Timing being everything, as it usually is, our last two posts dealt with issues arising from an insured’s commitments under contract and the insurance that endeavors to support those commitments. Those topics cannot be discussed without also touching on an insurance agent’s duty to provide the coverages that purport to fulfill those requirements. Gazing into my […]
Agents are frequently provided insureds’ contract requirements in order to determine insurance needed. But contract requirements can go well beyond limits and Additional Insured status. Does an agent owe a duty to their insured to provide the coverage required by the contract? Or even more frightening — does the agent owe a duty to the insured’s client?
A much-needed tool for agents to get discussion about executive protection products on the table with their insureds.
I have often cautioned my agents about the unfavorable (from the insured’s and broker’s perspective) broadness of an “arising from” exclusion preamble. There are many exclusions for which this wording is unavoidable, but the impact is horrendous. In the case of insureds that have an incidental or vicarious exposure to bodily injury/property damage claims, unauthorized […]