Now What? Dealing With Total Loss

Now What? Dealing With Total Loss

We’ll start with what should have happened long before the loss; how your policies should have been set up so you could take full advantage of the coverage offered by your policy. How to handle the press, the public, your employees, your crew, the Coast Guard, families of passengers and the insurer’s claims people. We’ll look into your questions of if you should hire a lawyer or not. When does your insurance agent become important in the claim process? 

This is an interactive presentation so questions are welcomed during the talk.

Part of the Wednesday Safety Under Sail Forum

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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