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2022 MEGA Schedule

Date being Presented

Faculty  Topic Lenth (hours) Topic Title Description
11/3/2022
1p-5p
Keith Wilts 4 Contractual Liability…Separating Fact From Fiction Participants will examine the systematic process of identification and coverage analysis when writing insurance to protect commercial clients who enter into contracts or who add additional insured endorsements to their insurance policies.  They will analyze significant insurance coverage issues encountered when entering into hold-harmless agreements, indemnification agreements, leases, and construction contracts.  They will evaluate the significant difference in contractual liability protection in the Commercial General Liability Policy and Business Auto Policy for a Named Insured, an insured identified in the Who Is An Insured section, and Additional Insured added by endorsement.
11/4/2022
10a-12p/2p-4p
Steve Lyon 4 Commercial Lines Troubles and Solutions Participants examine commercial lines issues that can be troublesome for the insured. They will examine coverages and exclusions provided in the most current ISO Crime, Commercial Property, Businessowners, Commercial General Liability, and Commercial Umbrella forms. They will identify problems and issues with the National Flood Insurance Program.
11/7/2022
10a-12p/2p-4p
Allen Messer 4 Ethical Issues In this session, participants will understand ethical challenges that insurance professionals face, difference between legal and ethical responsibilities and their fiduciary duties and obligations to the customer, insurer, and peers.
11/10/2022
10a-12p/2p-4p
Charlie Matejowsky 4 Understanding and Managing the Three Big Government Benefits: Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid Participants will be introduced to the three major government programs available to most U.S. citizens. They will learn the requirements to qualify for the programs, the benefits these programs have, and the gaps that exist.
11/16/2022
1p-5p
Jerry Kennedy 4 Toys, Toys and More Toys! ATVs, dirt bikes, Segway, watercraft, and other motorized toys – Oh My! In this session, participants will gain an understanding of exposures for owning and renting recreational vehicles and learn just how much coverage is provided through the ISO Personal Automobile and Homeowners policies – including available endorsements.  As well, participants will explore coverage within recreational vehicle policies, motorcycle policies, watercraft policies, and the Personal Umbrella policy.
11/30/2022
10a-12p
Bill Reedy 2 No Business Is An Island:  A Closer Look at Dependent Properties Coverage With the use of a case study, this 2-hour session will examine the features of Dependent Properties Time Element Coverage. Discover how this coverage is designed to pay for the loss of income resulting from damage from a covered cause of loss to the premises of an organization upon which the insured depends, such as an important customer or main supplier. Investigate how to identify the need for this coverage and when changes to it are required.
11/30/2022
2p-4p
Rod Smith 2 Lloyd’s – The Insurance Market Hear a 2-hour overview of Lloyd’s structure and participation as a market for both primary and reinsurance. Learn how Lloyd’s plays a major role in the insurance marketplace globally with specialist syndicates that price and underwrite risk. You’ll also explore the US Excess and Surplus Lines market, as it relates to classes of business and industry needs. Examine how this unique avenue allows consumers with hard-to-place business to buy insurance through the non-admitted market.
Date being Presented Faculty  Topic Lenth (hours) Topic Title Description
12/2/2022
10a-12p/2p-4p
Tim McClendon 4 Decision Risks and Coverages for Executive Risks Participants will explore Directors and Officers Liability, Employee Benefits Liability, and Fiduciary Liability issues faced by business owners.  They will be able to explain why this coverage is needed and learn ways to offer this coverage in the most economical fashion.
12/6/2022
1p-5p
Lance Ewing 4 Rules of Engagement in Workplace Violence Workplace violence is the second leading cause of workplace deaths.  It is a significant issue for employers, insurance companies, brokers/agents, and risk managers.  Participants will examine the various facets of insurance that come into play for workplace violence.  They will identify the types of workplace violence, categories for violence risks, and the industries affected by it.  They will examine the insurance response for workplace violence and review the policies and coverages, such as:  Workers Compensation, General Liability, Directors & Officers, Errors & Omissions, Employment Practices Liability, Crime, and Cyber.
12/8/2022
1p-5p
Nikki Sherrill-Wyatt 4 Garage Coverage Form v. Auto Dealers Coverage Form After an overview of this important insurance product, participants will be able to describe the concepts of why it is needed.  They will identify differences in the Garage Coverage Form, the Auto Dealer Coverage Form, and the GarageKeepers Endorsement, including general provisions and exclusions and the relationship to their eligible insureds.
