Allied World's Samuel Carucci to Speak on Panel for Advisen's MMSEA and Professional Liability's Hidden Burdens Webinar

Nov 19, 2009, 11:00 ET from Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, Ltd

PEMBROKE, Bermuda, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, Ltd (NYSE: AWH) announced today that Allied World's Sam Carucci, U.S. Casualty Claims Manager, will be speaking on a panel for Advisen's webinar at 11am (EST) on Monday, November 23, 2009, discussing Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 (MMSEA) and Professional Liability's Hidden Burdens.

With the passage of the MMSEA, Congress has sought to protect the Medicare system from paying expenses considered to be the obligation of an insurance company, self-insured organization or other entity. This webinar will discuss the current state of MMSEA regulations and enforcement. Specific questions to be addressed include: How will the regulations impact Professional Liability lines of business? How are non-U.S. based carriers impacted? How are EPL and other lines affected? What are the critical dates? How will MMSEA impact settlements, costs and loss ratios? The panel of experts will discuss implementation tips and pitfalls to avoid. Registration information for this webinar is available at

As Manager of the Casualty Claims department in the U.S., Mr. Carucci oversees a team of senior claims analysts who are responsible for handling the company's Primary, Excess and Umbrella General Casualty claims. Before joining Allied World, Mr. Carucci was a Complex Director at AIG Domestic Claims, Inc., where he managed high severity/high profile claims nationwide, often in the national spotlight. Mr. Carucci also practiced as an Appellate attorney for AIG with Shaub, Ahmuty, Citrin & Spratt, LLP in New York. Mr. Carucci earned his B.S. from Fairfield University in Connecticut, where he was a Congressional Scholar, and his J.D. from St. John's University School of Law, where he served as an Editor of the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review. He has also been a panel member for the American Bar Association, and is a member of the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel.

About Allied World Assurance Company

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, Ltd, through its subsidiaries, is a global provider of innovative property, casualty and specialty insurance and reinsurance solutions, offering superior client service through offices in Bermuda, Europe, Hong Kong, Singapore and the United States. Our insurance and reinsurance subsidiaries are rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company. For further information on Allied World, please visit our website at

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