Q&A With Our Experts

Insuranceopedia has assembled some of the industry's top advisors to answer anything and everything related to the sale of a business.

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Jodie L Stauffer

CFP

Jodie Stauffer is an experienced Certified Financial Planner® and the owner of JL Stauffer Financial Consulting Ltd. Prior to opening her firm, she spent over 20 years working in various retail banking, finance, insurance and leadership roles. Her vast experience brings a unique insider's perspective to various financial, insurance and wealth topics.

Marc Jorge Estrella

 

Marc Jorge Estrella is an insurance professional with extensive interdisciplinary experience in the property and casualty insurance industry. His career in the industry spans the areas of information technology , complex claims management, policyholder advocacy and insurance company operations. He also has experience in developing and presenting educational materials in both classroom and online formats.  Mr. Estrella received his Master of Science in Insurance Management from Boston University, and his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Business Administration from Trinity University. He also holds both the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter and Certified Insurance Data Manager professional designations. He is a resident of San Francisco, California.

Maurice Draine

 

Maurice Draine is a former insurance agent, broker, underwriter tech, and agent sales support rep with over 15 years of professional writing experience. Maurice helps insurance, financial, and various online and ad agencies, create the words that drive customers to their websites and keeps them there. Whether a client needs an SEO web page, an SEO blog, social media posting, native ad, and other forms of copywriting, Maurice has the skills and the know-how, to meet all digital content requests.

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If you're a business owner, your company faces threats from vandals, burglars, hackers, and even your own employees. If you experience a loss as a result of employee theft and you have employee...
Unfortunately, the answer is yes.Technically, your insurance carrier can cancel your homeowner's policy at any time and for any reason. Unlike Medicare, in most jurisdictions, home insurance...
Most people who have health or auto insurance are familiar with the idea of a deductible. But not everyone realizes there are different kinds of deductible (see An Overview of Insurance Deductibles...
A lot of people looking into life insurance for the first time have heard that they'll need to undergo a medical exam as part of their application. And it's certainly something insurers...
Insurance is an industry with hundreds of years behind it and tons and tons of financial and strict regulatory restrictions. Because of this, it's notoriously risk-averse and slow to adopt new...
Insurance is a heavily regulated industry with strict financial requirements and codes of conduct. In many areas, insurance companies are mostly regulated by the state insurance agencies in the...
Life insurance is a way to provide peace of mind and protect and provide for the insured's family when they pass away. The policy can help pay for funeral expenses, a child's college fund,...
People working in the insurance industry get compensated in a variety of ways: salaries, commissions, bonuses, special incentive payments, and so on. Since you're asking about insurance agent...
Most people understand that it is not a good idea to continue serving alcohol to a guest who is obviously drunk. For the safety of that guest and the other party goers, it's important to cut them...
Not too long ago, drones were an obscure toy only for the real enthusiasts. But they've since come into their own and are becoming common not only in households but also for business use...
With automobile insurance, there are generally four categories of coverage you can buy:Third party liability – Typically mandatory. Covers property damage and bodily injury.Accident benefits...
Great question. The answer depends on what type of insurance you bought. In most jurisdictions, auto insurance is typically broken down into four coverages:Third party liabilityAccident...
Nothing does more work protecting your home than your roof. It's a critical part of a house's overall structure and it's essential to keeping its occupants and contents safe from the...
Backyard ice rinks are a winter tradition here in Canada. They are tremendously fun, but there are also quite a few risks involved in owning and maintaining a backyard skating rink. The biggest issue...
Mold is something every insurance company fears. That's because mold can be toxic, hard to detect, and expensive to repair. All of this adds up to some potentially expensive claims. And because...
The quick answer is yes, it is possible to remove the named insured from an insurance policy. But first, let's talk about what a named insured is and why they are so important to an insurance...
Alcohol is a great social lubricant and can be an important part of a fun night with family and friends. Unfortunately, it can also be abused and expose the establishment that served it to liability...
Talk about wearable technology changing the health insurance industry has been buzing for a long time. The discussion has really taken off in recent years as fitness tracking technology has advanced...
Great question. Let's start this off with an overview of what an adjuster is and does.No offense to adjusters, but they're the people you never want to see. That's because they're the...
A typical homeowners insurance contains two sections:Property coveragePersonal liability coverageThe property coverage portion is further broken down into four coverage areas:The primary...
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