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Mamas Tell Your Kids to Sell Reinsurance

A hair-weaving certificate requires 300 hours of training. An individual selling reinsurance needs zero education and faces zero testing.

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Akos Swierkiewicz

Akos Swierkiewicz has over 47 years of experience in property and casualty insurance and reinsurance underwriting, management, company startup, marketing and product research and development. He founded IRCOS, LLC in 2000 to provide property and casualty insurance and reinsurance consulting and outsourcing services, including company startup and runoff, arbitration, mediation and expert witness services, feasibility…

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David Mandt

Dave has been retained in over 150 cases as a consulting or testifying expert on insurance claim handling standards and practices in both state and federal courts in a variety of jurisdictions, both at deposition and trial. He has been qualified to testify in Washington and Oregon state courts and the United States District Courts…

Discovery of Reinsurance for Plaintiff’s Attorneys

For plaintiff lawyers, discovering what reinsurance has been purchased will not get you directly into the pocket of the reinsurer, but it will give you insights into what the insurance company was thinking as it handled your client’s claim.

The Problem of Relationship Inertia with the Reinsurance Broker

For many small to mid-sized companies there is the overriding element of misplaced trust in the broker and a gross misunderstanding of their own duties.

Looking Behind the Curtain

I have not figured out why reinsurance is not fully regulated, as is insurance. I have heard the logic that the parties to the contract are equally sophisticated, and therefor no regulation is necessary. The problem with that logic is that it assumes a premise that is false. Many of the parties do not have equal bargaining power; they are not equally qualified to enter into the transaction and there are no real arms length negotiations. Many small companies spend more on reinsurance each year then they could possibly receive from the sale of the building they occupy.

Robert E. Underdown

The Insurance Archaeologist™, Bob Underdown  is a highly qualified Insurance Expert Witness providing consultation and testifying services across the United States. Mr. Underdown has provided testimony in recent cases in the following areas: Standard of Care for insurance agent and brokers; insurance claims adjusting; insurance company bad faith (both first party and third party); insurance…

Corwin (Cory) Zass

Highlights Summary Entrepreneurial spirit seen in construction of visionary business model. “Beyond the Box” thinker supported with broad experiences in risk management. Developed successful consulting practice. Strong analytical, technical, problem-solving, decision-making, and organizational skills. Effective communication skills for conveying technical concepts to non-technical people. Extensive financial reporting oversight skills, including audit experience, of insurance sector’s…

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