LMA In The News

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 …

WE ALL NEED TO BE STORM PREPPERS, INSURANCE WATCHDOG GROUP URGES

January 26, 2018, Sun Sentinel – “They want people talking about impact windows at their next party,” said Lisa Miller, an insurance industry consultant and one of FAIR’s earliest supporters. “They want homeowners competing not to see who can get the fanciest granite countertops but who will be the first to install hurricane-resistant roof straps and asphalt shingles.” Miller said …

FLORIDA APPEALS COURT, REGULATOR REJECT POLICY LANGUAGE AIMED AT CURBING AOB ABUSE

January 10, 2018,  Insurance Journal – “Policyholders insured with the handful of insurance companies that require mortgage company approval for a valid AOB are protected from unscrupulous vendors,” Miller said in an email to Insurance Journal. “It’s unfortunate that all policyholders cannot access this benefit because of regulatory, judicial and legislative limitations.” (Original story location: https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2018/01/10/476740.htm )

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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 …

Hurricane Irma insurance response team in Orlando Monday – Tampa-based American Integrity Insurance ready to take claims

September 22, 2017, WKMG-TV, Orlando –  Miller told News 6 that American Integrity Insurance Company has taken calls for roughly 300 claims in the Orlando area, so the company made the decision to bring a mobile unit to Orlando next week.  “They call them mobile emergency response vehicles,” she said. “And instead of their customers having to call and wait …

Hurricane Irma victims could face fight between insurers, contractors

September 20, 2017, Orlando Sentinel – “When a consumer signs an AOB, that document assigns all of a policyholder’s benefits to a stranger,” said Lisa Miller, a lobbyist for five insurance companies and a former state regulator. “The consumer loses control and their ability to work with their insurance company directly.”  (Original story location: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/os-hurricane-irma-homeowners-insurance-20170919-story.html)

TALLAHASSEE — As homeowners …

South Florida homeowners are getting an insurance break post-Hurricane Irma

September 18, 2017, The Real Deal – Extensions prevent policies from canceling and allow any displaced residents some extra time to update their information and file damage claims, Florida’s former Deputy Insurance Commissioner Lisa Miller said. (original story location: https://therealdeal.com/miami/2017/09/18/south-florida-homeowners-are-getting-a-break-via-emergency-insurance-order/)

In the wake of Hurricane Irma, Gov. Rick Scott signed an emergency order that will give homeowners more time …

Governor Scott Signs Insurance Emergency Order

September 18, 2017, WMFE-FM Orlando – “I think the governor just wants to have anything and everything that could possibly add stress to homeowners to not add that stress,” said Florida’s Former Deputy Insurance Commissioner Lisa Miller, who noted the order helps residents that may have been displaced from Hurricane Irma to update information and prevent policies from cancelling.  (original …

Hurricane Irma travels up the East Coast, sparing few

September 14, 2017, Property Casualty 360 – Lisa Miller, former Florida deputy insurance commissioner, also advised homeowners to beware of anyone who knocks on doors and offers a free roof, plumbing or other services. “If it’s too good to be true, it likely is,” she warned. (original story location: http://www.propertycasualty360.com/2017/09/14/hurricane-irma-travels-up-the-east-coast-sparing-f?eNL=59b9abbf150ba0383b960a61&utm_source=PC360_NewsFlash&utm_medium=EMC-Email_editorial&utm_campaign=09142017&page_all=1 )

Hurricane Irma didn’t play favorites when it came to …

As Irma Moves Out, Insurance Claims Come Rolling In

September 12, 2017, WMFE-FM Orlando –  Lisa Miller is a former Florida Deputy Insurance Commissioner and founder of Lisa Miller and Associates. She says an important first step is to document the damage.  “Take pictures to capture the damage.  Its OK if you didn’t capture photos before but its better if you did.”  (Listen to the Intersection radio program here:  …