LMA NEWSLETTERS

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.

The opinions expressed in the LMA Newsletter are those of Lisa Miller and her guest authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Lisa Miller & Associates, LLC

LMA NEWSLETTER November 29, 2021

Giving Thanks Throughout the Season | Preparing for Session | Property Insurance Lawsuits Up 29% | Adjusters as Appraisers? | NCOIL Explores Surfside Condo Collapse | New Plan, Reservoir for Lake Okeechobee | Florida’s Medical Marijuana Boom | Underestimating Your Conversation

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LMA NEWSLETTER November 15, 2021

Perspective | Special Session Begins | Insurers Refuse Surfside Condo Claims | Workers' Comp Cat Fund Scuttled | Court: Wait for the documents | Congress Tries Again with NFIP | Florida's Growing Communities | The Star of the Plate | News from Lisa Miller & Associates

 

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LMA NEWSLETTER November 1, 2021

Everything I Learned in Kindergarten | Boyd Leading on Consumer Reforms | Legal Challenges to SB 76 | Court Says No to Attorney Fees | Preventing Another Surfside Condo Collapse | Florida's Economy Booming | Return of a Legend

 

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LMA NEWSLETTER October 18, 2021

Social Inflation - It Isn't About Increasing Dinner Party Attendance! | As the Market Churns | Citizens Victorious Over AOB Suit | Immediate Savings Today | Underwriting Documents Protected | Hurricane Michael 3 Years Later | Brightline Reopening Next Month | Spirituality and Success

 

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LMA NEWSLETTER October 4, 2021

The Alive Day | Florida Insurance Market "Dire" | Citizens Growing Faster | Innovate or Hand Over Your Customer | Lawmakers Return to Tallahassee | Federal Healthcare Plan Rates Approved | Flood Digest | Sailing Into a Hurricane | News from Lisa Miller & Associates

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LMA NEWSLETTER September 20, 2021

Some Play Checkers | Lawmakers Back in Tallahassee | Second Challenge to Florida's Insurance Reform Law | Effective Evacuation Sign | Conversation with a Leading Floodplain Manager | A Tale of Two Cities (and Mayors) | Necessity the Mother of Invention | Mitigation Champion |

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LMA NEWSLETTER September 7, 2021

It Keeps You Running | Ida's September Surprise | Court: No Attorney Fees in Appraisal | Workers' Comp Cat Fund Pitched | Workers' Comp for COVID First Responders | Preventing Another Condo Tower Collapse | Condo Underwriting Under Review | Alligator v. Drone |

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LMA NEWSLETTER August 23, 2021

Adversity-How Do We Battle It? | Warnings on Deductible Fraud | DFS Asked About Public Adjusters | Flood Control to the Rescue | COVID & Hurricanes: Imperfect Together | Florida's Recovery Remains Strong | Legislature Prepares for Redistricting | So That It Never Happens Again

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LMA NEWSLETTER August 9, 2021

Up Close & Personal with an ER Doctor | Property Insurance Lawsuits Up 51% | Who Will Insure Florida's High-Rise Condos? | Pandemic Pushing Auto Rates Higher | The Business Interruption Insurance Gap | To Insure or Pay Ransomware Attacks? | Congress Takes Positive Step on Flood Insurance | First 3D House in Florida | News from Lisa Miller & Associates |

 

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LMA NEWSLETTER July 26, 2021

A Calling With Paws | Legislature to Review Condo Inspection Rules | Insurance Impacts of the Surfside Collapse | Flood Digest | Florida's Elderly Targets of Property Fraud | Self-Driving Cars Hitting Miami Streets | Hurricane Rescue Dog | Insurance News from Lisa Miller & Associates

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LMA NEWSLETTER July 12, 2021

Share a Moment of Peace | Surfside's Ripple Effect | Flood Digest | Roofers Block Part of SB 76 For Now | PIP Remains | Florida's Bright Economy | Hurricane Dorian Recovery Continues in the Bahamas | Return to Work - Or Else?!

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LMA NEWSLETTER June 28, 2021

Absolute Desperation, Destruction and Despair | Roofers Fighting Property Insurance Reform | New Consumer Protections Now Law | Is PIP Doomed? | Blue-Green Algae Turning Deadly | Re-creating Hurricane Michael | Flood Digest | The Human Library | Insurance News from Lisa

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LMA NEWSLETTER June 14, 2021

Congratulations All Around! | Property Insurance Reform Signed | Bad Faith: What you don't know can now hurt you | Reducing Policyholder Litigation | Insurance Fraud | Requiring Specific Product Expertise “Too High” a Standard | Passport, Wallet, Toothbrush…travel insurance! | Accepting Challenge | Insurance News from Lisa Miller & Associates

