David Thompson, CPCU, AAI, API, CRIS

Education Instructor

After receiving his college degree from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, and serving seven years as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army and U.S. Coast Guard, David began his insurance career in a family-owned independent agency in Vero Beach, Florida, where he was a licensed agent selling all types of insurance.

In 1996, David accepted a training and education position with the Florida Association of Insurance Agents in Tallahassee, Florida, where he presents continuing education seminars throughout the country on a variety of insurance subjects.

In addition to being a full time insurance nerd, David is an avid runner and smokes the best ribs, chicken, and pork in the country.

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Recent Blogs

John Eubank, CPCU, ARM - The Loss of an Industry Icon

 June 26, 2017     David Thompson, CPCU, AAI, API, CRIS


A few days ago, the insurance industry lost an icon when John Eubank, CPCU, ARM passed away. Space does not permit a description of John’s 50-plus career in the insurance industry; you can read John’s biography here. I learned years ago that no one is irreplaceable, but the ability to fill the shoes that John left behind is nearly impossible. 

Uh-ho, I Damaged a Rental Car

 May 28, 2017     David Thompson, CPCU, AAI, API, CRIS


My grandson (his name is Tate, but I call him “Rambo”) turned one-year-old a few days ago. On Friday and Saturday, I made a quick trip to Bluffton, South Carolina (Jim and Nick’s BBQ is there!) for the big party. Rather than put 700 miles on my car in two days, I rented a car from Hertz; I do that often.

Lenders - How To File a Complaint

 May 23, 2017     David Thompson, CPCU, AAI, API, CRIS


Sometimes a lender may stand firm with a demand that is totally irrational or illegal. Often times, the mere threat of telling the lender “I will file a complaint against you with your regulator” may work.

Drones, Airbnb, and How I Can Ruin a New Year!

 March 01, 2017     David Thompson, CPCU, AAI, API, CRIS


How many agents take the time to ask new and existing customers about exposures related to drones and Airbnb And how many take time to read the policies they are selling to see what coverages (and more importantly exclusions) apply? 

Surplus Lines/Demotech Webinar Q&A

 February 14, 2017     David Thompson, CPCU, AAI, API, CRIS


During the broadcast of our Surplus Lines webinar last week, we were asked many questions. Due to the large number of attendees, we were unable to answer the questions individually. We also discussed the pending Demotech downgrades...
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