12/14/2022
10a-12p/2p-4p
Keith Wilts 4 Solving the Mysteries of Business Income Coverage and Claims Adjustment of a business income loss is an art rather than a science. A successful conclusion is when a claimant seeks an agreement that the insured has returned as closely as possible to the same financial position that would have existed if no loss had occurred. Examine the business income and extra expense insurance risk analysis process, application completion, worksheet considerations, limit of insurance, coverage issues, and negotiating a loss of income or extra expense claim. Discuss key differences in writing manufacturing and mercantile risks.
12/20/2022
1p-5p
Sam Bennett 4 Personal Lines and The Sharing Economy Participants will examine the concerns that exist when clients offer property and/or use property of others via popular web-enabled services such as VRBO, Couchsurf, Airbnb, and similar platforms.  They will explore the most commonly used Homeowners Coverage forms, Personal Auto Policy, Recreational Vehicle Coverage forms, Watercraft policies, and the endorsements that can be used to provide coverage for these unique exposures.  They will better understand the coverage issues that may arise when these items are shared with others.

 

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2023 MEGA Schedule

Date being Presented Faculty  Topic Length (hours) Topic Title Description
Mon, Jan 9
(10-12/2-4)
Ted Kinney  4 What’s New in 2022:  Changes in the Homeowners Policy Effective March 2022, the Insurance Services Office (ISO) revised the Personal Lines Homeowners Program. This course includes updates to the ISO Homeowners Program coverage, definitions, exclusions, conditions, and provisions, as well as new considerations for emerging issues like cannabis and home-sharing activities.
Fri, Jan 13
(10-12/2-4)
Bob Ford  4 Indemnitee vs. Additional Insured – Which is Best? This course will unlock the hidden meanings behind the terms “indemnification” and “indemnitee.”  The participants will have a clear understanding that indemnification and insurance are two separate things.  They will gain a clearer understanding of how the CGL’s insured contract really works and how it can and cannot be used to finance typical contractual risk transfer requests.
Wed, Jan 18
(1-5)
Sam Bennett  4 Transportation Exposures of the Agriculture Client This session will examine the transportation exposures faced by agricultural risks. Agents will review mobile equipment coverages found in farm liability forms; coverage for owned and non-owned vehicles under the Personal Auto Policy (PAP); and auto coverages available under the Business Auto Policy (BAP).
Tues, Jan 24
(10-12/2-4)
Jay Williams 4 Underlying Versus Excess:  A Closer Look At Policy Provisions Agents will compare and contrast the ISO Commercial General Liability (CGL) Policy with Excess or Umbrella policies that might sit over the top. Understanding the similarities and differences between the language within each form will enable agents to recognize where gaps may be created and have a more in-depth understanding of why those gaps exist.
Fri, Jan 27
(10-12/2-4)
Alec Grandon  4 From 5-Figure Settlements to 12-Figure Verdicts:  A Curated Study After an overview of the history through a review of select impactful cases, participants will better understand and be able to explain how jury verdicts have gone from compensatory to “nuclear.”  With that understanding as a basis, the course will conclude with an overview of risk management and mitigation strategies to avoid, or lessen, these “social indemnification” verdicts and their impact upon the insurance ecosystem.
Date being Presented Faculty  Topic Length (hours) Topic Title Description
Fri, Feb 3
(10-12/2-4)
Ross Pearce  4 Challenges Correctly Covering Condos & Cars Participants will analyze significant issues encountered when writing residential condominium coverage.  They will examine coverages and exclusions provided in the latest edition of the Homeowners 6 – Unit-Owners Form.  They will discuss key definitions and examine the differences between the HO 00 06 and HO 00 03 (Homeowners 3 – Special Form).  They will discuss ways to close coverage gaps using HO endorsements and examine possible solutions to better serve their clients.  They will discuss the challenges with providing insurance coverage for Transportation Network Companies (TNCs), electric bikes and scooters, and autonomous driving vehicles.  They will review coverage issues, as to what is or is not covered by the PAP and explore potential solutions to fill the gaps to better serve their insureds.
Tues, Feb 7
(10-12/2-4)
Charlotte Hicks  4 Flood Insurance Under Risk Rating 2.0 A complete review of the NFIP Flood program including new Risk Rating 2.0 changes.
