The Culture of Sports: Richard Giller Discusses Student-Athletes Insurance

February 1st, 2019 | by Jonathan Yates
The Culture of Sports: Richard Giller Discusses Student-Athletes Insurance

Richard Giller, a top lawyer in the field of insurance for athletes, and partner at the law firm of ReedSmith LLP, recently sat down with The Culture of Sports’ Jonathan Yates. Together Giller and Yates discuss a number of issues concerning insurance and athletes ranging from which sports involve student-athlete insurance to being fiscally responsible with insurance.

Sports involved in student-athlete insurance. 7:15

Would it be worth it for universities to provide insurance for these students? 7:48

Possibly a guaranteed monetary compensation based on performance and length of play? 7:52

Looking over the contracts, lawyers would probably not violate NCAA policies. 11:11

How do student athletes know that taking a loan against their future is fiscally responsible? 11:43

How are future earnings measurable? 12:40

Would it be wise for insurance companies to begin to create their own student insurance for athletes specifically? 16:20

How is disability and loss of value different in sports? 19:16

In terms of pitchers and surgery, considering how popular that is could it be considered a “pre existing condition?” 21:03

How much of a recruiting tool is loss of value insurance for professional athletes in comparison to college athletes? 24:13

An explanation about disability being paid out of California would have been helpful. 26:41

Jonathan Yates About Jonathan Yates
Jonathan Yates spent much of his career working for Members of Congress in a variety of press and legislative posts. Positions he has held working for Members of Congress and state legislators include Chief of Staff, General Counsel, Legislative Director, Press Secretary, and Legislative Assistant. His journalistic work has appeared in such periodicals as The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Investor's Business Daily, and TheStreet, among others. He has degrees from Harvard, Johns Hopkins, and Georgetown University Law Center; and has also matriculated at the U.S. Naval War College and The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Jonathan also hosts The Culture of Sports You can follow Jonathan Yates on Twitter at @politicsports13

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