The vast majority of my adult professional career has been advocacy for policyholders trying to convince their own insurance companies to pay for claims their customers have made. After hearing countless stories and knowing the various battles fought, a number of my colleagues and friends kept pushing me to write a book on the topic and what I have learned.

The above photo is the cover of the book written with Forbes Books. Pre-publication will be in February with March scheduled as the publication date. Pay Up! will as be available in digital and audio format.

Donice Krueger came up with the title, Pay Up!

Merlin Law Group Chief Operating Officer, Keona Williams, pushed me to write it.

The subtitle is just as important because much of the book is about what to do about your insurance and your claims so you can avoid having to hire a lawyer and file a lawsuit. Let’s face it, do you look forward to hiring an oncologist? For the same reason, I am certain that while my clients may find that my passionate advocacy for their causes helps them rest easier, they do not like to be in the predicament of having to hire an insurance lawyer to get their insurance company to pay their claims.

As a result, I devoted a good deal of the book about practical things all policyholders can do to help reduce the chance that litigation will be needed. I hope my advice will be listened to because it should not take an insurance lawyer to get an insurance company to pay claims.

Today, I will be in Tallahassee fighting Insurance company lobbyists with legislation that reduces rights for Florida policyholders. I talk about the need to support organizations such as United Policyholders, who educate legislators and insurance regulators against the army of insurance lobbyists who are paid with premiums from insurance customers whose rights they are ironically trying to reduce, and allow insurance companies to operate without public scrutiny. These fights are also discussed in Pay Up!

I will let you, our readers of this blog, know when it is published and available for purchase in the very near future.

Thought For The Day

We do not need to proselytise either by our speech or by our writing. We can only do so really with our lives. Let our lives be open books for all to study.
—Mahatma Gandhi

  • Mazel tov, Chip. May it sell millions.

  • ND

    thank you for everything you do and for sharing your knowledge in “Pay Up”! great title!

  • Looking forward to reading it.