Should COVID-19 Claims Be Paid By Insurance?

There is no doubt about the major impact the coronavirus (COVID-19) is having on every aspect of our lives. 

And there is still no vaccine for our insurance lives either.  From hearing about what is covered.  What’s not covered?

What should be covered?

This last one has popped up more frequently.  Because of proposed legislation at both the state and federal level.

We’ve seen similar instances relating to weather-related catastrophic events.  But should it have happened then?  Should it happen now?

We need to understand the full impact, before these major decisions can be made.

Coronavirus Got Me!

Do you think the media is overreacting and blowing this out of proportion?

Do you think we’re not taking this serious enough?

It really doesn’t matter which side you’re on, the coronavirus (COVID-19) is impacting us.

Up until last week I would say I was in the camp of thinking we’re all overreacting.  Especially after reading an article clarifying fatality and infection rates.

But then PLRB was cancelled.  I had to rearrange my travel schedule and plans.  Even more so, think of what the conference organizers have to go through.

Sure this was the first insurance conference that was a victim of coronavirus.  But I don’t think it will be the last.

Who’s Going to DC?

No this is not going to be a political article to get Tony fired up.  I’m talking about the 2020 PLRB Claims Conference.

PLRB has always been a special conference to me.  I started attending way back when I was an adjuster.  Not to mention that the first insurance videos I ever released was about PLRB.

But that’s not why it’s special.  PLRB is special because of the large amount of Claims professionals there.  In all different roles.  Over a hundred educational sessions.  Limitless networking opportunities. And world class speakers.

2020 is the year I return to the conference and I hope to see you there!

Insurance Careers Month

February is Insurance Careers Month!

I know I am so thankful for what Insurance has done for me. 

But I was extremely lucky.

Lucky to have stumbled upon a career that I grew to love.  What if some of the young talent out there is not lucky enough to stumble upon us? 

The blame would be solely on us in Insurance.  We need to continue on the quest of making Insurance a career destination.

This is my short video to continue the conversation.  But I’m asking you, fellow nerds, to share your stories about your passion for insurance. 

Let’s not risk letting a future superstar stumble upon a career that doesn’t have the opportunities that we have.

Why Social Inflation is One of the Worst Trends

Is social inflation the biggest threat to insurance? Insurance policies are carefully written and painstakingly priced. What happens when culture, regulation, and legal precedents cause increasingly large payouts far beyond those predicted? Loss ratios skyrocket and rates increase. In this episode of The Insurance Nerdery, I share my thoughts on social inflation – what is … Read more