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This Week in Insurance: April 25–29, 2016

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Free Webinar: Developing an Emergency Management Plan

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How to ensure your organization survives the next disaster...

"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." Wise words from Benjamin Franklin, but words too often not followed by business leaders.

On April 27, FAIA Preferred Provider, Agility Recovery will show you how to protect your most critical functions, while overcoming or mitigating the threats you face.

During this session, you'll learn:

  • How to actually put executable plans in place
  • How to ensure leadership and proper financial backing
  • How to ensure logistics are in place to facilitate your plans

Join this free session Wednesday, April 27th at 2 p.m. ET, as Agility continues its "12 Steps to Preparedness" campaign.

Register

This Week in Insurance: April 18–22, 2016

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

  • Florida Workers’ Compensation JUA, Safety Committee teleconference, 3:00 p.m. 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Scam warning: Convention hotel reservations

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FAIA has learned that a third-party reservation company is calling Convention exhibitors and attendees offering reduced rate rooms at The World Center Marriott. The company claims to be working on behalf of FAIA, and asks for credit card information to make the reservation.

These companies are in no way affiliated with FAIA or the Marriott, and are not authorized to use our name or logo in any solicitations. FAIA does not use a third-party to arrange hotel or travel reservations. Attendees and exhibitors should book rooms directly through the World Center Marriott or the SpringHill Suites in the Marriott Village. Details are available the Convention home page.

Don’t be fooled by anyone (other than our own Cindy Molnar!) who calls or emails you with any of the following claims:

  • "There are issues with your room reservation."
  • "Rooms in the FAIA room block are running out and must be booked as soon as possible."
  • "We can get you a cheaper room rate than FAIA."
  • "Hotel rooms for the conference are sold out and we can help find you alternatives hotels."

Again, FAIA does not work with third-party reservation providers. Don’t provide any personal information or your credit card number to any entity claiming to be working on behalf of FAIA, no matter how tempting the offer. 

May only: Sign up with preferred provider InsureSign for just $10 a month

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During the month of May, FAIA members can sign up with preferred e-signature-solution provider InsureSign for just $10 a month for three months (per user). After the three months are up, FAIA members pay as low as $15.95 per month, per user, depending on their billing plan. Review the program highlights and use the code FAIA10 when you sign up. (Plus, as always, the first 30 days are free.)

Convenience and ease of doing business are of paramount importance to today's consumers. InsureSign helps agencies improve customer service by reducing the need for printing, faxing, scanning, and mailing. Watch this video to see how InsureSign made a difference for FAIA Member The Kim Jones Agency.

Sitkins webinar workshop free to FAIA members

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In you missed Roger Sitkins' High Organic Growth Workshop in February, you can catch it Friday, April 15 at 9:00 a.m.  According to the agency guru, agency owners who aren’t pursuing organic growth are leaving literally millions of dollars on the table each year. In this webinar—offered at no cost to FAIA members only—Sitkins will help you assess your agency’s behaviors and strategies to identify your “Net Organic Growth Score.”

Gain a better understanding of what’s holding you back as you filter down to the three key strategies agencies that will drive your agency’s high organic growth in 2016 and beyond.

  •  What: High Organic Growth Workshop
  •  When: Friday, April 15, 2016, 9:00–10:00 a.m.
  •  Hosted by: FAIA Education and Roger Sitkins

Register online 

Registrants will receive a pre-session questionnaire and a follow-along workbook in advance of the webinar.

This Week in Insurance: April 11–15, 2016

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

  • Florida Workers’ Compensation JUA, MAP Committee teleconference, 10:00 a.m. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Florida Family joins TrustedChoice.com

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Florida Family believes in the work TrustedChoice.com is doing to drive new business opportunities to independent agents

Florida Family LogoAM Best-rated Florida Family Insurance has thrown its support behind TrustedChoice.com, and Advantage subscribers will receive referral opportunities based on the company's risk appetite.

Florida Family Insurance is one of the most respected insurance carriers in the state of Florida. Rated A- by A.M. Best Company, Florida Family has been a staple in the Florida property insurance market for over 20 years providing homeowners, condo, rental property, and flood insurance policies.

If you've been waiting for the right moment to become an Advantage subscriber on TrustedChoice.com, now is the time. TrustedChoice.com sent over 75,000 referrals to independent agents in 2015, and 98 percent of those referrals went to Advantage subscriber agencies.

Traffic to TrustedChoice.com jumped 68 percent from 2014 to 2015, with more than 3 million website visits.

TrustedChoice.com referrals have more than a 40 percent close rate. This means Advantage subscribers will write more than 40,000 new accounts in 2016.

The only way to reap the full benefit of TrustedChoice.com is to become an Advantage subscriber. Not sure if a TrustedChoice.com Advantage subscription is right for your agency? Visit the website or call 855-372-0075 to learn more.

If you are already an Advantage subscriber and a Florida Family appointed agent, log in to your TrustedChoice.com profile and select the company.