Did you get an email with a . pdf attachment or worse…did you send one and not know it?

 February 21, 2018     Paul Peeples


Just so you know, there are no attachments that are safe….well one, a .txt file…for now.What? You must think I am kidding. How can you possibly do business without opening attachments or clicking links? Very carefully I will say, and...

The OIR approves Commercial and Personal Residential Rate Changes thru January 2018

 February 13, 2018     Dave Newell


The OIR just issued the latest approved rate filings for both commercial and personal residential policy forms through January 2018.You will note that several personal residential carriers have been approved for rate increases, some in the double...

Citizens Updates Roof and 4-Point Inspection Forms

 February 12, 2018     Dave Newell


Citizens has updated the roof and 4-point inspection forms. Please begin  to use the new forms that can be found on the website. Below is the bulletin that was issued on February 9, 2018.   Roof and 4-Point Inspection...

New FMS partner StormPeace provides extra layer of hurricane coverage

 February 06, 2018     Dave Burt


The FAIA Member Services board has been busy the past few months, most recently vetting a parametric hurricane insurance product that covers out-of-pocket expenses not typically covered by homeowners insurance.The board liked what it heard, and so...

American Tort Reform Foundation Names Florida’s Courts the Most Unfair in Handling Civil Litigation

 February 02, 2018     Laura Pearce


If you missed the American Tort Reform Foundation’s (ATRF) recent press release, keep reading, and you probably won’t be surprised! High Court’s Contempt for Lawmakers’ Authority, Lawsuit Rackets Place Florida atop...

Cyber Risk or Cyber Protection

 January 30, 2018     Keith Jones


Seems like every other day … or at least weekly … we hear of another data breach at some large US Company.  And lately, it has been the insurance industry that has been targeted. Nationwide and its subsidiary, Allied...

Agents Council for Technology Releases Texting Resources and Tools to Help Agents Comply with FCC Requirements.

 January 30, 2018     Paul Peeples


Today the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America’s Agents Council for Technology (ACT), in conjunction with the Big “I” Office of the General Counsel, has released a sample text messaging opt-in form and sample terms and conditions to help agents meet the requirements of the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

February is Insurance Careers Month: How will you inspire young professionals

 January 29, 2018     Sue Ray


If you need more proof that workforce development is a top priority for leaders in the insurance industry, search for #careertrifecta on Twitter. (For the uninitiated, the the career trifecta is that insurance is stable, rewarding, and...

FAIA 2018 Capitol Days and AOB Reform

 January 25, 2018     Kyle Ulrich, CAE


As the debate about AOB reform continues to rage in Tallahassee, the Consumer Protection Coalition (CPC), of which FAIA is a member, organized an AOB awareness campaign this week. That effort was capped off by over 125 FAIA members from...

Survey: strong link between carrier financial performance and agent satisfaction

 January 25, 2018     Jeff Grady


The first-of-its-kind study conducted by J.D. Power in partnership with IIABA finds property and casualty insurers that most satisfy the needs of independent agents have the best overall financial performance and profitability. Yet, ...
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