LMA Newsletter

Are We There Yet? – January 27, 2013

Are We There Yet?

One of the things I love to do is reminisce about all the fun times my family had on our vacations.  My father passed away when I was two years old so my mom was adamant that our family made memories by traveling together.   She knew that my sister, brother and I would always remain close …

Step By Step – January 17, 2013

Step By Step

It’s important that we remember we didn’t get into the insurance chaos overnight and we won’t fix it overnight. It’s a step by step process and this week’s committee meetings confirmed that.

Whether you are in the auto insurance business, are dealing with the national affordable healthcare act, struggling with drug repackaging runaway costs in the worker’s …

LOL Like Our Legislature – January 14, 2013

LOL Like Our Legislature

We are all accustomed to the LOL lingo – Lots Of Love and Laugh Out Loud. In this case, we all want to “Like Our Legislature”! Wouldn’t it be great if we could go online and “like” our Legislature? So… let’s see if we will like them after we hear the first in a series of …

Scenic Route – January 7, 2013

Scenic Route

2013 Greetings to you all!

During the holiday season, our family traveled to New Orleans to cheer on the Florida Gators in the Sugar Bowl and for those who watched the game and the Gator loss, all you are probably thinking is “utter humiliation.” On our travels back home from New Orleans and to get over loss doldrum, …

Peeking Around the Corner – December 3, 2012

Peeking Around the Corner  

As many of us are prone to do, we work as hard as we can to anticipate what will happen to us beyond the moment we are in – what will happen at our children’s baseball game? What will our boss ask us to do in the coming year?  How much will it cost us to …

Battle Scars- Stay Strong! November 2, 2012

Battle Scars- Stay Strong!

We are all glued to the television for two reasons now – the presidential election and the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.  Those of us Floridians have the battle scars from both the zillions of commercials that hammer our TV screens and the polling calls wondering how we will vote. I’ll leave that conversation for another time …

Being a Part of the Conversation

For the past couple weeks, I have been engaged in various industry forums and at all of these gatherings, there is lots of conversation.  But not just conversation about the weather or summer vacation plans, but about meaningful reform for our state’s insurance marketplace.  Have you noticed that now news stories are starting to honestly talk about Citizens rates being …

It Makes You Strong!

Good morning, Many of us grew up in austere environments that taught us the value of a dollar; to clean our plates; and to smile in the face of adversity.  These tenets are what have made many of us strong and resilient no matter what. As you read the below, remember to stay strong and to let me know how …

Raising the Bar

Greetings to all of you!

Some of you receiving this are first time readers and I am appreciative of your interest in following Florida’s insurance market.   It is my intent for all those who read about the news and stories I follow that you will receive 3 things:  a) a glimpse into Citizens and the property/auto insurance market and its …