Week of Giving


Week of Giving
 A project of the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation.

Saturday, Oct. 13 – Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018

Your Community!

The Executive Speaker Forum: The Cannabis Conversation


The Cannabis Conversation
Sam Cole on Legalization of Marijuana and Roadway Safety in Colorado


“In 2014 Colorado began a grand social experiment that few of us saw coming. The public was rightfully concerned about the impact on traffic safety. But everyone rose to the challenge, from law enforcement to safety advocates. In the end, no state has met the challenge more robustly—and learned more from the experience—than Colorado.” – Sam Cole, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)

Sam Cole, the Communications Manager for Traffic Safety for the Colorado Department of Transportation, discusses the legalization of marijuana and roadway safety in Colorado and what it could mean for New York.


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NYSBA Law School for Insurance Professionals


New York State Bar Association
Law School for Insurance Profesionals
Co-sponsored by NYIA
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  

Members receive a 10% discount
New York State Bar Association
One Elk Street, Albany, NY

Attend this unique program designed to provide non-attorneys with insurance legal know-how and the opportunity to interact with some of New York’s top insurance and defense attorneys. NYIA appreciates the opportunity to partner with the New York State Bar Association to offer this program to our members.

Register Now  


  • Additional Insured Coverage
  • Auto: Rodriguez v. City of New York; Uber/Lyft and personal auto policy claim
  • Claims Investigation
  • Dealing With Data Breach, Business Interruption and Privacy Claims
  • Primary vs. Excess Insurers
  • Workers Compensation
  • Recovery and Reimbursement

NYIA in partnership with NYSBA  is a proud co-sponsor of this event and is pleased to offer our members a 10% discount


Where: New York State Bar Association | One Elk Street, Albany, NY
When: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $105 ($94.50 with NYIA member discount)
View all options on the registration page.

Can’t attend in person? For the first time, Law School for Insurance Professionals is available online on demand with a video recording available following the program date. Contact Kaitlyn Emory at kemory@nyia.org for your NYIA member coupon code.

This course does not offer MCLE or CE credit. Attendees at the live program in Albany will receive a certificate of attendance. Both attorneys and insurance professionals can benefit from attending this seminar.

New York Auto Forum: A Look at the Road Ahead


New York Auto Forum: A Look at the Road Ahead

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Century House | 997 New Loudon Road | Latham, NY

The New York Auto Forum will provide you with the road map you need to navigate the current roadblocks and future challenges that lie ahead!

Featured sessions:

  • Stories From the No-Fault Battlefield & The Fight Against Fraud
    Skip Short, Member, Short & Billy & Barry Levy, Partner, Rivkin Radler
    Analysis of cases and arbitrations that had significant impact on insurer

  • Impact of Distracted Driving & Possible Solutions
    Robert Sinclair, Manager of Media Relations, AAA Northeast 
    Ben Lieberman, Co-Founder, Alliance Combating Distracted Driving and
    Distracted Operators Risk Casualties

  • Trends in Auto Claims
    Sandee Perfetto, Coverage Director, Personal Auto/Umbrella Product Development, ISO

  • Fireside Chat with Legislators

    Senator Neil Breslin, Senate Insurance Committee Ranking Member
    Assemblymember Kevin Cahill, Assembly Insurance Committee Chair
    Assemblymember William Barclay, Assembly Insurance Committee Ranking Member
    Moderated by Kristofer Snader, Senior Director Government Relations at Nationwide

Fee: $125 for NYIA members, $300 for nonmembers

Hotel Accommodations
For attendees requiring accommodations, a room block has been made. Room rate is $99/night for a standard room, and $109/night for a business king room. The cut-off date to book a room with that rate is October 31, 2018. Reservations must be cancelled by November 13, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. to avoid fee. Use the Group Code NY Insurance when calling (518) 785-0931 to book your room.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. If your company wishes to sponsor a portion of the event, please fill out the sponsorship contract and return to Stacey Orlando or fax to (518) 432-4220.

Links: Agenda | Registration Closed