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2022 Classes

Parker, Smith & Feek offers a variety of insurance-focused classes aimed at individuals unfamiliar with commercial insurance. Parker, Smith & Feek also provides its clients with custom training courses when needed or required.

Parker, Smith & Feek is excited to offer our University series as both virtual and in-person sessions in 2022. Registration for in-person classes will be available starting a month before each class. We are continuing to monitor any changes with COVID-19, and in-person classes are subject to change. Check our website for the most up-to-date information. Please see below for times and details of each offered class.

Insurance 101

Class Description

This course is intended for individuals with little or no insurance experience and knowledge. It is designed to familiarize non-insurance professionals with basic concepts of traditional insurance coverage as well as key terms and principles. The major coverages dealt with are property insurance, general liability insurance, auto insurance, umbrella/excess liability, and more. Areas of importance include named insureds, coverage forms, policy exclusions, conditions and limitations, and coverage enhancements and solutions for common insurance issues.

The attendee will leave this seminar with a basic understanding of standard insurance coverages, including their function and areas that are often confusing or misunderstood.

Presenters

Onsite Classes

Virtual Classes

    Onsite Classes

  • Seattle Session @ Washington Athletic Club, instructed by Torri Howard:
    Thursday, May 12 | 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
  • Anchorage Session (location TBD), instructed by Torri Howard:
    Thursday, September 15 | 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM AKDT
  • Bellevue Session (location TBD), instructed by TBD:
    Thursday, October 27 | 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM PDT

    Virtual Classes

  • Virtual Session, instructed by Torri Howard:
    Thursday, January 27 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST

The virtual class will not be recorded for distribution purposes. In-person class registration will be available a month before each class date, you can register for classes opens in a new windowhere. If you have questions, please email Melissa Willhite.

Personal Insurance 101

Class Description

This course is designed for individuals and financial advisors who have a beginner-to-intermediate level of personal insurance knowledge. We will survey auto, homeowner, collections, and umbrella coverages. Policy review will include named insureds, coverages, exclusions, and limitations. The course will also explore possible coverage gaps, optional coverage enhancements, and practical solutions for common personal insurance issues. We will address the factors that affect insurability and premiums, ways to help control insurance costs, and life events that may require changes to insurance coverage.

The attendee will leave this seminar with a basic understanding of standard personal insurance coverages and those areas that are often confusing or misunderstood.

Presenters

Onsite Classes

Virtual Classes

    Onsite Classes

  • No current offerings at this time.

    Virtual Classes

  • Virtual Session:
    Thursday, February 10 | 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM PST

The virtual class will not be recorded for distribution purposes. In-person class registration will be available a month before each class date, you can register for classes opens in a new windowhere. If you have questions, please email Melissa Willhite.

Contracts & Certificate Review 101

Class Description

This class is designed for individuals with the primary responsibility for securing and monitoring insurance coverages and certificates of insurance. Topics focus on negotiating contracts, contractual requirements in leases and contracts, and the various insurance coverages required to comply. This includes a discussion of certificates of insurance – what they are, what they do, and how to read them.

Presenters

Onsite Classes

Virtual Classes

    Onsite Classes

  • Seattle Session (location TBD):
    Thursday, October 20 | 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM PDT

    Virtual Classes

  • Virtual Session:
    Wednesday, March 2 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
  • Virtual Session:
    Wednesday, August 24 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT

The virtual class will not be recorded for distribution purposes. In-person class registration will be available a month before each class date, you can register for classes opens in a new windowhere. If you have questions, please email Melissa Willhite.

Certificate & Endorsements 201

Class Description

This class is designed for businesses that hire contractors and/or work in the construction industry. It will benefit those responsible for reviewing certificates and endorsements. We will break down additional insured, primary/non-contributory, and waiver of subrogation language within policy forms and endorsements attached to the ACORD certificate of liability insurance. Attendees will learn to identify and differentiate between the various coverage triggers found in additional insured endorsements as well as recognize the coverage limitations and exclusions contained therein.

Attendees will come away with a comprehensive checklist and forms library that can be utilized to support the process of compliance and certificates of insurance monitoring.

Presenters

Onsite Classes

Virtual Classes

    Onsite Classes

  • Seattle Session (location TBD):
    Thursday, October 20 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT

    Virtual Classes

  • Virtual Session:
    Thursday, March 3 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
  • Virtual Session:
    Thursday, August 25 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT

The virtual class will not be recorded for distribution purposes. In-person class registration will be available a month before each class date, you can register for classes opens in a new windowhere. If you have questions, please email Melissa Willhite.

Construction & Project-Related Insurance 101

Class Description

While initially designed for contractors and subcontractors, this course benefits those involved with construction activities and projects, including real estate developers. The course foundation is built upon a basic knowledge of insurance and coverages essential to the construction industry, but also includes sections on contractual requirements and claims processes that apply to construction and real estate concerns alike.

Project-related insurance topics include builder’s risk, owner/contractor-controlled insurance programs (OCIPs or CCIPs – often referred to as wrap ups) and owners and contractors protective (OCP) coverage. If you are responsible for construction contracts, construction site supervision, project development, and/or the overall management of related insurance programs, this course is for you.

Presenters

Onsite Classes

Virtual Classes

    Onsite Classes

  • Spokane Session @ The Davenport Grand:
    Thursday, May 19 | 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
  • Bellevue Session (location TBD):
    Thursday, September 22 | 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM PDT

    Virtual Classes

  • Virtual Session:
    Thursday, April 7 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT

The virtual class will not be recorded for distribution purposes. In-person class registration will be available a month before each class date, you can register for classes opens in a new windowhere. If you have questions, please email Melissa Willhite.

Claims 101

Class Description

This class is intended for those individuals who want a greater understanding of the claims process. Have you ever wondered if the ads about insurance company adjusters are really true? Or why some claims are paid and others are not? Maybe you’ve had a personal experience with a claim and you still don’t understand what the adjuster did?

This course will help to unmask the claims process and provide the attendee with a basic understanding of common claims terms, concepts, and procedures used by insurance companies from the time they are notified of a claim to its resolution.

Presenters

Onsite Classes

Virtual Classes

    Onsite Classes

  • Portland Session @ The Nines Hotel:
    Thursday, May 5 | 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
  • Bellevue Session (location TBD):
    Thursday, September 29 | 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM PDT

    Virtual Classes

  • Virtual Session:
    Thursday, March 17 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST

The virtual class will not be recorded for distribution purposes. In-person class registration will be available a month before each class date, you can register for classes opens in a new windowhere. If you have questions, please email Melissa Willhite.