LMA Newsletter

LMA NEWSLETTER MARCH 20, 2017

Second Week of Session Brisk This past week’s legislative activity has been brisk for the 2nd full week of session. Bills were on committee agendas in the House and Senate on assignment of benefits (with the Wall Street Journal weighing in this past week), transportation network companies (fancy name for Lyft and Uber), workers’ compensation (three hours of testimony), and…

LMA NEWSLETTER MARCH 13, 2017

A Puzzling Start to the 2017 Session  The Senate President Pro-Tem and Chair of the Banking and Insurance Committee filed a puzzling bill on Friday, March 3, the weekend leading into 2017 Florida legislative session with a proposed comprehensive reform of insurance regulation and practices in the Sunshine State.  Most in the insurance industry were unaware of the bill (…

LMA NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 27, 2017

Here It Comes – 2017 Session Convenes Next Week We have counted almost 75 Senate and House bills that will either directly change how insurance companies do business or indirectly affect the industry through judicial impact, business practice, or regulatory oversight.  For the past 3 weeks in February, there have been about 15 legislative committee meetings where we watched legislators…

LMA NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 13, 2017

Finding Talent and Keeping ItOn a weekly basis, LMA receives inquiries asking about available talent for professional positions and the proverbial, “do you know someone looking for a position who can do xxx”?  All of us know that unemployment is the lowest it’s been in seven years, at 5 percent, and for those with a bachelor’s degree or higher…

LMA NEWSLETTER JANUARY 30, 2017

Guidance and LeadershipWhen considering the importance of leadership in solving problems, I’m always eager to learn from those who came before us for guidance and inspiration.  As our nation readies for the launch of a new presidential administration, we look at the many challenges we face…. personal, family, community, national and the many crises around the world.  It’s important…

LMA NEWSLETTER JANUARY 16, 2017

Show Them Some Love!The tragedy at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport last week was a grim reminder of the dangers faced by our citizens and this country. But whether it is gun violence or a natural disaster, Florida has men and women trained to react first to the chaos and danger that threaten our way of life.Governor Scott declared last…