2018 Underwriting Boot Camp

July 16-19, 2018 • Atlanta, GA • Georgia State University

About the Program

This course is designed to establish an underwriting foundation in the wholesale, specialty and surplus lines market through a combination of online and in-class courses for individuals new to surplus lines and/or interested in developing an underwriting skill set. The program focuses primarily on Property and General Liability lines of business. At the end of the program, through classroom facilitation, discussion and thorough case studies, students will be a more effective technician.

Who Should Attend

This 3.5 day program is designed for insurance professionals new to or with limited surplus lines underwriting exposure/experience or those underwriters with single-line experience who want to expand their knowledge to other lines of insurance.

Schedule of Events

Date Time  Topic
Monday, July 16           8:00 - 8:15 a.m.      Class introductions and Session Overview
  8:15 - 9:15 a.m. What is Underwriting?
  9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.      Property Coverage and Underwriting: Part 1
  1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Property Coverage and Underwriting: Part 2 

Tuesday, July 17 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Property Case Studies

1:00 - 5:00 p.m. GL Coverage and Underwriting: Part 1
Wednesday, July 18           8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.    GL Coverage and Underwriting: Part 2 
  1:00 - 5:00 p.m. GL Case Studies
Thursday, July 19  8:00 - 11:45 a.m.  Package Case Studies
  11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.            Wrap Up / Q&A

Hotel and Accommodations

Hotel reservations are your responsibility. There are several hotels within walking distance of the Georgia State University Buckhead Center.

Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead
3300 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta Buckhead
3332 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA

Doubletree by Hilton Atlanta - Buckhead
3342 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

Travel Arrangements

Students should plan to arrive on-site by 8 a.m. on July 16. Departing flights should be scheduled for after 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 19. 

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is located 15 miles south of the training location.

Session Location

Georgia State University Buckhead Center
Tower Place 200
3348 Peachtree Road NE, 12th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30326

Underwriting Boot Camp Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation through June 4 will result in a full refund, less a $50 processing fee.
  • Cancellation between June 5 and June 18, 2018 will result in a 50% refund.
  • No refund is offered after June 18, 2018.
  • Should you cancel after June 18, 2018 you will have a limited time opportunity to substitute someone else at your firm as a alternative to the above refund policy.
  • All requests must be made in writing to Denise Marshall, denise@wsia.org.
7/16/2018 - 7/19/2018
Atlanta, GA

Sign In