Subject: Advocacy

Friday Morning Live: How agents can avoid the hidden dangers of AOB

 January 01, 2019     FAIA Newsroom


Loss ratios, agency terminations, liability exposure, customer retention…it’s all on the line for agents who don’t know what’s going on with Florida's assignment of benefits (AOB) crisis. So, to kick off 2019 …

The Hill newspaper names Big 'I' leaders among top DC lobbyists

 December 18, 2018     FAIA Newsroom


The Hill, a leading political newspaper, has named Bob Rusbuldt, Big “I” president & CEO, and Charles Symington, Big “I” senior vice president of external, industry, and government affairs, among the top trade association lobbyists in Washington, D.C.

With divided congress, InsurPac contributions imperative to agent success

 December 18, 2018     FAIA Newsroom


With a newly divided Congress, a new chair of the primary committee for independent agents, dozens of new members of Congress, an important legislative agenda for independent agents, and more, it is imperative that every single Big "I" member contribute to InsurPac

New study: Assignment of benefits fraud costing consumers billions

 December 12, 2018     FAIA Newsroom


A new study released by the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) confirms what the Florida Chamber of Commerce and its partners, including FAIA, have been reporting—Florida’s assignment of benefits (AOB) crisis is costing...

A final look back at 2018

 December 10, 2018     FAIA Newsroom


At the end of each fiscal year, FAIA pulls together the highlights of both volunteer and staff work. As the calendar year comes to a close, it's worth another look back at FAIA's 2017–2018 Accomplishments.

OIR Issues Emergency Order on Cancellations and Non-Renewals Related to Hurricane Michael

 October 16, 2018     Laura Pearce


The OIR has issued an Emergency Order on cancellations and non-renewals related to Hurricane Michael. The Order activates Rule 69O-142.015(2), F.A.C. The rule applies to policies written on risks located in these counties: Bay, Calhoun, Franklin...

Hurricane Michael update: FAIA in action

 October 15, 2018     FAIA Newsroom


Earlier today, FAIA’s Catastrophe Response Vehicle (CRV) departed Tallahassee for Panama City to assist agency members in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. A team of six association staff members are accompanying the CRV to undertake a comprehensive needs assessment and establish a presence at the DFS-designated Insurance Village.

Disaster Command Postings: Insurance villages, loans available

 October 14, 2018     FAIA Newsroom


Get the details about the Panama City insurance village and information about available interest-free and low-interest loans.

Have your say on carrier relationships

 October 04, 2018     FAIA Newsroom


The second annual Independent Agent Satisfaction Survey is underway—and your help is needed to ensure robust results. The study, conducted by J.D. Power and the Big “I”, has emerged as the go-to source for top carriers seeking to improve their performance with independent agents.

Free webinar offers tax-reform insights

 September 04, 2018     FAIA Newsroom


Big “I” will host two free webinars to provide Big “I” members with information on how implementation of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will affect their businesses: Thursday, September 13 and Wednesday, October 3.