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Christopher J. Boggs

Christopher J. Boggs

Christopher J. Boggs joined the insurance industry in 1990. He is currently the Executive Director, Big I Virtual University and former 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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2019 Condominium Bundle

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Three popular courses offering in depth training on the coverage issues that exist when the insured is a condo unit owner, or association.

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How to Read and Understand ANY Insurance Policy

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Learn the rules of reading insurance policies and why exclusions and exceptions exist.

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Understanding the Reality (Gaps) in the BAP's Coverage Symbols

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This session introduces and details the 10 defined BAP coverage symbols and addresses some gaps created when certain symbols, or combination of symbols are used.

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Practical Workers' Compensation: When to Add Additional States - Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Problems

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Potential coverage limit gaps or the complete loss of coverage are possible when employees work in states in which the employer has no specific location. To avoid these gaps or the loss of coverage requires recognition of the problems and knowledge of the available solutions.

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Negligence, Legal Liability and Insurance Coverage

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How does one become legally liable?

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Who Can Buy and Who is Protected by a Homeowners and Personal Auto Policy

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The surprising reality of the HO and PAP policies.

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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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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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Workers' Compensation Combinability

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The idea of combinability seems rather simple, the mechanism of combinability can be rather complex. Who is combinable? How many ways is "majority interest" created? Who should make the final decision regarding combinability?

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Scheduling Personally Owned Autos on the BAC: Coverage Gaps, Claims Denials, and Lawsuits

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The decision to endorse the BAC should not be made lightly. Strict underwriting guidelines must be followed before agreeing to schedule an auto owned by an individual on the entity’s BAC.

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