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Just Quoting "Apples to Apples"—Really???

May 16, 2018


David Thompson is no longer shocked when agents admit they only quote apples to apples. “Customers only buy on price,” they claim, begging the question: “How do you know if you never quote better coverage?” It’s an agent’s duty to provide customers the best coverage options available, especially when the customer’s current policy is inferior.

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Cannabis and the NRA

May 16, 2018


Say one of your clients is a commercial building owner who leases space to a medical marijuana dispensary. You might wonder if accepting commission is legal, given cannabis is still illegal at the federal level. Maybe you insure a sporting goods store that sells firearms and worry you’ll be unfairly branded one way or another. 

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Defense prevails in website accessibility case

May 10, 2018


Taking meaningful steps to bring your website into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act might provide a valid legal defense to businesses faced with a website accessibility lawsuit. That’s the takeaway from a recent court case highlighted in Laura’s Legal Brief of the Week.

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PL-General Homeowners Section I Part 2 Webcast

6/11/2018
This two-hour webcast covers the homeowners policy based on the ISO policy. Topics include property not covered, perils-named and open, exclusions, conditions, and more.

Credit Hours: CE #8...

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Double Trouble: Certificates of Insurance and Business Auto

6/11/2018
This fast-paced class provides valuable information about insurance certificates and business auto endorsements. The certificates portion covers what a certificate can and cannot do; what at third par...

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Additional Insured Illusion & Contractual Risk Transfer

6/12/2018
This course examines contractual liability, additional insured, and certificates of insurance issues that are the subject of controversy in the insurance industry. Learn how to recognize the issues, u...

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PL-General PAP Parts D, E, & F Webcast

6/12/2018
This two-hour webcast covers Part D Physical Damage (coverage, exclusions, and payments), and Parts E & F Other Provisions (duties after an accident, fraud, contract conditions, and policy period ...

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FAIA's 114th Anniversary Convention & Education Symposium

6/13/2018
Join FAIA for its 114th Anniversary Convention & Education Symposium, June 13-16, 2018 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort. There are several different ...

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FAIA's 114th Convention Exhibit Booth Registration/Ads

6/13/2018
The Exhibit Hall, the centerpiece of FAIA's annual Convention, is open from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14, 2018, and from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday, June 15, 2018. Log in to select ...

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YAC Golf Tournament Registration and Convention Sponsorship

6/13/2018
Convention includes many events for young agents as well as opportunities for company sponsorship. All money raised during the Golf Tournament supports the Folds of Honor. Select the register button ...

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Agency Leadership Is Everyone's Job AIAM Webcast

6/13/2018
The bottom line for all agencies is to have loyal customers. That is what we strive for in this business. Making those clients loyal takes leadership from every level, from managers to entry-level sta...

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AO-Data Privacy Insurance Webcast

6/13/2018
This hot topic is an important one in today's society! This webcast will provide an overview while providing an in-depth discussion regarding cyber and internet liability, the cyber liability policy, ...

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Personal Lines Myths - Part 1 Webcast

6/13/2018
IIn a fast-paced setting, this class looks at some of the myths about personal lines issues. A sample of the subjects includes: kid’s cars, agreed value vs. stated amount, Uber, UM stacking on one car...

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PL-Property & Liability Concepts Webcast

6/14/2018
Every great saga has a beginning, and insurance is no exception. There is no better place to start our Complete Coverage Series than with property and liability concepts. This two-hour webcast will co...

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GL-Tricks & Traps of the Dream Team Webcast

6/14/2018
The self-proclaimed "FAIA Dream Team" is back by popular request. Join David Thompson and Jay Williams as they navigate the world of insurance coverages, from personal lines to commercial lines, flood...

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Umbrella/Excess: A Blanket of Protection? Webcast

6/14/2018
Is it an umbrella or something else? What does it really cover? How do I compare one form with another? If agents are not already asking themselves these questions, they should be. This class will dis...

