Employer Talking PointsYour employer may ask you why you should attend the AICP Annual Conference. It's a good question, for which there is a good answer — there’s real value for the employer! It's important for your employer to understand the mission of the AICP — to serve the insurance compliance community by promoting relationships, exchanging information and providing learning opportunities within a dynamic regulatory environment. So, what does that mean to your employer?
Have you ever heard the phrase, "It's not what you know; it's who you know”? Professional networking is a fundamental element to exchanging information effectively and efficiently to help us do the job our employers ask of us. How often have you found exactly what you needed to know by simply contacting someone in your professional network?
How often have you been asked to go into territory new to you and to get up to speed quickly? Being able to take advantage of learning opportunities, coursework, seminars and webinars is a rich resource for shortening your learning curve.
Our insurance compliance community includes those who regulate as well as those who are regulated. This relationship in and of itself can often lead to differing viewpoints. But, by taking advantage of opportunities to get to know each other better and to look for ways to work better together, we are often able to resolve those differing viewpoints in a manner that results in a win-win for all parties involved.
In essence, by the AICP meeting its mission, its members are better equipped to meet employer needs through their professional development, through the industry contacts they make, through the building and strengthening of their professional network, and through interaction with and opportunities to develop relationships with members of the regulatory community.
The AICP aims to provide all of these opportunities at its Annual Conference. With insurance regulation becoming more demanding at state, federal and international levels, we all need dependable resources to stay on top of important changes, to continue building positive experiences between regulators and industry, and to participate in educational opportunities. The AICP Annual Conference truly offers a comprehensive educational and networking resource by:
- Providing a three-day, seminar-rich meeting, filled with insurance compliance-related topics that range from product development and state submissions to product regulation. You will find many educational sessions that are timely and cover topics such as regulatory oversight, data analytics, state filing best practices, best practices of implementing legislative/regulatory changes, ethics, corporate governance, cybersecurity, privacy and market conduct. There are also sessions on emerging issues and topics such as the sharing economy, social media and technological advances. And for the new compliance professional, we are offering the "basics" in easy to understand formats for both property and casualty, and life, annuity and health professionals.
- Presenting an overall program that offers 60+ sessions divided among Life & Annuity, Health, Property & Casualty, and general interest topics.
- Providing ample opportunity for regulator/industry interaction. Insurance regulators often participate in sessions to address hot topics in their respective jurisdictions, as well as participating in general topic seminars and regulator round tables which provide time to meet with them one-on-one.
- Including representatives from many industry organizations such as CEFLI, ACLI, AHIP, ISO, IIPRC, NAIC, AIA, IAPP and the like.
- Providing numerous opportunities, in both formal and informal settings, to build and strengthen your professional network.
- Offering opportunities to find solutions to ongoing complex insurance compliance challenges by providing time to meet with third-party product and service providers in the Business Partner Showcase where they present and highlight their respective compliance tools, systems, services and technologies.
With 60+ educational sessions, over 600 attendees representing both industry and the regulatory community, and opportunities to meet with companies offering tools and information to solve insurance compliance challenges, no other insurance compliance conference offers all of these resources. And, ultimately, your employer "wins" by your taking advantage of ongoing professional development which the AICP Annual Conference has to offer. The results — you are better equipped to meet the demands of your job after Conference than you were before Conference!
So, take this information to your employer. Show them the agenda of topics and the opportunities for networking with fellow compliance professionals and regulators. Once they see how rich and valuable the information provided will be, they will understand that you should be with your peers.