Subject: Advocacy

FAIA members call for end to AOB fraud

 March 25, 2019     FAIA Newsroom

More than 125 independent insurance agents and consumers walked from downtown Tallahassee to the front steps of the old Capitol on March 20, to call for an end to abusive AOB practices that are harming Florida consumers by increasing the cost of home and auto insurance.  

Free webinar on pass-through tax regulation scheduled for Jan. 30

 January 15, 2019     FAIA Newsroom

The IRS late last week issued final regulations and guidance on a provision of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that allows owners of sole proprietorships, partnerships, trusts, and S corporations—this means you, independent agents!—to deduct up to 20 percent of qualified business income on their taxes.

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.