Tag Archives: Auto

Documenting discussions you have with your markets

When the subject of documentation comes up, typically the mindset involves documentation of discussions with your prospects / clients, etc. A good documentation policy in an agency would certainly address these circumstances. However, for some reason, documentation of discussions with … Continue reading

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Does Automobile Insurance Follow the Car or the Driver?

The following is an excerpt of an excellent article authored by Gary Wickert, an insurance trial lawyer and a partner with Matthiesen, Wickert & Lehrer, S.C., that appeared on www.claimsjournal.com on June 5th. “There are a few questions in life that are … Continue reading

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Auto coverage issues involving separation / divorce

The following is an excerpt from an excellent article by Steven Plitt that appeared in the January 16th issue of Claims Journal. “Coverage questions arise in automobile liability where family members, as additional insureds, are living apart from the household … Continue reading

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Do your insurance agency clients understand Uninsured / Underinsured Motorists coverage?

When you examine the details behind the Agents E&O claims involving personal auto, there is no doubt that claims involving uninsured / underinsured motorists coverage are very common. As you are aware, Statutory Uninsured Motorists coverage provides coverage for injuries that occur if your … Continue reading

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Does your insurance agency have clients whose kids are off to college?

As a new college year approaches, there is a good chance that the sons and daughters of some of your customers will be heading off to college. This is a very busy and emotional time and probably for this reason, … Continue reading

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Florida Court Knocks Out Hulk Hogan Claim Against Insurance Agency

This recent decision has a number of issues that insurance agents will find valuable and interesting. “A Pinellas County, Florida judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by Terry Bollea, better known as celebrity wrestler Hulk Hogan, in a matter stemming from his … Continue reading

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Are your insurance agency clients properly protected if they are in an accident with an Uninsured Motorist?

Each year, approximately 3% of E&O claims against agents deal with the Uninsured Motorist line of business. As you will note in the attached 2011 Uninsured Motorists Study from The Institutes’ Insurance Research Council (IRC), it appears that there are a … Continue reading

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Writing Commercial Auto ? What could go wrong?

This is an excerpt from a Rough Notes article that I authored in the January 2011 edition. “In virtually every commercial lines agency, there is a good chance that the majority of your accounts have a commercial auto exposure and that you … Continue reading

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Personal Lines can result in E&O claims

This is an excerpt from an article that appeared in the September 2010 edition of Rough Notes. “In reviewing E&O claims frequency, it is probably no real surprise to see claims arising out of the writing of personal lines. This segment generates … Continue reading

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