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The Benefits of Gratitude

In the spirit of this holiday season, thanks to all of my blog subscribers and, in keeping with the sentiment of the season, here is an article about the proven benefits of gratitude.

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Auto Insurance Is NOT a Commodity

The only real difference between auto insurance policies is the price, right? Not really. Here are four real-life claim illustrations of critical differences, along with another dozen examples of coverage differences. And this is just a small marketplace sampling.

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Beware “Special Condition” Endorsements!

It is important to QC policy deliverables to see what unrequested policy forms have been added and, where possible, to negotiate their removal or modification. One of the greatest offenders are “special condition” endorsements.

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Is There a Duty to Read an Insurance Contract?

Is there a duty for insureds to read their insurance policies? Should insurance professionals (agents, underwriters, adjusters) read and understand the insurance policies they sell or service? Take this very quick poll and offer your opinions (poll is limited to the first 100 responders).

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3 Fantastic New ISO Construction Industry CGL Endorsements

ISO has introduced three new long-needed CGL endorsements that will be heartily welcomed in the construction industry, two being automatic completed operations additional insured endorsements and the other an automatic waiver of subrogation form. In addition, this article answers the question, “WHY is ISO doing this?”

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A Certificate of Insurance Supreme Court Decision You MUST Read TODAY

If an agent says that someone is an additional insured on a certificate of insurance and they’re actually not, is the agent liable? Does such a misrepresentation by the agent create a liability for the insurer? Does such a misrepresentation override any disclaimers on the certificate? According to the Washington Supreme Court, the answer is “Yes, yes, yes.” Read on for the details and the lessons learned.

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Language vs. Logic

There are two ways to argue policy form coverage: language and logic. Sometimes the premise for or against coverage is clear in the form language, but the outcome is completely illogical. So, what wins, language or logic? This article explores each side of the coin and concludes with a third example that demonstrates what happens when language and logic combine to support an argument.

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Bread and Books

Ideas, bread and books are all the same–they’re better when they’re shared. The posture of generosity and connection replaces a mindset of scarcity…. The same is true of insurance books.

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