In the spirit of full transparency, this post promotes some webinars and seminars I’m doing and a new YouTube channel. I know that some of you don’t like to get your weekly email of new blog posts that include promotions. I know that because every time I do it, I get 2-3 unsubscribes and that’s almost the only time I get any unsubscribes. But, at that risk and with the hope that the other three blog posts this week offset any annoyance, the following are some really good opportunities to learn. If you’re not interested, just move on to the next blog post. Thanks for your indulgence.

Insurance Journal’s Academy of Insurance 12-Part Series on Resolving Insurance Coverage and Claims Disputes

As previously announced, this year I’m writing a monthly column in the Insurance Journal magazine and their Academy of Insurance is supplementing that with a monthly webinar. January’s column and webinar was largely an introduction to the series and a discussion of whether insurance is becoming a commodity. A remarkable 80% of January participants rated that webinar as follows:

How did our instructor do today?

4.82 out of 5

Was the content what you wanted?

4.69 out of 5

Would you recommend this class to anyone else?

4.76 out of 5

February’s article and webinar are entitled “Why Claims Are Denied.” I’ll provide four reasons why this happens and what you can do about it. In the webinar, we’ll dig deeper by considering a bunch of claim scenarios and how to resolve them. You can register for individual webinars for $99 but, by far, the best deal is to become an Academy member for $279. This gives you access not only to my entire 12-part series, but also dozens and dozens of live and recorded webinars. Truly speaking objectively, this is a tremendous value given the quality of instruction provided by some top notch insurance experts that I personally know.

To learn more or to register, click here.

Boston Insurance Library Webinars

I will be doing two 3-hour webinars for the Boston Insurance Library. The first one is a condensed version of the 12-part Academy of Insurance series I’m doing based on the book I published in May called “When Words Collide: Resolving Insurance Coverage and Claims Disputes.” This webinar will be held on January 30, the cost is $35-$50, and the program has been approved for CE in MA and NH. To learn more or to register, click here.

The other webinar I’m doing for the library is “Finding and Fixing Commercial Lines Coverage Gaps.” That program will be held on February 14 and has been filed for CE in MA and NH. To learn more or to register, click here.

Kansas and Michigan Seminars

Next week I will be presenting four 3-hour seminars at the Kansas Big “I” Rural and Small Agents Conference in Wichita. Topics include “25 Ways to Get Into So Much Trouble Even Agent Jack Bauer Can’t Save You,” “Finding and Fixing Personal Lines Coverage Gaps,” “Finding and Fixing Commercial Lines Coverage Gaps,” and “When Words Collide: Resolving Insurance Coverage and Claims Disputes.” You can learn more and register here. If you’re attending, please introduce yourself as a blog subscriber.

On February 19, I’ll be presenting two 3-hour seminars at the Michigan Big “I” annual convention in Grand Rapids. Topics include “Finding and Fixing Coverage Gaps” (both personal and commercial lines) and “When Words Collide: Resolving Insurance Coverage and Claims Disputes.” You can learn more and register here. If you’re attending, please introduce yourself as a blog subscriber.

New YouTube Channel!

The Insurance Nerdery is a new YouTube channel hosted by Amber Wuollet and John Bachmann that will feature weekly short videos on insurance news, event, trends, etc. To register (absolutely FREE), click here. Here is Amber attired in the latest fashion:

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