Wed, Feb 8
(1-5)
Lance Ewing 4 There Cannot be a Crisis This Week  What is a crisis? It’s more than a hurricane or a flood. Learn to identify crisis situations that could have a significant impact on your clients’ business, agency, or organization.  Discover how to prepare a crisis management plan to prevent or lessen the damage a crisis can inflict.  Using an interactive and case study approach, prepare for an active shooter event and the understand proper responses.
Mon, Feb 13
(10-12/2-4)
Jerry Kennedy 4 Ethical Issues In this session, participants will understand ethical challenges that insurance professionals face, difference between legal and ethical responsibilities and their fiduciary duties and obligations to the customer, insurer, and peers.
Wed, Feb 15
(1-5)
Mark Gaskamp  4 Whose Risk Is It? Managing Contracts & the Risk Transfer Process/Driving Down Cost of Accidents In this session, agents will examine the risks associated with contractual relationships, especially as it relates to the operation of autos on company business.   Agents will review the key exposures related to vehicles and drivers, as well as some of the risk control and risk transfer techniques available to their commercial clients.
Tues, Feb 21
(1-5)
Patrick Deem  4 Workers Compensation Issues and Trends By the end of this session, you will understand coverage areas of Workers Compensation and Employers Liability that are often overlooked.  You will examine the impact of an aging workforce on the Workers Compensation marketplace.  You will identify issues related to Waiver of Subrogation and the use of Independent Contractors.  You will look at the Experience Modification system, its purpose, characteristics of the system, problems that can arise with the system, and discuss how these problems can be addressed.
Date being Presented Faculty  Topic Length (hours) Topic Title Description
Fri, Mar 3
(10-12/2-4)
Keith Wilts  4 The Insured, Additional Insured vs. Named Insured Debate The individuals and entities who are afforded protection under a commercial liability policy can be divided into three groups – Insured, Additional Insured, or Named Insured.  The decision of whom to name on the policies declaration page is one of the most significant factors that determine the extent of protection for each insured.  In this session, participants will discover factors that can influence the named insured description.  They will analyze automatic insureds and learn the primary reasons for adding additional insureds, as well as the advantages and disadvantages.  They will focus on named insured as it relates to Commercial General Liability, Business Auto, and Commercial Property.  They will discuss potential problems along with possible solutions for coverage gaps.
Mon, Mar 6
(10-12/2-4)
Tim McClendon  4 Cyber Risk – Exposures and Products This session provides an introduction to e-commerce issues and opportunities, including areas of agent concentration, technology E&O issues, and common cyber threats.  Agents will identify possible solutions to the unique exposures and coverage gaps present in e-commerce risks.
Wed, Mar 8
(1-5)
Jerry Kennedy  4 Personal Lines Hot Topics Participants will learn how the Personal Automobile Policy relates to rental cars, use of company cars for personal use, and use of personal autos for business purposes.  They will understand the unendorsed Personal Automobile Policy coverage limitations on electronic equipment, custom accessories, and vehicle valuation, and know how to address them.  They will review exposures from catastrophic events and the loss issues that result.  They will examine identity theft exposure and how the Homeowners Policy can be endorsed to provide protection.  They will learn the proper way to insure condominiums, including adequate insurance limits, coverage, and protection from loss assessments.
Mon, Mar 13
(10-12/2-4)
Cathy Trischan  4 Commercial Property Concepts Your Client Will Be Glad You Understand In this session, agents will identify potential pitfalls that could create problems and examine ways to solve them.  Topics will include valuation, debris removal, ordinance or law, and vacancy as they pertain to the Building and Personal Property Coverage Form, as well as the Legal Liability and Leasehold Interest Coverage Forms.
Tues, Mar 21
(1-5)
LaToya Maddox  4 Retirement Landmines  Three major issues for anyone planning for retirement are senior healthcare, long term care and generating retirement income. This program discusses in detail the important decisions that both retirees and those planning for retirement must make when developing a retirement plan.
Thurs, Mar 30
(10-12/2-4)
Nikki Sherrill-Wyatt  4 Garage Coverage Form v. Auto Dealers Coverage Form After an overview of this important insurance product, participants will be able to describe the concepts of why it is needed.  They will identify differences in the Garage Coverage Form, the Auto Dealer Coverage Form, and the GarageKeepers Endorsement, including general provisions and exclusions and the relationship to their eligible insureds.
