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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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Assigning the Proper Use Classification to a Personal Auto

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ISO applies five basic use classifications to a personal auto.

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The Personal Auto Policy: Who and What is Eligible for Coverage?

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Who is eligible for a personal auto policy and what vehicle types are eligible for coverage?

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Personal Auto Mysteries Revealed

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Three short webinars on Personal Auto Policies.

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Insured Status in a Personal Auto Policy

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The Personal Auto Policy (PAP) contains four coverage parts and can extend protection to three "levels" of insureds. As you move down levels, the breadth of coverage decreases.

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The Essential Personal Lines Training Package

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Eight short, online webinars covering important and interesting homeowners and auto concepts

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Strong Contractual Risk Transfer Requirements: What Makes the Best CRT Design

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Because you do not want to pay a claim for the actions of someone other than your insured, contractual risk transfer (CRT) is, or should be, at the front of every underwriter’s mind when analyzing contractor risks.

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Practical Workers' Comp: What you need to know (4-part series)

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Statutes, common law, contracts and the human element all work together or in necessary conflict with each other to allow or push the workers' compensation machine to produce the result it was designed for - a safety net for workers injured on the job.

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4 Most Important Business Income Concepts

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As odd as it sounds, this one, single, solitary hour may serve to simplify a coverage that leaves many insurance professionals cowering in the corner.

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The Reality of Property Valuation: Replacement Cost Isn't Really

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Real and personal property can have many "values," replacement cost, the amount the item could bring on the open market, what an expert thinks it is worth, what it actually costs to replace or rebuild, or the value an individual places on the property. Not all of these relate to insurance or the application of insurance coverage.

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Insuring Condominium Property and Liability Exposures

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Learn the key issues regarding the insuring of condominiums to avoid holes in either the association's or unit owner's coverage.

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