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What Does Nationwide's Big News Really Say About Independent Agents? 

April 17, 2018


Did you hear? Nationwide announced yesterday that it would convert all of its remaining captive agency force to independent agents by July 1, 2020. This is old news to former Nationwide agents residing in Florida, who experienced  their own “independence day” back in 2008. At the time, our state’s troubled property market...

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2018 YAC Sales & Leadership Conferencde Recap 

April 18, 2018


First things first, I want to thank all of those who were able to make it to the Young Agents Sales and Leadership Conference! If you were unable to make it this year, have no fear, I am here to give you a recap and an opportunity to register early for YAC SALC 2019. FAIA is committed to providing tools for the young and up and coming agents to continue their growth in the insurance industry.

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Is Your Agency Prepared? 

April 9, 2018


The first 2018 hurricane season forecast was released late last week. Once again Florida is in the crosshairs for at least one major storm. Colorado State University's Tropical Meteorology Project calls for 14 named storms, and seven hurricanes.  Of those, three will be major hurricanes, defined as a Category 3, 4, or 5 storm. Undoubtedly, we will hear similar predictions from other forecasting agencies as we …

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Work Comp Risks & Trends That Threaten Agents & Clients Web

5/7/2018
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

5/7/2018
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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GL-Five Hour P&C Update

5/8/2018
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 Programs: Identifying and Addressing Risks Part 1

5/8/2018
One of the most common misunderstandings pertaining to workers' compensation insurance is that "work comp is work comp," and "the only thing that matters is price." Nothing could be further from the ...

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Work Comp Programs: Identifying and Addressing Risks Part 2

5/8/2018
In Part 2 of the course, Identifying and Addressing Risks, Threats and Waste Arising from Workers' Compensation Programs, we will identify and discuss solutions to additional potentially adverse fina...

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Additional Insured Illusion & Contractual Risk Transfer

5/8/2018
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

5/8/2018
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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AO-AIAM 620: Changing Attitudes/Creating Opport...Webinar

5/8/2018
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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CISR Commercial Casualty I - CGL, AI

5/8/2018
This course strengthens your ability to have productive, assured interactions with your commercial customers in the area of commercial casualty exposures and coverages and improve your understanding o...

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GL-Five Hour P&C Update

5/9/2018
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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Agency Leadership Is Everyone's Job AIAM Webcast

5/9/2018
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

5/9/2018
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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GL-Five Hour P&C Update

5/10/2018
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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PL-Property & Liability Concepts Webcast

5/10/2018
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

5/10/2018
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

5/10/2018
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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Insurance Agents of Tampa Bay Big I Day

5/10/2018

Hold the date! Join the Independent Agents of Tampa Bay on May 10, 2018, for their Big I Day at TopGolf Tampa.

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Lee County IIA Big I Day

5/10/2018
Join the Lee County IIA for their Big I Day on Thursday, May 10, 2018, at the Heritage Palms Golf and Coun...

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OS Five Hour P&C Update

5/10/2018
This session has been approved by the DFS for 5 hours of continuing education credits (intermediate) CE #100619 CE 5-220-Law and Ethics Update-General Lines...

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Certificates of Insurance • Emerging Issues & Other Stuff

5/11/2018
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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PL-General Homeowners Section I Part 2 Webcast

5/14/2018
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

5/14/2018
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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E&O Storm Stories Part 1 Webcast

5/15/2018
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

5/15/2018
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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PL-General Homeowners Section II Part 2 Webcast

5/15/2018
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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Let's Get Nerdy: Inside Tips on FL Workers' Compensation

5/15/2018
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

5/15/2018
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 Commercial Casualty II-BAP, WC, Excess Liability

5/15/2018
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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James K. Ruble Graduate Seminar

5/15/2018
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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BI, EE, Spoilage and Off Premises Webinar

5/16/2018
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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