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A bad day for Citizens

June 21, 2018


The Citizens Board of Governors this week—strongly encouraged by the CFO and Governor—voted to delay action on the company's statutorily required rate filing indicating a 7.9 percent increase statewide. Now, the board will wait until its December meeting (after the election) to take action, which places us at the intersection where politics crosses prudence and Citizens' rate inadequacy grows even larger.

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Get to know FAIA's 2018 incoming board members

June 19, 2018


FAIA elected new officers and directors during the Coffee and Connect business session Saturday held in conjunction with the annual Convention and Education Symposium. Terms begin Sept. 1, 2018. While official bios are certainly available, these unofficial ones are a lot more enlightening (and fun!).

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First DCA expands definition of “employer”

May 31, 2018


The First District Court of Appeal recently affirmed a final order of the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation that a payroll service provider is an employer (specifically, a “co-employer”) for workers’ compensation purposes. The ruling contradicts Florida law, which determines an employer/employee relationship exists if the employer …

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Upcoming Classes


PL-General Homeowners Section I Part 2 Webcast

7/9/2018
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

7/9/2018
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

7/10/2018
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

7/10/2018
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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E&O Storm Stories Part 2 Webcast

7/11/2018
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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Agency Leadership Is Everyone's Job AIAM Webcast

7/11/2018
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

7/11/2018
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

7/12/2018
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

7/12/2018
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

7/12/2018
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

7/12/2018
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 120: BP in Customer Service Part 1 Webinar

7/12/2018
The first of two parts, this two-hour webinar explores why service matters most and why it is never enough. The class analyzes the different types of buyers and what customers want. Quick service and ...

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James K. Ruble Graduate Seminar

7/12/2018
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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Thompson's Top Ten Topics Webcast

7/13/2018
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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PL-General Homeowners Section 2 Part 1 Webcast

7/16/2018
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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Certificates of Insurance • Emerging Issues & Other Stuff

7/16/2018
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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AO-AIAM 120: BP in Customer Service Part 2 Webinar

7/16/2018
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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E&O Storm Stories Part 1 Webcast

7/17/2018
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

7/17/2018
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-Building Codes Are Bad for Your Insureds Webcast

7/17/2018
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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Let's Get Nerdy: Inside Tips on FL Workers' Compensation

7/17/2018
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

7/17/2018
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 Residential Property Exposures

7/17/2018
This course gives you the expertise you need to guide your customers through the often complex and confusing process of purchasing homeowners insurance - and help them make decisions that insure their...

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IIA of Broward County: Cornhole & Cocktails

7/17/2018
Save the date! Join the IIA of Broward County for Cornhole & Cocktails on Tuesday, July 17, at 6:00 p.m....

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GL-Five Hour P&C Update

7/18/2018
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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BI, EE, Spoilage and Off Premises Webcast

7/18/2018
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

7/18/2018
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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Condo Top Topics- 2018 Webcast

7/19/2018
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

7/19/2018
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?

7/19/2018
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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BAP Symbols and Endorsements Webcast

7/19/2018
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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Cyber Risks Faced by Florida Businesses Webcast

7/20/2018
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

7/23/2018
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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CL-Business Income - Beyond the Basics Webcast

7/24/2018
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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