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A.M. Best Ratings Available on the Web

There is a quicker and easier way to determine the A.M. Best rating of an insurance company.

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Appointing Agents with Insurance Companies “How many companies must a 2-20 agent be appointed with?” The answer to that question changed after the 2014 legislative session. 1 2 3 4 5
Continuing Education FAQ

This list of frequently asked questions is a general guide on insurance continuing education requirements.

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Customer Representative Q&A

The following questions and answers deal with issues pertaining to those who hold the Customer Representative (CR) license or the Limited Customer Representative license.

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Customer Reps Working Remotely? Be Very Careful

Advances in technology have created an issue that agency management needs to be very aware of, that being the duties permitted (and, more importantly, duties not permitted) by someone holding a 4-40 license.

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FAIA Model Agency Contract FAIA created the Model Agency Contract to assist member agents with the contract-review process. It includes recommended language on ownership of expirations and post-termination communications, and more.
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Five Digit Company Codes

The lack of the five-digit company code on some auto insurance ID cards appears to be causing problems for a few Florida consumers and agencies.

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Frequently Requested Industry Contact Information Contact information for industry-related associations and governmental organizations. 1 2 3 4 5
Sample Carrier Downgrade Letter

Here is some suggested wording should you need to communicate a downgrade in the rating for one of your carriers.

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Sample Letter for Insolvency Agents can use this letter as a template for a letter sent to insureds in the event of a company insolvency. 1 2 3 4 5
Sample Letter for Rehabilitation This letter serves as a template for agents to send to policyholders in the event a company is placed in rehabilitation. 1 2 3 4 5
Self-Appointments and Non-Insurer Appointments

This guidance was first published in the October 2015 edition of the DFS newsletter Insurance Insights.

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Surplus Lines Disclosure Form and Instructions

This suggested form is designed to provide guidance only based on the statutory requirements for such form, and it has not been approved by the Florida Department of Financial Services.

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Surplus Lines Primer This introduction to the surplus lines market was created in collaboration with and the support of state and national Surplus Lines associations. 1 2 3 4 5
Take the TFMEC (Thompson's Five Minute Education Challenge) David Thompson challenges you to commit to spending just five minutes a day educating yourself about the insurance industry and cultivating technical coverage expertise. Read about the TFMEC in the Community. 1 2 3 4 5