Friday Morning Live!

Friday Morning Live is a periodic "webishow"—airing live, on your computer—that covers timely and relevant insurance issues that affect independent agents. Read the Agents Confidential for announcements of upcoming shows. Follow the link to register.

Upcoming shows


May 2024

  • May, 10 2024 -  Post Legislative Update with Kyle Ulrich, Laura Pearce and BG Murphy

April 2024

  • Apr. 26 2024 - Power Hour with Citizens  with Carl Rockman and the Citizens team

November 2023

  • Nov. 3 2023 - Tom Doran with Reagan Consulting, discussing the Best Practices Study.
  • Nov. 17 2023 - Peter Giacone with KBRA ( Kroll) discussing his rating methodology for insurance carriers in Florida.

October 2023

  • Oct. 13 2023 -  Citizens with Kelly Booten and Carl Rockman, discussing depopulation.
  • Oct. 27 2023 - Brent Kelly with the Sitkins Group, discussing the independent agent channel and new programs for agencies.

September 2023

  • Sept. 29 2023 - A Conversation with FAIA's President & CEO Kyle Ulrich

November 2022

  • Nov. 4, 2022 - Association Update: Join Dave with Florida Insurance Guaranty Association: Consumers and agents have been dealing with FIGA more and more over the last couple of years, so tune in to learn the latest information and the impact to you and your clients.

October 2022

  • Oct. 7, 2022 - Florida Insurance Guaranty Association: Consumers and agents have been dealing with FIGA more and more over the last couple of years, so tune in to learn the latest information and the impact to you and your clients.

  • Oct. 14, 2022 - Citizens: Learn about the challenges agents face when submitting a risk to Citizens , coupled with underwriting tips that can make that process less stressful. The 2023 legislative session should be active this year, so learn from the Citizens team on what items they have on their agenda.

  • Oct. 21, 2022 - Fetch: Fetch is a software solution for agents to manage the constant change to carrier underwriting guides. Tune in and learn how Fetch can help agents manage these changes.

  • Oct. 28, 2022 - Ideal Traits: Our industry continues to be challenged to find talent to support the demand. Ideal Traits, part of Big I Hires, provides a tool in the recruiting process for agents looking for sales and service talent. Tune in to learn how this resource can help your agency.

September 2022

November 2021

October 2021

September 2021

  • Sept. 17, 2021: A Conversation with FAIA's President & CEO Kyle Ulrich

  • Sept. 24, 2021: Fetch! a new FMS preferred partner

May 2021

  • May 14, 2021: BG Murphy and Laura Pearce will be providing an update on the 2021 Legislative session.

  • May 7, 2021: IVANS CEO Reid Holzworth and Dave Newell discuss solutions for maximizing processes to make the connection between agents and insurers more efficient. 

April 2021

  • April 16, 2021: Trusted Choice with Amy Davis, Chip Bacciocco, Marc Burdell, Christine McLaughlin, and Viviana Buzo from Trusted Choice.

  • April 2, 2021: Oceanus Partners

March 2021

  • Mar 5, 2021: A Conversation with FAIA's President & CEO Kyle Ulrich

February 2021

January 2021

November 2020

October 2020

September 2020

  • Sept. 25, 2020: A Conversation with FAIA's New President & CEO Kyle Ulrich

May 2020

  • May 29, 2020: Citizens Update

  • May 22, 2020: Hurricane Preparedness with Rytech

  • May 8, 2020: It's Not Business as Usual—but it is Business: Impacts of the Pandemic for Insurance Brokerage Firms with MarshBerry

  • May 1, 2020: Selling in the New Normal with Susan Toussaint

April 2020

  • April 24, 2020: Workers Comp Issues and Working Remotely with Frank Pennachio

  • April 17, 2020: Business interuption, Dos and Don'ts for working remotely, IT issues, and more with Host Dave Newell and guests David Thompson, Bill Wilson, Nate Ginter, and Kyle Ulrich. Click here to download a Work from Home Checklist from VineIT.

