General Session: Allen Agency

Let’s Learn A Little, Save A Little, Protect Our Crews, Passengers and Our Assets 

Gene will give us tips as to how to mitigate claims costs, lessen injury losses through ongoing education and training plus give us good loss control techniques. He’ll also introduce a money saving medical management company that’ll cost nothing but potentially save thousands. Insurance premiums are always a large budget item which Gene and his agency have consistently shown they can save you money on. He’ll point out ways to continue that trend. 

Rick Bagnall will give an update on the Tall Ships America crew health insurance program.

Speaker – Gene McKeever, Allen Agency

     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 Tall Ships America 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 70 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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