Date being Presented Faculty  Topic Length (hours) Topic Title Description
Tues, April 4
(10-12/2-4)
Ted Kinney 4 Certificates of Insurance: The Bane of Our Existence Insurance certificates can be one of the more dangerous documents that float between insureds and insurers.  In this session, participants will learn the importance of a certificate of insurance and how to use it properly to protect their clients from unexpected and unintended contractor exposures.  They will examine the purpose of a certificate, critical details to consider before issuing a certificate, and typical contract requests for inclusion on certificates.  They will identify common problems and mistakes when issuing certificates and discuss ways to avoid these common problems and errors.
Thurs, April 6
(1-5)
Bryan Tilden 4 Advanced Business Income Participants will take an in-depth look at the business income exposure.  They will review business continuation plans, policy language and its effects on the insured, pros and cons of various endorsements, the use of the Extra Expense Coverage Form and the Leasehold Interest Coverage Form, and more.
Wed, April 12
(10-12/2-4)
Mark Gaskamp 4 What Every Risk Manager or Agent Needs to Know about OSHA/Ergonomics – Workplace Injuries Dealing with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other worker safety regulatory agencies is a day-to-day requirement for many organizations.  It is important that risk managers and insurance agents understand these requirements and the potential impact on the organization’s overall cost of risk.  In this session, you will better understand the key standards related to OSHA to better engage and assist organizations with workplace safety initiatives.
Mon, April 17
(1-5)
Steve Lyon 4 Construction Court Cases and Issues In this session, agents will identify construction exposures that could have a significant impact on their client’s business.  They will discuss faulty workmanship, general contractors, subcontractors, defective work, insurance requirements common in construction contracts and why they are important, and exclusions.  Using construction court cases, they will examine the exposures, coverage issues, gaps, and pitfalls with traditional property and casualty insurance policies and explore possible insurance solutions to these unique risks.
Thurs, April 20
(1-5)
Jerry Kennedy 4 Ethical Issues In this session, participants will understand ethical challenges that insurance professionals face, difference between legal and ethical responsibilities and their fiduciary duties and obligations to the customer, insurer, and peers.
Fri, April 28
(10-12/2-4)
Crystal Uebelher 4 You’ve Been Served – What To Expect When You Are Sued Using a hypothetical insurance case study, participants will gain an understanding of the stages of the investigation and litigation including the importance of the insured’s participation in the process. Key policy terms that provide the insurance carrier with tools to successfully investigate and defend lawsuits against insureds will be examined and discussed.
Date being Presented Faculty  Topic Length (hours) Topic Title Description
Tues, May 2
(1-5)
Allen Messer 4 Agency Coverage Standards Every insurance agency should establish coverage standards to better serve their clients.  Coverage standards include needed coverages and endorsements and avoided endorsements.  In this session, participants will review and examine the specific insurance provisions of the Commercial General Liability Policy, Business Auto Policy Coverage Form, Workers Compensation and Employers Liability Insurance Policy, Commercial Umbrella Liability Policy, Commercial Property Policy, and Commercial Crime Policy.  They will discuss coverages provided in each policy, as well as endorsements that may be needed to further tailor coverages to the specific exposures.
Mon, May 8
(10-12/2-4)
Bettye Hutchison 4 Keep on Truckin’ Participants will examine information on trucking industry regulatory and compliance issues, insurance coverage forms, and endorsements.  They will gain a better understanding of specialty carrier’s non-standard forms.
Wed, May 10
(1-5)
John Dismukes 4 Issues with Answers: Commercial P&C Participants will identify significant current commercial coverage issues and review the insurance coverage designed to address them.  They will discuss coverage issues related to ordinance or law, valuation including agreed value versus agreed amount, major exposures when the insured has personal property of others in their care, and occurrence versus claims-made.  They will learn about the problems and discuss possible insurance solutions to better serve their clients.
Tues, May 16
(1-5)
Paul Burkett 4 Cyber Liability – How Your Client Survives in a Connected World Participants will gain a better understanding of cyber risk exposures and why businesses need cyber liability coverage.  They will examine first-party and third-party exposures related to cyber risks, coverage limitations in standard liability policies, and major provisions commonly found in cyber liability insurance policies.  They will review solutions that include cyberspace specific products and risk management.
Thurs, May 18
(10-12/2-4)
Chris Christian 4 Healthcare Opportunities, Exposures and Coverages for the Non-Specialist Agent Participants will understand how healthcare risks differ from those of other industries and learn about the wide variety of healthcare-related operations.  They will discuss how malpractice coverage functions for medical professionals, how underwriters evaluate and rate risks, and what coverages are most pertinent to healthcare providers and related entities.
