Robin Federici, CPCU, AAI, ARM, AINS, AIS, CPIW has been writing and presenting insurance education programs to the insurance industry for over 30 years. She formed Insurance Education & Training Associates (IETA) in 2003, after serving the Independent Insurance Agents of Rhode Island (IIARI) for sixteen years; first as Director of Education and subsequently as Assistant Executive Vice President.
This followed a lengthy career in both underwriting and sales with insurance agencies and companies. Even during her agency and company days, Robin created education courses to present to her peers as a volunteer instructor for IIARI.
Robin is a technical insurance and agency management expert with the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America’s Virtual University.
This role, coupled with her extensive background in both the agency and company ranks, and her love of teaching, adds a unique dimension and immediate and practical value to the programs she presents to insurance professionals countrywide.
Most agents know that bonds are not insurance. However, insureds are often confused about the differences between a bond and an insurance policy. This course will discuss these differences, introduce the various types of surety bonds and discuss the underwriting and unique characteristics of bonds. The emphasis for the majority of the course will be contract bonds including bind bonds, performance and payment bonds, and maintenance bonds. We will review each of these bonds, how they operate and the underwriting requirements. Our discussion will include personal indemnity agreements, financial documentation, contract status reports and much more!