Library & Resources

In our day-to-day efforts to stay informed and current on all events impacting Florida’s marketplace, we search for quality information for our clients.  We hope you find our ongoing Newsletter and Reference Libraries helpful, along with the following Resources below:

LMA NEWSLETTTER LIBRARY

Since 2012, readers of the LMA Newsletter have received timely information and insights about Florida’s insurance marketplace.  Published weekly during legislative sessions and bi-weekly the rest of the year, the newsletter focuses on current insurance and related issues impacting real estate and emergency management interests.  There are also stories of encouragement for those who work in this industry notwithstanding its challenges and “pearls” of information that will help readers raise the bar.  During session, the newsletter provides tracking, analysis and insight on bills and broader issues being considered by the legislature of impact to insurance and related interests.  The stories are searchable by going to the LMA Newsletter Archive and using the search window at the top of the right column.

REFERENCE LIBRARY

Assignment of Benefits (AOB)
LMA Backgrounder – Assignment of Benefits | Lisa Miller | Updated regularly
The 20 law firms filing the bulk of AOB lawsuits in Florida | Citizens Property Insurance Corp. | March 2018
AOB Policy Language Limbo Continues | Lisa Miller | January 22, 2018
Protecting Legal Fraud in Florida | Wall Street Journal | January 21, 2018
Report of the 2017 Assignment of Benefits Data Ball | Florida Office of Insurance Regulation | January 8, 2018
Citizens’ Change Ok’d in Use of Managed Repair Programs and Water Coverage Caps | Sun-Sentinel | August 18, 2017
Florida Insurers Place All Options on Table to Address AOB Abuse | Insurance Journal | July 19, 2017
The Non-Weather Claims Explosion: A Pocketbook Problem for Citizens Customers | Citizens Property Insurance Corp. | October 27, 2015

Flood Insurance
Top 10 Facts About the National Flood Insurance Program | Lisa Miller | December 2017
12 Counties Account for a Third of U.S. Flood Insurance Claims | Zillow Research | November 16, 2017
Why Federal Flood Program Is Sinking Deeper Into Debt: CBO Report | Insurance Journal | September 5, 2017
Still Think You Don’t Need Flood Insurance? | Sun-Sentinel | August 30, 2017

Hurricane Irma
The House Select Committee on Hurricane Response and Preparedness Final Report | Florida House of Representatives | January 16, 2018
State of Florida Action Plan for Disaster Recovery submitted to FEMA | May 2018

Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Insurance
LMA Backgrounder – Personal Injury Protection Insurance (PIP) | Lisa Miller | Updated regularly

2018 Proposed State Constitutional Amendments
LMA Backgrounder – Florida’s 12 Proposed Constitutional Amendments on the November 2018 Ballot

RESOURCES

Insurance Resources
Florida Insurance Code
Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Florida Department of Financial Services
Center for Insurance Policy & Research (NAIC)
Florida Insurance Code
Florida Catastrophic Storm Risk Management Center
FSU Center for Risk Management Education and Research (CRMER)
FIU Wall of Wind
Insurance Journal Research
Insuring Florida (Insurance Information Institute)
Scott Johnson’s Insurance Blog
Wharton School’s Pension Research Council
Wharton School’s Boettner Center for Pensions and Retirement Security
Wharton School’s Real Estate Center

Following Florida Government
Citizens Property Insurance Company
Executive Office of Governor Rick Scott
Florida Cabinet
Florida House of Representatives
Florida Senate
Florida Legislature’s Office of Economic & Demographic Research: City & County profiles
Florida Office of Insurance Regulation
Florida Department of Financial Services
Florida Department of Education
Florida Department of Children and Families
Florida Division of Elections
Florida Online Sunshine
Florida Agency of Healthcare Administration
Florida Office of the Attorney General
Florida Department of Corrections
Florida Department of Revenue
Florida Department of Health
Florida Chief Financial Officer
Florida Department of Environment Protection
Florida Division of Emergency Management
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission
Florida Administrative Code & Administrative Record
State of Florida Employee Listing

Doing Business with Florida Government
My Florida Marketplace
Florida Vendor Bid Search