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A Reason We Speak Insurance – It’s What We Read

I think I get it now. Everything is starting to make more sense than ever before. Sorry, maybe I should catch you up on my thoughts. I’ve been wondering why it is so hard to read insurance policies. And why …

Should you care about deductibles?

The deductible is such a familiar part of insurance that everyone thinks that they know everything about them. Yet, our customers have a different perspective on them. Our customers think that the deductible is just a way for us to …

I’m moving. What about my stuff? Part 2.

Last week, we talked about how my move impacts my renters insurance. If you missed that one, you can read it here. We still need to talk about what happens while it’s on the move. Now that I’m thinking about …

I’m moving. What happens if my stuff gets damaged?

It’s moving week. That’s right. We are taking on the monumental task of moving our home. This isn’t new to my family. My wife and I have been married over 25 years and haven’t lived in one house for longer …

Please Stop Speaking Insurance

There are a lot of reasons that consumers don’t like insurance. Sorry, but you know that it’s the truth. If you think about it from before your insurance days, you already know why people don’t like to buy insurance. They …

Holiday Policy Language – Freedom Edition

Today is July 4th and as the old riddle says, yes, every country has the Fourth of July, but only the US celebrates it as Independence Day. If you’re reading this on Wednesday, get back to the grill, kids, picnic, …

Why is it So Hard to Agree on Valuation?

I really hate reopening this can of worms, but I’m living it so here goes. My wife and I are doing some house hunting lately (in case you’re wondering, it’s not at all like the show, we’ve looked at a …

A Few More Thoughts About Assignments of Benefits

I last wrote about assignments of benefits (AOB) back in January. You didn’t read that one? I’m shocked, but I’ll be ok. Here’s the link to my thoughts about assignments of benefits. You don’t even have to leave this page …

A Quick (No Really, Super Quick) Insuretech Primer

I wonder if anyone has ever done this. You’re involved in a conversation with a group of peers or boss people (or other people that you’re trying to impress) and they start talking about a topic that you don’t know …

I Kind of Like Policy 2.0

If you’re like me, it’s pretty easy to get into a groove with work. Once you get used to a job, you kind of feel out the schedule and the flow. You start to figure out what works for you …

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