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Cyber Risks Faced by Florida Businesses Webcast

6/15/2018
This class will provide information on what Florida Statute 501.171 requires if you or one of your clients has a breach of personal information. We’ll review the ISO Information Security Protection Po...

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PL-General Homeowners Section 2 Part 1 Webcast

6/18/2018
This two-hour webcast covers the homeowners policy based on the ISO policy. Topics include what is an "Occurrence", Insuring Agreement, Motor Vehicle Exclusions, Business Exclusion and Wate...

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CL-Liability Issues to Worry About Webcast

6/18/2018
Your insureds, particularly contractors, are signing contracts every day. What are they agreeing to in these contracts? Are there “Hold Harmless” and other types of indemnity agreements in these con...

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Let's Get Nerdy: Inside Tips on FL Workers' Compensation

6/18/2018
Workers' compensation insurance is complex, Florida laws and rules add confusion, and Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) continue to influence the market. Agents who understand this comple...

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Agent Friendly Endorsements for CGL and BAC Forms Webcast

6/18/2018
This course examines some common—and not so common—Auto and General Lines endorsements that can make an agent’s life easier when it comes time to issue uncommon Certificates of Insurance or explain co...

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OS E&O 2018 - What Have We Learned?

6/19/2018
This session has been approved by the Florida Department of Financial Services (DFS) for four (4) hours of continuing education credits CE# 102485...

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OS E&O 2018 - What Have We Learned?

6/19/2018
This session has been approved by the Florida Department of Financial Services (DFS) for four (4) hours of continuing education credits CE# 102485...

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E&O Storm Stories Part 1 Webcast

6/19/2018
The hurricanes of 2016 and 2017 brought home many E&O issues that have (unfortunately) surfaced almost every time a hurricane makes landfall. During these classes (Part1 and Part 2) FAIA's chief "E&O ...

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E&O Storm Stories Part 2 Webcast

6/19/2018
The hurricanes of 2016 and 2017 brought home many E&O issues that have (unfortunately) surfaced almost every time a hurricane makes landfall. During these classes (Part1 and Part 2) FAIA's chief "E&O ...

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PAP Issues-Living Together and Marriage Webinar

6/19/2018
This 1-hour webinar looks at how the ISO personal auto policy responds to couples living together and then eventually marrying. Topics include what is excluded when living together, what is and is not...

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BI, EE, Spoilage and Off Premises Webinar

6/20/2018
After every hurricane, as soon as the wind stops blowing claim denials “blow in” relating to business income, spoilage, and off-premises utility failure. Situations like this came up in 1992 after And...

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OS E&O 2018 - What Have We Learned?

6/20/2018
This session has been approved by the Florida Department of Financial Services (DFS) for four (4) hours of continuing education credits CE# 102485...

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Uninsured Motorist - The Saga Continues Webcast

6/20/2018
David Thompson remains passionate about uninsured motorist coverage, mainly because he continues to see consumers injured with no UM coverage to respond, and he works with plaintiff attorneys who cont...

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AIAM 310: Negotiating Conflict

6/20/2018
Learn how to negotiate well with clients and co-workers. You can prevent conflict before it starts, work well with others every day, and understand both sides of the story.

This class is one of 1...

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AIAM 320: Customer Loyalty, Professional Relationships

6/20/2018
Insurance is a relationship business. You make a difference to your clients, underwriters, and co-workers. We will look at developing customer loyalty through relationships and how it improves the bot...

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Lee County Independent Insurance Agents June Lunch

6/20/2018
Join The Lee County Independent Insurance Agents for a lunch meeting on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at the Cypress Lake Country Club in Ft. Myers. This month's guest speaker is Phil Flood from the South ...

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Condo Top Topics- 2018 Webinar

6/21/2018
One thing is certain with condominiums; “Nothing is certain!” This one hour, fast paced course, looks at the most common questions that come up with condominium insurance. It’s suited for both persona...

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