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Beware Online COI Systems!

Are you increasingly encountering online digital certificate of insurance verification or tracking systems? If so, are you aware of the potential liability issues involved in the use of these systems? This article identifies things to be wary of, especially if the vendor wants YOU to fund the system.

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False Advertising, Unfair Trade Practices, and Puffery

Yet another online insurance quoting web site says that it makes an “apples to apples” comparison of insurance policies to provide the “same” or “exact” coverage for hundreds of dollars less. Is this claim an unfair trade practice or just bloviated puffery?

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Time to Make Government Action Exclusions More Equitable?

If your car is stolen and not recovered for months or longer, your auto policy likely pays for the ACV of your vehicle. However, if the thief commits a crime and your auto is confiscated for the months or longer required to try the case, your loss is excluded. Property policies have similar “government action” exclusions. Is it time for a change?

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Sending Policy Forms to Additional Insureds

For years I have recommended not adding extraneous information on certificates of insurance requested by additional insureds, but rather sending them the actual policy language. In this article, I explain why.

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Resolving Claim Disputes

What is the most effective way of resolving a property insurance claim and what roles do the agent, adjuster, and contractor play? I explore these issues in a podcast interview that focuses on the restoration industry.

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Insurance Presentations for High School Students and Their Families

Have you ever wanted to present a simple, entertaining, but informative, program to high school students and their parents about insurance? If so, would you be interested in a turn-key program that includes a PowerPoint, presenter notes, and handouts? If so, please take this 1-minute survey.

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