Bill Wilson is hosting an insurance coverage webinar “When Words Collide…Resolving Coverage and Claims Disputes.” The webinar starts tomorrow, so you need to sign up today.
Here is the description of it:
If you’re an agent, have you ever disagreed with an underwriter about coverage or an adjuster about a claim denial? If you really believe there’s coverage, how do you convince the other person your interpretation is valid? Or, if you’re an underwriter or adjuster convinced that a policy doesn’t cover an exposure or claim, how do you convince the agent of that? This nationally-acclaimed seminar has been presented from coast to coast, most recently at the national CPCU convention, and is now being offered to agents, underwriters, adjusters, risk managers, attorneys, and others as a two-hour webinar.
Too often, formal insurance training programs focus on “here’s what’s covered” and “here’s what’s not covered.” Insurance practitioners in the real world quickly learn that often there are no clear-cut answers to coverage questions. Although most insurance claims are straightforward, from the standpoint of coverage, there are many claims where coverage exists (or does not exist) only as a matter of perspective or expectations.
The primary purpose of this seminar is to present a structured approach to policy interpretation and claims negotiation. The program focuses on both personal and commercial lines policy provisions that are often in dispute or litigated and how seemingly esoteric legal principles like contra proferentum, ejusdem generis, noscitur a sociis, and detrimental reliance can be practically applied to resolve real world coverage disputes. The material incorporates numerous illustrative and often entertaining claims and court cases. (emphasis added)
I added emphasis to the above because some judges and lawyers forget how ambiguous wording and situations become when analyzing coverage and reconciling events to an insurance policy. It is often not "clear-cut."
For more information and/or to register click here.