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Advancing and protecting agents' interests is job one

July 23, 2018


FAIA regularly intervenes on behalf of agents. You tend to hear about the legislative victories, but there are many small victories that sometimes fly under the radar. For example, FAIA recently thwarted a domestic carrier's attempt to cut the rate of commission for Citizens take-out policies in half.

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StormPeace debuts parametric commercial policy

July 23, 2018


FAIA Preferred Provider Assured Risk Cover has launched a commercial insurance policy for small businesses in Florida under the StormPeace name. The policy contains all the features of the StormPeace residential policy, plus business interruption coverage with or without physical damage. 

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Tips for hiring and managing 'twenty-somethings'

August 2, 2018


Integrating younger people into the labor force can be challenging. But armed with insight and understanding—plus the right attitude—it doesn’t have to be difficult at all. Learn how to get past the negative connotations and successfully hire and manage twenty-something employees.

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Upcoming Classes


PL-General PAP Part A & B Webcast

9/4/2018
This two-hour webcast covers Part A Liability (who is insured, supplementary payments, exclusions, limits of liability, out of state coverage, and other insurance) and Part B Medical (who is an insure...

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The Guy in the Bar Is Back Webcast

9/4/2018
The “guy in the bar” is back. You know, the one who thinks he knows everything about everything, including insurance. Join David Thompson as he lets the guy talk, then explains whether the guy is righ...

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AO-AIAM 620: Changing Attitudes/Creating Opport...Webinar

9/4/2018
This course has been approved by the Department of Financial Services for insurance continuing education credit. Agent Course#: 71829 for 2 Hours, Intermediate, Course Authority: CE9902 - Generic Life...

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Thompson's Top Ten Topics Webcast

9/5/2018
Join David Thompson, FAIA’s “Chief Insurance Nerd,” as he brings you his top ten (plus or minus a few) topics that flow through his email each day. A sample of subjects will be his grandkids, BBQ, len...

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Umbrella/Excess: A Blanket of Protection? Webcast

9/5/2018
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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NFIP 2018 and Private Flood

9/6/2018
The National Flood Insurance Program seems to be in a constant state of flux. This course provides a quick "soup to nuts" overview of the NFIP, covering some of the many areas of concern and feature...

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E&O 2018- What Have We Learned?

9/6/2018
Using actual claim examples from recent years (including numerous hurricane related claims) David Thompson will lead the discussion about current trends in the E&O arena, focusing on what we have lea...

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GL-Insurance and BBQ-The Hidden Connection Webcast

9/6/2018
This class will look at an assortment of personal lines and commercial lines issues, illustrated with BBQ examples. The list of subjects includes business income and extra expense, newly acquired loca...

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AO-AIAM 110:Understanding Ins. Consumer Need Webinar

9/6/2018
Discover how personalities affect the workplace dynamic, and how to recognize your co-workers' and customers' styles so that you can increase effectiveness in communication. This class is one of 12 cl...

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E&O Storm Stories Part 1 Webcast

9/7/2018
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

9/7/2018
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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Top 10 Work Comp Risks Employers Unknowingly Assume Webcast

9/7/2018
Most employers, and some agents, think “work comp is work comp” and all that matters is getting the best price and rating plan. This class will use the example of an employer who believes the market h...

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PL-General Homeowners Section I Part 2 Webcast

9/10/2018
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

9/10/2018
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

9/11/2018
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

9/11/2018
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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Agency Leadership Is Everyone's Job AIAM Webcast

9/12/2018
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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Personal Lines Myths - Part 1 Webcast

9/12/2018
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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Hurricane Issues- Preparing for Coverage Questions Webinar

9/13/2018
This 1-hour webinar looks at how the ISO homeowner's policy responds to issues dealing with hurricanes. Topics include, hurricane deductibles, power surges, wind-driven rain, and trees.

CR...

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CL-Building Codes Are Bad for Your Insureds Webcast

9/13/2018
This course is designed to help agents gain a better understanding of one of the most overlooked coverages in Property Insurance-Ordinance or Law. Participants are expected to gain a deep understand...

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PL-Property & Liability Concepts Webcast

9/13/2018
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

9/13/2018
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

9/13/2018
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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AO-Data Privacy Insurance Webcast

9/14/2018
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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Work Comp Risks & Trends That Threaten Agents & Clients Web

9/17/2018
Disruption is occurring in the workers' compensation line across a broad range of topics and disciplines. The medical, legal, and insurance communities are being forced to take on challenges, unlike a...

