Education Webinars

Learn more about upcoming webinars led by experts from around the United States. ​Both live and recorded offerings are available.

Registration Now Open For Following Live Webinars

JANUARY 18, 2017

Cracking the Condominium Conundrum - For association AND unit owner writers (non-CE)

JANUARY 23, 2017

Live from the VU - Join VU Executive Director Chris Boggs for the first ever "Live From the VU" broadcast.

FEBRUARY 15, 2017
Understanding Commercial Property Underwriting: COPE in All its Glory (CE)

2017 Webinar Schedule

MARCH 15, 2017

Is the Absolute Pollution Exclusion Really Absolute? Hint: NO! (non-CE)
  • The Commercial General Liability (CGL) policy contains what is generally referred to as “the absolute pollution exclusion” or “APE” for short. Well this APE isn’t nearly as “absolute” as it sounds. Exceptions within the exclusion give back coverage for claims your insureds may experience. The bad part about this APE? Carriers truly believe it is absolute – and you need to be able to point out when they are wrong (proving your point with the clear policy language). If you’ve ever heard that a crushed grape was considered a pollutant, you’ll want to take part in this session.
APRIL 19, 2017
Work Comp - Session 1 of 2 (multiple subtopics) (CE)
  • Workers’ compensation is a relatively easy coverage to understand. Work comp is work comp is work comp. The difficulty in work comp does not arise out of the policy but rather from the myriad statutes that surround and control how a work comp policy responds. April and June webinars combine to untangle many of these laws that cause problems. Topics detailed in April include what makes an injury compensable under workers’ compensation and who qualifies as an employee.
MAY 17, 2017
Are You Insuring ALL the Right People? (non-CE)
  • Who qualifies as an insured in the Commercial General Liability (CGL) policy and the Business Auto Policy (BAP)? More importantly, how should the insured be listed on the policy? You must be careful who you list as an insured and how you list them. Get this wrong and there may be NO coverage leading to an E&O nightmare.
JUNE 14, 2017
Work Comp - Session 2 of 2 (multiple subtopics) (CE)
  • Part 2 of the Work Comp series launched in April, topics detailed this month include: extraterritoriality and reciprocity – what happens when an employee travels to another state to work; and why Employers’ Liability Coverage is SO important.
JULY 19, 2017
Contractual Risk Transfer, Additional Insureds, and the Primary and Noncontributory Requirements (non-CE)
  • If you deal with construction clients, you deal with contractual risk transfer, additional insureds, and primary and noncontributory problems. This webinar covers all of these time-zapping "issues" and answers questions such as: what is the purpose of contractual risk transfer; what is given to the Additional Insured; and is the Primary and Noncontributory required necessary, ethical, or even legal? In addition, the laws of equity that apply to these issues will be covered along with the three key equity concepts applicable to and the basis for this entire "problem.”
AUGUST 16, 2017
Ordinance or Law: Why Building Codes are BAD (CE)
  • We do a bad job explaining the concept of “replacement cost.” We tend to tell clients they will get new stuff for old junk – which is partially true, but partial truths get you sued. One roadblock to replacement cost is building codes or what we insurance practitioners refer to as ordinances or laws. Unendorsed policies offer only a VERY limited amount of coverage for the increased costs to rebuild due to these ordinance or laws. When your insured is forced to pay these additional costs out-of-pocket, they are going to be MAAADDD! During this session, we detail the coverage problems and the coverage gaps and show you how to fix them.
No webinar scheduled this month

OCTOBER 11, 2017

Business Income - Session 1 of 2 (multiple subtopics) (non-CE)
  • Business Income is the most undersold property coverage, maybe because it is the most misunderstood and scary. Remember, businesses exist to make money, and if there is no money coming in, the business ceases to exist. In reality, business income is quite simple – once the basic concepts are understood. We detail these concepts in our October and December webinars. This month’s topics include the four key business income concepts and key business income policy provisions.
NOVEMBER 15, 2017
Contractors Protective Professional Indemnity: Filling Gaps You Didn't Even Know You Had (CE)
  • Coverage Part A of the Commercial General Liability (CGL) policy is limited in scope, extending coverage to claims arising out of only bodily injury (BI) and/or property damage (PD). Couple Part A’s limited scope with the CGL form’s absolute pollution exclusion (“f.”) and expensive coverage gaps are created for most contractor risks. Contractors’ Professional and Pollution Liability is the contractor’s coverage solution. Often referred to as either the Contractors Pollution and Professional Insurance, the Contractor’s Protective Professional Indemnity coverage, or simply “CPPI,” this multi-peril form specifically addresses and closes most of the coverage gaps created by the limited breadth of Coverage Part A combined with the pollution exclusion (it even addresses some coverage gaps in the business auto policy). This webinar details this incredibly important coverage.
DECEMBER 20, 2017
Business Income - Session 2 of 2 (multiple subtopics) (non-CE)
  • Part 2 of the Business Income series launched in October, this session details how to complete the DREADED Business Income Worksheet (CP 15 15), Extended Business Income, and Dependent Property coverage.