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This Week in Insurance: September 22–26, 2014

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014 

  • Florida Cabinet, 8:00 a.m., Tallahassee. 
  • Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, Winter Park (The Alfond Inn, 300 East New England Ave).   

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

  • Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, Board of Governors meeting, 9:00 a.m., Winter Park (The Alfond Inn, 300 East New England Ave). To participate via conference call, dial 888-942-8686 and use access code: 5743735657#. 

Friday, September 26, 2014

  • DFS Rule Hearing/Workshop, Rule 69B-215.90 (Information to be Provided When Recommending the Surrender of an Annuity or Life Insurance Policy with a Cash Value), 10:00 a.m., Tallahassee (Room 143, Larson Building, 200 E. Gaines St). For more information, contact Ray Wenger at 850-413-5654 or Ray.Wenger@myfloridacfo.com. 

FAIA collects three awards at Big ‘I’ Fall Meeting

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Political action and community involvement are hallmarks of FAIA’s Young Agents Council members, and their hard work earned them two awards at the Big “I” Leadership Conference, held last week in Grand Rapids, Michigan. FAIA’s YAC was recognized for Outstanding InVEST Support and Outstanding Political Involvement.

Also earning accolades at the conference was FAIA’s Education department, which earned an Excellence in Insurance Education Diamond award for the fifth consecutive year. The award recognizes state associations and staff who have made significant contributions to education for their members and the industry in the key area of class offerings, continuing education (CE), professionalism, designation offerings, industry collaboration, planning goals, marketing, resources, and more.

This Week in Insurance: September 15–19, 2014

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 

  • DFS Rule Hearing/Workshop, Proposed changes to Rules 69B-220.051 and 69B-220.201 (Conduct of Public Adjusters and Public Adjuster Apprentices, and Ethical Requirements for All Adjusters and Public Adjuster Apprentices), 9:30 a.m., Tallahassee. For more information, contact Barry Lanier at 850-413-6501 or Barry.Lanier@MyFloridaCFO.com. 

This Week in Insurance: September 8–12, 2014

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Monday, September 8, 2014 

  • Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, Claims Committee teleconference, 1:00 p.m. To participate in the call, dial 866-361-7525 and use conference ID 5219676193#. 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

  • Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, Information Systems Advisory Committee teleconference, 10:30 a.m. To participate in the call, dial 866-361-7525 and use conference ID 4869641229#. 

New Trusted Choice commercial debuts next week

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A new TV commercial that uses humor to convey how independent agents are “free to do what’s right for you” will begin running on national TV next week. The ad, which will run through August of 2015, is tag-able and can be customized for individual agencies.

Agents who have questions about the advertising schedule, the Freedom Campaign, or how to customize the ad for agency use should contact Kevin Brandt or Jenner Gohr for more information.

Advertising schedule

9/8-9/14
FOX News: Fox & Friends, Fox News Live, Your World w/Neil Cavuto, The Five, Special Report, O’Reilly Factor, Fox News Special, Geraldo at Large, Hannity, Fox Weekend Morning, Weekend Afternoon

9/22-9/28
FOX News: Fox & Friends, Fox News Live, Your World w/Neil Cavuto, Special Report, O’Reilly Factor, Fox News Special, Geraldo at Large, Hannity, Fox Weekend Morning, Weekend Afternoon

10/6-10/12
MSNBC: Morning Joe, MSNBC Live (Daytime)

10/27-11/2
CNN: Early Start, CNN News Daytime, The Situation Room, Crossfire, Erin Burnett OutFront, Original Series/Specials, CNN Money, State of the Union w/Candy Crowley, Reliable Sources    

11/17-11/23
MSNBC: Morning Joe, MSNBC Live (Daytime)

1/5-1/11
FOX News: Fox & Friends, Fox News Live, Your World w/Neil Cavuto, The Five, Special Report, Huckabee, O’Reilly Factor, Geraldo at Large, Hannity, Fox Weekend Morning, Weekend Afternoon

1/19-1/25
CNN: Early Start, CNN News Daytime, The Situation Room, Crossfire, Erin Burnett OutFront, Anderson Cooper 360, Original Series/Specials, State of the Union w/Candy Crowley, Reliable Sources

2/2-2/8
CNBC: Worldwide Exchange, Squawk Box, Squawk on the Street, Closing Bell, CNBC Prime, On The Money

2/23-3/1
CNBC: Worldwide Exchange, Squawk Box, Squawk on the Street, CNBC Power Lunch, Street Signs, Closing Bell, CNBC Fast Money, Mad Money, CNBC Prime, On The Money

3/9-3/15
FOX News: Fox & Friends, Fox News Live, The Five, Special Report, Huckabee, O’Reilly Factor, Geraldo at Large, Hannity, Fox Weekend Morning, Weekend Afternoon

3/23-3/29
CNBC: Worldwide Exchange, Squawk Box, CNBC Power Lunch, Closing Bell, Mad Money, CNBC Shark Tank, CNBC Prime

4/6-4/12
CNN: Early Start, New Day, CNN Newsroom, CNN News Daytime, The Situation Room, Crossfire, Erin Burnett OutFront, Anderson Cooper 360, Parts Unknown, Original Series/Specials, CNN Money, New Day Sunday, Reliable Sources    

4/20-4/26
MSNBC: Morning Joe, MSNBC Live (Daytime)

5/4-5/10
CNN: Early Start, New Day, CNN Newsroom, CNN News Daytime, The Situation Room, Erin Burnett OutFront, Anderson Cooper 360, Parts Unknown, Original Series/Specials, CNN Money, New Day Sunday, Reliable Sources

5/18-5/24
CNBC: Worldwide Exchange, Squawk Box, Squawk on the Street, CNBC Power Lunch, Closing Bell, CNBC Fast Money, CNBC Prime, CNBC Shark Tank

