Many companies rely on information contained in a Certificate of Insurance as proof of insurance coverage, only to find out after it is too late that the information was not accurate or coverage was not in place. Policyholders often furnish third parties with Certificates of Insurance without considering the effects doing so may have on their coverage. Insurance agents can also be too quick to issue a Certificate of Insurance, and may face liability or even fines if they are not careful.
In this webinar, you will learn:
- What information in a Certificate of Insurance you can and cannot rely on
- The pitfalls and risks in relying upon a Certificate of Insurance
- How policyholders, brokers, and third parties seeking coverage under another’s policy can get themselves into trouble in requesting, issuing, and relying upon Certificates of Insurance.
- What specific information you need to secure coverage, how to ensure coverage is in place, and how to avoid negatively impacting your rights and obligations
The course agenda is listed below:
- What is a Certificate of Insurance (“COI”)
- COI forms and who can issue them
- What does a COI tell you and what it does not
- What can a COI do and what it cannot
- Problematic Situations Policyholders Can Get Themselves Into
- Common situations where policyholders procure COIs
- How to avoid the Pitfalls and Consequences
- Problematic Situations Third Parties Can Get Themselves Into
- Common situations involving third parties/additional insureds
- How to avoid the Pitfalls and Consequences
- Problematic Situations Brokers/Agents Can Get Themselves Into
- Broker’s potential liability for issuance of a COI
- Agency issues
- Best practices to avoid liability
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Matt Stockwell is a senior associate with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, in the law firm's Litigation practice and is located in the New York office. He focuses on counseling and civil litigation in the insurance recovery and construction arenas. He is experienced in litigating insurance coverage disputes, with a particular focus on property insurance, general liability coverage, business interruption, cyber insurance, and products liability. Mr. Stockwell represents commercial policyholders in claims against their insurance companies, and has handled high profile property damage and business interruption claims arising out of natural disasters and construction defects. He is also committed to a wide range of pro bono efforts, including assisting homeowners affected by Superstorm Sandy recover from their insurance policies, and representing victims of domestic violence.
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