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Court rules insurer AOB restrictions allowed

September 6, 2018


Industry efforts to curb assignment of benefits abuse received a boost earlier this month when Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal found that a homeowner's insurance policy may contain a restriction requiring the consent of all insureds and mortgagees before an AOB can become valid.

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Discover the benefits of older workers

September 12, 2018


There’s a large and growing population of motivated and capable late-middle lifers who want to keep working, earning, and contributing. Whether it’s coaching the next generation or tackling special projects, learn how to make room for this largely untapped resource in your agency.

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It’s time to play ‘What Coverage Applies?’

September 7, 2018


A construction crane falls onto a large two-story house, literally splitting the upper part in half. It happened in Orlando, and made national news. Before a typical viewer could exclaim “did you see that?”... David Thompson had already started wondering about the insurance implications for both the homeowner and the crane company.  

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PL-General Homeowners Section I Part 2 Webcast

10/8/2018
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

10/8/2018
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

10/9/2018
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

10/9/2018
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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CISR Insuring Personal Auto Exposures

10/9/2018
This course will enable you to more effectively advise your customers in the processes of analyzing, obtaining, and modifying their auto policies.

Continuing Education: This co...

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AIAM 310: Negotiating Conflict

10/10/2018
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

10/10/2018
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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Agency Leadership Is Everyone's Job AIAM Webcast

10/10/2018
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

10/10/2018
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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Commercial Property: Update and Issues

10/10/2018
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Commercial Property: Update and Issues

10/10/2018
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PL-Property & Liability Concepts Webcast

10/11/2018
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

10/11/2018
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

10/11/2018
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

10/12/2018
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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PL-General Homeowners Section 2 Part 1 Webcast

10/15/2018
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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E&O Storm Stories Part 1 Webcast

10/16/2018
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

10/16/2018
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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GL-Five Hour P&C Update

10/16/2018
This course will take place at 8:15AM Central Time

Topics covered in this course include, but are not limited to: recent legislation and court cases that affect ...

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

10/16/2018
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

10/16/2018
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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CISR Insuring Personal Auto Exposures

10/16/2018
This course will enable you to more effectively advise your customers in the processes of analyzing, obtaining, and modifying their auto policies.

Continuing Education: This co...

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BI, EE, Spoilage and Off Premises Webcast

10/17/2018
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

10/17/2018
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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CL-Building Codes Are Bad for Your Insureds Webcast

10/17/2018
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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CIC Commercial Property Institute

10/17/2018
At this institute, you will learn innovative ways to maximize coverage for various types of commercial property accounts.

Continuing Education: This course has been approved by...

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Condo Top Topics- 2018 Webcast

10/18/2018
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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Lessons Learned From the 2017 Hurricane Season Webcast

10/18/2018
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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BAP Symbols and Endorsements Webcast

10/18/2018
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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21ST Century Schizoid Man, I'm Going Cyber Crazy Webcast

10/18/2018
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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Cyber Risks Faced by Florida Businesses Webcast

10/19/2018
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 II Part 2 Webcast

10/22/2018
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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GL-Five Hour P&C Update Webinar

10/23/2018
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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Commercial Lines Myths - Part 1 Webcast

10/23/2018
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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Artificial Intelligence Big Data & Machine Learning..Webcast

10/24/2018
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

10/24/2018
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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CL-Business Income - Beyond the Basics Webcast

10/24/2018
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

10/24/2018
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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Certificates of Insurance • Emerging Issues & Other Stuff

10/24/2018
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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Homeowner's Issues-Insuring the Family & Their Stuff Webinar

10/25/2018
This 1-hour webinar looks at how the ISO homeowner's policy responds to everything involving your family and all the stuff they own. Topics covered include, defining a resident, defining a family mem...

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CL-Liability Issues to Worry About Webcast

10/25/2018
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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PAIA 2018 Big I Day

10/25/2018
Join the Pinellas Association of Insurance Agents on October 25, 2018, for their Big I Day at Feather Sound Country Club. Come for golf, the banquet, or both! Learn more and View Course

Sexual Harassment Claims- Coverage Issues Webinar

10/29/2018

This one hour webinar will explore coverage issues when it comes to sexual harassment claims.

