Awkward Insurance

What's Legal Isn't Always What's Fair

Episode Summary

Content Warning: The following episode contains real-life examples that may be triggering and/or sensitive to some audiences. Awkward Insurance Host, Dustyne Bryant, CIC, CISR talks with National Alliance faculty member Ted Kinney, CIC about the concept of a course he developed for the James K. Ruble Mega Seminar. The two end up talking about a unique claim situation involving Uninsured Motorists' Coverage in the Personal Auto Policy and the accidental death of a foster child. Given Dustyne's history as a foster parent, this episode provides great insight into just how personal some of these courses can be for agents. Tune in to learn how to better connect with your clients and how programs offered by The National Alliance For Insurance Education & Research can help you do that.

Episode Notes


Ted Kinney is the owner/President of Kinney Training and Consulting, LLC, which specializes in providing quality insurance training programs to agencies and companies throughout the United States. 

Ted also serves as the Director of Education and Technical Affairs for the Alabama Independent Insurance Agents in Birmingham, Alabama.  In this position, he is responsible for developing agent education programs and providing technical assistance to association members.

Ted has been in the insurance business since his graduation from the Ohio State University in 1973.  During his career, he has worked as an underwriter, field sales manager, department supervisor, marketing specialist, trainer, and insurance agent.  From 1994 to 2003, Ted was the Director of Curriculum and Faculty Development for PIA of Ohio & Indiana.  

He is a member of the national faculty of the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors, the American Insurance Marketing Society (CPIA), and the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America’s “ask the expert” service.  In addition, Ted is a member of the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors and the National Academy of Producer Insurance Studies.