This program is not available for credit.
Today’s commercial property underwriters use the same information their predecessors used nearly 400 years ago:
Combined, these four elements are known as “COPE underwriting.”
There is no “magic” to commercial property underwriting. The “magic” is in knowing how these four key elements direct the property underwriter’s decision: 1) to extend coverage; and 2) how to price the property.
All four parts of COPE are detailed in this class. Students leave understanding:
•Construction: How to determine the proper construction class (1-6); why square footage matters; and how age affects the underwriting decision? We will also discuss mixed-construction issues – this is worth the price of admission.
•Occupancy: Why HOW the insured does what they do matters more than what they do.
•Protection: The basics of sprinkler systems, fire extinguishers, alarm systems, fire doors and fire walls and public fire protection; how each affects property pricing will also be discussed.
•Exposure: The external factors that affect the insured property.
With this information, you will know how to paint the proper property picture to help your underwriter, your client, and ultimately you.
|Course Slides (1.99 MB)||Available after Purchase|
|Course Outine (1.01 MB)||Available after Purchase|
|COPE Worksheet (0.23 MB)||Available after Purchase|
|Q&A (0.01 MB)||Available after Purchase|
Christopher J. Boggs, CPCU, ARM, ALCM, LPCS, AAI, APA, CWCA, CRIS, AINS, joined the insurance industry in 1990. He is the Executive Director of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (Big "I") Virtual University. His current duties involve researching, writing, and teaching property and casualty insurance coverages and concepts to Big "I" members and others in the insurance industry.
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. In addition to this, Boggs has written 13 insurance and risk management books:
Boggs is a regular speaker at industry events, speaking for groups such as the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC), the National Society of Insurance Premium Auditors (NSIPA), the American Association of Managing General Agents (AAMGA), the Institute of Work Comp Professionals (IWCP), and the CPCU Society.
A graduate of Liberty University with a bachelor's degree in Journalism, Boggs' background includes work as a risk management consultant, loss control representative, producer, claims manager, and quality assurance specialist
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