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THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, August 12, 2013 ……… A drop in reinsurance costs may not be immediately reaching Florida’s policyholders for a variety of reasons, including property insurers buying more coverage to brace against …

Entering the Thick of Things This Hurricane Season

Monday August 12, 2013

Entering the Thick of Things This Hurricane Season

Like me, many of you have a bad knee, hip, elbow or other joint that serves as your personal barometer to let you  know for certain when it’s going to rain!  That familiar ache starts to ramp up and then, boom-the thunder hits and the rains come. Well, …

The Strength You Need is in Your Hands and Heart

Monday July 29, 2013

The Strength You Need is in Your Hands and Heart

I attended the Latin American Association of Insurance Agencies (LAAIA) Conference and spent quality time with over 500 attendees who are seasoned insurance veterans.  Many shared stories of the challenges they face in serving insurance customers with limited markets, high premiums and strict underwriting.  Despite these …

Never a Week Goes By

Friday June 28, 2013

Never a Week Goes By

When we issued our newsletter this past week, we thought we might have a quiet interlude over the next couple weeks prior to our next publication.  No such luck as it seems that never a week goes by that there’s not something happening in yours (and our) world.  As a matter …

Family Bonds Make Up The Foundation Sustaining Florida’s Industry

Monday June 24, 2013

Family Bonds Make Up the Foundation Sustaining Florida’s Industry

I recently had the pleasure of attending the 80th birthday of Bankers Insurance Company founder Bob Menke. I marveled at those in attendance who “grew up” with the Florida insurance industry.  So much of Florida’s industry talent spawned from Bankers Insurance Company and to this day they …

It’s Summertime and the Living is Easy, or so the song says!

Tuesday May 28, 2013

It’s Summertime and the Living is Easy…or so the song says…

The song does say so, but we at LMA know that’s not the case. (And we like it that way- my mama said, “only the hard stuff matters”!).  We’re as busy as ever tackling projects that took second chair while the Legislative Session was underway. …

One Week Later – May 13th, 2013

Monday May 13, 2013

One Week Later

By now we have all caught our breath and refreshed our minds.  As we look back at the 2013 session, we also look forward to the job ahead.  But, before we set our sights on what we need to do next, we dedicate this newsletter to the “wrap-up” that we promised. We’ll briefly …

Special Notice: Public/Company/Independent Adjuster Rule

Monday May 13, 2013

Special Notice: Public/Company/Independent Adjuster Rule, Comments DUE Mon, 5/20/13

On Thursday, May 9, the Department of Financial Services, Division of Agent & Agency Services conducted a rule hearing regarding its proposed amendments to rules which govern the conduct of public adjusters and public adjuster apprentices as well as those addressing the code of ethics for…