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2023 - Webinar - ABEN - E&O Roadmap to Homeowners Endorsements and Personal Inland Marine - Jan. 18


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Wednesday, January 18, 2023 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM   iCalendar Central Standard Time

Course #: 6000059409
3 IL CE hours - Ethics

The standard Homeowners policy provides broad coverage designed to meet the needs of the average American homebuyer. This “average” home owner may be single or married, with or without children, living in a free-standing single-family home. This typical home owner maintains a modest lifestyle, owns no unusual property, has no unusual hobbies or activities and is not the “exciting” cast of characters you would see in a reality TV show or sitcom.

To keep premiums reasonable—and for other reasons, these standard policies also exclude or limit coverage for insurable exposures that a minority of families face. These excluded exposures create coverage gaps that can often be filled for an additional premium, by modifying the standard policy’s limits or other provisions, adding an appropriate endorsement, or purchasing an additional policy.

This course is designed to help insurance practitioners identify and overcome many of the coverage gaps, exclusions, limitations, and uninsured exposures their Homeowners clients face. The approach varies by topic, but the general goal is first to discuss circumstances that might create an atypical exposure or a need for additional insurance beyond that provided by a standard policy, and then to explain measures that can be used to eliminate this coverage gap by insuring or otherwise managing the exposure.

Topics covered during this session will include
• Personal Property Endorsements
• Liability Endorsements
• Personal Inland Marine

Important - Please Read:

Westport or Utica E&O Credit: Attendance requirements based on the number of agency staff must be met to be eligible for the Westport or Utica premium credits. You will receive an attendance verification form to forward to your E&O Program Manager once you have attended the class.

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Bates, Virginia
Bates, Virginia

Melrose, MA

Educational Background: Swarthmore College, BA 1973; Honors Degree in Political Science & History University of Rhode Island, 1976-1978; Graduate Program in Business Management

Professional Licenses: Producer – All Lines (Property, Casualty, Life, Health, Accident), State of Massachusetts since 1982 Licensed Insurance Advisor – State of Massachusetts since 1986 (Insurance Consultancy License)

Business Activities:
E&O Instructor: Certified by several major E&O carriers (Utica National; Westport/Swiss Re; Fireman’s Fund) to do both loss control seminars, loss control audits, and rehab audits. Frequent speaker for state trade associations at for-credit and continuing education credit programs. Developer of national loss control program (only approved developer). Developer of six E&O educational programs that are used nationally.
E&O Auditor: Contracted by E&O carriers and/or agencies/brokerages to conduct rehab and credit audits; forms, delivers, and follows-up on recommendations for improvement in E&O safety, with attention to profitability, staffing, and growth.
Education Testing Site: Developer and Producer of www.VMBhits.com, the only insurance-industry site to test specific coverage areas skills in all individual lines of coverage, insurance accounting, and E&O safety awareness.
Writer: Textbook author for The Rough Notes Corporation.

Bennett, Samuel
Bennett, Samuel

Harrison Agency, Inc.

Columbia, MO

Sam Bennett is an active retail producer, presenter, and partner in Harrison Agency, Inc. of Columbia, Missouri. He began his insurance career in 1987 and has been an Independent Insurance Agent from the beginning. He has worked with individuals, families, and small businesses his entire career. In this capacity, he has worked in the personal lines, commercial lines, and life and health marketplaces. As a result of working with many types of clients, many carriers, and many coverage needs, Sam has grown to understand and appreciate the myriad ways an insurance professional must work with markets and clients in today's insurance world.

Sam obtained his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation in 1997. He has taught coursework for The National Alliance in their CISR program since 2000, has presented in their CIC program since 2004, and in 2009 became a National Faculty Member of the Society of CIC. Sam is also a National Faculty Member in the Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist (AFIS) program. He has been called upon to offer insurance education in conferences and symposiums across the country over the past several years and has provided service in the capacity of expert witness.

Sam currently serves as President of the Missouri Insurance Education Foundation. A former Missouri "Young Agent of the Year", Sam's true passion is cooking. He, his wife, Lisa, and daughters, Lindley and Brittan, offer their culinary talents to many local organizations for the purpose of fundraising for those organizations.