We will examine the following polices:

Comercial General Liability

Workers Compensation an...

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FAIA Sarasota Town Hall Meeting

10/30/2018
FAIA will be on the road again, hosting three meetings in Southwest Florida and you are invited. At each event, we'll host two classes followed by a reception and town hall meeting. FAIA President and...

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FAIA Ft. Myers Town Hall Meeting

10/31/2018
FAIA will be on the road again, hosting three meetings in Southwest Florida-and you are invited. At each event, we'll host two classes followed by a reception and town hall meeting. FAIA President and...

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AO-AIAM 410: How Not to Get In Trouble With Your...Webinar

11/1/2018
This Best Practices class will help you identify, analyze, and reduce and/or eliminate your exposures to an E&O loss by helping you implement changes to accomplish prevention objectives. This class is...

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FAIA Naples Town Hall Meeting

11/1/2018
FAIA will be on the road again, hosting three meetings in Southwest Florida-and you are invited. At each event, we'll host two classes followed by a reception and town hall meeting. FAIA President and...

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E&O Storm Stories Part 1 Webcast

11/2/2018
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

11/2/2018
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

11/2/2018
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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Work Comp Risks & Trends That Threaten Agents & Clients Web

11/5/2018
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

11/5/2018
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

11/6/2018
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

11/6/2018
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 420: The Write Stuff Webinar

11/6/2018
Course # 71832, 2 Hours, Intermediate, CE 9902 - General Lines, Generic Life, and Title ...

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CISR William T. Hold Seminar

11/6/2018
Join David Thompson, FAIA's resident "Insurance Nerd" as he takes you on a journey along the roads of some of the most intriguing (as well as interesting and troublesome) insurance issues. The path cr...

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NFIP 2018 and Private Flood

11/7/2018
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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Thompson's Top Ten Topics Webcast

11/7/2018
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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E&O 2018- What Have We Learned?

11/7/2018
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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PL-General PAP Parts D, E, & F Webcast

11/7/2018
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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PL-Property & Liability Concepts Webcast

11/8/2018
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-Insurance and BBQ-The Hidden Connection Webcast

11/8/2018
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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GL-Tricks & Traps of the Dream Team Webcast

11/8/2018
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...

View Course

Umbrella/Excess: A Blanket of Protection? Webcast

11/8/2018
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-AIAM 520: Leadership Is Everyone's Job Webinar

11/8/2018
This course has been approved by the Department of Financial Services for insurance continuing education credit. Course#: 71835 for 2 Hours, Intermediate, Course Authority: CE9902 - Generic Life, Gene...

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Certificates of Insurance • Emerging Issues & Other Stuff

11/9/2018
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...

View Course

AO-Data Privacy Insurance Webcast

11/12/2018
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, ...

View Course

PL-General Homeowners Section I Part 2 Webcast

11/12/2018
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...

View Course

Double Trouble: Certificates of Insurance and Business Auto

11/12/2018
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...

View Course

Additional Insured Illusion & Contractual Risk Transfer

11/13/2018
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...

View Course

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

11/13/2018
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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GL-AIAM 610: Agent Ethics As Consumer Protection Webinar

11/13/2018
Being ethical should be a "given" in our work, but how do we define this elusive trait? How do you balance legal and ethical responsibilities? This class is one of 12 classes designed and approved by...

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From the FAIA Newsroom

Promote insurance careers, preview potential hires

 September 18, 2018     0 Comments     


FAIA’s Workforce Development Committee is looking for agents to participate in several upcoming state college job fairs and expos taking place around the state through November 8. In most cases, tables are available for agencies and companies interested in showcasing their businesses.

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Shank appointed chair of national InVEST board

 September 13, 2018     0 Comments     


Former FAIA Board Member and InVEST Task Force Chair Lindsey Shank was recently appointed the new chair of the national InVEST board of directors. The occasion marks the first time an InVEST graduate has been appointed chair of the national board.

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Tailgate with FAIA on Sept. 22

 September 13, 2018     0 Comments     


If you are planning to be in Tallahassee for the FSU vs. Northern Illinois game on Saturday, September 22, please join FAIA for food and fun at the Tallahassee Tailgate, featuring David Thompson’s famous BBQ. The fun gets underway at 1:30 p.m.

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