6/1-6/7
CNN: Early Start, New Day, CNN Newsroom, CNN News Daytime, The Situation Room, Anderson Cooper 360, Original Series/Specials, New Day Sunday, Fareed Zakaria GPS, Crossfire

6/15-6/21
CNBC: Squawk Box, CNBC Power Lunch, Closing Bell, CNBC Fast Money, CNBC Prime, CNBC Shark Tank

6/29-7/5
FOX News: Fox & Friends, Fox News Live, The Five, Special Report, O’Reilly Factor, Fox News Specials, Hannity, Fox Weekend Morning, Weekend Afternoon

7/13-7/19
MSNBC: Morning Joe, MSNBC Live (Daytime)

7/27-8/2
MSNBC: Morning Joe, MSNBC Live (Daytime)

8/10-8/16
FOX News: Fox & Friends, Fox News Live, Your World w/Neil Cavuto, The Five, Special Report, O’Reilly Factor, Fox News Specials, Hannity, Fox Weekend Morning, Weekend Afternoon

 

This Week in Insurance: August 25–29, 2014

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014 

  • Florida Health Insurance Advisory Board, Meeting, 3:00 p.m., Tallahassee (Room 401, Senate Office Building). 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  • Florida Office of Insurance Regulation, Public Rate Hearing for Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, 10:00 a.m., Tallahassee (Room 401, Senate Office Building). 
  • Florida Workers' Compensation JUA, Rates & Forms Committee teleconference, 2:00 p.m. To participate, contact Kathy Coyne at 941-378-7408. 

Trusted Choice virtual tradeshow scheduled for Oct. 22-23

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Free To ChooseTrusted Choice® agents can reap the benefits of attending a national convention—without the inconvenient travel time or costs—by attending the Trusted Choice Virtual Experience.

The online tradeshow takes place Oct. 22–23 and features an exhibit hall with booths from many of Trusted Choice’s company and MGA partners, as well as Big “I” programs and vendors.

During the event, you will be able to not only access information and tools from these exhibitors, but also live chat with booth representatives to ask any question you like, as well as gain access to several educational presentations on topics like digital advertising, social media, technology trends and diversity marketing. All this is at your fingertips, from the comfort of your own desk. Sign up today.

This Week in Insurance: August 18–22, 2014

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Monday, August 18, 2014 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 

  • Florida Cabinet, 9:00 a.m., Tallahassee (Cabinet Meeting Room, The Capitol). 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

  • Florida Workers' Compensation JUA, Reinsurance Committee teleconference, 2:00 p.m. To participate, contact Kathy Coyne at 941-378-7408. 

Navigate your future business direction at upcoming GPS event

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MarshBerry LogoThe survival of the Independent Agency channel depends on incorporating growth, profit and sustainability into the strategic business plan. FAIA is partnering with MarshBerry, through the growth consultant’s new “GPS” program, to help FAIA members tap into these key attributes. 

Agency principals with up to $3 million in annual revenue are invited to attend a special day-and-a-half event designed to help navigate their future business direction. The event will be held October 2–3, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport. FAIA members receive a $200 discount on the $750 registration fee (use the registration code “BIGI”). 

Visit MarshBerry online for registration information and the program agenda

About the MarshBerry GPS program

The GPS program is designed to help agencies:

  • Increase agency value
  • Remain independent
  • Drive predictable organic growth
  • Enhance profitability and drive efficiency
  • Hire, train and retain successful producers
  • Improve agency culture 
Questions? Call Jessica Stogran at 440-392-6558.

This Week in Insurance: August 11–15, 2014

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Monday, August 11, 2014 

  • Florida Senate, Special Session 2014A, 12:00 noon, Tallahassee (Senate Chamber). 
  • Florida House of Representatives, Special Session 2014A, 12:00 noon, Tallahassee (House Chamber). 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 

  • Florida Senate, Special Session 2014A, 10:00 a.m., Tallahassee (Senate Chamber). 
  • Florida House of Representatives, Special Session 2014A, 10:00 a.m., Tallahassee (House Chamber). 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • DFS Rule Hearing, Rule 69L-6.012, Notice of Election to Be Exempt, 9:30 a.m., Tallahassee. The proposed rule is amended to conform to applicable provisions of Chapter 440, F.S., that relate to the process whereby corporate officers may apply to be exempt from Florida’s workers’ compensation coverage requirements. The proposed rule also revises online form DFS-F2-DWC-250 (Notice of Election to Be Exempt) in order to accommodate application by non-construction industry employers. For more information, contact Robin Delaney at 850-413-1775. 
  • Florida Workers’ Compensation JUA, Investment Committee teleconference, 10:00 a.m. To participate, contact Kathy Coyne at 941-378-7408. 
  • Florida Senate, Special Session 2014A, 10:00 a.m., Tallahassee (Senate Chamber). 
  • Florida House of Representatives, Special Session 2014A, 10:00 a.m., Tallahassee (House Chamber). 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

  • Florida Workers’ Compensation JUA, Operations Committee teleconference, 10:00 a.m. To participate, contact Kathy Coyne at 941-378-7408. 
  • Florida Workers’ Compensation JUA, Audit Committee teleconference, 11:00 a.m. To participate, contact Kathy Coyne at 941-378-7408. 
  • Florida Senate, Special Session 2014A, 10:00 a.m., Tallahassee (Senate Chamber). 
  • Florida House of Representatives, Special Session 2014A, 10:00 a.m., Tallahassee (House Chamber). 

Friday, August 15, 2014

  • Florida Senate, Special Session 2014A, 10:00 a.m., Tallahassee (Senate Chamber). 
  • Florida House of Representatives, Special Session 2014A, 10:00 a.m., Tallahassee (House Chamber).