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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)
APRIL 19, 2017
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.
Work Comp - Session 1 of 2 (multiple subtopics) (CE)
MAY 17, 2017
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.
Are You Insuring ALL the Right People? (non-CE)
JUNE 14, 2017
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
Work Comp - Session 2 of 2 (multiple subtopics) (CE)
JULY 19, 2017
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.
Contractual Risk Transfer, Additional Insureds, and the Primary and Noncontributory Requirements (non-CE)
AUGUST 16, 2017
- 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.”
Ordinance or Law: Why Building Codes are BAD (CE)
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)
NOVEMBER 15, 2017
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
Contractors Protective Professional Indemnity: Filling Gaps You Didn't Even Know You Had (CE)
DECEMBER 20, 2017
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.
Business Income - Session 2 of 2 (multiple subtopics) (non-CE)
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.