  • April 10, 2020: Host Dave Newell is joined by Dustin Paschal to discuss HR and COVID-19.

  • April 3, 2020: Host Dave Newell is joined by Laura Pearce and Ben Andrews to discuss the latest information regarding website compliance and impending litigation.

March 2020

  • March 20, 2020: Host Dave Newell and the team from A.M. Best discuss the disruption in Florida's domestic property market.

January 2020

  • January 11, 2020: A preview of the 2020 Legislative Session with FAIA's Kyle Ulrich, CAE, senior vice president, Public Affairs; Laura Pearce, Esq., AAI, vice president and general counsel; and Dave Newell, director of Education and Workforce Development.

February 2019

  • February 8, 2019: Agents from Florida, Louisiana, and North Carolina join Dave Newell for the launch of Attune, a new commercial lines market available through Independent Market Solutions. 

May 2014

  • May 9, 2014: Agency licensing, Citizens short-term rentals, and private flood insurance are just a few of the topics covered by Kyle Ulrich and Laura Pearce on this edition of Friday Morning Live! 

February 2014

  • February 14, 2014: A preview of the 2014 Legislative Session with FAIA's Kyle Ulrich , CAE, senior vice president, Public Affairs; and Laura Pearce, Esq., AAI, vice president and general counsel. Topics include NFIP, from a federal and state perspective; the Citizens Clearinghouse; agent and agency licensing changes; along with miscellaneous insurance bills   

December 2013 

  • December 20, 2013: Jeff Grady, FAIA's CEO, and Kyle Ulrich, Senior VP, Public Affairs discuss fact versus fiction regarding the Citizens Clearinghouse.    

November 2013 

  • November 22, 2013: David Thompson and Dave Newell provide and update on the NFIP saga affecting agents and policyholders here in Florida. 

  • November 15, 2013: Lee Martin, Director of Health & Benefits at FAIA discusses the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act. Lee updates members on the latest information affecting agents and their clients.  

July 2013 

June 2013 

May 2013 

  • May 3, 2013: David Thompson joins Bill and Dave to discuss mortgage company issues, lender requests, and the DFS response. 

  • May17, 2013: Dave Newell and Cindy Molnar, director of Meetings, discuss FAIA's 109th Convention and Symposium, Make It Count! (The show begins approximately 14 minutes into the broadcast.)

April 2013 

March 2013 

  • March 15, 2013: Bill and Dave discuss the upcoming changes to the CGL Liquor Liability Exclusion.

  • March 1, 2013: Rep. Doug Holder discusses his proposed legislation to prohibit texting while driving.

February 2013

  • February 1, 2013: Laura Pearce and Kyle Ulrich join Bill and Dave to discuss Legislative Issues.

January 2013

  • January 18, 2013: Insurance Agencies, E-Signatures, and E-Delivery: Topics include the legal requirements applicable to designing an effective and compliant electronic signature and delivery process, and a list of best practices for implementing e-signatures in the agency.

  • January 4, 2013: Bill and Dave are joined by Scott Johnson as he discusses the essentials of setting goals. 

December 2012

November 2012

  • November 16, 2012: Friday Morning Live! welcomes Julie Gentry, bureau chief of the Motorist Compliance division of the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. 

  • November 2, 2012: Senior Research Analyst Ann Rudd of IRMI joins us to provide information about the 32nd IRMI Construction Risk Conference, held November 11–15 in Orlando. 

October 2012

  • October 19, 2012: Special guests FAIA's Lee Martin, director of Health and Benefits, and Kyle Ulrich, senior vice president of Public Affairs join Bill and Dave in studio to discuss the upcoming election and advocacy on behalf of independent insurance agents.

  • October 5, 2012: Bill and Dave discuss FMS Ovation and Payroll Services. 

September 2012

  • September 21, 2012: FAIA CEO Jeff Grady and Barry Gilway, president and CEO of Citizens, join Bill and Dave for a riveting discussion on Citizens and Depopulation.  

  • September 7, 2012: Bill and Dave return from summer hiatus to offer a recap the summer's insurance highlights, and look ahead to election season.