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LMA Newsletter September 10, 2018

Hurricane Florence is Coming; One Word: Trust; A Glimpse at Future Demands for Long-Term Care; Court Backs Insurer in AOB Contract; Sentencing in South Florida PIP Fraud Ring; Hurricane Irma One Year Later; Top 10 Market Conduct Exam Issues; Revising Florida's State Constitution, Amendment 1; Florida Ranks #1 in Growth of Women-Owned Businesses; Share Your Home, Share Your Heart

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THE FLORIDA INSURANCE ROUNDUP PODCAST

Episode 13 – Insurance Nerds

It’s an insurance agent – it’s an adjuster – it’s an underwriter – no, it’s an Insurance Nerd!  In an industry that sometimes screams boring and is full of complex, technical jargon, comes a refreshing team of veteran insurance professionals that are out to change that. Their goal: to engage younger people considering different career paths and show them that insurance can be fun and personally satisfying work.  Along the way, they’re changing the stuffy corporate culture that is often a barrier to Millennials and Generation Z’ers joining the industry.

Host Lisa Miller talks with Nick Lamparelli, a 20+ year industry professional who is Chief Evangelist for the Insurance Nerds.  He talks about the talent gap that exists in the industry today, the surprising challenges he and his colleagues have encountered, and shares the answers they’ve uncovered to successful recruiting and career satisfaction.

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LISA'S BLOG

Exporting Florida’s Model Flood Laws

While Congress works on various reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) prior to its current expiration on July 31, the time is ripe for the private insurance market to step up and play a greater role in providing Americans needed flood coverage.

Earlier this month, the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL), a group of state lawmakers from …

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CHANGING THE APPROACH TO SOLVING FLORIDA’S ASSIGNMENT OF BENEFITS ABUSE

New tools and analytics are revealing hidden costs, changing how the problem is viewed

COLUMBUS, OH — Insurance industry leaders say better collection of data and use of analytics, coupled with a new method of looking at insurance company liabilities and surplus, are keys to providing “the true picture” of the rising costs of Assignment of Benefits (AOB) abuse in …

ASSIGNMENT OF BENEFITS – CONTINUING THE FIGHT FOR ALL FLORIDIANS

Join the June 20, 2018 free webinar to hear experts offer real solutions for this costly problem

COLUMBUS, OH — An Orlando contractor has become the newest face of reported Assignment of Benefits abuse in Florida, accused of defrauding 19 homeowners across eight counties here and another in Texas. Timothy Cox was arrested on June 5 for stealing nearly $140,000 …

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 …

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 …

2018 Legislative Action on Hurricane Irma Recovery

Focus on Hurricane Irma Damage

The 2018 Florida Legislature spent considerable time advancing specific recommendations by the House Select Committee on Hurricane Response and Preparedness following Hurricane Irma.  Included are a number of evacuation-related proposals, including using passenger rail to evacuate citizens and looking at converting portions of highways during emergencies into all one-way traffic, a process known as “contraflow.”  …