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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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What Makes a Risk Insurable

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Insurance, in its role as a financing mechanism, combines two concepts – risk transfer and risk sharing. Although conceptually simple, the effective and efficient combining of risk transfer and risk sharing within the insurance mechanism requires many moving parts to produce the desired result.

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I Wanna Know Risk and Insurance Concepts (7-part series)

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Join us in the 7-part webinar! You'll learn about many popular insurance concepts and all about risk, risk management and what it means to you and your insureds.

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The Agent's Role in Enterprise Risk Management

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Can or should agents consider themselves the insured's "risk manager?" Can or should agents claim to provide "Enterprise Risk Management" services?

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"Special Limits" of Coverage in the Homeowners Policy: An E&O Trap

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The Homeowners Policy lists specific types of personal property and places a specific limit of coverage of such property – usually low compared to the actual exposure the insured has.

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Who or What is Eligible for a Homeowners Policy

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Just who or what does qualify for one of the six Homeowners coverage forms? The main key is occupancy, the other key is what is being occupied.

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"Guaranteeing" Replacement Cost Protection in the Homeowners Policy

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Two endorsements are available to "guarantee" replacement cost protection to the insured following a loss.

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Insured Status in the Homeowners Policy: Who IS an "Insured" and Who can be Added

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There are four "levels" of "insured" status in the Homeowners Policy, and the breadth of protection narrows as an individual moves from one level to another.

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Comparing the Various Homeowners Forms

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How does the HO-2 Broad Form differ from the HO-3 Special Form? How does the HO-3 differ from the HO-5 Comprehensive Form? And how to all the forms differ from the HO-8 Modified Coverage Form?

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5 Most Misunderstood Homeowners Coverage Concepts

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Five short webinars that go over Homeowners hot topics: Eligibility, Various Forms, Insured Status, Special Limits and "Guaranteeing" Replacement Cost Protection in the Homeowners Policy.

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Cracking Under the Pressure of Workers' Compensation

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Dig into 18 of the most important workers' compensation concepts in this entertaining and informational webinar.

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