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LMA NEWSLETTER June 1, 2021

Florida's Emergency Management Director: Talk to Your Insurance Agent | Florida's Property Insurance Reform | Insurance Tidbits from the Street | Category 5 Claims | Flood Digest | Million Dollar Contractor Fraud | Fighting Back Against Cyberattacks | The Power of a Hug |

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LMA NEWSLETTER May 17, 2021

The Knock on the Door | Alleged Home Inspection Scammers Busted | Hurricane Season Nearing | Special Session Begins | Resolving Claims of Assignees Through Appraisal | RumbergerKirk Win: Limited Water Damage Endorsement | Risk Averse Regulators | Florida's Inventors

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LMA NEWSLETTER May 3, 2021

The Weekend After | Florida Legislature Bill Watch Wrap-Up | Summary Judgment Standard Change Official | Flood Digest | Lumber Prices Driving Higher Housing Costs | Hemp On! | News from Lisa Miller & Associates

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LMA NEWSLETTER April 26, 2021

Wild Adventures | Florida Legislature Bill Watch | Trying to Refute the Irrefutable | Regulators Reject Citizens Rate Cap Request | Revising Florida's State Constitution | It's Fair Time | All the latest disaster insurance and recovery news from Lisa Miller & Associates

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LMA NEWSLETTER April 19, 2021

Consumer Advocacy Now More Than Ever | Florida's Insurance Litigation Factories: Consumers Lose | Florida Legislature Bill Watch | Florida Woman Nabbed in a $2 Million Life Insurance Scheme | Flood Digest | Woofing to Work | Lisa Miller and Associates Disaster Insurance News

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LMA NEWSLETTER April 12, 2021

National Association of Insurance Commissioners: The Cold, Hard Truth about Florida Litigation | Florida Legislature Bill Watch | Hurricane Michael Fraud | Louisiana Targeting Car "Slammers" | Flood Digest | Ode to an Innovator | Lisa Miller & Associates Disaster Insurance & Recovery News

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LMA NEWSLETTER April 5, 2021

An Essay in Writing | Insurance Digest | Florida Legislature Bill Watch | FEMA's Risk Rating 2.0 | Up, Up & Away! | Disaster Insurance & Recovery News from Lisa Miller & Associates  

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LMA NEWSLETTER March 29, 2021

Vaccinated! | Florida Legislature Bill Watch | Florida's Property Insurance Dilemma | Court Reverses Bad Faith Decision | Rising Real Estate Market Could Bring Tax Increases | Super Termites Creating Future Hurricane Damage | Lisa Miller & Associates News  

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LMA NEWSLETTER March 22, 2021

Taking in the Florida Strawberry Festival | Bill Watch | Citizens Pushing Higher Rates | New Details on Risk Rating 2.0 | AIR Sharing Its Catastrophe Exposure Database Schema | Community-Based Catastrophe Insurance | The Nursing Home Alternative | South Florida's New "River Monster"

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LMA NEWSLETTER March 15, 2021

Of Women's Business | Florida Property Insurance Companies' Financials | Florida Legislature Bill Watch | Homeowners Insurance Fraud Probes Lacking | Citizens Rate Hike Hearing | Attached Release Does Not Make a Proposal for Settlement Unenforceable | Coronavirus & the Florida Market | The Boys of Summer Return | Lisa Miller & Associates insurance News

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LMA NEWSLETTER March 8, 2021

Demolish Contractor Fraud! | Call for Insurance Market Reform Grows | Citizens Poised to Raise Rates | Florida Legislature Bill Watch | Ruling on Duties After a Demand for Appraisal | Florida's Real Estate Surge Continues | Survey Reveals What Insurance Agents Want | Nonverbal Overload |

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LMA NEWSLETTER March 1, 2021

The Drive | Florida Legislature Bill Watch | Florida Regulators Make the Case for Reform | Florida Bar v. Scot Strems | Custom Cookie Machine's Failure Excluded as "Impaired Property" | Coronavirus & the Florida Market | Uncluttered | News from Lisa Miller & Associates

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LMA NEWSLETTER February 22, 2021

Focus on the Fuel for Your Future | Florida Legislature Bill Watch | Wheelchair Lawsuit Tossed | Private Flood Insurance Bills Advancing in 3 States | Guthrie Appointed Florida's New Emergency Management Director | A Beaver Tale | Insurance News from Lisa Miller & Associates  

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LMA NEWSLETTER February 15, 2021

Standing Tall | Florida Legislature Bill Watch | Regulatory Changes in the Works | New Help for Hurricane Michael Victims | Tico Time! | Insurance & Disaster Recovery News from Lisa Miller

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LMA NEWSLETTER February 8, 2021

