Podcast Guest: Barb Gavitt Talks Insurance Licensing in a Pandemic

Barb Gavitt is Vice President of Product Development and Education at A.D. Banker & Company, one of the leading insurance pre-licensing and continuing education providers in the country. She is also the 2020 president of the Securities & Insurance Licensing Authority. Barb sat down with me recently to discuss the

Update: Cannabis Regulation

In prepping for the SILA Foundation webinar I presented yesterday, I have two items to share with you since the last time I blogged on the topic of cannabis. Topic #1: Decriminalization A number of states have decriminalized marijuana. Contrary to what many people infer from the term “decriminalized,” it

Business Interruption Insurance and the Pandemic

In a number of states, legislation has been proposed to compel insurance companies to pay business interruption losses. Before I discuss the 2 biggest issues related to this pending legislation, let me recap exactly what business interruption insurance is. Business interruption (BI) coverage is a form of indirect PROPERTY insurance.

Cannabis in the Insurance Industry

Because the federal government classifies marijuana under Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act, its cultivation, possession, use, and distribution is illegal under federal law. Not all the states agree with the federal government. 11 states have legalized the recreational use of marijuana, 35 states have legalized medical marijuana programs,

May Webinar Dates

My May schedule of webinars for A.D. Banker is now available: May 05 | 11:30 a.m. | Driving into the Future: Uber, Drones, and Driverless Cars May 11 | 11:30 a.m. | Emerging Technologies & Market May 14 | 8:30 a.m. | Anti-Money Laundering 1-hour Refresher May 19 | 11:30

The Person Who Mentions Price First Loses Control of the Negotiation

I’ve always had a problem with buying or selling anything based solely, or primarily, on price. You want to know why? Because each of us places a different value on every product or service. Note: For a more detailed version of this blog post, listen to Podcast Episode 1 (4/21/2020).

Say Goodbye to the Tax Penalty for Not Having Health Insurance

You can view this content on YouTube, or listen to it on my Podcast. The Affordable Care Act, also known as the ACA and Obamacare, included a provision that taxed most Americans who didn’t buy and keep in place a specific type of health insurance. The reasoning behind the tax

3 Ways Insurers are Helping Policyholders Affected by COVID-19

The insurance industry is an “essential” business during the coronavirus pandemic and all the related upheaval social distancing and self-quarantining has created. Those of us who are fortunate enough to be able to continue working in the industry are finding as many ways as possible to help those who can’t

Welcome to my Podcast

The Taking the Mystery out of Insurance podcast is now live! The Welcome episode aired on March 22nd and the official first episode will air on April 21st. Between now and then I’ll be broadcasting trailer episodes to announce upcoming episodes. On the podcast, my guests and I take the

Podcast

Some of Linda’s podcasts are also published on her YouTube Channels. For more information, visit each podcast’s dedicated page by clicking the URLs shown below. Taking the Mystery out of Insurance Helps insurance professionals break down the subject of insurance into simple language so they can share their expertise with clients in a meaningful way,