Underwriting Boot Camp

July 12-15, 2021 • On-site location to be determined
For insurance professionals new to or with limited surplus lines underwriting exposure or experience


About the Program

This course is designed to establish an underwriting foundation in the wholesale, specialty and surplus lines market for insurance professionals new to surplus lines and/or interested in developing an underwriting skill set.  The course is case study-centric and focuses primarily on the Property and General Liability lines of business.  Attendees expand their insurance terminology and strengthen their underwriting approach. At the end of the program, through classroom facilitation, discussion and thorough case studies, students will be more effective in their jobs. 

Learn more about Underwriting Boot Camp in the informational program brochure.

Who Should Attend

Underwriting Boot Camp is ideal for insurance professionals new to or with limited E&S underwriting experience. This course is also beneficial for underwriters with single-line experience who want to expand their knowledge on other lines of insurance. Underwriting Boot Camp is also a great opportunity for brokers to strengthen their underwriting knowledge and become better industry partners. 

Registration and Fees

  • Registration for 2021 Underwriting Boot Camp will open in May 2021. If you are interested in attending the 2021 Underwriting Boot Camp and would like to be notified when registrations open, click here to join a waitlist.
  • Tuition is $975 per participant

What Alumni Have To Say

 “The WSIA Underwriting Boot Camp has been a tremendous help. One of the takeaways was the amount of knowledge the instructors had. They were able to really define and get down to the nitty-gritty details and provide that information to us. There were a lot of what-if questions, and we worked together along as a group.”
Kyle Bolls, S/L Stamping Office of TX 

“The biggest takeaways are the people and the networking. Getting to know them and have those networks across the country is valuable. I strongly recommend WSIA Underwriting Boot Camp. It’s a way to network, learn and broaden your horizons in the insurance industry.”
Kenny Ogden, IFG Companies

Read more feedback from past attendees about their Underwriting Boot Camp experiences. 

Schedule of Events

All class times are presented in Central Time (CT) and should be adjusted for your relevant time zone.

Date Time  Topic
Sunday, July 11 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. On-site Registration / Informal Gathering
    Onyx at the Grand - Registration Level, Grand Hyatt
     
Monday, July 12 7:00 - 7:55 a.m. Breakfast Buffet

  Room 1201 / 2017 Lounge - GSU Buckhead Center
 
 
  8:00 - 8:15 a.m. Class Introductions and Sessions Overview
    Lindsay Holland
    Room 1203 - GSU Buckhead Center
     
  8:15 - 9:15 a.m. What is Underwriting?
    Presented by Chris Behymer
    Room 1203 - GSU Buckhead Center 
     
  9:15 - 9:30 a.m. Break 
     
  9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Property and Inland Marine: Part 1 
    Presented by Chris Behymer 
    Room 1203 - GSU Buckhead Center
     
  12:00 - 12:05 p.m. Group Photo 
     
  12 :05 - 1:00 p.m. Luncheon Buffet 
    Room 1201 / 2017 Lounge - GSU Buckhead Center
     
  1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Property and Inland Marine: Part 2 and Case Studies 
    Presented by Chris Behymer 
    Room 1203 - GSU Buckhead Center 
     
  5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Reception 
    Maggiano's Little Italy 
     
Tuesday, July 13 7:00 - 7:55 a.m. Breakfast Buffet
    Room 1201 / 2017 Lounge - GSU Buckhead Center
     
  8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. General Liability: Part 1 
    Presented by Chip Pecchio 
    Room 1203 - GSU Buckhead Center 
     
  12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Luncheon Buffet
    Room 1201 / 2017 Lounge - GSU Buckhead Center
     
  1:00 - 5:00 p.m. General Liability: Part 2 and Case Studies
    Presented by Chris Pecchio
    Room 1203 - GSU Buckhead Center
     
Wednesday, July 14 7:00 - 7:55 a.m. Breakfast Buffet
    Room 1201 / 2017 Lounge - GSU Buckhead Center
     
  8:00 - 11:45 a.m. Professional Liability and Liquor 
    Presented by Chip Pecchio 
    Room 1203 - GSU Buckhead Center
     
  11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Wrap-Up and Course Evaluations
    Room 1203 - GSU Buckhead Center
     

Underwriting Boot Camp Cancellation Policy

    • Registrants can receive a full refund, less a $50 fee for processing, if the request is made by September 14, 2020. 
    • Registrants can receive a 50% refund if requested between September 15 and September 29, 2020.
    • No refund is offered after September 29, 2020.
    • Should you cancel within four weeks, you will have a limited time opportunity to substitute someone else at your firm as an alternative to the above refund policy. 
    • All requests must be made in writing to Denise Marshall, denise@wsia.org.