Mon, May 22
(1-5)
Bob Ray 4 Flying High: Aircraft Insurance Fundamentals This 4-hour session is designed to give participants a practical and better understanding of personal and commercial aviation insurance policies unique coverages, exclusions, and warranties.  They will learn terminology associated with personal and commercial aircraft and discuss the basic underwriting criteria and market structure.  They will identify the liability and property exposures, including an explanation of the policies available to handle these exposures.  They will examine the differences between commercial and personal aviation insurance and the major underwriting issues.
Fri, May 26
(10-12/2-4)
Sam Bennett 4 Personal Lines and The Sharing Economy Participants will examine the concerns that exist when clients offer property and/or use property of others via popular web-enabled services such as VRBO, Couchsurf, Airbnb, and similar platforms.  They will explore the most commonly used Homeowners Coverage forms, Personal Auto Policy, Recreational Vehicle Coverage forms, Watercraft policies, and the endorsements that can be used to provide coverage for these unique exposures.  They will better understand the coverage issues that may arise when these items are shared with others.
Date being Presented Faculty  Topic Length (hours) Topic Title Description
Fri, June 2
(10-12/2-4)
Keith Wilts 4 Contractual Liability…Separating Fact from Fiction Participants will examine the systematic process of identification and coverage analysis when writing insurance to protect commercial clients who enter into contracts or who add additional insured endorsements to their insurance policies.  They will analyze significant insurance coverage issues encountered when entering into hold-harmless agreements, indemnification agreements, leases, and construction contracts.  They will evaluate the significant difference in contractual liability protection in the Commercial General Liability Policy and Business Auto Policy for a Named Insured, an insured identified in the Who Is An Insured section, and Additional Insured added by endorsement.
Mon, June 5
(1-5)
Ross Pearce 4 Gaps in Homeowner’s Policies Due to Changes in Family Dynamics Participants will discuss new and current homeowner’s issues that insureds face today due to the changes in family dynamics.  They will examine coverages and exclusions provided in the latest edition of the Homeowners Policy.  Using real-life scenarios, they will learn how the Homeowners Policy provides or excludes coverage for exposures, such as:  residence premises, tiny houses, persons living together, other structures on premises, homes rented to others, aircraft (drones), electric bikes and scooters, ordinance or law, and personal liability claims. They will discuss the exposures, whether the Homeowners Policy provides adequate coverage for the exposures, ways to close the coverage gaps using endorsements, and other possible solutions to better serve their clients.
Thurs, June 15
(1-5)
Lance Ewing 4 Emerging Risks in Changing Times Preparing for new and emerging risks can be a full-time job for the insurance professional.  Technology, nature, terrorism, artificial intelligence, human and economic developments are rapidly changing the risk landscape and the insurance environment.  In this session, you will identify those emerging risks that could have a significant impact on your client’s business, their agency or organization, or even their career.  Using an interactive and breakout approach, you will learn how to prepare for what “will” happen rather than “what” happened.
Wed, June 21
(1-5)
Neil Pinsker 4 Healthcare Revealed – Health Insurance Delivery System Participants will examine how the healthcare industry has evolved from the 18th century to 2021 and COVID-19.  They will take an in-depth look at the current state of affairs including employer-sponsored health insurance, Medicare and Medicare Advantage, Medicaid and individual health plans, consumer-driven health care coverage options, unique cost drivers, administrative healthcare costs, and other reasons for the increase in health care costs.  Participants will learn how the healthcare delivery system has evolved from indemnity (no network) to managed care to integrated delivery systems.  The session will end with a discussion on solutions to improving the quality of healthcare, and what the future hold may hold.
Tues, June 27
(1-5)
Bryan Tilden 4 Insurance Valuation Problems Participants will explore property valuation issues and discuss valuation problems with buildings, equipment, and inventory.  They will review policy language and discuss the major valuation changes in the most recent Commercial Property filing.  They will examine the alternative valuation options to change valuation to meet the client’s expectations and learn the proper way to handle reporting form issues.
