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Nasty Endorsements in the Commercial General Liability Program - And a Few Nice Endorsements to Consider

Total Credits: 3 including 3 CE Credit

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Professional Development |  Commercial Lines |  Commercial Lines - Advanced |  Commercial Lines - Specialty Policies
Samuel T Bennett, CIC, AFIS, CRIS, CPIA, CPRM
Course Levels:
3 Hours
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The Commercial General Liability Coverage Form is the most commonly used policy to address liability exposures of our commercial/business clients. This coverage form has proven itself to be a comprehensive and versatile answer for the risk finance needs of those clients. Unfortunately, numerous endorsements can be added to the policy that reduce the scope of coverage in this form. This presentation will introduce some of these nasty endorsements and will remind participants that the agent must be on the lookout for these problematic changes to the policy. We will end our time together with a review of a few endorsements that can broaden coverage and should always be considered.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Review of the CGL Insuring Agreements
  • Review of important exclusionary endorsements that should be avoided as often as possible
  • Review of broadening endorsements that should be considered on every risk 

Major Subjects
  • Understanding the construction of the Commercial General Liability coverage form is vital to the insurance professional
  • Recognizing areas where the CGL may work well for a client - then realizing the propensity of our carriers to limit and/or exclude coverages via endorsements puts the retail insurance agent at a competitive advantage
  • Acknowledgement that endorsements can certainly be used to limit or exclude coverages - but they are also sometimes used to enhance coverages and may be used to simply clarity policy language

Course Materials


Samuel T Bennett, CIC, AFIS, CRIS, CPIA, CPRM's Profile

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Sam Bennett is an active retail producer, presenter, and shareholder in Harrison Agency, Inc. of Columbia, MO. He began his insurance career in 1987 and has been an Independent Insurance Agent from the beginning. He has worked with individuals, families, and small businesses his entire career. In this capacity, he has worked in the personal lines, commercial lines, agribusiness and life and health marketplaces. As a result of working with many types of clients, many carriers, and many coverage needs, Sam has grown to understand and appreciate the important ways an insurance professional must work with markets and clients in today’s insurance world.

Sam obtained his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation in 1996. He has taught coursework for the National Alliance in their CISR program since 2000, has presented in their CIC program since 2004, and in 2009 became a National Faculty Member of the Society of CIC. Sam is also a speaker in IRMI’s Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist (AFIS) program and is a speaker in the AIMS Society’s Certified Professional Insurance Agent (CPIA) program. He has been called upon to offer insurance education in conferences and symposiums across the country over the past twenty plus years.

As much as he enjoys speaking on insurance topics, Sam’s true passion is cooking. BBQ and soul food are his specialties. He likes nothing more than a lively pulled pork/crawfish/catfish/collard green discussion.


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Basic Course Information

Course Developer Samuel T. Bennett CIC, AFIS, CPRM, CRIS, CPIA
Designed For This presentation will enhance the ability of the CGL insurance professional to quickly and concisely discover endorsements added to a client's policy and will aid that professional in developing strategies in eliminating 'nasty' endorsements as well as increasing the opportunity to broaden coverage with effective broadening endorsements.

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