The Right to Farm | Florida Legislature Bill Watch | Florida BI Claim Goes to U.S. Supreme Court | New Call to Disclose Flood Risk | COVID-Sniffing Dogs | All the latest insurance news

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LMA NEWSLETTER February 1, 2021

Tallahassee - The Ghost Town | Reports Urge Legislative Action | Florida Legislature Bill Watch | Florida Supreme Court Rules Extra-Contractual, Consequential Damages Not Recoverable | Coronavirus & the Florida Market | Hurricane Risk in 2050 | More Insurance Consumers Willing to Share Personal Data | In-Between Times | News from Lisa Miller & Associates  

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LMA NEWSLETTER January 18, 2021

Working Together | Florida Legislature Bill Watch | Coronavirus & the Florida Market | Appraisal First, Coverage Later? | Climate Change Blamed for One-Third of Flood Damage | Climate Change Teed-Up in Florida | FAA Issues Drone Rules | Gone Snake Huntin' |

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LMA NEWSLETTER January 4, 2021

The Cherokee Grandfather's Lesson | Roof Changes to Florida Building Code | Florida Legislative Bill Watch | Strengthening Florida's Homeowners Market | Summary Judgment Standard Changed | Business Interruption Suit Dismissed | 2021's Insurance Consumer | Back to (Remote) Work!  

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LMA NEWSLETTER December 14, 2020

Leaving 2020 Behind | Florida Bar v. Scot Strems | Florida Legislature Bill Watch | Workers' Comp Rates Fall Again | Florida's Mental Health System "a Mess" | Auto Property Damage Claims Costs Outpacing Inflation | Obamacare Enrollment Up in Florida | Rebirth | Lisa Miller Insurance News

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LMA NEWSLETTER November 30, 2020

The Greatest Process in the World | Coronavirus & the Florida Market | A Florida Storm Mitigation Work Plan | FEMA Releases Building Codes Study | Strengthening Florida's Homeowners Market | A $442,000 Attorney Fee in a $25, 000 Settlement | More Self-Driving & Flying Cars | A Spectacular Rescue! | Insurance & Disaster Recovery news from Lisa Miller & Associates

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LMA NEWSLETTER November 9, 2020

Hurricane Eta Poised to Strike Florida | A Collective Election Sigh | Florida Legislature Prepares to Meet | Insurance News of Note | Many Snowbirds Staying Home | Mobile Driver Licenses Coming to Florida | Cost-Effective Insurance Solutions | Turning Shipping Containers Into Homes |

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LMA NEWSLETTER October 26, 2020

Way to Vote! | Upcoming Insurance Reform | Hurricane Data Calls Issued | King Tide Floods Return | Flexible Insurance Ratings | COVID Workers' Comp Claims Fall | Property Owners Responsible for Vacation Rental Taxes | New Face on an Old Idea | Latest Insurance News  

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LMA NEWSLETTER October 12, 2020

Ongoing Education | Hurricane Sally Damages Mounting | Private Flood Market Advancing | Florida Bar v. Scot Strems | Lawmakers Probing Insurance Fraud | Moving to Florida | Revising Florida's State Constitution | Celebrating Fall | Insurance news from Lisa Miller & Associates

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LMA NEWSLETTER September 28, 2020

Funny, But No Laughing Matter! | Florida Bar v. Scot Strems | Hurricane Sally Claims | Model Private Flood Act Approved | Governor Supports Liability Protection | PIP Reimbursements Are 80% | Revising Florida's State Constitution | You Can't Take it With You | Lisa Miller & Associates

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LMA NEWSLETTER September 14, 2020

Learning from Irma | Florida Homeowners Market Update | Florida Bar v. Scot Strems | Life Insurance Claim Settlements | COVID-19 Comp Claims Rejected | Vaping Age Remains 18 | Revising Florida's State Constitution | A Florida Retirement | Insurance News from Lisa Miller

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LMA NEWSLETTER August 31, 2020

No Free Roof (or Lunch) | Florida Bar v. Scot Strems | Insurance Company Loses AOB Argument | Contractor & Henchmen Sentenced in Hurricane Scam | Coronavirus & the Florida Market | For Sale, With Flood Risk | Don't Tell Me How to Drive! | The She-Shed Home Office | LMA News

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LMA NEWSLETTER August 17, 2020

Ageism & You | Florida Homeowners Market Update | Florida Bar v. Scot Strems | Coronavirus & the Florida Market | Survey: Wide Misconceptions of Flood Risk & Cost | Court Strikes Hefty Fines on Vacation Rentals | How's Local Government Spending Your Money? | COVID Healthy Living

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LMA NEWSLETTER August 3, 2020

Another Storm Brushes Florida | Coronavirus & the Florida Market | Home Sales Looking Up | Florida Homeowners Market Update | Florida Bar v. Scot Strems | Urban Flooding on the Rise | The Insurance Knowledge Gap | No More Commute | The latest news from Lisa Miller

