In the debut episode of Season 2, we spend some time with Bill Wilson, the founder, and CEO of www.InsuranceCommentary.com, a website dedicated to property & casualty commentary; a site we all have saved to our favorites here at the PGI home office.
Mr. Wilson is also the author of six books, two of which are insurance-themed, “When Words Collide: Resolving Insurance Coverage and Claims Disputes” and “20/20 Vision: Why Insurance Doesn’t Cover the COVID-19 Pandemic.” If that is not enough to convince you of Mr. Wilson's expertise, Bob Rusbuldt, CEO of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America says, “Bill Wilson is the nation’s foremost leading expert on form, coverage, and technical issues.” So what are you waiting for? Come join the fun, information-filled conversation now!
We get into some very interesting coverage conversations on policy language, if you can hold on long enough, you are in for some incredible, industry learnings. Put the podcast on 2x speed and get to the parts of the conversation that will make you a better, more informed, professional.
I don’t suggest this but if you are scared to commit to the whole Podcast, I’ve highlighted some funny topics you can jump to for a shorter faster, fun, informative listen:
0:00 - Welcome to the show Bill!
1:30 - I see the guitars behind you, Do you play?
6:00 - We both have Elvis stories, will you share yours with us?
8:30 - Shawn's Elvis story
12:21 - Who is Bill Wilson?
13:15 - College life.
14:20 - Professional life with ISO.
16:30 - Leaving ISO.
18:25 - What do you love about the insurance industry?
21:30 - Funniest insurance story.
27:25 - Let's get on the topic of your book When Words Collide.
32:30 - Can you give us some examples of when words collide?
38:00 - So is this what you do now?
41:23 - I want to ask you about a quote from the book.
45:44 - How can we translate your knowledge to the everyday agent?
50:58 - Agents who understand the value of coverage knowledge cater to a different clientele.
51:42 - What did you learn from an insurance perspective when COVID-19 hit?
55:45 - Are the courts agreeing with your interpretation?
58:30 - What projects are you working on right now?
1:01:35 - My wife and I have been married for 42 years.
1:03:05 - I hope my books are something that is left of me when I'm gone.
1:04:51 - Who is Don Malecki?
1:09:00 - What are your thoughts on Insurtech?
1:13:00 - It's interesting to see how carriers are looking outside LexisNexis for data curation.
1:16:00 - What are your thoughts on using credit as it relates to generating premium points?
1:20:00 - Advice for young people in insurance?
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