Chuck Coppage, Author at Insurance Thought Leadership



Chuck Coppage

Chuck Coppage

Chuck Coppage joined InterWest Insurance Services in 2000 to develop and manage two major captive programs, Agricon and ASC. In 2005, he was asked to form and manage the Alternative Markets Division for InterWest where he assists in identifying clients who would benefit from insurance solutions involving risk transfer as part of their overall financial management strategy. These risk sharing options include retrospective rating, large deductibles, self-insured retentions, captives & rent-a-captives and individual as well as group based self-insurance plans.

Chuck Coppage started his career in the insurance industry with Fireman’s Fund in 1973 and has worked at all levels of branch and home office operations. He was the first Product Manager for the Northern California Regional Home Office of Fireman’s Fund where he developed alternative market products for their branch offices.

In his career, Chuck has been very active in association and affinity based insurance programs and served as President of the Management Committee Board for the Automotive Service Council Joint Venture Agency formed in 1999. He started his first rent-a-captive program in 1995 for the Western Carwash Association and since has specialized in the alternative market area.

Recent Articles by Chuck Coppage

The State Of Workers' Compensation

There are three major concerns and opportunities that must be considered. First, is the impact of SB 863, the major reform legislation bill passed late in this year’s session of the legislature. Second is the continued increase in loss cost on prior years’ claims. Lastly, will the weak economy improve enough to start bringing new […]

Shouldn’t Your Insurance Coverage Become More Than An Expense?

Most businesses buy their insurance coverage and while it may seem expensive they are content knowing that unforeseen circumstances driven by an unforeseeable event won’t financially devastate their company. What if there was a way to shift this traditional model? I think there are a great many of us who have had the thought that […]

Do Natural Disasters Matter To Me As An Insurance Buyer?

Does the recent string of catastrophes from New Zealand to Mid America to Japan matter to me and my Insurance Program? Should I worry about the impact and record breaking cost of these events? Currently the cost estimate is over 60 Billion dollars and counting. As with so many things in a global environment, are […]

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