Author Archives: Curt Pearsall

How many clients are using texting to communicate with your agency?

If an agency were to know this number for each of the last 2 years, there is no doubt that they would be seeing an increase. Whether your agency wants texting to be a way clients communicate with you or … Continue reading

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Trusting your clients – what’s the worst that can happen

Your agency has a customer that owns a number of dwellings covered under a master policy. One day, your client contacts your agency to cancel coverage on one of the covered locations since the property had been sold. The coverage … Continue reading

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Who is your focal point to improve your E&O culture?

Without a doubt, life at the agency side of the business is very challenging and very fast paced. It seems like there is never enough time to get everything done. Taking on an additional project is probably not something staff … Continue reading

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What is the value your agency puts on staff education?

When one thinks of the key pieces of a quality agents E&O prevention program, typically topics such as documentation, exposure analysis checklists, confirmation of client insurance decisions (purchases and rejections) and policy review all come to mind. And they are … Continue reading

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Moving a book of business to new carriers – a potential HUGE E&O issue!

Virtually every day, agents will move an account to a new carrier. Typically, the basis for the move is due to the desire to get a lower premium for the client. This issue has developed into one of the bigger … Continue reading

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What role does claims have in your proposal process?

In the vast majority of new business accounts (especially in personal lines and small commercial), it would not be the norm to include claims in the proposal discussions. However, since claims is where “the rubber hits the road”, it might … Continue reading

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Are you inputting the information correctly?

As one could certainly imagine, the completion of the app to secure coverage is critical. Specifically, the data and the information on that app are the key elements. Whether the application is completed on-line or otherwise, the carriers are implicitly … Continue reading

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Do the wholesalers you use have E&O?

Probably over the last month or so, insurance agencies have received letters from their wholesalers / MGA’s, etc. requesting evidence that your agency has E&O insurance. They will typically require a certificate verifying this coverage. Ironically, it has not been … Continue reading

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Are you holdings your customers accountable?

Is lack of customer accountability an issue in your agency? Do you have agency staff  asking the question – “why do customers always make us feel like it is our fault when they have a loss that is not covered? … Continue reading

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Does reporting an E&O claim / incident mean your E&O premium will go up?

This is an often asked question and thus obviously an area of concern. Unfortunately, it is not a question that is easily answered as the end result may depend on a variety of issues including the facts and circumstances of … Continue reading

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