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Taking a little unplanned vacation from blogging or at least a series of mini vacations for the next couple of months.

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Torture Numbers and They’ll Confess to Anything

I just read an article that referenced a ‘study’ that said that only 11% of ‘people’ find insurance agents and brokers to be trustworthy. I’m reminded of a couple of quotations: “Torture numbers and they’ll confess to anything” and “The Devil can quote scripture to suit his purpose.” That’s why I don’t put a lot of stock into articles and ‘studies’ that appear to be solutions (or conclusions) in search of problems.

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Just Because It’s Not Covered Doesn’t Mean It’s Not Covered

What happens when a claim is denied based on an exclusion in an open perils policy that doesn’t exist in a named perils policy that includes a named peril that would appear to cover the loss? In other words, is it possible that an ‘inferior’ named perils policy provides more coverage than an open perils policy?

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How to Explain Coinsurance to Clients

Although most commercial property policies provide examples of how coinsurance works, WHY policies have such a clause is a mystery to most insureds…and many agents. So, let’s examine the principle behind coinsurance in a way that can be easily explained to business owners or new hires….

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Diminished Value Claims…Another Example

I have written extensively about why it’s a good idea to buy the loss damage waiver when renting a car. Here is another good example of why that is a wise decision…a $9,000+ diminished value claim.

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My ebook 52 of the Greatest Things Anyone Ever Said… and Why has gone live on Amazon and in 24 hours has become Amazon’s #1 New Release in the Quotational Reference book category. This ebook includes 52 of my favorite quotations, each with a brief essay about what the quotation means. While the ebook can be read in its entirety and in any order, it is designed so that each quotation and essay is read weekly over the course of the coming year and it can be accessed right from your phone or tablet.

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