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With PAAS® Company-Sponsored Seminars, you get training when you want it, where you want it, and how you want it. For your seminar, you can choose any of our standard programs, or you can get a standard program modified to your needs. You can also get a brand-new seminar, specially developed to your specifications.

Here's a list of our standard seminars:

Audit Reviewer Course – General Liability
This two-day seminar helps audit reviewers and analysts, processing supervisors, underwriting examiners, and agent customer service representatives improve their classification techniques for general liability. By focusing on practical, on-the-job issues, this seminar gives your staff knowledge and skills they can put to work immediately to help upgrade your company's ability to compete profitably.

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Audit Reviewer Course – Workers' Compensation
This two-day seminar gives your inside premium audit staff an opportunity to strengthen their knowledge of workers' compensation rules and learn how to review audits for quality and completeness. Originally developed with audit reviewers and analysts in mind, the course is also appropriate for underwriters and agents.

The sessions include lectures, workshops, and realistic case studies, based on actual physical audits and policyholder reports, to tie together the most commonly misunderstood concepts.

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Back to Basics – Commercial General Liability
This two-day seminar consists of the general liability portion of our five-day Basic Training Course and will key in on the basic concepts relating to division six of the commercial general liability manual. The seminar will cover the CLM division six general rules, classifications, basis of premium, and the business group rules for manufacturing, mercantile, contracting and servicing, buildings or premises, and miscellaneous risks.

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Back to Basics – Workers' Compensation
This two-day seminar will teach the basics of classifications, basis of premium, officers and other employees, subcontractors, maritime, and rating factors and is intended for trainees or anyone else in need of a good foundation in the basic concepts of workers' compensation.

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Basic Training Course
This popular five-day course teaches the basic coverages and auditing techniques for workers' compensation, general liability, and commercial automobile. Because of the comprehensive coverage of the material, the course benefits the new auditor and the experienced auditor, audit reviewer, and underwriter. We strongly suggest that attendees start by studying the PAAS Training Manuals before attending this course.

In 2014, PAAS will also offer the Basic Training Course at the ISO home office In Jersey City, N.J.

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Commercial General Liability Refresher Course
The CGL Refresher Course is a two-day seminar that promotes an awareness of the special classification techniques of the major general liability business groups. Also, through the use of lectures, workshops, and case studies, the course explores the key concepts of the general liability policy, including:

  • adequately insured subcontractors
  • classifying by final product
  • dealer vs. distributor
  • uniform exposure base

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Telephone Audits – General Liability
Premium audit functions have expanded to include not only field auditors but also inside telephone auditors. This two-day seminar helps the telephone auditor develop techniques to elicit information about the insured's operations. Learn what questions to ask and what the answers to those questions could mean to your company. The course also shows how to apply the information using the manual rules for general liability to determine the correct premium.

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Telephone Audits – Workers' Compensation
Premium audit functions have expanded to include not only field auditors but also inside telephone auditors. This two-day seminar helps the telephone auditor develop techniques to elicit information about the insured's operations. Learn what questions to ask and what the answers to those questions could mean to your company. The course also shows how to apply the information using the manual rules for workers' compensation to determine the correct premium.

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Workers' Compensation Refresher Course
This two-and-a-half-day seminar includes lectures and workshops on basic coverages and auditing techniques. Participants work through basic rules and classification techniques used in developing the premium for workers' compensation.

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Workers' Compensation and General Liability Classification Workshops
This two-day seminar provides an in-depth review of classification rules and assignment using realistic case studies and short question/answer problems. The program is ideal for agents, marketing and sales representatives, audit reviewers, and premium auditors. The format allows trainees to attend either session of the course or both.

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Workers' Compensation and General Liability
Comprehensive Q & A Seminar

PAAS will tailor this two-day seminar to topics requested by the sponsoring company. Attendees will be able to submit technical questions before the seminar. We'll address all submitted technical questions during each segment of the seminar.

The seminar consists of morning and afternoon segments for workers' compensation and morning and afternoon segments for general liability, presented as follows:

A. completion of workshop questions and discussion of answers
B. case study completion and analysis
C. review of technical questions and answers submitted by attendees

As this seminar focuses on topics and technical questions submitted in advance, this is the perfect opportunity for attendees to get answers to classification or manual rules questions that need further clarification.

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To ask a question or request more information about PAAS Company-Sponsored Seminars, call Sally Nesmith at 479-365-4076, or send e-mail to sally.nesmith@verisk.com.