American Association of Insurance Management Consultants

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A Nationwide Association Of Insurance And Risk Consultants, Educators And Experts

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AAIMCo Members Are The Most Sought-after Fee Based Professionals On Matters Related To Insurance And Risk

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Areas Of Expertise Include Agent/Agency, Company/Wholesaler, Corporations/Enterprise, Government And Law

AAIMCo Members Are Widely Published. From Books And Resource Documents To White Papers And General Articles

AAIMCo is a non-profit trade association comprised of insurance and risk professionals who provide fee-based consulting and educational services to their clients.

The Professional Members of AAIMCo are among the most knowledgeable and highly sought after, fee-based consultants, experts and educators in the insurance and risk management fields. Their clients include insurance agencies and associations, multi-national insurance companies, corporations and attorneys for services ranging from consulting and expert witness to education and training.

AAIMCo’s purpose is to provide an insurance and risk forum for professionals of the highest caliber to share ideas and exchange information for the betterment of our professions. AAIMCo also strives to set the highest professional standards for our members and our industries and will publish official position papers in support of that goal.

Nationally Recognized
Authoritative Publication of AAIMCo

"Agency/Brokerage Valuation Guide"

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Featured Consultants

Michael Johnston

Mr. Johnston is a civil litigator concentrating his practice in insurance, consumer, personal injury and commercial litigation. He is licensed to practice in Texas and Oklahoma. Mr. Johnston is Board Certified in Consumer & Commercial Law (which includes Insurance Law) by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is also Board Certified in Civil Trial…

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Dale Crawford

Dale is a 35+ year veteran of the insurance industry, from an underwriter trainee to president of an insurance company.  Along the way, he was also an officer at 2 reinsurance companies for 14 years.  The reinsurance experience provided an exceptionally broad view of the industry, dealing with numerous insurance company clients in standard lines,…

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Thomas Segalla

Thomas Segalla is a nationally recognized authority on bad faith, reinsurance, and insurance, an ARIAS Board-Certified Arbitrator and mediator, and a founding partner of the firm. He has been retained as counsel and as a consultant by numerous major insurance carriers and policyholders in more than 35 jurisdictions nationally and internationally, and has served as an expert…

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Charles C Hewitt

Chuck Hewitt is a veteran insurance claims executive with 45+ years of multi-line claim department experience and leadership at national and regional carriers. Particular strengths in coverage analysis, creation, and teaching; bad faith defense; technical and management training; claims management; cyber liability; employment practices liability; litigation management; customer relations; reinsurance; and runoff operations. Multiple appearances…

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Joe Williams

Mr. Williams has over 53 years experience as an insurance agent/broker and insurance consultant. From 1970 until 2007 he was a principal shareholder in a large Houston firm, Wisenberg Insurance + Risk Management and was its Chairman and CEO when the firm was sold to a subsidiary of Wells Fargo Bank. He has a particular…

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Featured Library Publications

Debunking Valuation “MULTIPLES”

Ever wonder why you couldn’t go the wrong way on a one-way street if your eventual goal lies at the other end? It may be the shortest route from point A to point B, but the dangers of this direct route usually outweigh the risks.

Standards and Guidelines For Appraising Insurance Agencies/Brokerages

Over the years the members of the American Association of Insurance Management Consultants (AAIMCo) have experienced — primarily from those who are not intimately familiar with our industry — many misconceptions about appraising insurance agencies. Therefore, one of the primary purposes of publishing these Standards & Guidelines is to establish consistent procedures that can be recognized formally and legally by – …

Broker Contingency Commission – Good or Bad

In this White Paper summary, Mr. Underdown explains that the fact that a broker has a contingency-type producers contract with a specific insurance company can be of great value to the insured resulting in a lower price for the insured, under the right circumstances. Therefore, contingency commissions are not inherently bad for the ultimate consumer. He states the real issue – …

Tips for lawyers on working with Expert Witnesses – what’s not taught in Law school

“Lawyers are advocates, and as such try to paint the best picture of the facts for their clients. It’s a good strategy in front of a jury or arbitrator, but not with an expert. The non-confidential information about the case that the other side is going to learn anyway should not be kept from an expert. Otherwise, a strongly favorable – …

The Origin and Structure of Life and Health Affinity Insurance Programs in the U.S.

The Affinity business is a $100B+ market in the United States with a long history in the life and health arena. Despite that track record it is often misunderstood in the broader market. This paper provides background for any entity interested in getting into that space or already active in it.