Subject: Education

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.  

First learn…then remove the “L”

 March 12, 2019     FAIA Newsroom

Breakout sessions at FAIA’s Convention (most with CE credits) are talked about far and wide because they are interesting, informative, and fun! FAIA staff works hard to bring you the best speakers who will deliver the information you need to know.

‘If you don’t have a multicultural strategy, you don’t have a growth strategy’

 January 24, 2019     FAIA Newsroom

A new training series developed for IIABA by diversity marketing guru (and former Convention speaker) Kelly McDonald and delivered through ABEN is now available at no cost to FAIA members.

February Lightning Learning: Agency vs. fiduciary relationships

 January 23, 2019     FAIA Newsroom

The Big “I” Virtual University is out with its February Lightning Learning lineup. February’s series, led by Dave Evans CFP, AIFA, RICP, former Big "I" senior vice president for Retirement and Benefits Solutions, is dedicated to agency vs. fiduciary relationships.

Reserve your spot for free Agency Risk Management Essentials webinar

 January 22, 2019     FAIA Newsroom

​Join Big "I" Professional Liability and Swiss Re Corporate Solutions for the first Agency Risk Management Essentials webinar of the new year, Commercial Lines—Back to Basics, on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 2:00 p.m. ET. The free, one-hour webinar is available to all members.

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.

Lightning Learning for January: Cyber issues

 January 08, 2019     FAIA Newsroom

IIABA's January Lightning Learning series features three 20-minute sessions dedicated to Cyber Issues and independent agencies. Sessions are offered January 15, 24, and 29, 11:30–11:50 a.m. EDT. The cost is $9.99 for all three …

Bring new marketing ideas to life at Elevate '19

 January 07, 2019     FAIA Newsroom

It’s a new year. If you’re ready to elevate your selling and agency growth potential, it’s time to consider attending the Elevate ’19 unconference, being held in New Orleans on March 24–26.

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 …

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...