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  • December 11, 2018 9:45 AM | Brittany Mlynek (Administrator)

    PAMIC has signed on to an amicus brief filed with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in Roverano v. John Crane, Inc. PAMIC and the other amici, ask the Supreme Court to uphold the Superior Court’s finding that the Fair Share Act applies to strict liability asbestos cases and that all bankruptcy trusts with whom the plaintiff has settled must appear on the verdict sheet for purposes of apportioning liability under the Fair Share Act. 


    Passed in 2011, the Fair Share Act apportions liability according to fault unless a defendant is sixty percent or more at fault. In a sixty percent plus liability situation, the defendant can be required to pay the entire verdict.

    In Roverano, the plaintiff sued numerous defendants in an asbestos action. Several defendants asked the court to apportion damages according to the extent to which each defendant caused harm. The trial judge, saying he had never heard of asbestos liability being “quantified,” determined that the Fair Share Act did not apply to this case.

    The Superior Court rejected this finding and stated: “…the Fair Share Act specifically applies to tort cases in which recovery is allowed against more than one person, including actions for strict liability.” The Superior Court vacated the trial court’s ruling that the Fair Share Act did not apply and remanded the case for a new trial to apportion liability.

    The Superior Court then addressed the issue of bankruptcy trusts that had settled with the plaintiff. Citing Section 702(a.1)(1) of the Fair Share Act, the court stated “These provisions require that settlements with bankrupt entities be included in the calculation of allocated liability under the statute.”


  • December 07, 2018 1:46 PM | Brittany Mlynek (Administrator)

    PAMIC has released a new sponsorship program. The new programs include the new Platinum Sponsor, and the updated Flex Gold, Flex Silver, and Flex Bronze Sponsorship levels. Sponsorship level information can be found on our sponsorship page. 

  • November 12, 2018 3:57 PM | Brittany Mlynek (Administrator)

    The PAMIC team has implemented a new digital publication called the PAMIC Post. This monthly email will go out at the beginning of each month and will contain early registration for all of the PAMIC events scheduled. Including this early access registration provides our members with an easy and reliable way to get event information. 

    To receive these emails, we ask that you connect with your technology departments and allow PAMIC emails to come through the filter. 

  • October 15, 2018 11:11 AM | Brittany Mlynek (Administrator)

    PAMIC is updating it's sponsorship benefits packages! With the introduction of the new staff, we have decided it is time to update our technology. Several benefits will change because of this update. Announcements for this update will be released in our Sponsorship and Benefits Updates webinar hosted in the end of November. 

  • October 09, 2018 9:45 AM | Brittany Mlynek (Administrator)

    PAMIC, (Pennsylvania Association of Mutual Insurance Companies), the premier provider of education, networking and advocacy to insurance companies in the Mid-Atlantic region, has expanded its partnership with Enquiron to provide Enquiron’s Cyber solutions to all of their member groups. This expansion allows PAMIC to continue their mission of successfully meeting the needs of their policyholders, agents, employees and board members.

    The PAMIC Leadership recognizes that protecting customer and business data and information is at the forefront of every insurer’s mission. According to Ron Gallagher, President, Pennsylvania Association of Mutual Insurance companies (PAMIC) “Cyber threats are here to stay.  Only through timely, accurate and useful knowledge can PAMIC members achieve their goal of protecting their data and customer information from cyber-attacks. Preparedness and continued education form the foundation of a strong cybersecurity program.  PAMIC’s relationship with Enquiron and its Cyber Solutions Portal, helps to solve the educational and preparedness needs of our members.”

    With the expanded relationship, each PAMIC member group will now have unlimited access to cyber guidance, content and tools in addition to Enquiron’s award-winning HR and employment law and HR guidance, content and tools, including articles, training courses, guides, forms, posters and more.

    “PAMIC has recognized the growing needs of their member firms and is proactively meeting those ever-changing demands,” said Brian Hansen, Vice President of Business Development for Enquiron. “This expansion is exciting for both organizations. We are committed to helping our partners understand challenges, navigate potential solutions, and ultimately grow and provide value to their clients.”

    ABOUT PAMIC:

    The Pennsylvania Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (PAMIC) is a trade association that has proudly represented the Mutual Insurance Industry since 1907. Our membership comprises some of the most historic companies in the industry, along with new companies who are thriving under the same model. Today our 57 member groups represent 108 property and casualty insurers licensed to do business in Pennsylvania. While we are based in Pennsylvania, PAMIC membership represents the majority of the Mid-Atlantic region. Our companies hail from: Ohio, Michigan, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, West Virginia and Virginia.

    ABOUT ENQUIRON:

    Enquiron, Enquiron.com, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, provides consultative business solutions to employers in all 50 states, across various industries, sectors and sizes. Since 1996, Enquiron has revolutionized the way that services impacting HR, Employment Law, Health Care, Retirement, Cybersecurity and more are delivered to, and utilized by, employers. Enquiron has locations across the United States and is a trusted partner to organizations who need specific answers to specific questions.

     


    Cited from Enquiron Press Release: https://enquiron.com/news_item/5084/

  • October 01, 2018 9:26 AM | Brittany Mlynek (Administrator)

    Due to the sudden change in staff, PAMIC is sorry to announce that the Fall Eastern and Western group meetings will be canceled. These meetings will resume in the Spring as planned. 

  • September 11, 2018 8:40 AM | Brittany Mlynek (Administrator)

    We would like to welcome two new staff members to our staff! First up, our new Director of Education and Events, Andrea Stroble. Andrea graduated from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 2015. Shortly after graduating, she began her career in the hospitality industry as a Sales Assistant at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square. As she learned about the group sales aspect of the hotel business, she became much more interested in the event planning and catering. After about a year she was promoted to the position of Executive Meeting Specialist where she worked in the Convention Services department and obtained extensive knowledge in hotel operations and client relations. When she relocated back to the Harrisburg area in the summer of 2017, her experience at the Sheraton in Pittsburgh led her to a position as an Event Sales Manager and Wedding Specialist at the Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel. Here she directed countless Weddings, Galas, and black tie events. When she’s not working, Andrea enjoys cooking, playing with her cat Beau, and attending live music events in the area.

    Our second new employee is our new Director of Communications and Technology, Brittany Mlynek. Brittany graduated from Juniata College with a Degree in Multimedia Technology Strategies in 2017 and is currently completing a Masters Degree in Strategic Communications. Throughout her college career, she completed an honors thesis mastering the relationship-marketing approach, which was then accepted to the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in 2017. After graduation, she began her career in the communications field as a marketing consultant at Operation Crusader, a relationship marketing company based in York, PA. While working there, she gained the experience needed to create a cohesive marketing and communication plan for various companies. While in her downtime, Brittany enjoys photography, drawing, and spending time with her family.

    Be sure to give them a warm welcome the next time you see them at our next events. 


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