Year: 2017

LMA NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 11, 2017

A Time of Reflection

Christmas and the holidays are a time for joy and love and above all, warm feelings of caring.  For many people, the holidays mean sharing with others – whether it’s the gift of time or other treasures for a special person or family member.  Often, this time of year can be a time of sorrow. For …

Here are some of our accomplishments on behalf of our clients in 2017:

Assisted start-up homeowners insurance companies understand the current market and how to position themselves accordingly; create responsive products to market needs; facilitate conversations with insurance agents; and communicate effectively with policyholders.

Advised property casualty companies on legal and regulatory framework, helping them achieve compliance.

Resolved a compliance …

LMA NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 20, 2017

Thanksgiving Grace 

As we get ready to get into the kitchen and enjoy time with family on Thanksgiving this Thursday, I wanted to open this edition with one word – Grateful. This year marks LMA’s 9th anniversary and we have grown to be one of the leading public policy, communications and business development firms in the state.  I have so …

LMA NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 13, 2017

Stay Strong and Keep a Good Thought

The past couple weeks have been tough in the Florida legislature and for that matter, around the country.  The media has daily fodder to report the latest scandal in corporate, entertainment, and government circles.

Florida has served up some headlines of its own with, in the past 12 months, two state senators resigning, …

LMA NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 30, 2017

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

The state of Florida has submitted four regional proposals to Amazon in hopes of becoming the site of the online retail giant’s second headquarters.  The four – South Florida, Orlando, Tampa Bay, and Jacksonville – are among 238 proposals Amazon had received by last week’s deadline from cities and regions in 54 states, provinces, districts, and territories …

DON’T GET DUPED BY INSURANCE SCAMS OR YOU’LL FALL VICTIM TO IRMA AGAIN

October 10, 2017, Miami Herald – “If you hear the words ‘I’ll take care of everything and it won’t cost you anything, just sign here,’ you must run the other way,” said Lisa Miller, Florida’s former deputy insurance commissioner and now a consultant in Tallahassee. “It’s a racket. They’ve created a factory for lawsuits. You are signing away all your …

LMA NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2, 2017

We Have Been Carrying the Water, Now It’s Time to Pick Up the Bucket!

For those of you who closely follow LMA’s work, you have heard me say over and over again that the “graying” of our insurance industry workforce (yes, as the old TV commercial used to say, “only my hairdresser knows”!) is posing a huge challenge in many …

Florida’s Insurance Villages Post-Hurricane Irma

Last week I traveled to Jacksonville, Naples, and Ft. Myers – those areas among the hardest hit by Hurricane Irma – to see firsthand how Florida’s Insurance Villages operate.  While I learned it doesn’t take a village to handle a claim, it certainly makes it easier on our policyholders to have a central place they can go for personal claims …