American Association of Insurance Management Consultants

Results For Articles or Consultants

Legal - Litigation - Claims

Agency Networks Aid Agency Net Worth

The advantages and disadvantages of joining an Agency Network…and the issues to be considered in selecting a suitable Agency Network.

Mark L. Pollack

Mark Pollack is an accomplished entrepreneur, industry instructor, and subject matter expert offering at 30+ year in the insurance industry and extensive credentials and licenses. Leveraged knowledge of property and casualty claims, claim management, breach of contract, and bad faith claim handling to serve as an expert witness for both plaintiff and defendant attorneys.  Mr.…

Shining a Light on Insurance Marketing Malpractice

SHINING A LIGHT ON INSURANCE MARKETING MALPRACTICE ©By Frederick C. “Rick” Berry, Jr., J.D., C.P.C.U., C.L.U.[1] 1951 W. Camelback Rd. #200, Phoenix, AZ 85015; 602-274-5700; Frederick.C.Berry@gmail.com       Summary When there is not enough insurance to fully compensate an injured party, trial lawyers should examine why commercially available insurance wasn’t in place. Learn how…

Olie R. Jolstad

Olie Jolstad is an insurance expert with over 40 years of professional insurance experience in commercial and personal lines insurance claims handling, coverage analysis, managing general agent, and agent/broker procurement of insurance. Mr. Jolstad holds the Senior Claims Law Associate (SCLA) designation, as well as being a Fellow in the American College of Forensic Examiners…

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…

“Nine Case Retention `Red Flags’ Spelling WARNING for Expert Witnesses”

From the Spring 2018 issue of the CPCU CLEW Interest Group newsletter.

Shinning A Light On Insurer Misconduct

A uniform law proposed by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) is currently working its way through state legislatures. The Corporate Governance Annual Disclosure Model Act[i] would require American insurers to disclose a wide range of information relating to their governance, performance evaluation systems, compensation and incentive plans, Enterprise Risk Management (“ERM”) plans and codes of ethics and conduct. This article will highlight some of the important features of the NAIC’s model act and illuminate how they are designed to cloak insurer disclosures in secrecy, but at the same time provide compelling evidence of information whose existence insurers have long denied. Discarding the secrecy mandated by the model act and allowing access to the disclosed information will help discourage insurer misconduct long hidden from the insuring public.

[i] http://www.naic.org/store/free/MDL-305.pdf.

Errors and Omissions Litigation – How to manage Discovery when paper files don’t exist!

Whether defending or litigating, success with Insurance Agent E&O cases can hinge on the discovery process and avoiding the paper blizzard that often comes with generic production requests. Produce too many documents and it is a waste of your valuable time. Produce too little and you might not find what you need. Since most insurance agents no longer utilize paper files, knowing exactly what to extract out of a computer system could make or break your case.

Vincent “Chip” Boylan

Property and Casualty Insurance Expert Witness with a 42 Year background as an Insurance Broker.  Expert witness since 1989 with a primary focus on 1) agent and broker standard of care; and 2) coverage issues. Topics addressed have included: Property/Crime; Business Interruption; General Liability; Executive & Professional Liability; Workers’ Compensation; Umbrella Liability; Automobile; and Homeowners.…

Frederick C. Berry

Bachelor of Science degree in Insurance (1969) and a Juris Doctor degree (1973) from Arizona State University. Deputy Director of Insurance of the State of Arizona from July 1, 1976 through September 30, 1978. Chartered and Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) in 1981 and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) in 1983. Member of the State Bar…

Areas of Expertise