance: Evidence from the
Peter Ellis, "A Comparison of Annual
Premium Patterns for U.S. and Australian Property-Casualty
10:40-11:00 Coffee Break
Session E - Insurance Economics and Finance
Moderator: Mark Forster, MDF Insurance Services
Richard D. MacMinn, "Liability Rules
and Corporate Risk Management."
L. Lee Colquitt, Norman Godwin, and David
Sommer, "Determinants of Cash Holdings by Insurers."
Yoram Eden, Eliakim Katz, and Jacob Rosenberg,
"Loading Factors and Equilibria in Insurance Markets."
David Russell, "Analogs Between Gaming
Companies and Insurance Companies."
12:30 WRIA-Sponsored Luncheon
End of Sessions for Today
Tuesday, January 5
Session F - Life and Health Insurance Issues
Moderator: Joseph Launie, California State University,
Patricia Born, Nancy Bell, and Joseph Fields,
"Consumer Bill of Rights for HMO's."
James Carson and Mark Forster, "The
Replicability of Life Insurance Options Via "BTID."
Ryan Lee and Steven Pottier, "An Empirical
Investigation of Consolidation in the Life Insurance Industry."
Mark Power, Richard Carter, and Michelle
Morin, "An Analysis of the Conversion to Managed Care."
9:25-9:45 Coffee Break
Session G - Market Issues in Insurance
Moderator: Mark Dorfman, University of North Carolina
Beverly Frickel and William Ferguson, "Sustainability
of Excess Profit Levels: The Case of the Insurance Industry."
David Marlett, "The Expansion of the
Public Sector's Involvement in Florida's Residential Property
Mike McNamara and Phillip Kolbe, "A
Comparison of U.S. and Admitted Canadian Life Insurance Companies."
Bruce Evans, "Reinsurance Fundamentals
With Specific Inquiry into the Arbitration Process."