Expert Details

Expert in Insurance Industry Claims and Underwriting: Property and Casualty; Life and Health

Expert ID: 730690 Colorado, USA

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Expert was a principal in a life insurance agency for over 20 years. He and/or his agency qualified for the million-dollar round table for most of those 20 years. His agency specialized in providing insurance solutions to complex business and estate planning situations. In addition to his field underwriting expertise, Expert also supervised the producers of his agency to ensure that they adhered to industry and their agency standards of care. His agency was never involved in any litigation or questionable statutory practices.

In addition to his practical experience, Expert was the director of insurance education at the college level. His curriculum included the courses required to prepare for the Expert/FC professional designation

In addition to his specific life insurance experience, Expert been involved in many cases involving standard of care issues of various aspects of the insurance industry in general. He would estimate that he has had more than 100 assignments, of which at least 60 to 70% have involved standard-of-care issues and/or the duties of a professional insurance producer.

When working for a brokerage, Expert was responsible for sales, marketing and risk acceptance (underwriting) on behalf of the companies his brokerage represented. His successful risk selection over the years was likely the largest single factor contributing to the success of the agency. His underwriting responsibilities were closely followed by supervision of our claims people and the claims settlement process. The balance of my duties dealt with the management of a regional property and casualty general agency with special attention to contract issues, company- agency disputes, producer issues, insurance industry procedures and standards, coverage consultation, sales management, and marketing.

Aside from underwriting duties, as the agency grew, Expert spent time on agency company relations and supervision of our production team. Keeping their agents and their agency out of trouble was his special project. His duties included agent and agency responsibility, avoiding E&O claims, ethics, and standards and practices of agents and insurers. As evidence of his attention to these issues, no agent or the agency was ever involved in a civil suit or a reprimand from any regulatory agency.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1954 Degree: Marketing and Merchandising Subject: Marketing and Merchandising Institution: State University of NY
Year: 1970 Degree: CLUCHFC Subject: Life and Health Institution: American College

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1999 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Managing Partner Department:
Responsibilities:
Overall administration testifying and consulting.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1990 to 1999 Employer: Community College of Aurora Title: Department Director Department: Insurance Education
Responsibilities:
Overall responsibility for curriculum, hiring instructors, and teaching and industry outreach.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
President, St. Paul Producers Council
President, Home Insurance Quality Agents Committee
Awards / Recognition
Recipient of the Chartered Life Underwriters Degree / Advantage Agent Award by the Zurich Insurance Co.

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