American Association of Insurance Management Consultants

Library of Articles

Akos Swierkiewicz

Principal
Insurance & Reinsurance Consulting & Outsourcing Services (“IRCOS, LLC”)

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

This is a monthly column in which agents can pose questions related to E&O (Errors & Omissions) risk management and loss control as it relates to sales, service and operations. This month’s column focuses on using professional designations in advertising and whether doing so can create a higher expectation from the customer.

No one has written this article

Mary LaPorte was interviewed for this article which was included in Erie Insurance’s June 7, 2017 publication of The Bulletin which is distributed to their agency force. In this interview, Mary disucsses the key reasons many agencies fail to reach optimum productivity and the benefits gained by making necessary improvements.

Mary A. LaPorte

Principal
LaPorte Consulting, LLC

As insurance professionals, we are often so busy serving our clients that our writing and publishing take a back seat to our practice. Consistent publication keeps us in the public eye and allows us to rank higher on Google.

Nancy Germond

President
Insurance Writer, LLC

This article explores the nuances of the special relationship and provides a template for the producer, the policyholder and their respective attorneys to follow by illustrating the circumstances that give rise to the special relationship between the producer and the policyholder/insured.

Stanley Lipshultz

Stanley L. Lipshultz, JD, CPCU

It appears that the recent change in The State of Michigan workers compensation act extends Michigan’s jurisdiction to all Michigan Residents no matter where in the US (or the World) the resident is hired, works or is injured.

Lee Hoffman

President
Lee M. Hoffman & Associates, LLC

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.

Edwin J. Miltenberger

President
Carrier and Affinity Group Strategies, LLC

This is a monthly column in which agents can pose quetions related to E&O (Errors & Omissions) risk management and loss control as it relates to sales, service and operations. This month’s column focuses on using professional designations in advertising and whether doing so can create a higher expectation from the customer.

Mary A. LaPorte

Principal
LaPorte Consulting, LLC

When insurance is intended to be the primary assurance that indemnification agreements are properly funded, it is critical that contract language is written in such a way that insurance policies are able to respond. Crafting insurance and indemnification agreements is an art that involves understanding the nature of risks transferred, the nature of risks assumed and how to best protect a client from the legal and financial implications of those risks. It also requires an understanding of insurance policies and the type of coverage they can or cannot provide. This article explores the issues and problems related to drafting insurance, indemnification and hold harmless agreements.

Lee Hoffman

President
Lee M. Hoffman & Associates, LLC