January 15, 2009

AgentsofAmerica.ORG Announces Risk Management eBook


Minneapolis, MN January 15, 2009 AgentsofAmerica.ORG announced today that it will publish an eBook, “Thirteen Things Every Insurance Agent & Broker Should Know”.  The eBook will focus on risk management and topical issues important to every insurance agent and broker and will be available on line in the Spring of 2009.  Witten by prominent lawyers from around the country who focus on complex insurance matters, the eBook will become part of an ongoing series of publications produced by AgentsofAmerica.ORG


As a new professional association, “Our primary objective is to educate Insurance Agents & Brokers and to provide them with both tools and solutions to their everyday problems”, says Angelo J.Gioia, Executive Director, “Each chapter will examine and dissect insurance topics and coverage issues that every Insurance Agent and Broker should know”.   The eBook will be available to members and non-members of AgentsofAmerica.ORG.


The Table of Contents

A Buyer’s Guide to Obtaining Strong D&O Insurance Coverage – authored by Thomas H. Bentz Jr., Esquire and Shannon A. Graving, Esquire of Holland & Knight LLP

Certificates of Insurance – authored by Frances M. O’Meara, Esquire and Joseph DeHope, Esquire of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

Cleaning Up The Confusion Related To Pollution Coverage – authored by Andrew S. Boris, Esquire of Tressler Soderstrom Maloney & Priess, LLP 


Designing and Implementing Effective Electronic Signature, Contracting and Delivery Processes – authored by Gregory T. Casamento, Esquire and Patrick J. Hatfield , Esquire of Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP

Employment Practices – authored by Paul J. Siegel, Esquire of Jackson Lewis LLP.

Growth of Mold Coverage and its Limitations – authored by – Philip B. Toran, Esquire and William K. Conkin, Esquire of Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin

Introduction to Risk Management – authored by Britton Weimer, Esquire of Jones Satre & Weimer PLLC; Professor Andrew Whitman of the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Business; and Carl F. Lidstrom, CPCU, ARM, ACE, CIC of Risk Management Resources in Minnesota.


Perils and Pitfalls in the Insurance Application Process – authored by Jeffrey A. Albinson, Esquire and Dennis Frantzman of Daniels, Kashtan, Downs, Robertson + McGirney p.A.

Shifting Risk Through Contractual Liability and Additional Insured Coverage- authored by Thomas A. Culpepper, Esquire, J. Richard  Harmon, Esquire, Ellen M. Van Meir, Esquire and Eric Bowers, Esquire of Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, LLP

Solicitation of Insurance authored by Eric J. Sauter, Esquire of Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

The Agent and Broker’s Use of Computer Technology and Its Impact on Agency Operations – authored by Michael J. McGirney, Esquire and Ari A. Sweetbaum, Esquire of Daniels, Kashtan, Downs, Robertson + McGirney p.A.

The Legal Duties and Responsibilities of Insurance Agents and Brokers, The Most Prevalent Errors and Omissions Claims, and Practical Measures That Can be Taken to Avoid Them –  authored by Peter J. Biging, Esquire of  Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP

Understanding Flood Insurance – authored by Julie L. Juergens, Esquire and John T. Murphy, Esquire of Gallagher Sharp Attorneys


“The subject matter that is developed as a result of this combined effort will become the foundation for AOA’s live events and webinars and ongoing  Continuing Education programs for Insurance Agents and Brokers throughout the country”,  says Ken Schmalz,  Managing Partner of S&A Events Services. He continues to mention that, “every agent needs CE in order to maintain his or her insurance license and each state has its own CE requirements. By partnering and working together to develop state specific CE programs, AgentsofAmerica.ORG and the law firms will provide a valuable resource to local agents and to the Insurance Companies that support them”.


About AgentsofAmerica.ORG


AgentsofAmerica.ORG is an Insurance Agent’s Association and an 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 on a daily basis all designed to help them manage and grow their business and provide ongoing value to their clients. Their motto is “Bringing the BEST Together”.


 AgentsofAmerica.ORG is offering a 2-month free trial period for those interested in learning about the valuable benefits the new organization offers.  Anyone joining as a paid member during the 2-month trial period receives a 25% discount on their initial membership plus a complimentary extra month membership, for a total of 15 months. All paid members are eligible


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