Christopher Barger

Profile:
A target markets specialist, Christopher Barger manages Cincinnati’s specialty insurance programs for waste management and utility services. He joined Cincinnati Insurance in 1995 and was a commercial lines underwriter and team leader before joining the Target Markets department. A former high school English teacher, he holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and Associate in Management (AIM) designations.


Distracted driving: Raise your hand if you’ve done this

You’re driving along; the car in front of you swerves erratically, the driver apparently under the influence. As you pass, you glance over and shake your head. A look of self-righteous indignation crosses your face, but the driver has no clue of your disgust. You look more closely and see that the driver is obviously under the influence … of a smart phone!


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It happens: Sewer backup

Sometimes sewer backups happen. We look for someone to blame, but often there just isn’t blame to be found. How do we prevent it from happening? And if it does, how do we protect ourselves from the financial storm that follows?


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How I fell into insurance

Insurance nerds like me love to play the game “How Did You End Up in Insurance,” the implication being that no one actually intends on an insurance career. Really, how many kids in your neighborhood ever spoke longingly of a future that included the principles of indemnification? No, most of us tripped and fell into a rabbit hole that turned into an insurance wonderland.


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