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​​​INSTRUCTOR:
Christopher J. Boggs, CPCU, ARM, ALCM, LPCS, AAI, APA, CWCA, CRIS, AINS

Keys (3).jpgFebruary 6, 2019
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Big "I" Members: 
$79
Nonmembers: $179

CE available in some states (approved states list at right).

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Before any claim is paid, status as an “insured” must exist. Is the person or entity suffering or causing loss, injury or damage an insured? If the answer is “no,” there is no need to go any further. If “insured” status does not exist, all your hard work is wasted; no one will ever find out how good you are at designing coverage – because you messed up at the beginning.


If you mess this up, you will have a ticked off insured and maybe an E&O claim you never expected. You have to get this one detail – the named insured – correct. 

Participants in this class will be able to:

     • Identify improperly named insureds;
     • Understand the amount of protection extended to an insured;
     • Describe the technical difference between a “DBA” and a “TA";
     • Explain why one “person” can't do business/trade as another “person"; and
     • Properly manage multiple named insureds. 

All 2-hour Big “I" Virtual University webinars include access to the live session, a link to the post-event on-demand recording available to you 24/7, and a transcript, a valuable and value-added reference tool.​


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​​​INSTRUCTOR:
Christopher J. Boggs, CPCU, ARM, ALCM, LPCS, AAI, APA, CWCA, CRIS, AINS

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May 15, 2019
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Big "I" Members: 
$79
Nonmembers: $179

CE available in some states
(approved states list at right).


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Curious about current “disruptors”? We cover a lot of ground in this Big “I” Virtual University workshop but when we are through, you will be better able to explain some of the new exposures, policy issues, and available options, and be more at ease with the so-called “disruptors.” 
We cover a lot of ground in this session – five topics to be exact.


Our five session topics include:

Understanding the Ridesharing Exposures and Coverage Options

Ridesharing was the insurance industry's first major introduction to the sharing economy. The growth of Uber, Lyft and the myriad other rideshare companies required the industry to make a coverage determination and draw a coverage line in the sand.

Insurance Services Office (ISO) created three endorsements to address when the PAP ceases to provide coverage (form numbers differ by state, so only endorsement names are used). Depending on the endorsement attached, PAP coverage may cease:

  1. When the driver turns on the app;
  2. When the driver has logged in to the app but has NOT accepted a request;
  3. When the driver accepts a request, but has NOT picked up the rider; or
  4. When the driver picks up the rider.
In this segment, we review each of the three endorsements and which applies to what point.

Understanding the Home Sharing Exposures and Coverage Options

Airbnb, and other home sharing opportunities, hit the insurance industry about the same time as ridesharing. The difference seemed to be that the pimping of space in your house (or your entire house) was not as contentious or riddled with questions as ridesharing or car sharing.

ISO developed two endorsements for the home sharing client (endorsement numbers vary by state):

  • Home Sharing Host Activities Endorsement; and
  • Broadened Home Sharing Host Activities Endorsement.
In this sgment, we review the unendorsed HO policy to discover how it responds to a home sharing situation and then we review each of these endorsements.

Understanding the Other “Property Pimping” Exposures

Beyond cars and homes, your insureds are sharing (or pimping) more than you know; this among both personal lines and commercial lines clients. Do you know what your clients are sharing? Do you know how such sharing might affect or be affected by the insurance coverage?

In this segment we:

  • Illuminate what is being shared; and
  • Discuss how insurance might be affected or how underwriting might change.
Understanding the Drone Exposure and Coverage Options

Drones, more technically known as unmanned aircraft, were once a very hot topic, so hot that Insurance Services Office (ISO) released six commercial general liability (CGL) endorsements aimed at drones. The fervor seems to have calmed, but misunderstandings still exist. In this part of the session we discuss:

  • Whether the unendorsed CGL policy language effectively excludes drone use or misuse;
  • The six endorsements; and
  • What information is needed to trigger the limited coverage endorsements.
Do “Disruptors” Really Affect You

Lemonade, Slice, Hippo, Next Insurance, Hippo and other so-called “disruptors” are all the talk in the trade press. They are cash rich from all the venture capital thrown their way – but do they pose a real threat to the independent agency system?

In this capstone segment, we look at the reality of disruptors and make predictions about the future. Yes, they will likely survive and maybe thrive – to some extent – but they will not replace you. Find out why.

