Back by Popular Demand: Countrywide Certificates of Insurance Webinar Dec. 8

Virtual University continues certificates of insurance education effort and discusses marketplace pushback.

The Big “I” Virtual University will once again present a webinar titled “Certificates of Insurance and Marketplace Pushback” on Wednesday, Dec. 8 at 1:30 p.m. EST. Last month, this same webinar was so popular it sold out.

“The independent agency system has seen the detriment of unreasonable and too often onerous requests for certificates of insurance and related documentation,” says Madelyn Flannagan, Big “I” vice president of agent development, education and research. “Owners, general contractors, lenders, landlords and others are making demands that are simply impossible for agents and insurers to comply with legally or practically. Continuing education efforts, such as Big ‘I’ Virtual University webinars, help agents prevent many of the risks and pitfalls.”

Webinar participants include: Bill Wilson, Big “I” associate vice president and Virtual University director; Stuart Powell, Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina (IIANC) vice president of insurance operations & technical affairs; and Bill Perkins, Florida Association of Insurance Agents (FAIA) education instructor as the moderator.

“Certificates of insurance obviously serve an important function, but they typically generate little or no revenue while creating significant labor and monetary costs for agencies,” Wilson says. “Matters are also complicated by ACORD’s licensing agreement which compels agents to discontinue use of pre-September 2009 editions of the ACORD 24/25. This webinar focuses on the most critical issues involving certificates and provide an update on ‘pushback’ developments.”

To register for the webinar, click HERE.