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Christopher J. Boggs

Christopher J. Boggs

Christopher J. Boggs is the Vice President of Education for Insurance Journal’s Academy of Insurance. He joined the insurance industry in 1990 and is a self-proclaimed insurance geek with a true passion for the insurance profession and a desire for continual learning.

As head of the Academy of Insurance, Boggs is responsible for managing all aspects of the Academy from researching, writing and presenting his own classes to managing a group of renowned instructors to developing and managing the education schedule.  

 During his career, Boggs has authored hundreds of 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.

Boggs has also written and published five 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;” and
  • Insurance, Risk & Risk Management! The Insurance Professional’s Guide to Risk Management and Insurance.”

A graduate of Liberty University with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Boggs’ background includes duties as a risk management consultant, loss control representative, insurance production, and teaching. Boggs continually pursues career-related education, thus far obtaining 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) designations.

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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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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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Who is an "Insured" in the CGL and Business Auto Policy?

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Understanding the four levels of "insured" status and each one's relationship to the coverage provided allows improved preparation and planning in the initial design and implementation of the insurance program.

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Coverage Triggers: Occurrence vs. Claims Made Liability Coverage

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Liability protection can be provided by either an "occurrence" trigger or a "claims made" trigger. Learn the coverage triggers for both "occurrence" and "claims made" forms.

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Practical Workers' Compensation: The Surprising Importance of Employers' Liability Protection

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Employers' Liability protection is often overlooked or just plain ignored by many agents and brokers. The gaps filled by this coverage are too important to act carelessly when planning this protection.

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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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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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ISO Commercial Property Changes

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Insurance Services Office (ISO) made major changes to its Commercial Property program in 2013 for the first time in several years. Thirteen (13) changes were made to the coverage form and three changes were made to the various cause of loss forms. Additionally, 32 endorsements were altered or added by this filing.

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Practical Workers' Compensation: What You Need To Know (5-part series)

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Statutes, common law, contracts and the human element combine to produce a safety net for workers injured on the job.

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