The FORT Podcast: Michael Moore

Chris tackles the complex topic of Insurance as he interviews Michael Moore, an 8th generation Texan and President of Lockton’s Fort Worth office. Michael shares a fascinating story about his family’s influence in Texas, a break down of the insurance industry in the midst of COVID-19, and Michael’s new podcast: The Climb.

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02:00 — Michael’s Family History and Journey to Lockton
15:28 — How did your family get into organic farming and what was it like working with Whole Food’s before they became popular?
17:38 — What is the difference between the Waldorf educational system and a traditional American education?
21:27 — What is the difference between email marketing back in 2001 versus 2020?
22:51 — The Loaded Question: How does the insurance industry work?
24:57 — Why is the American employer encouraged to provide employee benefits vs. an employee signing up on their own as they would with car insurance?
28:10 — How much does the average employee’s age affect the overall insurance rates for the company?
30:01 — Why aren’t property and casualty rates going down?
31:02 — What’s a “Hard Market”?
34:12 — How does a “Hard Market” end?
35:40 — Is there anything happening in the industry that can change the direction of these prices such as technology?
40:10 — Is there a ‘black swan’ within the insurance industry that a court can demand coverage for?
43:14 — Has the pandemic coverage become more solidified in pricing models?
44:05 — Have insurance rates increased because people are more likely to sue someone at the drop of a hat?
48:23 — What does an underwriter’s shop look like?
52:50 — Is there one company crunching all the numbers and putting out the risk to carriers & underwriters or is this data collected individually?
53:34 — Grandfathering in Policy Pricing
57:03 — How did you go about building the Lockton brand in Fort Worth?
1:01:57 — How did Lockton react to the initial outbreak?
1:04:15 — Did you receive more early warning signs of COVID than most since Lockton is an international company?
1:04:42 — From a company leader’s perspective, what does the rest of the year look like for Lockton?
1:06:40 — Is there something that Texas is doing that gives you hope vs. the challenges others are facing in markets that are hit harder like LA, NYC, etc.?
1:08:52 — What has hosting a podcast been like and what can listeners expect from the show?

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