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One Catastrophic Failure to Manage Risks

Wednesday, January 6, 2021, was a historic day in the US. It could have been historic because the US Congress was voting to certify an election. That happens every four years. Most of the time, it’s with little fanfare, but …

3 Reasons Thanksgiving Dinner is Better Than an Insurance Policy

It’s my normal M.O. in this blog to write a policy language, holiday edition this time of year, but this year I’d like to shift gears. For those who hate change or get hives at the idea of change happening, …

4 Items to Look at When Choosing Health Benefits

It’s that time of year again. No, not the holiday season, although some of us will be able to gather this year for something close to our normal holiday celebrations. I hope you can. No. It’s time for us to …

4 Facts I Learned Watching the Strems Trial

One of the unexpected consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic is that I found myself able to watch a live courtroom proceeding from the comfort of my desk at home (work). The idea of this was totally fascinating to me because …

2 Reasons COVID-19 Legislation is the Wrong Solution

Back in March and April, I gave two webinars on COVID-19 for the Academy of Insurance. If you haven’t had a chance to take those, click here to get the Academy of Insurance COVID-19 related classes. One of the topics …

3 Reasons People Don’t Buy Homeowners’ Insurance

I recently learned about two separate times when families lost everything when their homes burned. These are tragic losses and thankfully, the only things that were lost were replaceable items. No one got hurt, but they did wake up the …

3 Ways to Maximize Your Learning

Insurance learning should be an ongoing part of every insurance professional’s life. Many of us have licenses that require us to attend classes and get continuing education credit. Some states require certain classes and some states require you to avoid …

3 Reasons COVID-19 Business Income Suits Should Not be Combined

Recently a U.S. Judicial Panel on multidistrict litigation denied a proposal to consolidate cases related to business income losses related to coronavirus. Read that story on Insurance Journal here. This was the right decision. To set the stage, as of …

One Step After You’ve Had It

Have you ever had one of those “I’ve had it!” moments? I mean, you look around and decide that where you are is not where you want to be? Whether it’s in your work, your life, your relationships, or your …

Which Needle Are We Moving?

Have you ever noticed how much is made about moving needles? This action will move the needle. That action won’t move any needles. Something else moves the wrong needle. And? What needles are we moving and why do they need …

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