Moody Insurance Academy 2018-02-12T16:24:24+00:00

Empowering our clients and their businesses

Moody Insurance Academy is an ongoing, one-of-a-kind professional development service that is offered at no charge to all Moody Insurance clients.

At Moody Insurance Agency, we believe that knowledge is power. The more educated you are about your risk and your insurance options, the better equipped you will be to protect yourself, your business and your assets. To that end, we offer exclusive educational opportunities and extensive training services for our clients and their employees through the Moody Insurance Academy. Get useful, easy-to-understand insurance and risk management education, tools and support so you can make informed decisions for your business.

Upcoming Seminars

What to do about #MeToo: Practical Advice for Employers

When: July 12, 2016 from 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM

From Hollywood to Washington and everywhere in-between…the #MeToo movement has brought renewed attention to the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace. Now more than ever, it’s imperative for employers to have a formal policy in place and a clear process for handling harassment complaints. Even more importantly, employers need to make sure their company culture is supportive of these policies (and the law.) In this interactive seminar, we will provide an overview of the law as well as best practices and practical advice for where to start if you need to revise (or create) formal Harassment policies for your company. We will also provide an overview of how to conduct an investigation.

Please note that this seminar is only intended for owners, managers, supervisors, or individuals who set policies. 

Breakfast will be available at 7:30 AM with the presentation starting promptly at 8:00 AM.

Presented by

Amanda Ross
Human Resources Director for Moody Insurance Agency, Inc.

Don Aberbook
Director of Risk Management/General Counsel for Moody Insurance Agency, Inc.

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Open Forum on Marijuana in the Workplace

When: October 25, 2017 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

In today’s world, employers are experiencing some challenging changes in how they may need to address Marijuana use in the workplace. Currently, Colorado is one of 4 states that have enacted medical and recreational marijuana laws that have many employers confused on exactly what they need to do and how they need to address potential on the job impairment issues with Marijuana usage.

Please join us for an open forum on guidance for Marijuana in the workplace and what best practices and programs employers should consider when drafting Drug and Alcohol programs. The presentation will discuss a joint guidance statement from the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses and the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).

Presented by Richard Wilkinson & Don Aberbook, Moody Insurane Agency, Inc.

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Past Seminars

Navigating the Complicated World of Statutory Leave Laws & ADA Accommodations

When: March 6, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

One of the biggest challenges employers face today is keeping up with the constantly changing environment of Absence Management compliance. They are overwhelmed by the complicated and sometimes conflicting compliance requirements of FMLA, ADA, and an increasing array of state and local leave laws. As a trusted advisor, you can provide valuable assistance to clients on these critical issues.

In this discussion, Marjory Robertson (Sun Life AVP & Senior Counsel), will share important compliance lessons surrounding statutory leave laws and ADA accommodations. She will also provide best practices for employers to adopt in order to effectively comply with – and prevent liability under – these laws.

Silica: Why You Want to Keep Silica Dust Out of Your Lungs and How To Do It

When: September 8th, 2017 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

This training was made possible by OSHA as part of a Susan Harwood training grant. The grant targets hard-to-reach workers in high hazard industries. This training focuses on the dangers of Silica dust inhalation in construction, and general industry.

It covers everything from the new standard to potential long term health effects

The training is approximately two hours long, and counts as part of the silica dust training portion for employees as dictated by the new standard.


Presented by:

Dr. Annyce Mayer

Occupational Medicine Physician at National Jewish & 

Dr. Bill Brazile

a professor and Industrial Hygenist at Colorado State University. 

Marijuana in the Workplace

When: October 12, 2017 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

In today’s world, employers are experiencing some challenging changes in how they may need to address Marijuana use in the workplace. Currently, Colorado is one of 4 states that have enacted medical and recreational marijuana laws that have many employers confused on exactly what they need to do and how they need to address potential on the job impairment issues with Marijuana usage.

Please join us for an open forum on guidance for Marijuana in the workplace and what best practices and programs employers should consider when drafting Drug and Alcohol programs. The presentation will discuss a joint guidance statement from the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses and the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).

Presented by Richard Wilkinson & Don Aberbook, Moody Insurane Agency, Inc.

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When Insurance Companies Deny Construction Defect Claims – Mini Mock Trials

When: May 11, 2017 from 10 AM – 12 PM

Construction defect actions in Colorado can often result in partial/full insurance coverage denials and subsequent litigation that can prompt a policyholder to ask the question:
“Why do I purchase general liability insurance.”

This seminar provides insurance buyers with a deeper understanding of general liability insurance coverage and the coverage issues that arise from such defect actions.  With the guidance of the moderator, participants actively participate in three mini mock trials based upon actual Colorado case law.  Active immersion in the debate process and subsequent discussion of  the actual court decisions will allow participants a better understanding of coverage issues they may potentially face in construction defect action.

Jim Hensley

Claim Practice Leader
Moody Insurance Agency

Unscrambling the Claims Puzzle

When: November 1, 2016 from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Understanding your rights and responsibilities after an employee is injured is a key component in managing claim costs. This class connects the pieces involved in workers’ compensation claims. It provides information about the benefits and rules and equips you with ways to play an active role in the claims management process. You will learn how your actions can have a major impact on how quickly, successfully and cost effectively your claims are resolved.

Topics include:
• Workers’ compensation benefits provided to injured workers
• Workers’ compensation rules and processes
• Designated medical providers
• Techniques and tools for managing claims
Presenter:
Kay Carnahan, CPCU, ARM, AIC-M
Agent Claims Management Consultant with Pinnacol Assurance

Kay Carnahan joined Pinnacol Assurance in 2004 to develop creative, proactive and innovative claim management strategies for agents and their policyholders. She mentors agents and policyholders to manage and resolve claims. Through Carnahan’s collaborative work, policyholder loss ratios are improved. Prior to joining Pinnacol, Carnahan was Claims Manager for Sierra Insurance Group’s Denver office. She also worked for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company in various positions, including multi-line supervisor and claims service coordinator responsible for national accounts and large local accounts. Carnahan holds a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree in guidance education from Texas Christian University. She is a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and holds an Associate in Risk Management (ARM) and Associate in Claims – Management (AIC-M).

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