I’ve had several emails from folks wondering why I haven’t blogged in a few weeks. Don’t worry, I’m doing fine, just very busy at the moment between writing and consulting projects, webinars, speaking engagements, other travel, and, of course “the band.” If you’re interested, the following is an update of what I’ll be doing in the next few months….
If you were not aware, this year I’m writing a monthly column for Insurance Journal magazine based on my book “When Words Collide: Resolving Insurance Coverage and Claims Disputes.” In addition, I’m doing a monthly 12-part one-hour companion webinar series for the IJ‘s Academy of Insurance. The fifth installment of the webinar series is May 14 and you can access the entire series (upcoming live sessions and past recorded sessions) plus dozens of other Academy webcasts by clicking here.
I’m also doing a 4-part series of three-hour webinars based on the book for FISCE and The CE Partnership that offers CE credit in some states. I’ll be doing Part 3 of 4 on May 20. These webinars are live and not recorded, but the good news is that the full 4-part series will be repeated beginning with the first session on June 19 and the following three parts on June 24, July 17, and July 30. To learn more and/or to register, CLICK HERE.
I’m also doing a three-hour webinar on “Finding and Fixing Personal Lines Coverage Gaps” for the Boston Insurance Library on May 16. This program has been approved for CE credit in 5 states. For more information and/or to register, click here.
I’ll be doing a one-hour webinar for the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) on June 25 on “Personal Lines Coverage Gaps Created by Motorized Vehicles.” For more information and/or to register, click here.
In person presentations include the Independent Insurance Agents of Rhode Island annual convention on June 11, Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of South Carolina Young Agents Conference on August 9, and the CPCU annual convention on September 22. If you have my “When Words Collide” book, please bring it to one of these events and I’ll be glad to sign it…that should drive up the collectible resale value by 30, maybe 40, cents.
Finally, one of my bucket list items after retiring from the Big “I” at the end of 2016 was to get a band together again. The last time that happened for me was 1973. So that’s what I’ve been working on lately with The Spyders. We’re a 4-piece band that plays mainly classic rock, some blues, a little country, and a few (but growing number of) original songs. Unexpectedly, after debuting at a local bar in January, things are starting to take off for us and learning new songs, rehearsing, and gigging is taking more time than I anticipated. If you’re in the Nashville area, check out one of our upcoming gigs…you’ll find our calendar on our Facebook page. If you’re a Facebook user, please “Like” our page and follow us…we have an increasing number of videos of the band performing live.
With that, thank you for your patience and indulgence. I’ll be back to a regular blogging schedule on insurance issues before too long and you never know when you’ll get a Wednesday email with a blog post or two or three.