LMA Newsletter – Pre-2019

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 disaster management, environment, engineering, construction, and real estate 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 the Florida legislative 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 using the search window at the top of the right column.

LMA NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 12, 2018

Rough Week Last Week!

Working in the political arena isn’t for the faint of heart. This past week in the Florida legislature, two senators lectured the Senate Judiciary Committee audience and appeared frustrated that those speaking on behalf of the …

LMA NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 5, 2018

A Youthful Plea for Patriotism

I watched President Trump’s State of the Union address.  I will be curious to hear from our readers what part of the speech that they liked or didn’t.  For me? The most special part was …

LMA NEWSLETTER JANUARY 29, 2018

Of Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches

This weekend I had the pleasure of spending time with family and one of my family members was absolutely ecstatic that you can now buy a peanut butter and jelly sandwich without the crust …

LMA NEWSLETTER JANUARY 22, 2018

Laser Focused

I was reading Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s, “The People Who Defined Global Business in 2017” and Beatrice Fihn was one of the 50. She is a Swedish lawyer attempting to convince the world that weapons of mass destruction are not …

LMA NEWSLETTER JANUARY 15, 2018

Why a Bill is Made

This week I had the privilege of being a part of the Governor’s State of the State address where he said goodbye (it’s his last year in office culminating his two term/8 year limit) and …

LMA NEWSLETTER JANUARY 8, 2018

The Only Constant is Change

As we enter the New Year, I am reminded of an old saying that “The Only Constant is Change”. What will you change or what will change you? I think many of us have a …

LMA NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 11, 2017

A Time of Reflection

Christmas and the holidays are a time for joy and love and above all, warm feelings of caring.  For many people, the holidays mean sharing with others – whether it’s the gift of time or other …

LMA NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 20, 2017

Thanksgiving Grace 

As we get ready to get into the kitchen and enjoy time with family on Thanksgiving this Thursday, I wanted to open this edition with one word – Grateful. This year marks LMA’s 9th anniversary and we have …

LMA NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 13, 2017

Stay Strong and Keep a Good Thought

The past couple weeks have been tough in the Florida legislature and for that matter, around the country.  The media has daily fodder to report the latest scandal in corporate, entertainment, and government …

LMA NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 30, 2017

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

The state of Florida has submitted four regional proposals to Amazon in hopes of becoming the site of the online retail giant’s second headquarters.  The four – South Florida, Orlando, Tampa Bay, and Jacksonville – are among …