Date being PresentedFaculty Length (hours)Topic Description
Mon, July 10
(1-5)
Victor Puleo 4Care for the Long Term:  HSA and LTC Plans Working Well Together!!Participants will be aware of the benefits afforded them of a Health Savings Account (HSA) and Long-Term Care (LTC) Insurance.  They will understand the HSA and how it is created.  They will also understand Medicare and Medicaid as they relate to LTC and LTC Insurance.  They will learn what LTC insurance is, what it costs, what services it covers, and who should purchase it.  They also learn the tax advantages of having an HSA and LTC Insurance.  By explaining state partnership laws and the benefit of depositing LTC premiums into an HSA, they may also recognize the tax benefits of this process and how the programs work well when they are both purchased.
Wed, July 12
(1-5)
Rick Goolsby 4Realities and Rewards of Retirement PlanningParticipants will gain an understanding of the need for retirement planning.  They will learn how qualified plans can best provide the most cost-efficient method of accumulating retirement dollars. They will analyze various types of retirement funding mechanisms, including 401(k) plans, Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA), Roth IRA, Simplified Employee Pension plans (SEP), Savings Incentive Match Plans for Employees (SIMPLE), and Annuities.  They will discuss ways to bring the retirement plan together.
Tues, July 18
(10-12/2-4)
Jay Williams 4Driving The Business Auto Coverage FormAfter an overview of the structure of the Business Auto Policy, participants will take an in-depth look at the coverages provided by the Business Auto Coverage Form (CA 00 01).  They will review the important contract provisions including covered autos (symbols), liability, physical damage, and conditions.  They will identify important BAP exclusions and their impact on the insured.  They will examine specific BAP endorsements and discuss how they can amend policy provisions, add coverage, or restrict coverage.
Thurs, July 20
(1-5)
Dave Hershey 4Managing the Nuts & Bolts of a Diverse Risk Management ProgramIn this session, agents will examine how to structure an insurance and risk management program for a large, complex, organization.  They will learn ways to transfer risk with self-insurance, insurance, large/low deductible, self-insured retention, contractual risk transfer, and more.  They will discuss ways to provide coverage for workers compensation, auto liability, general liability, marine liability, pollution liability, property, cargo, and international exposures.
Wed, July 26
(1-5)
Neil Pinsker 4Healthcare Revealed – Health Insurance from the Consumer to the Companies Participants will examine the healthcare industry from the consumer to the insurance companies.  They will look at the health insurance industry from the perspective of insurance brokers, employers that purchase health insurance on behalf of their employees, and the ultimate consumer end user.  They will discuss the distribution system for employer-paid plans, consumer-paid plans, non-employer sponsored plans, and brokers and consultants.  They will compare the strengths and weaknesses of the major players in the healthcare industry today.  They will discuss funding options used by health insurance companies – fully insured, self insured, and self insured + stop loss.  They will examine how dental insurance is similar and different from medical insurance.  They will learn how pharmacy insurance works and the role of the Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM).
Mon, July 31
(10-12)
Bill Reedy 2No Business is an Island: A Closer Look at Dependent PropertyWith the use of a case study, this 2-hour session will examine the features of Dependent Properties Time Element Coverage. Discover how this coverage is designed to pay for the loss of income resulting from damage from a covered cause of loss to the premises of an organization upon which the insured depends, such as an important customer or main supplier. Investigate how to identify the need for this coverage and when changes to it are required.
Mon, July 31
(2-4)
Casey Roberts 2Animal Mortality: When Bad Things Happen to Our Good Animals Mortality insurance coverage for animals, especially farm or agricultural animals, can take many forms.  While there is some coverage available in the Farm Property coverage forms, insureds may be unhappy with the loss settlement limitations provided by those forms. Agents will review the ISO Farm Property forms and examine some Animal Mortality forms. They will review and compare what is covered, what is not covered, and what is excluded in each policy types.  
Date being PresentedFaculty Length (hours)Topic Description
Thurs, Aug 3
(1-5)
Charlotte Hicks 4Today’s Insurance Agency:  Adapting to an Online WorldIn this session, participants will explore how they can leverage the digital tools available to them to attract clients, meet their insurance needs, and minimize errors and omissions risk.
Mon, Aug 7
(1-5)
Bryan Tilden 4Arson and the Insurance ContractArson is a crime, yet it happens every day.  This course will take participants on a journey through the arson investigation and a discussion on how a property policy may or may not respond.
Fri, Aug 11
(10-12/2-4)
Daniel Fink 4Insuring Hurting Employees – WC & EPLIEmployees get hurt while working, and employers get sued and often held responsible for those injuries.  In this session, participants will look at two major policies protecting employers and their employees, Workers Compensation and Employment Practices Liability.  They will learn why employers need both Workers Compensation coverage and EPLI.
