Insurance Programs: How They Improve, Protect and Reduce Costs

Time: 12:00PM-1:00PM Central Time
Fee: Free for Members / $199 Non-Members
Presented by James G. Ricker, CEC, JT Bates Insurance Group/Ricker & Associates

Webinar Objective

Presenter, Jim Ricker, will help you understand the benefits of insurance programs and how they can improve, protect, reduce cost, but more importantly how to protect your valued assets in the event of a loss, including cataclysmic loss. Jim will discuss loss control, prevention and the different types of policies that you may need to operate your business within the guidelines of insurance regulations. He also will cover the implications of fraudulent claims.

Jim has over 35 years in the equipment industry and will discuss the pitfalls of some equipment policies and how to correct them. He understands what insurance underwriters look for and will help you build a policy to meet your specific needs.


  • Learn about standard insurance coverage pitfalls.
  • Discuss how you can avoid higher premiums and/or minimal coverage.
  • Review how to protect your business with various types of insurance programs.

Target Audience

This topic pertains to anyone in the material handling, heavy equipment & equipment rental industry who wants to protect their business, equipment and customer relationships.

About the Speaker


Jim Ricker founded JT Bates Group and developed Rental Equipment Protection after recognizing a need for better coverage at competitive rates. Prior to this, Jim worked with John Deere, before moving to a career in insurance consulting.

He now runs Ricker and Associates under the umbrella of JT Bates Group. With Ricker and Associates, Jim consults as a Program Development and Procurement Specialist for national accounts. Jim is passionate about helping equipment dealers have great protection for their business while protecting their bottom line.