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This Week in Insurance: May 23–27, 2016

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

  • Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, Board of Governors teleconference, 10:00 a.m. 
  • Florida Workers' Compensation JUA, Operations Committee teleconference, 10:00 a.m. 
  • Florida Workers' Compensation JUA, Rates & Forms Committee teleconference, 2:00 p.m. 

2016-2017 Board Slate Set

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The nominating committee presents the following slate of candidates for FAIA’s 2016–2017 Board of Directors. The election will take place during the Convention’s Business and Awards breakfast, Saturday, June 18, 2016.

Chairman elect: Doug Wiles, CPCU, president, Herbie Wiles Insurance, St. Augustine.

Vice chairman: Anthony DuBose, president, Coastal Community Insurance Agency of Northwest Florida, Panama City.

National director: Veronica Della Porta, CIC, CRIS, CPIW, president, The Della Porta Group, Jacksonville.

Board members: John Darr, president, Darr Schackow Insurance Agency, Gainesville; Chris Heidrick, CPCU, CFP, ANFI, principal, Heidrick & Company Insurance and Risk Management Services, Sanibel; Jason Levine, vice president, Harry Levine Insurance Agency, Orlando.

2016 nominating committee consists of Chairman Chip Greene, Chairman-Elect Brian Scarborough, Garrett Butler, Sam Rogers, Greg Baker, Janice Hanks, and Chris Heidrick.

This Week in Insurance: May 9–13, 2016

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Thursday, May 12, 2016

  • Florida Workers' Compensation JUA, Audit Committee teleconference, 10:00 a.m. 

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.


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.