Commercial Casualty

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Instruction Hours 16
Topics Commercial Casualty
Programs Certified Insurance Counselors Institutes (CIC)
Start Date Mar 23, 2020
End Date Mar 25, 2020
Learning Options Traditional Classroom

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Topics Covered:

  • Commercial General Liability Concepts and Coverage
  • Additional Insured Concepts and Endorsements
  • Business Automobile Coverages and Endorsements
  • Workers Compensation and Employers Liability

Waikiki Beach, HI
March 23-25, 2020
7:30 AM Registration
Waikiki Beach, HI 96815

Commercial Casualty Institute

Most businesses have exposures that can be protected by the most common commercial casualty coverages offered in the insurance marketplace. This institute focuses on providing a thorough understanding of these primary coverage areas. You will understand how to design the best coverage for your client.

Topics Covered:

  • Commercial General Liability Concepts and Coverage
  • Additional Insured Concepts and Endorsements
  • Business Automobile Coverages and Endorsements
  • Workers Compensation and Employers Liability

Participants will:

  • Learn what liability exposures exist in the areas of premises, operations, products and completed operations, and personal and advertising injury liability. Understand important legal concepts and how they correlate with CGL coverage. Determine what coverage the CGL provides, who is insured, what is excluded, how the limits apply and be able to identify appropriate CGL endorsements.
  • Explore the reasons for additional insured status and what problems may be created by adding an additional insured. The purpose, coverage and limitations of the more commonly used additional insured endorsements will be explained. Waivers of subrogation and the impact of the “Other Insurance” policy condition will also be addressed.
  • Identify the major coverages and exposures related to various uses of “covered autos” (owned, nonowned and hired). Determine “who is as an insured”, what exclusions apply, the gaps of coverage, and some endorsements that modify the Business Auto Coverage Form.
  • Understand important legal concepts and employment exposures of today’s workers compensation system. Workers Compensation and Employers Liability Insurance will be explained along with some of the more commonly used endorsements. 

Faculty Name

Daniel Fink

Bio Detail

Daniel Fink has 35 years of experience as an Independent Insurance Agent in the Midwest and Southwest. In 2013 he moved from the agency to the company side and has served as Territorial Manager for UCA General Insurance & Pacific Excess. UCA is a program manager for Commercial Property and Liability Packages including Restaurants, Hotels, Condo Associations, and Shopping Centers After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) in Journalism and English from Oakland University, Rochester, MI, Daniel worked as a free-lance newspaper reporter. But then he married into an insurance family and most of his creative writing turned into writing of insurance coverages. He learned insurance from the ground up and helped to grow the family agency eventually managing the commercial lines department and starting a hospitality insurance division specializing in hotels, restaurants, and taverns. In 1999, Daniel returned to his home state of Arizona with his family. He ran his own commercial lines agency for a time and then joined a larger Arizona agency. Since 2004, Daniel has been teaching classes for The National Alliance and state associations including the CIC and CISR programs. He has also spoken at convention and trade associations on insurance coverages, risk management, and insurance topics In 2011, Daniel served as President of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of Arizona and prior to that served on the its board of directors and as chairman of its education committee. Daniel also serves as an expert witness on insurance matters and standard of care assisting attorneys on insurance litigation matters. He has served on the committee to review the insurance agents licensing exam for the State of Arizona. Daniel has been active in teaching, sports, drama, writing, and playing with his grandson. He also likes to attend and work in his local church and working with children including AZ foster kids. His loves include his three children: Andrea (33), Sarah (30), and DJ (27), and his grandson Avery (8). Daniel just married his love and fellow adventurer Dina on Christmas Eve 2015. And with her, they now have 6 grandchildren which they thoroughly enjoy.

Faculty Name

Dwight Kealy

Bio Detail

Dwight Kealy is an attorney in Southern California. He graduated from high school in Quito, Ecuador, earned his Bachelor's Degree from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, did graduate work in Israel with Harvard University, and earned his Master's Degree from Yale University. Dwight then enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he served as an Arabic Linguist, Platoon Commander, and as the Intelligence Analysis Officer for the 1st Marine Corps Division. After the USMC, Dwight spent more than a decade in the commercial insurance industry where he was Chief Operating Officer/Vice President for one of California's largest insurance agencies for contractor's liability insurance. During that time Dwight attended law school. After graduating in 2012 and passing the Bar exam, Dwight spent over a year volunteering as an attorney while working in insurance before resigning his position at the insurance agency in 2013 so that he could focus on the full-time practice of law. Dwight is the author of several books and articles on commercial insurance. He has been a member of the American Bar Association's Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, a member of the American Bar Association's Forum on the Construction Industry, and has a 10 out of 10 rating with the attorney rating site He received his Certified Insurance Counselors designation in 2007 and has been a faculty member with The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research since 2011.