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Mold & The Insurance Industry New

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Course Description

One of the hottest issues facing the insurance industry today involves toxic mold claims under both personal and commercial lines policies. After several recent multi – million dollar judgments, attorneys are comparing this to asbestos and lead paint claims with regard to the litigation potential. From the standpoint of commercial exposures, toxic mold claims are beginning to rival “construction defect” claims in numbers and magnitude. Home and business owners are looking to their insurers and contractors, building material suppliers, plumbers, and others for remuneration for real or perceived property damage and bodily injury. Mold exists everywhere in our environment. Some molds like penicillin are beneficial, while other types of mold can cause health problems. Concern over so – called “toxic mold” is growing as the medical community begins to understand some of the ailments such mold can cause. Other than EPA and CDC guidelines, there appear to be few, if any, state or federal regulations regarding mold infestations and remediation. Lack of mold awareness also has been part of the problem. The truth is that while liability issues may be debated among insurers, property professionals, and others, uncontrolled mold growth will only heighten property and health claims unless quickly checked and remediated. The goal of this course is to increase awareness of mold and its affect on the insurance industry.


  • Know and identify Mold Facts and Misconceptions.
  • Know how Toxic Mold Investigations are conducted.
  • Understand Toxic Mold and the importance of Remediation.
  • Understand the affects of Mold Contaminants on Property and Medical Insurance.
  • Understand General Liability and Mold Contamination.
  • Know and identify Trends in Occupational Health and Safety.
  • Identify Professional Liability Expenses resulting from Mold.
  • Understand how Workers’ Compensation works for Toxic Mold cases.
  • Understand how Claims are processed for Mold.
  • Know and understand Homeowners’ Insurance.


  • LESSON 1: Introduction – Mold Facts and Misconceptions
  • LESSON 2: Toxic Mold Investigations
  • LESSON 3: Toxic Mold and Remediation
  • LESSON 4: Property Insurance and Mold Contaminants
  • LESSON 5: General Liability and Mold Contamination
  • LESSON 6: Professional Liability Expenses and Mold
  • LESSON 7: Workers’ Compensation
  • LESSON 8: Claims and Mold
  • LESSON 9: Homeowners’ Insurance
  • LESSON 10: Medical Insurance and Mol.

    Please see the state/regulatory requirement from the course catalog page.

    This course has been approved for 5 hours.


    Final Exam – You will be required to pass the final exam with a 70% in order to receive course credit.

    Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to print your certificate online.

    Published by:

    Pohs Institute – Westbury, New Yor.

    Pohs Institute, one of the oldest insurance schools in New York State, was founded in 1921 by Herbert Pohs. Pohs Institute is one of the largest providers of insurance education in New York State, as well as an approved provider in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Rhode Island. More than 250,000 men and women, eager to pursue a career in the insurance industry, have enrolled in Pohs Institute schools. Pohs Institute provides insurance instruction to large insurance companies and brokerages, as well as banks and financial institutions. The instructors are professional adjunct teachers from the insurance industry with an average of 10 or more years of industry experience.

  • State Requirements

    Check South Dakota’s state requirements prior to enrolling (http://dlr.sd.gov/insurance/default.aspx). Provider – 360training.com, Inc. #904

    *General credit hours count for either property and casualty or life and health.



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