Laurie Infantino, Author at Insurance Thought Leadership



Laurie Infantino

Laurie Infantino

Laurie Infantino is the president of Insight Insurance Consulting, formed in 2009. Insight Insurance Consulting conducts insurance training and consulting for the insurance industry. Laurie is also the president of Insurance Community Center, which was formed in 2010. Insurance Community Center is an internet-based company providing interactive insurance webinars, professional products such as checklists, audio presentations, online technical tests and a library of insurance reference materials. Additionally, the site provides a forum for insurance blogging by posting technical insurance questions.

Before the creation of Insight Insurance Consulting and the Insurance Community Insurance Center, Laurie was the president and co-founder of Insurance Skills Center, which was formed in 1977. Insurance Skills Center was a training and consulting company for the insurance industry. In addition to insurance training, Laurie created procedure manuals for insurance broker/agents and created protocols for auditing insurance agents for compliance with standards of the industry from both a file management and technical standpoint to avoid errors and omissions. She was involved in conducting onsite audits in broker/agent offices throughout the country. She audited general agent standards but also was hired to audit specific accounts on behalf of brokers for the purpose of determining the appropriateness of the placement and appropriateness of the insurance provided based on the exposures identified. In addition, Laurie co-designed and administered a specialty designation in the insurance industry known as the AFIS designation — agricultural and farm insurance specialist.

Laurie’s first job in insurance was in 1969 at Pacific Western Mortgage, where she worked while completing her college education. Upon graduation from UCLA in 1971, she was employed by a retail insurance broker. Her education and experience in the industry included rating, underwriting, issuing and selling and marketing insurance policies. She has worked in the insurance industry as an underwriter for specialty programs, as a retail insurance producer, as a wholesale insurance producer, as an educator and as a consultant to producers, insurance customers and attorneys — assisting them on insurance and risk management issues. She has managed two specialty insurance programs, for which she assisted in designing the coverage language, formulating the rating structure, marketing and selling the products and underwriting/rating the submissions.

Recent Articles by Laurie Infantino

When Terrorism Becomes A Reality

This week's tragedy at the Boston Marathon has touched each of us on a very personal level and puts fear in our hearts that this could happen again. As the dust settles at the site, there will be many unanswered questions, and some of those issues will concern terrorism and insurance for terrorism. What do […]

The California Homemade Food Act And Insuring Home-Based Businesses

When I think about businesses/people working out of their homes, the first picture that comes to mind are people working on their computers — in virtual offices, remote offices, and oftentimes offices outside of the United States. That is why it came to me as a surprise when Yahoo recently proclaimed all their employees had […]

Business Income And Dependent Property From A Secondary Location

There was a lot that changed with the Commercial Property Forms in the 2013 series. In fact, most forms underwent some sort of modification. One of the most interesting of the changes was the introduction of an optional coverage available on the Dependent Property Forms for Dependent Properties in the Supply Chain (Business Interruption). By […]

ISO Form Changes Commercial General Liability

In April of 2013 the ISO modified the Commercial Property Forms. It was one of the biggest changes in forms that we have seen in years with the majority of forms taking on some type of change. Effective April 2013, many of the Commercial General Liability forms also have a new edition date. Some of […]

Lessons Learned From Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy is said to have been the most damaging hurricane recorded in U. S. history. There appears, however, to be some dispute as to whether Hurricane Katrina holds that dubious honor. The loss estimates and concerns are changing daily. The cost of the storm, estimated by private firms including PricewaterhouseCoopers and the PFM group, […]

What Do A Drive In Movie Theater And Intellectual Property Have In Common?

Remember the days of drive in movies? Those were some great memories! And, so is the story of how the drive in movie idea began. The first version of a drive in movie was started by Richard Hollingshead, Jr., and was opened inn a 10-acre backyard in Camden, New Jersey. Richard was a sales manager […]

What Do Annie Oakley And Libel Insurance Have In Common?

We have all heard tales of Annie Oakley — known for her sharp shooting and shooting a shotgun backwards over her shoulder, rarely missing her mark. She retired from Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West Show in 1901 to live quietly on the New Jersey shore. But here serene life and national image all changed on […]

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