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Agency Reviews Are Marketing Gold

6/24/2019


I’m sure you already know this, but positive reviews lead to more written business.

Buyers Use Reviews to Validate their Decisions. Before I buy anything, I look at the reviews about that product or service, and they do influence my buying habits…how about you? So it makes sense that insurance buyers look at their options too, they evaluate them from multiple perspectives. As important as price and quality are the experiences of others. If others have had positive experiences, it reass...

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Citizens Market Accountability Advisory Committee Meeting

6/14/2019


Citizens held a Market Accountability Advisory Committee Meeting recently to discuss updates on a variety of subjects, policy center enhancements, 4 point inspections, current stats for depopulation and clearinghouse , along with a discussion regarding the agent certification program (ACP). 

Over 1700 agents have viewed the webinars outlining policy center enhancements. Some suggestions were made by agents that sit on the agent round table, which FAIA currently has three representativ...

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Stacked UM - I'm "All In." Are You?

6/14/2019


Folks who attend my classes know that I always find a way to include certain subjects: 

  • The grand kids, nicknamed Peep and Rambo
  • BBQ
  • Uninsured motorist (UM) coverage 

Heck, one time in a flood class I even mentioned UM. How, you ask? I said, “One of the Top Ten shortfalls of the NFIP is that they don’t offer UM coverage!” 

A few folks (you know who you are!) who attend my E&O class at Convention always ask, “Are you going to talk about U...

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From the FAIA Newsroom

TCC launches risk management program

 May 31, 2019     0 Comments     


This week, FAIA welcomed local agents and representatives from Tallahassee Community College (TCC) to celebrate the launch of Florida’s newest risk management program.

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Avatar removes 4-point inspection requirement, map limitation on HO6 product

 March 26, 2019     0 Comments     


FAIA preferred provider Avatar is known for its extremely competitive condo product. With prices ranging from $200 to mid-$800 for high-end condos, the HO6 product is popular with Independent Market Solutions agents. Now, Avatar has decided to make the binding process easier for agent-partners…

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FAIA members call for end to AOB fraud

 March 25, 2019     0 Comments     


More than 125 independent insurance agents and consumers walked from downtown Tallahassee to the front steps of the old Capitol on March 20, to call for an end to abusive AOB practices that are harming Florida consumers by increasing the cost of home and auto insurance.  

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