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PL-General Homeowners Section 2 Part 1 Webcast

9/17/2018
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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James K. Ruble Graduate Seminar

9/17/2018
Graduate Seminars feature a variety of topic selections along with real-life applications for the material. Use what you learn here to explain to your clients the presence of specified risks and the m...

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E&O Storm Stories Part 1 Webcast

9/18/2018
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

9/18/2018
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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CL-Business Income - Beyond the Basics Webcast

9/18/2018
In this course you will learn:

  • Four KEY Concepts that you must know to properly write Business Income Coverage
  • Major Business Income Policy Provisions
  • How to calculate Coin...

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CL-COPE: Property Underwriting & Effective Loss Control

9/18/2018
This course will give participants the knowledge needed to accurately determine this important underwriting information and also what can be done to reduce and control losses once "COPE" information i...

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PL-General Homeowners Section I Part 1 Webcast

9/18/2018
This two-hour webcast covers the homeowners policy based on the ISO policy. Topics include an overview of the policy, what's covered, additional coverages, limits, and more.

Credit Hours:...

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

9/18/2018
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

9/18/2018
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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AO-AIAM 120: BP in Customer Service Part 2 Webinar

9/18/2018
This session has been approved by the Department of Financial Services for insurance continuing education credit. Course ID# 71354, 2 hours, Intermediate Course Authority: 9902 Generic Life, General ...

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CISR Personal Lines - Miscellaneous

9/18/2018
This course addresses the exposures created by watercraft, recreational vehicles and business activities often encountered with personal lines clients. Prompting your client to identify these exposure...

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BI, EE, Spoilage and Off Premises Webcast

9/19/2018
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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Uninsured Motorist - The Saga Continues Webcast

9/19/2018
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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GL-Five Hour P&C Update

9/19/2018
Topics covered in this course include, but are not limited to: recent legislation and court cases that affect the independent agency system; ethical requirements of licensees; insurance law and regula...

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GL-Five Hour P&C Update

9/19/2018
Topics covered in this course include, but are not limited to: recent legislation and court cases that affect the independent agency system; ethical requirements of licensees; insurance law and regula...

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CIC Insurance Company Operations Institute

9/19/2018
The Insurance Company Operations Institute describes how insurance companies function and why that is important to all insurance and risk management professionals. Learn about the important strategic ...

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Condo Top Topics- 2018 Webcast

9/20/2018
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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NFIP 2018 and Private Flood

9/20/2018
The National Flood Insurance Program seems to be in a constant state of flux. This course provides a quick "soup to nuts" overview of the NFIP, covering some of the many areas of concern and feature...

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E&O 2018- What Have We Learned?

9/20/2018
Using actual claim examples from recent years (including numerous hurricane related claims) David Thompson will lead the discussion about current trends in the E&O arena, focusing on what we have lea...

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Certificates of Insurance • Emerging Issues & Other Stuff

9/20/2018
Certificates of Insurance is a document that verifies your insuance and coverage limits with your insurance company's name for a stated period of time. At least 1 in every E&O case involves a COI issu...

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BAP Symbols and Endorsements Webcast

9/20/2018
The Business Auto Policy has all sorts of numbers for designated “symbols” as well as countless endorsements that broaden or restrict coverage. In this class we take a quick “once over” concerning cov...

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AO-AIAM 210: Mastering Time Webinar

9/20/2018
We all have the same amount of hours in the day. Make the most of your most precious resource by learning how to balance your home and work lives.This class is one of 12 classes designed and approved ...

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Cyber Risks Faced by Florida Businesses Webcast

9/21/2018
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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Lessons Learned From the 2017 Hurricane Season Webcast

9/22/2018
Actual storm claims—good and bad—from 2017 presented to help you prepare for the 2018 hurricane season. Topics include service interruption time deductibles; windstorm business interruption exclusions...

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21ST Century Schizoid Man, I'm Going Cyber Crazy Webcast

9/22/2018
Apple, Samsung, Google, Note, Galaxy, iPad, iOS, Android, Alexa...My, how life has changed since the turn of the century! We're more connected to the world, but the world is also more connected to us—...