Tues, Aug 15
(1-5)
Keith Wilts4Commercial Property Coverage and Valuation ChallengesReplacement Cost, Actual Cash Value (ACV), Market Value, Selling Price, Ordinance or Law, Depreciation, and Functional Replacement Cost are terms/phrases used in commercial property policies to describe methods of calculating property values at the time of underwriting and loss.  In this 4-hour session, agents will learn what these terms/phrases mean and explore property valuation issues.  They will discuss valuation problems with buildings, equipment, and inventory.  They will review policy language and discuss the major valuation changes in the most recent Commercial Property filing.  They will examine the alternative valuation options to change valuation to meet the client’s expectations.  They will learn the proper way to handle reporting form issues.
Wed, Aug 23
(1-5)
Chappy Chapman4Personal Lines Claims IssuesUsing a question and answer format, agents will discuss how the Personal Auto and Homeowners Policies provide or exclude coverage.  Participants will discuss how the PAP provides or excludes coverage for exposures, such as:  students away from school, persons living together without the benefits of marriage, personal vehicles purchased through a company owned by the insured, motorized vehicles, rental cars, and vehicles used for livery and/or delivery.  They will look at how the Homeowners Policy provides or excludes coverage for identity theft, business in the home, homes put in the name of a trust, and more.
Date being PresentedFaculty Length (hours)Topic Description
Fri, Sept 1
(10-12/2-4)
Patrick Deem 4What’s Your Opinion? (Case Examples Using CGL, WC, and CPP)Using case scenarios, participants will learn how the CGL, Workers Compensation, and Commercial Property policies provide or exclude coverage.  They will understand the CGL insuring agreement, contractual liability, additional insured issues, BI covered loss, BOP-valuable papers, workers compensation-international coverage, certificates of insurance and more.  Agents will identify methods of covering the loss if it were excluded and review the outcome of each case.
Tues, Sept 12
(1-5)
Crystal Uebelher 4Deposition Success in Five StepsIn this 4-hour session, agents will explore the purposes of depositions and how to prepare themselves or their clients to successfully represent their position.  Using a premises liability lawsuit case study, they will examine how lawsuits begin, the parties to a lawsuit, rules of civil procedure, and remedies to successful lawsuits.
Thurs, Sept 14
(10-12/2-4)
John Dismuke 4Errors and Omissions Prevention vs. MitigationErrors and Omissions occur regularly and some of these lead to claims against agents, brokers, agencies, and companies.  In this session, participants will examine the leading causes of error and omission claims, identify potential exposures, discuss ways to minimize them, and explain what to do if a claim is made against them.
Mon, Sept 18
(1-5)
Steve Lyon 4Cutting Edge Insurance IssuesIn this session, agents will identify emerging risks that could have a significant impact on their client’s business, their agency or organization, or even their career, such as:  use of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, medicinal and recreational marijuana, solar storms and falling satellites, autonomous vehicles, big data analytics, drones, nanotechnology, and ridesharing.  They will discuss the exposures, coverage issues and gaps with traditional insurance policies, and explore possible insurance solutions to these unique risks.
Fri, Sept 22
(10-12/2-4)
Cathy Trischan 4Doing the Right Thing: Ethics for Insurance ProducersParticipants will examine the relationship between ethics and the choices insurance professionals make to protect their agencies against errors and omissions.  They will discuss the ethical responsibilities of insurance producers, different approaches to decision making, and factors that determine the standard of care.  Using real-life ethical dilemmas, they will look at some of the situations faced by insurance producers from ethical and E&O perspectives.
Wed, Sept 27
(1-5)
Rick Pitts 4Ethical IssuesIn this session, participants will understand ethical challenges that insurance professionals face, difference between legal and ethical responsibilities and their fiduciary duties and obligations to the customer, insurer, and peers.
Fri, Sept 29
(10-12/2-4)
Mike Smith 4Practical Yacht InsuranceThis session is designed to give participants a practical understanding of yacht and boat insurance policies unique coverages, exclusions, and warranties.  They will learn terminology associated with boats and understand the basic underwriting criteria, philosophy, and market structure.  They will examine the differences between marine insurance and standard P&C coverages, the losses associated with boats, and risk management techniques with emphasis on Error & Omission risk management.

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