E&O Weekly Prevention
Strategies for the Professional Agent
July 3, 2013

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E&O Tips of the Week 
Each week AOA thru the Learning Center will be providing E&O tips. These E&O tips will be developed from AOA's extensive library of high level educational material and will be included as part of the webinar / seminar package currently in development, that both agents and carriers will find beneficial in reducing E&O Claims. 
Check out this week's E&O TIPS on "Covered Letter's"


A review of the top stories on World Risk & Insurance News at WRIN.tv. Here is your opportunity to see the online video news stories you may have missed. Watch them now "Week in Review".


Also listen to Insurance Marketing Expert George Nordhaus " Monday Morning" on "OK..we understand the GEICO effect...So what can we do about it"


Professional Liability Defense Federation
Will be holding their Annual Meeting October 9-11 in Chicago at the Westin on Michigan Avenue. For additional information including registration go to


On Sale Now... "A Comprehensive Guide to Avoiding E&O Claim - Book One"!

 "A Comprehensive Guide to Avoiding E&O Claims" addresses issues that Insurance Agents & Brokers encounter every day. One of the most important assets an agent has is their reputation; it takes years to build a business and only one mistake to ruin it. "Book One" is a practicable guide and resource that every Insurance Agency should read and use as an effective risk management tool. "Book One" is now available on Barnes & Noble and on AmazonBefore you buy listen to Dan Meyer, attorney at O'Hagan LLC interview on "Insurance Producer Licensing," on Wrin.tv


AOA Learning Center is pleased to announce the next stage in their commitment to the development of insurance education programs. Through their extensive library of high level educational material, the AOA Learning Center is expanding their platform and will be developing series of webinars / seminars, weekly E&O tips and customize Newsletters for both Insurance Companies and Professional Organizations. In addition, thru our partnership with Web CE, AOA plans to convert the content from each of their first three publications into continuing education programs beginning the fourth quarter of 2013. 


AgentsofAmerica.ORG has partnered with WebCE, a leading nationwide provider of Continuing Education for insurance professionals, to provide you with state-approved self-study CE courses to satisfy your CE requirements online! Check out your CE State Requirements. Also check out, this month's Social Media eBook entitled, " Google Adwords Remarketing Campaign" for download.


Also available is our most recent edition of "AOA Tips, Views, News & More," including our new feature "Insurance Resources." & "Recommended Reading".  Remember that membership in AgentsofAmerica.ORG is FREE! Also if you have any thoughts, comments or suggestions, please email me at info@agentsofamerica.org



"Bringing the Best Together"

Angelo J Gioia


AOA News, Views, Tips & More

Tips For Maximizing the Value of Insurance Assets

By Mark Garbowski, Esq. of Anderson Kill & Olick, P.C.


Too often, insurance policyholders view the purchase of a policy as a box to check - something they are required to do by a regulatory agency or business partner. 


Enrollment Process Under the New Legislation Success and Avoid FuturePenalty


The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Treasury Department released new regulatory guidance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) in early 2013.  

When Is a Claim First Made - Late Notice - Notice-Prejudice Rule - Distinction Between "Claims Made" and "Claims Made and Reported" Policies

By Joe Monteleone, Esq. of Tressler LLP


The United States District Court for the District of Maryland recently considered the issues of what constitutes an employment practices claim, late notice and a very cogent analysis of the distinction between pure "claims made" and "claims made and reported"[1] policies and the ramifications of the distinction for purposes of applying a prejudice standard to a late notice defense. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority v. AXIS Ins. Co., No. 12-cv-1053, (D. Md., June 12, 2013). [See here for link to decision]


The Social Connection Social Media Tricks & Tips

By Cynthia Cavoto of Firebrand Social Media


Sites like Yahoo, Amazon and YouTube draw many viewers on a regular basis. What is it that made them a popular website within SMM (Social Media Marketing), as well as for those of all ages and from all walks of life?


Connecticut Supreme Court Rules on Issues Involving Commercial General Liability Policies

By Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP   

In Capstone Building Corporation v. American Motorists Insurance Company, 308 Conn. 760 (June 11, 2013) (SC 18886), the Connecticut Supreme Court answered three questions of Connecticut insurance law certified from the Northern District of Alabama in a construction defect coverage suit.

Selling to Donald Trump: How Would You Do?

By Mark Hunter, "The Sale Hunter"


How would you do if you had to sell to Donald Trump?

What would you do differently in a meeting with him than you would do with some other customer?


Back to Basics

By George Nordhaus of Agenciesonline.biz


Three types of customers


In a speech I heard years ago, the main speaker talked about "The new age of marketing.

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