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A Review of the Modern Claims Made Form

“Since its creation, “claims made” wording’s use has expanded outside of the “profession” and professional liability realm, finding use in diverse liability coverages. But the roots of “claims made” wording, and its most common use still, is found in covering the exposures created by a “professional’s” activities. As seen by the list of true “professions,” professionals are individuals who provide a service to society which, if done poorly, could cause extreme or irreparable personal or financial harm. …

The expansion of claims made policy forms beyond “professions” caused the basic “claims made” concept to diverge and evolve into two distinct forms. One evolutionary branch commenced in professional liability coverages (known also as “errors and omissions” coverages in this series) and the second branch grew out of the financial services industry and the need for directors and officers liability protection, fiduciary liability and employment practices liability (referred throughout this series as “executive liability” coverages).

Although both branches attach to the tree at the same point; greatly different “claims made triggers” have resulted. Additionally, coverage terms, conditions and definitions differ between the two branches.”

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…

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.…

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Craig Andrews

Craig Andrews is a Senior Consultant with Malecki Deimling Nielander & Associates, LLC.  Craig entered the property-casualty industry as a producer in an independent insurance agency in Defiance, Ohio in 1977.  A few months later, he established his own independent agency “from scratch”.  He operated the agency successfully until selling it in 1996 to join…

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Nancy Germond

Nancy Germond’s three decades of risk management experience give her unique insights and abilities as a consultant. An accomplished risk and claims manager, Nancy authored scores of risk-management related articles, White Papers and has presented for organizations like the Public Risk Manager Association (PRIMA) and the Society for Human Resources. Nancy Germond is the former…

Michael Gay

Insurance Program Executive. Expert Witness. Insurance Educator. Risk Management. Insurance Program Executive… 30+ years of experience in property and casualty insurance program design, policy form drafting and analysis, underwriting, operations, and management of specialty programs. Expert Witness…litigation consulting in complex insurance coverage cases, underwriting practices, and agent/agency duties. Extensive knowledge of Best Practices for Insurers,…

James W. Greer

Jim Greer’s experience spans thirty-eight years in the insurance adjusting and claims administration industry, beginning with a variety of field and home office assignments with Aetna Life and Casualty’s P&C Claim division. After excelling as a claims professional in various field and home office management positions, he became a key participant in several business and…

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Bill Wilson

Bill Wilson, CPCU, ARM, AIM, AAM is the founder and CEO of InsuranceCommentary.com. He is the former Assoc. VP of Research & Education at the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America where he founded the Big “I” Virtual University. In addition to over 28 years serving independent insurance agents, he was formerly employeed for…

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