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Christopher J. Boggs

Christopher J. Boggs

Christopher J. Boggs joined the insurance industry in 1990. He is currently the Vice President of Education for Insurance Journal’s Academy of Insurance.  


During his career, Boggs has authored more than 300 insurance and risk management-related articles on a wide range of topics as diverse as Credit Default Swaps, the MCS-90, and enterprise risk management. This does not include the seven “e-books” (short, one-topic books covering various insurance and risk management-related subjects) Boggs has written.


Additionally, Boggs has written and published six insurance and risk management-related books

  • "The Insurance Professional's Practical Guide to Workers' Compensation: From History through Audit – Second Edition;"
  • "Business Income Insurance Demystified: The Simplified Guide to Time Element Coverages – Third Edition;
  • Property and Casualty Insurance Concepts Simplified: The Ultimate ‘How to’ Insurance Guide for Agents, Brokers, Underwriters and Adjusters;
  • Wow! I Never Knew That! 12 of the Most Misunderstood and Misused P&C Coverages, Concepts and Exclusions;
  • Insurance, Risk & Risk Management! The Insurance Professional’s Guide to Risk Management and Insurance;” and
  • Workers’ Compensation: How You Can Effectively Answer Your Clients 12 Most Commonly Asked Questions.


In addition to his writing, education, and training experience, Boggs worked in many areas of insurance. He began his career with Insurance Services Office as a rating and underwriting representative. Boggs has also worked as an agent (even owning his own agency), as the loss control and claims examiner for state-owned property in his home state, as a risk management consultant, and as the quality assurance specialist (auditing underwriting files) for the Southeast region of an insurance carrier.


A graduate of Liberty University with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Boggs has obtained  nine professional insurance designations: the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Associate in Risk Management (ARM), Associate in Loss Control Management (ALCM), Legal Principles Claims Management (LPCS), Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI), Associate in Premium Auditing (APA), Certified Workers’ Compensation Advisor (CWCA), Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS) and the Associate in General Insurance (AINS).

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Crimes, Torts, Negligence, Legal Liability and Insurance (2-part series)

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Legal liability is liability imposed by law on the person or entity responsible for the financial injury or damage suffered by another party or individual and can arise from intentional acts, unintentional acts or contracts.

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How to Prepare Your Clients for Coverage Gaps in the BOP

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Learn the five major coverage gaps in the BOP policy and how to close these gaps where possible

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ISO Commercial General Liability Changes

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Insurance Services Office (ISO) filed 11 form changes, 70 endorsement changes, and added six new endorsements in its 2013 commercial general liability (CGL) filing. Obviously, there is a lot new for the coming year.

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The Real Effects of Granting Additional Insured Status

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Learn if naming an additional insured will reduce the limits of coverage available or in any other way negatively affect the named insured's protection.

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The Legal & Contractual Aspect of Insurance

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There are many unique provisions and requirements when it comes to insurance contracts. One part of insurance contract law that no one talks about is that the policy is the minimum that must be done.

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Understanding the True Breadth of the CGL's Pollution Exclusion

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The absolute pollution exclusion is likely the most misapplied exclusion within the commercial general liability (CGL) policy. Learn the true breadth of the CGL's exclusion in this class.

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Understanding the Basics of Contractual Risk Transfer

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Learn the duties of each of the three parties involved in contractual risk transfer and how contractual risk transfer is defined.

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Flood, Flood, or Flood: What Does the Insured mean when they report a "flood" and how do the coverage options respond?

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Your insureds, the NFIP, ISO, AAIS and DIC policies each define “Flood” differently. What your insured considers a “flood” may simply be considered water damage in insurance language. But even ISO and AAIS manage “water damage” loss differently.

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Risk Management Theory & Applications

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Risk management is a process combining methods for reducing or avoiding an undesirable event with sources for covering the adverse financial losses that result from the occurrence of the undesired event.

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Understanding and Explaining the Mystery of Coinsurance

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The application of coinsurance is confusing to clients and can be confusing to many agents. Learn how to make this seemingly complicated provision easy and simple to explain and understand.

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