Year: 2018

Driver’s License and Blockchain Please

New Technology Has Applications in Florida Auto Insurance and Fighting Fraud

TALLAHASSEE — The emerging distributed ledger software technology Blockchain, being developed for use in financial transactions, has applications in how we manage insurance information, too.  It could one day be used to reduce Florida’s nearly 27% rate of uninsured drivers – the highest in the nation – while providing …

Insurers turning to new methods for determining risk in mass shootings

April 12, 2018, Insurance Business America – Insurers providing liability coverage to hotels, schools and other public venues have traditionally covered more ordinary events, according to a report by business development and consulting firm Lisa Miller & Associates. (Original story location: https://www.insurancebusinessmag.com/us/news/risk-management/insurers-turning-to-new-methods-for-determining-risk-in-mass-shootings-97646.aspx)

TALLAHASSEE, FL – In the aftermath of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., insurance companies are exploring …

Determining the Risk of School Shootings

Florida’s new law may mean more lawsuits

TALLAHASSEE — In the aftermath of the Parkland, Florida school shooting, insurance companies are now turning to new and more sophisticated predictive modeling to try to determine the level of risk involved with major casualty events, occurring more often in an increasingly unpredictable world.  At the same time, changes made by the Florida …

Changes Coming to the Flood Insurance Marketplace

Over the past couple of weeks, we have seen numerous media reports about flood insurance, including  last week’s four-month reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and new trends showing that Americans are moving in the right direction by moving away from NFIP into private insurance coverage markets.  The flood insurance buzz is alive and well and here’s a …

LMA NEWSLETTER MARCH 26, 2018

Of Messages and Marketing

I hope all of you are enjoying our glorious spring wherever you are.  If Mother Nature is still tormenting you, please come see us in Florida – my house is your house!  As I have jumped back into all things that are NOT Florida legislature-centric, I have been frantically going through emails touching base with those …

LMA NEWSLETTER MARCH 12, 2018

The End of Session

This is my “umpteenth” legislative session in my almost 35 years in and out of all things government.  There’s an old saying that “If you don’t have a seat at the table, then you’re probably on the menu.”  LMA has had a seat at the table with legislators during our firm’s history and well before that.  …

LMA NEWSLETTER MARCH 5, 2018

Lawmakers Say Goodbye

Last week and this week, many of the House and Senate members gave or will give good bye speeches signaling the end of their term limited eight years in office.  Many are tearful and beautiful expressions of gratitude and some leave strong reflections of the lawmaker’s time in elected office.  Broward County Republican George Moraitis closed his …

LMA NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 26, 2018

My Heart

For those of our readers who I speak to regularly about a variety of issues, or for that matter, just to share a smile, last week was particularly busy. Thank you to all of you who called to see if I was ok…many expressing worry that the march on Tallahassee would get out of control and I would …