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Frederick Fisher

Frederick Fisher

Frederick J. Fisher, J.D. is currently the President of Fisher Consulting Group, Inc. and was the Founder of E.L.M. Insurance Brokers, a Wholesale & MGA facility specializing in Professional Liability and Specialty Line risks. He is a Member of the Editorial Board for Agents of America;  a Faculty Member of the Claims College, and Member of the Executive Council, School of Professional Lines sponsored by the Claims & Litigation Management Association and Instructor for the Academy of Insurance.

Since his career began, Mr. Fisher focused on one vision: providing financial security to the client. The result was a successful 40-year career in Specialty Lines Insurance. In 1975, Mr. Fisher began his career on the service side, as an Independent E&O claims adjuster. In 1982, he bought the Company, continued with claims, while expanding the firm’s services to include qualitative claim auditing, risk management & loss control services, and acting as a TPA. In only 4 years, the annual billings increased by 400%. His claim auditing techniques and recommendations resulted in substantial client savings (including the SCRTD now known as the Los Angles MTA). Many Insurers and self-insureds adopted not only the performance standards raised in the audits but adopted his recommended Attorney Management Guidelines as a base, which are still in use today by many major insurers. 


In 1995, he formed what is now known as ELM insurance Brokers, a firm that has acted as an MGA and Wholesale Broker of Professional Liability Insurance and Specialty Lines. From nothing, the firm grew rapidly to a $30 Million dollar facility when sold in 2008. He has lectured extensively on professional liability issues since 1978 and authored over 64 articles in trade journals and periodicals. He is the author of BROKER BEWARE, Selling Real Estate within the Law. He designed a program to conduct on-site pre-underwriting risk management assessments of a clients' professional liability exposures. In 1993, he was elected to the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) Board of Trustees. After serving in all Officer capacities, he was elected President in 1997. He remains a Special Materials Expert for several RPLU courses and is the Senior Technical Advisor for The Professional Liability Manual, first published by the International Risk Management Institute in 1990. He has taught over 100 CE classes and lectures. He testifies regularly as an expert witness in cases dealing with the duties and obligations of professionals as well as on coverage and claims-made issues.

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What Can You Expect from the Claims Department and What Should They Be Doing?

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Most insurance brokers are rarely involved in the claim process. That said, when it comes to specialty lines insurance, perhaps they should be. There's a lot to consider beyond just selling or placing coverage for a client. Join us as Fred Fisher brings this session about how a broker can add value to their client by understanding the specialty lines' claims process.

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Are You Selling Financial Protections (or Dangers That Lurk in E&O/EPLI/Cyber/D&O Forms)

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Claims-made policies are complicated at best. Add to that the expanding case law that is narrowly interpreting coverage in different policies around the country, and you have the potential for an E&O nightmare. Join us as Fred Fisher helps us with this important topic.

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What is Your Biggest E&O Worry - COVID-19 or Absolute Exclusions?

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What's a bigger reason for agents to worry about their E&O: COVID-19 or absolute exclusions?


No one saw COVID-19 coming and the insurance implications that it brought. There will certainly be E&O claims related to it because no one prepared the policy for this exposure.


What about the absolute exclusions that exist in some policies? Could that be a bigger deal?


Join us as Fred Fisher takes these questions head-on in this timely session.




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Cybertoday - tomorrow?

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Join us as Fred Fisher helps us to understand the rapid iterations of cyber exposures and liability coverage.

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Claims Made and Professional Liability Endorsements

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Join us as Fred Fisher helps us understand which endorsements we need to seek to add to our customers' professional liability policies. These endorsements will help us to fill coverage gaps for our customers.

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The Best of 2018 Super Pack

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Five of the most popular courses of 2018 all in one bundle, all in one place, at one price.


We also included our two newest e-books: 5 Steps to Jump Start Your Insurance Learning and Building Experts.

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Broker Beware - Avoiding Coverage Gaps in Specialty Lines Policies

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This webinar will delve into the decisions that have come down over the past two years creating additional liability for insurance brokers, especially those who “specialize” or sell Specialty Lines products. 

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Agency Best Practices: Avoiding E&O Claims

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This webinar will delve into best practices, the duty to advise, and why Lawyers recommend against giving advice is a bad idea. 

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The Dangers Lurking in Claims Made Forms

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Specialty Lines Claims Made forms are not standardized.  Rarely are competing forms alike.

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Insurance and the Cutting Edge of Tech

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This webinar will examine the insurance and non-insurance implications of evolving trends in technology and Social Media, with a look into the not-to-distant future of what could be emerging in the next decades to come.

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