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It is often said that the police and firemen run towards the danger when others are running away from the danger. Thing is, the danger is generally a known danger, not an unknown one.

Bruce Heffner, Esq.

Independent Company Legal Consulting / Attorney at Law

Boomerang Recoveries, LLC & Law Office of Bruce P. Heffner,

Maintaining client relationships is critical for insurance brokers and agencies, especially given the fact that developing new commercial clients involves a significant time investment to understand the client’s business and risks and to implement solutions for risk transfer. Once insurance coverage is in place and policies are issued, the focus of the agency switches to servicing the account. The agency is happy. The client is happy. But what happens when your client experiences a significant property loss?

Scott E. Bushnell

Principal Owner – Executive Forensic Accountant

Business Interruption Consulting

Preparing business interruption claims takes thoughtful planning and insightful analysis, clearly communicated to all of the parties involved in the claims process. One of the most important factors is the breadth and depth of analyzing relevant financial information related to interrupted business operations. Although this may seem like an intuitive step, there is often a gap between the internally prepared financial information and the analysis to determine lost profits. Application of due diligence results in a smooth claim process, quicker payment from the insurer and a fair and equitable recovery.

Scott E. Bushnell

Principal Owner – Executive Forensic Accountant

Business Interruption Consulting

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

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Thomas M. Braniff

President

Texas Insurance Consulting

Podcast interview with THE CLAIMS JOURNAL.

Kevin Quinley

CEO

Quinley Risk Associates LLC

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.

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Mary A. LaPorte

Principal

LaPorte Consulting, LLC

I do not truly understand the rationale in suing the company adjuster in a lawsuit against the Insurance Company, since he has no independent duties apart from those of the Insurance Company. However, Directors and Officers of corporations owe fiduciary duties to corporate stockholders and to the Corporate business entity itself.

Bruce Heffner, Esq.

Independent Company Legal Consulting / Attorney at Law

Boomerang Recoveries, LLC & Law Office of Bruce P. Heffner,

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.

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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.

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Nancy Germond

President

Insurance Writer, LLC

Is your agency on the cutting edge of your customer’s needs?

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Al Diamond

CEO

Agency Consulting Group, Inc.

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.

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Mary A. LaPorte

Principal

LaPorte Consulting, LLC

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