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Risk, Risk Management and Insurance: Why Agents Are NOT Risk Managers

Total Credits: 3 including 3 CE Credit

Average Rating:
Big “I” Basics and Beyond |  Professional Development |  Professional Development - Planning and Strategy
3 hrs
Product Setting: Expires 30 day(s) after program date.



“Risk” is not our enemy. In fact, risk is necessary for a society to survive and prosper. To prepare for the risks inherent in everything we do, we must understand the concept of risk, learn how to measure risk and be prepared to manage it.

“Risk management” and “Insurance” are not synonymous. Risk management is a process combining methods for reducing or avoiding an undesirable event. Insurance is only one tool used in risk management that combines the concepts of risk transfer and risk sharing.


Students attending this class learn:

  • How to define risk;
  • What is “at risk;”
  • The seven-step risk management process;
  • How to measure risk
  • Where insurance fits into the risk management process
  • The elements of an insurable risk; and
  • Key theories applicable insurance. 

Course Materials


Christopher J. Boggs, CPCU, ARM, ALCM, LPCS, AAI, APA, CWCA, CRIS, AINS's Profile

Christopher J. Boggs, CPCU, ARM, ALCM, LPCS, AAI, APA, CWCA, CRIS, AINS Related Seminars and Products

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:

  • "The Insurance Professional's Practical Guide to Workers' Compensation: From History through Audit," now in its second edition;
  • "Business Income Insurance Demystified: The Simplified Guide to Time Element Coverages," now in its third edition;
  • "Property and Casualty Insurance Concepts Simplified: The Ultimate 'How to' Insurance Guide for Agents, Brokers, Underwriters and Adjusters;"
  • "Wow! I Never Knew That! 12 of the Most Misunderstood and Misused P&C Coverages, Concepts and Exclusions;"
  • "Insurance, Risk & Risk Management! The Insurance Professional's Guide to Risk Management and Insurance;"
  • "Workers' Compensation: How You Can Effectively Answer Your Clients 12 Most Commonly Asked Questions;"
  • "Glossary of Insurance Terms;"
  • "Choosing the Best Risk Financing Option;"
  • "Writing Property and Liability Coverage for Condos;"
  • "The Truth about Enterprise Risk Management;"
  • "The Experience Mod Worksheet;"
  • "What has ISO Done to us Now?" and
  • "Cancellations, Non-Renewals & Conditional Renewals: THE Insurance Professional's Guide to Statutory Insurance Carrier Notification Requirements for All 50 States!"

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


Mon, Jul 29, 2024 - 09:00am to 11:49am EDT
Mon, Aug 05, 2024 - 12:00pm to 02:49pm EDT
Fri, Aug 16, 2024 - 03:00pm to 05:49pm EDT
Fri, Sep 06, 2024 - 09:00am to 11:49am EDT
Wed, Sep 18, 2024 - 12:00pm to 02:49pm EDT
Wed, Oct 09, 2024 - 03:00pm to 05:49pm EDT
Fri, Oct 25, 2024 - 09:00am to 11:49am EDT
Mon, Nov 04, 2024 - 12:00pm to 02:49pm EST
Fri, Nov 15, 2024 - 09:00am to 11:49am EST
Wed, Dec 11, 2024 - 12:00pm to 02:49pm EST
Thu, Dec 26, 2024 - 03:00pm to 05:49pm EST



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