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IIAPBC Football, Dolphins Vs Raiders

9/23/2018
Join the Independent Insurance Agents of Palm Beach County on Sept. 23, 2018, on the Party Bus to see the Dophins play the Raiders. The bus will leave from the Palm Beach Aiport Hilton at 9:00 a.m. an...

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PL-General Homeowners Section II Part 2 Webcast

9/24/2018
The Complete Coverage Series is an analysis of the Homeowner's policy based on the ISO policy. This 2-hour webcast will cover Liability and Medical Payments Exclusions, Premises Not An Insured, Lo...

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Commercial Lines Myths - Part 1 Webcast

9/25/2018
In a fast-paced setting, this class looks at some of the myths about commercial lines issues. A sample of the subjects includes: BAP temporary substitutes, Business income and the BAP, the BAP and ren...

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AO-AIAM 320: Professional Relationships in The...Webinar

9/25/2018
This course has been approved by the Department of Financial Services for insurance continuing education credit. Agent: Course#: 71357 for 3 Hours, Intermediate, Course Authority: CE 9902 - Generic -...

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CISR Commercial Casualty II-BAP, WC, Excess Liability

9/25/2018
This course, like Commercial Casualty I, strengthens your ability to have productive, assured interactions with your commercial customers in the area of commercial casualty exposures and coverages. In...

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Commercial Property: Update and Issues

9/25/2018
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Commercial Property: Update and Issues

9/25/2018
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NFIP 2018 and Private Flood

9/26/2018
The National Flood Insurance Program seems to be in a constant state of flux. This course provides a quick "soup to nuts" overview of the NFIP, covering some of the many areas of concern and features ...

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E&O 2018- What Have We Learned?

9/26/2018
Using actual claim examples from recent years (including numerous hurricane related claims) David Thompson will lead the discussion about current trends in the E&O arena, focusing on what we have lea...

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Artificial Intelligence Big Data & Machine Learning..Webcast

9/26/2018
The Agent and the Machine: How Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Machine Learning is Changing the Role of the Insurance Agent

In 2013, McKinsey & Co. predicted that “where agents on...

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When Words Collide..Resolving Ins. Coverage & Claims Webcast

9/26/2018
Formal insurance training often focuses on “here's what's covered” and “here's what's not covered.” In the real world, practitioners quickly learn there are sometimes no clear-cut answers to coverage ...

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GL-Five Hour P&C Update Webinar

9/27/2018
Topics covered in this course include, but are not limited to: recent legislation and court cases that affect the independent agency system; ethical requirements of licensees; insurance law and regula...

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Work Comp Risks & Trends That Threaten Agents & Clients Web

10/1/2018
Disruption is occurring in the workers' compensation line across a broad range of topics and disciplines. The medical, legal, and insurance communities are being forced to take on challenges, unlike a...

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PL-General Homeowners Section I Part 1 Webcast

10/1/2018
This two-hour webcast covers the homeowners policy based on the ISO policy. Topics include an overview of the policy, what's covered, additional coverages, limits, and more.

Credit Hours:...

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PL-General PAP Part A & B Webcast

10/2/2018
This two-hour webcast covers Part A Liability (who is insured, supplementary payments, exclusions, limits of liability, out of state coverage, and other insurance) and Part B Medical (who is an insure...

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The Guy in the Bar Is Back Webcast

10/2/2018
The “guy in the bar” is back. You know, the one who thinks he knows everything about everything, including insurance. Join David Thompson as he lets the guy talk, then explains whether the guy is righ...

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AO-AIAM 310: Negotiating Conflict Webinar

10/2/2018
Developing negotiation skills is vital to the success of contemporary property and casualty insurance agencies. In this three-hour webinar, students will learn how best to negotiate with clients and c...

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Thompson's Top Ten Topics Webcast

10/3/2018
Join David Thompson, FAIA’s “Chief Insurance Nerd,” as he brings you his top ten (plus or minus a few) topics that flow through his email each day. A sample of subjects will be his grandkids, BBQ, len...

View Course

PL-General PAP Part A & B Webcast

10/3/2018
This two-hour webcast covers Part A Liability (who is insured, supplementary payments, exclusions, limits of liability, out of state coverage, and other insurance) and Part B Medical (who is an insure...

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GL-Insurance and BBQ-The Hidden Connection Webcast

10/4/2018
This class will look at an assortment of personal lines and commercial lines issues, illustrated with BBQ examples. The list of subjects includes business income and extra expense, newly acquired loca...

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