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Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) December 17, 2012
AgentsofAmerica.ORG (AOA) announced today that its eagerly-awaited risk management eBook,“A Comprehensive Guide to Avoiding E&O Claims - Book One”, is now available!
This e-Book represents a collaborative effort by many of the country's top E&O insurance attorneys and experts. It contains 20 distinct chapters packed with practical cutting-edge risk management information.
Professor James Kallman of St. Edwards’ University is the Editor in Chief of the eBook. “I am very pleased with this professional-level product. Working with AgentsofAmerica.ORG and with this country’s leading E&O attorneys and experts, I believe we are providing insurance agents and brokers and their E&O insurers with a first-of-a-kind cutting-edge loss control and risk management tool,” says Dr. Kallman. “We have created the nation’s first comprehensive risk management initiative to help agents reduce claims and provide them with a practical guide to their agency operations."
AoA’s Editorial Board for the eBook includes Minneapolis E&O defense attorney Britton Weimer of Jones Satre & Weimer PLLC, Professor Andrew Whitman of the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, E&O insurance expert Curtis Pearsall of Pearsall Associates Inc., and Roy Little, President and CEO at Insurance Educational Association.
“This book is a milestone collaborative effort from industry experts and lawyers, working together to address the cutting-edge issues in risk management, loss prevention and litigation relating to claims against insurance agents and brokers” says Britton Weimer. “This is a practical guide and resource that should be on the bookshelf of every insurance agent, broker and underwriter, and every attorney that litigates claims involving insurance professionals. It offers the reader both legal structure and risk management guidance.”
This book is unique for its two-tiered approach. First, it provides clear and concise risk management and risk-avoidance guidance for the insurance professional. For each of the potential claims issues, many easily implemented solutions are provided. Second, when claims against the insurance professional do arise, it provides comprehensive discussion, for the benefit of the lawyer prosecuting or defending such claims, of the legal issues that may arise in the claims and how the various states treat those issues.
“The insurance landscape, marketplace, and regulations are constantly changing,” says Weimer. “Moreover, with the rise in claims comes the rise in appeals stemming from those claims; the body of appellate law relating to errors & omissions claims against insurance producers is growing along with the frequency of claims. When a disaster strikes and insured’s have inadequate coverage, E&O claims are not far behind. If it’s not a hurricane like Katrina, it is issues relating to such things as Chinese Dry Wall, bed bugs, Enron, oil spills and Wall Street. There is no shortage of new, insurance-related issues. This book provides a resource through which customers are able to address and take action on such constantly-changing issues, expertly guided by the experienced authors.”
“Claims against these professionals can derive from many sources,” says Weimer. “These include quoting and proposing coverage, incomplete and inaccurate applications, written and verbal binders, uninsured exposures, and many others.” The complete table of contents, along with author bios, may be found at, "Meet the Authors".
“This is the first in a series of risk management books,” says Angelo J. Gioia, founder of AOA. “It provides the backbone to AOA’s continuing education program for insurance agents and brokers. “We are currently working on Book Two & Book Three for 2013”. In addition, AOA is in discussions with 3rd party providers to develop a CE component, thus making the content even more valuable to agents and their carriers.”
AOA is actively partnering with insurance companies and insurance associations and organizations, which can use this valuable resource with their insureds or members and to assist in decreasing the number and severity of E&O claims.
AgentsofAmerica.ORG is an Insurance Agent's Association and indispensable resource for news, products, services, education, and industry information throughout America. The organization's mission is to deliver the BEST people, products, information, and services to agents all designed to help them manage and grow their business and provide ongoing value to their clients. Our motto is "Bringing the BEST Together." AgentsofAmerica.ORG is offering a FREE MEMBERSHIP to anyone interested in learning about the valuable benefits the new organization offers. All members are eligible for additional discounts and access to an extensive array of other membership programs. Visit http://www.agentsofamerica.org for more information.
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