All 2-hour Big “I" Virtual University webinars include access to the live session, a link to the post-event on-demand recording available to you 24/7, and a transcript, a valuable and value-added reference tool.​


CE APPROVALS

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INSTRUCTOR:
Christopher J. Boggs, CPCU, ARM, ALCM, LPCS, AAI, APA, CWCA, CRIS, AINS

September 18, 2019
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Big "I" Members: 
$79
Nonmembers: $179

CE available in some states (approved states list at right).

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Insurance policies are subject to the standard law of contracts; but beyond simple contract law, insurance contracts are bound by unique provisions and requirements specific to insurance. An understanding of these unique legal characteristics is necessary to understand the insurance contract. Once the unusual characteristics of insurance contracts are understood, the rules for reading any insurance policy can be applied.


This Big "I" VU workshop teaches:

• The basic provisions of contract law;
• The unique legal characteristics of insurance contracts;
• The general construction of insurance contracts;
• The ‘rules’ for reading and understanding ANY insurance policy; and
• Why exclusions exist.

All 2-hour Big “I" Virtual University webinars include access to the live session, a link to the post-event on-demand recording available to you 24/7, and a transcript, a valuable and value-added reference tool.​

CE APPROVALS
Please check back for updates​.​​


​​​INSTRUCTOR:
Christopher J. Boggs, CPCU, ARM, ALCM, LPCS, AAI, APA, CWCA, CRIS, AINS

 
December 12, 2018
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Big "I" Members: 
$79
Nonmembers: $179

CE available in some states (approved states list at right).

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

Contractor risks are unique regarding their risk profile, exposures and coverage needs. Agents must understand these unique risks, exposures and coverages to properly manage their contractor clients.

This session focuses on five of the most common contractor risk exposures:

  • Contractual Risk Transfer
  • Properly Extending Insured Status
  • Business Auto Issues
  • Misuse of the Absolute Pollution Exclusion
  • Professional and Pollution Exposures Faced by Contractors

A lot of material is covered in this fast-moving, two-hour session. Agents will be better prepared to analyze the risks presented by their contractor clients and know how to properly respond to their coverage needs and claim questions. 

All 2-hour Big “I" Virtual University webinars include access to the live session, a link to the post-event on-demand recording available to you 24/7, and a transcript, a valuable and value-added reference tool.​​


CE APPROVALS
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NEW JERSEY
Approved for 2 hours of CE credit. Course 88900732. Student must be logged in individually (1 seat) the entire session and answer all poll questions. The student receiving CE credit must be the name of the student logging in and attending.

 
NEW YORK
Approved for 2 CE, NYCR-260530 (BR, PC, C3, PA). For CE credits, each attendee must log in at their own computer and respond to the poll questions as they appear on screen and submit the attendance document upon completion of the webinar to edu@biginy.org. Each attendee will be emailed the attendance form from the Big I NY the morning of the webinar.

 
VIRGINIA
Approved for 2 OGI CE credits. Course 218450. Student must be logged in individually (1 seat) the entire session and answer all poll questions. The student receiving CE credit must be the name of the student logging in and attending.
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Chris Boggs, Big "I" Virtual University Executive Director

December 2018
All sessions begin at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time
Registration: $9.99 (includes both sessions!)

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The Big "I" Virtual University's December Lightning Learning series features two 20-minute sessions dedicated to "premium leakage" and exclusions. Even if you can't participate in the live sessions, you will receive a link to the on-demand recordings and can listen to them at your leisure. Register once and attend both 20-minute sessions including:

December 6 – What Does Your Underwriter Mean by "Premium Leakage"

Carriers spend many hours in underwriting meetings discussing "premium leakage." Maybe you have heard the underwriter slip up and use that term when explaining why they can't class something a certain way or why the premium cannot be altered any further. And if you didn't ask the underwriter, I bet you've asked yourself – what in the wide-open world is premium leakage?

In this session we define and remove the mystery from the concept of premium leakage. Maybe you can help the underwriter help you with this knowledge.

December 19 – Why are Exclusions Excluded?

​Insurance exists to protect insureds against the economic consequences of an unforeseen, potentially catastrophic individual loss; however, P&C insurance policies are not designed to protect against every possible source of financial loss. Traditional insurance policies contain a list of incidents, causes or results not covered by the policy. Exclusions always exist, and there are reasons for each one.

In this session we:

  • Introduce the three categories of exclusions; and
  • Detail why exclusions exist.
CE is NOT offered for these webinars.