Year: 2013

Monday December 23, 2013

 ‘Tis the Season!

While we worked on this edition of the newsletter, we reminded each other of the wonderful group we have at Lisa Miller & Associates and how fortunate we are to have a gift like you as readers and clients.  “Tis the season” means so much to us and we are grateful for the …

Monday December 9, 2013

The days of 2013 have flown by…

Seems like only yesterday that we were ending the 2013 legislative session, compiling our recap for our newsletter readers and thinking about a few lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer ahead.  Here we are at the END of 2013, preparing for the upcoming session and all there is to …

A Time for Giving Thanks

Monday November 25th

 A Time for Giving Thanks

As we move into this week, the vast majority of us will begin preparations for the uniquely American holiday, Thanksgiving.    This is that very special holiday when Americans pause for a “day” to give thanks for the amazing bounty of blessings we enjoy from living in a wonderful, free nation. No, everything …

Florida home insurance rates on rise again

The respite from rapidly rising insurance rates is ending for Florida homeowners.

State regulators approved an average 19 percent statewide increase for Federated National Insurance.

The insurer, a subsidiary of 21st Century Holdings in Lauderdale Lakes, has 30,889 policies in Florida.

Northern Capital Group was approved for a 10 percent hike on the policies it has taken out of Citizens …

Tuesday November 12th

 The LMA Team is proud of our Leader

Those of us that make up the LMA Team are thrilled to let our newsletter readers know that our spirited leader and CEO, Lisa Miller, was appointed by Florida Governor Rick Scott this past Thursday to the Apalachee Regional Planning Council, Region Two. Lisa was appointed for a term …

Monday October 28, 2013

Florida and New York Appear In Competition To Cut Taxes And Attract New Business

Tuesday 10/22/13- Governor Rick Scott issued a white paper announcing that he will pursue $100 million in state agency spending cuts next year and that each state agency  will be expected to find areas to reduce expenditures to meet the goal. His …

Monday October 14, 2013 Private Market Ingenuity – Always the Best Solution

Since our last newsletter was published, the flood insurance crisis has “flooded” the public stage and the pressure to find solutions has increased geometrically. While I’m a firm believer that government has its role in protecting our nation and fulfilling other constitutional requirements, it rarely finds workable solutions …

Monday September 30, 2013

Flood Insurance Has Everyone’s Attention

Water, water everywhere, or at least it seems that way. This past week we were all inundated with information and news about the federal Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Act of 2012 (commonly referred to as, “BW12”) and the impact it is having on homeowners, businesses and likely the overall economy. Granted, while …

CITIZENS PROPERTY EXPECTS TO DROP BELOW 1 MILLION POLICIES

CITIZENS PROPERTY EXPECTS TO DROP BELOW 1 MILLION POLICIES

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA

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THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, September 20, 2013………The state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp. may drop below 1 million policies for the first time since 2005, while its employees could start to occupy fewer buildings …