During the next four weeks, S2KM will attend and review three professional educational conferences addressing structured settlement and settlement planning issues:
- Richard B. Risk Jr. Settlement Planning Practicum
- National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA) Annual Meeting
- Society of Settlement Planners (SSP) Annual Meeting
A national authority on structured settlement law, Richard Risk has endowed a series of annual settlement planning "practicums" at his law school alma mater, The University of Tulsa College of Law. Risk believes the 2012 practicum, scheduled for April 13-14, will represent the first time any law school in the country has formally recognized settlement planning as a topic of legal education. Speakers: Joseph Tombs; Patrick Hindert; Mark Popolizio; Jeremy Babener; Jack Meligan; Carl Pierce.
NSSTA Annual Meeting
NSSTA's Annual Meeting, scheduled for April 25-27 in Washington, D.C., will feature a mixed agenda of business and political meetings; NSSTA "Takes the Hill" meetings with Members of Congress and senior Congressional Staffers; plus an educational program headlined by Senator Max Baucus, Congressman Richard Neal, NOLHGA Chairman Thomas Ronce and President Peter Gallanis, Mike Montemurro of the IRS, a Congressional Chiefs of Staff panel, plus various NSSTA leaders and property & casualty insurance representatives.
SSP Annual Meeting
SSP will host its Annual Meeting April 29-May 1 in Las Vegas. The SSP educational program will feature 27 speakers discussing strategies to improve and grow the settlement planning market. Some of the SSP presentation categories:
- Revitalizing and reinventing structured settlements
- New NAIC annuity regulations
- Insurance, investment and administrative options
- Tax developments, strategies and legislative proposals
- Medicare (MSA) and Medicaid (SNT) updates
- What ELNY means for settlement planners
In addition to these three 2012 conferences, S2KM previously attended and reviewed the Academy of Special Needs Planners (ASNP) 2012 Annual Meeting. For S2KM's complete reporting about professional associations whose members participate in structured settlements and settlement planning, see the structured settlement wiki.