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Insurance Costs - in you’re your control or out of your control?

Session Type: Management
Track Number: M-14
Location: BCEC
Room: 156 B
Speaker: Dave Cameron, Federated Insurance

Date: Monday, October 04, 2010
Time: 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

Date: Monday, October 04, 2010
Time: 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM


As a contractor, purchasing insurance for your business is a necessary and often frustrating, complicated process. This presentation will help you understand the factors that determine your insurance premiums and, more importantly, what you and your business can do to lessen your these costs. Yes, you can control your insurance premiums in a positive way!

Learning Outcomes: A big part of gaining control of your insurance costs is understanding the elements of risk management from an insurers perspective. The presentation concludes with some specific risk management action plans that will make a difference on your bottom line.

Speaker Bio:

Dave Cameron is a Paynesville, Minnesota native and graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota with degrees in business administration and psychology. He began his insurance career with Federated in 1976 as a loss control representative in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

During his 34 years with the company, Dave's first ten years of field experience included positions as a loss control consultant for two years in Ames, Iowa and seven years in Minneapolis. He moved to the home office in Owatonna, Minnesota in 1986, and has held positions as regional loss control supervisor, loss control training manager and loss control manager–field operations.  In January 1997, Dave moved into the National Accounts department in the position of risk manager–national accounts. In this role, Dave works exclusively with several national contractor associations and their affiliates.

Dave is a skilled trainer and an experienced speaker. He has given numerous presentations to association groups and businesses on specific safety issues and on setting up and maintaining successful safety programs.  He has developed and facilitates both a one-day and a 2 ½-day Designated Risk Manager training program for the contracting industry.

Please note that every state handles licensure and continuing education credits differently. To avoid confusion, NECA strongly recommends you check with your state authority whether they will grant these CEUs for management education programs held at NECA 2010 Boston.

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