The Future of Cyber Insurance:  Trends on the Horizon

OAPSLO Webinar – Dec. 16, 2021 from 3 to 4 p.m.

Approved for 1 hour of CE


IntroductionDrastic Changes in Cyber
Trends in CyberFederal Regulations and Oversight
Cost of CyberQ & A


Navigating the Hard Market – Designing Top Quality Submissions

OAPSLO in conjunction with OIA presented a webinar on Navigating the Hard Market – Designing Top Quality Submissions on Dec. 9, 2020. Seventy-one agents were educated on this topic!

OAPSLO Panelists Ken Kukral, Jason Stoermer, JB Civille, and Andy Hamilton were joined by Judy Sivy (OIA) to provide valuable information to OAPSLO and OIA members.  If you were unable to attend you can access the recording by clicking the link below.

Provided here is the recording, provided here is the presentation, and provided here are the poll results. We’ve also included this COVID-19 Questionnaire for your convenience.

In addition, OLAPSO has provided the articles Working With Insurance Specialty Markets – Guide to Top Quality Submissions and The Lost Art of Submission Narratives for your personal use.

Provided below you will find three takeaways from the webinar.

  1. Include a submission narrative to “tell the rest of the story” to the application. Make the narrative is clear, succinct and all encompassing.
  2. Put yourself in your underwriter’s shoes. If you were the underwriter what questions would you ask about the submission, and then include the information in your narrative submission.
  3. Have a relationship with your E/S partner. Be consistent in that relationship.  Find out what they specialize in and their turn around time. 

If you have any additional questions about today’s session or if there’s anything that we can help you with, please contact OAPSLO.

Membership Webinar – Flood

April 21, 2022 from 12 to 1 p.m.

1 hour of CE Approved

Thomas Becker, Director of Business Development, DUAL North America, Chicago, IL


National Flood Insurance Program Overview
Risk Rating 2.0 Update
Private Flood Markets

Tom Becker and Chrissy Scarcella elected to the OAPSLO Board

We are excited to announce that Tom Becker and Chrissy Scarcella were recently elected to the OAPSLO Board of Trustees! Thank you for your leadership, passion and dedication to OAPSLO’s members.

Tom Becker has been with Dual North America for almost 8 years as Director of Business Development.  He is responsible for agency distribution, new business and product development, and underwriting program marketing and sales strategies.  Tom brings over 30 years of experience in the financial services and insurance industries. 

Chrissy (Jacobs) Scarcella has been with Jacobs & Associates, a Towerstone Company since 2018 as Director Of Marketing And Business Development. She has worn many different hats throughout her career – educator, manager, entrepreneur, director and marketer.

2022 WSIA Insurtech Conference

March 20-23, 2022 | New Orleans, LA
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

The WSIA Insurtech Conference offers a comprehensive slate of sessions providing insights on industry disruption and transformation opportunities. Conference sessions highlight the imperative of developing a digital strategy, including artificial intelligence, data analytics and other solutions designed to expand markets, collaborate, streamline the distribution chain and enhance the customer experience. Learn more: WSIA Insurtech Conference

Jim Jacobs of Jacobs & Associates

Shared by Beth and Chrissy Jacobs

It is with deep sadness that we tell you of the passing of our dad, Jim Jacobs on October 27, 2021.  Our dad founded Jacobs & Associates in 1988, with the dream of being a successful small business owner.  He achieved this dream through your loyal support and business over all of these years.  He loved working in insurance perhaps more than anyone we have ever met, he loved working with you all and valued the friendships he created over the years.  We will continue to honor his legacy with the same service you have always known from him.

A memorial service is being planned to honor his memory on Friday, November 12th at 6pm, at Bethel Cleveland in Brunswick, Ohio.  In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made Love a Stray Cat shelter, our dad was an avid lover of cats and supporter of animal shelters.

A New Look at Dram Shop and Gram Shop Liability

OAPSLO Membership Meeting – Nov. 4, 2021 at 3 p.m.

Richard S. Pitts will join OAPSLO on Thursday, Nov. 4th for an informative webinar on “A New Look at Dram Shop and Gram Shop Liability” . This program is approved for 1 hour of CE.

Rick Pitts serves as Vice-President and General Counsel to Arlington/Roe & Co., Inc., an insurance brokerage and managing general agent headquartered in Indianapolis.  Rick also serves as general counsel to the Independent Insurance Agents of Indiana, Inc., as well as its sister organization in Kentucky.  Rick speaks annually at the “Roadshows” in Kentucky and Indiana’s Agency Compliance Seminars and presents various seminars on insurance and employment related matters.  He has presented continuing education seminars to insurance professionals nationally through industry groups including the National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research.

The webinar begins with a description of some of the current issues in liquor liability and a view of the statistics showing the nature and extent of the risk, including recent jury verdicts. The next segment focuses on state law, both case and statutory, that creates the liquor liability.  The laws and liability landscape are discussed, with focus on topics such as: does a homeowner have the same exposure as a professional bartender; and, how does evidence of blood alcohol content and consumption rates play out in real cases?  Rick then presents information on the exclusions and limitations that exist under the most frequently used homeowner’s forms (for consumer-related issues) and business forms. 

You are invited and encouraged to share this invitation with others in your organization. OAPSLO members attend free. There is a $25 fee for non-members.

You must register in advance to attend the webinar: A New Look at Dram Shop and Gram Shop Liability After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about how to join the webinar.

Nov. 4th OAPSLO Membership Meeting

A New Look at Dram Shop and Gram Shop Liability