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Patrick Wraight

Patrick Wraight

Patrick is the Director of Insurance Journal’s Academy of Insurance. As such, he sees himself as the Senior Brand Promoter of the Academy. His goal is to help the industry to see the Academy the way he sees it, as a valued partner in the training and development of insurance professionals.

He started his insurance career as a commercial underwriter for an MGA that wrote fire departments, ambulance companies, home medical equipment dealers, and other niche markets. It was there that he also started his journey in insurance education. He designed and implemented a new underwriter training program.

From there, he moved to one of the largest Florida-based property insurers to become an underwriter trainer. While there, his role expanded beyond classroom and online training to become a learning consultant. He spent time with his customers to determine their learning needs and develop a plan to meet those needs.

Patrick has earned several industry designations:

  • CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor)
  • CRM (Certified Risk Manager)
  • CISR (Certified Insurance Service Representative)
  • AU (Associate in Commercial Underwriting)
  • AINS (Associate in General Insurance).


When he’s not working, he loves to spend time with his family, traveling with his beloved and guiding their adult sons through adulthood.

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You Can't Read Insurance Policies Like Anything Else

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Insurance policies are hard to read. We all know it and we all act like they aren't, especially when a customer asks us a "simple" question. You can't just grab a policy and start reading page one and read all the way through. It jumps around and you have to know where to jump with it. Join us as Patrick brings us his top guidelines for how to read an insurance policy and more importantly, the simplest ways to explain the policy to your customers.

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No. We're Not Insuring Your Building for What You Paid for It.

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What's the difference between replacement cost and market value? Can I simply insure this bulding for the mortgage amount? What do you mean, there might be a coinsurance penalty? These are some of the questions that Patrick is going to try and answer in this session. Join us and find out what valuation and coinsurance are all about.

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Teaching Insurance Coverage Without Putting People to Sleep

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If you've ever tried to stay awake during a boring insurance coverage class, you're not alone. We've all done it. Join us as we bring together a panel of top insurance educators to discuss how they make coverage training more interesting and engaging.


We have brought together four experienced trainers, educators, speakers and all around insurance geeks.


Join Patrick as he moderates the conversation between these four experts:



  • Kevin Quinley, CPCU, AIC, ARM

  • Chris Behymer, CPCU, ASLI, CIW

  • Gregg Golson, CPCU, AIC, AIM

  • Larry Nicholson, MBA

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What Does the Customer Really Need?

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The insurance industry is shifting quickly. Customers are turning to their mobile phones' app store to buy their insurance, rather than calling an agent. Join us as Patrick answers the question, what does the customer really need? In this session, we will look at ways that an agent can add value beyond just taking fulfilling insurance orders.

Attend Live October 10, 2019

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COPE and Commercial Property

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The principles behind property underwriting have been consistent from the very beginning of property insurance. In this two-part series, we will explore what these principles mean to you, whether you’re an agent, an underwriter, or a risk manager. Join us as we learn to better “COPE” with property risks.


 

Attend Live November 7, 2019

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