Finding the right insurance and understanding what you have

Finding the right insurance but, more importantly,  understanding what you have. The “how to” of selecting what will protect you and your business best whether land or sea.

There will be a glossary of insurance terms to help you understand what your policies say plus you’ll be able to decipher insurance-ese. We’ll cover the proper steps to get you the best coverage at the lowest cost. There will be practical explanations of some of the most troubling parts of dealing with insurance people. Claims scenarios, loss control/risk management, what to say and what not to say plus what to expect when a claimoccurs.  This will be an interactive session so you’re encouraged to ask questions during the talk.

Gene McKeever, Allen Agency

Presenter: Gene McKeever, CIC    

Gene has been a Certified Insurance Counselor since 1980 as well as a licensed insurance agent and consultant. He has qualified as an expert witness in ocean marine insurance. Gene has also been a “subject matter expert” chosen by the State of Maine Insurance Department to help evaluate and write questions for the State insurance producer tests. He has done seminars annually for his ocean marine clients as well as for the US Coast Guard and the National Association of Marine Surveyors. Gene and the Allen Agency are officially endorsed as ASTA insurance agents for vessel insurance, land based insurance, directors and officers coverage plus crew health insurance.

He is the chairman of his town’s harbor committee. Gene is also the in house educator for the Allen Agency’s 62 employees. In 2008 he was chosen by the Maine Marine Trades Association to present the inaugural course of the Owner operators College (OOC) as well as presenting a half day session in October of 2010 entitled “Insurance 101: at the Marine Systems Training Center. Gene is an instructor for The American Boatbuilders and Repairers Association (ABBRA) teaching emergency preparedness. Gene has also taught ocean marine insurance to staff of Maine Employers Mutual Insurance Company (MEMIC) and Acadia Insurance Company. He is a monthly contributor to the national industry publication WorkBoat Magazine with a column called “Insurance Watch”.


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