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LMA NEWSLETTER July 20, 2020

A Notable Passing | Florida Bar v. Scot Strems | Civil Jury Trials Resume | Five Florida Supreme Court Cases to Watch | Coronavirus & the Florida Market | Nuisance Flooding Becoming Worse | Builders Looking Up! | Changing Times, Changing Methods | Lisa Miller & Associates News  

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LMA NEWSLETTER July 6, 2020

Florida Tightens Its Budget Belt | Florida Homeowners Market Update | Florida Building Code Update | New Tool Assesses Flood Risk | Florida Bar v. Scot Strems | ADA Lawyer Suspended | Proactive Disaster Funding | Man Saves Dog! | Insurance & Disaster Recovery News from LMA

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LMA NEWSLETTER June 22, 2020

Mitigating Pandemic Lawsuits | Florida's Cost of Risk | Citizens Files Suit Against Strems | Coronavirus & the Florida Market | Florida Real Estate Update | Florida Near Bottom in Safety | Letting Nature Play a Larger Role in Mitigation | Toward a More Informed Union   High school students celebration debate

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LMA NEWSLETTER June 8, 2020

Wowsy Water! | Coronavirus & the Florida Budget | Florida Homeowners Market Update | Lower-Risk Properties Flooding More | Hurricane Season Guidance | Floridians' Confidence Up | Staying

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LMA NEWSLETTER May 26, 2020

Statement of Strength | Coronavirus & the Florida Market | 2020 Hurricane Season Arrives | Florida's Property Insurance Struggles | AOB Case Challenge | Roofing Solicitation with AOB | Commercial Real Estate Hit Coming? | Back to Space! | Insurance News from Lisa Miller & Assocs.

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LMA NEWSLETTER May 11, 2020

Just Say Yes! | Coronavirus & the Florida Market | Business Interruption Challenges | Panhandle Fires | Hurricane Season Updates | Flood Monitoring Slipping | Flooded Property Devaluation

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LMA NEWSLETTER April 27, 2020

Preparing Florida's Re-Opening | Coronavirus & the Florida Market | Mega-Storm COVID-19 | Moving from Reactive to Proactive Disaster Funding | Flood Insurance Improvements | Adjusters as Appraisers | Hemp Gets the Green Light | Learning...and Helping | Lisa Miller & Associates

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LMA NEWSLETTER April 13, 2020

Planting Seeds...Pulling Weeds | Coronavirus & The Florida Market | COVID-19 Broader Market Impacts | What if there was a Hurricane, too? | Produce to Prisons | Florida Insurance Veteran Transitions | Florida Delivers ROI | The Journey | The latest disaster insurance news from LMA

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LMA NEWSLETTER March 30, 2020

Silver Linings | Coronavirus in Florida | Coronavirus Insurance Impact | Florida Property Insurance Market Update | Florida's Budget Picture | Public Adjuster Arrested | Court Finds Appraisal of Claim Sufficient | The Lasting Lessons on Remote Work We May Learn from the Coronavirus |

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LMA NEWSLETTER March 16, 2020

Almost Sine Die | Florida Legislature Bill Watch | Tort Reform Dies | The Final Outcome of all 2020 Legislative Bills including Bad Faith, Contingency Fee Multiplier, Omnibus Bills, Motor Vehicle Insurance (PIP), Genetic Information, and Pharmacy Benefit Managers | Lisa's latest news |

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LMA NEWSLETTER March 9, 2020

Waiting & Hoping | Florida Legislature Bill Watch | Coronavirus in Florida | Contractor & Henchmen Plead Guilty to Scam | AOB Executed by Tenant Invalid | Florida Has Cleanest Air on Record | Credit Scores Hit Record High Nationally | Like the Sands in the Hourglass | Lisa Miller's Latest |

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LMA NEWSLETTER March 2, 2020

A Healthy Thought | Florida Legislature Bill Watch | Roofer Blows-Off OSHA Fines | Florida Lapsing in Building Envelope Inspections | Not Fighting Mother Nature in the Keys | Florida Settles One Opioid Suit, Targets Vaping | Life's Irony | The latest from Lisa Miller & Associates |    

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LMA NEWSLETTER February 24, 2020

Listening & Learning | Florida Legislature Bill Watch | Florida Property Insurance Market Update | New FEMA Flood Metric | Private Flood Model Act | Planning for Broadband & Disaster | Insurance Needs You! | Tip of the Hat | All the latest news from Lisa Miller & Associates |  

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LMA NEWSLETTER February 17, 2020

Paying Attention | Florida Legislature Bill Watch | A Puzzled Consumer from The Villages | Latest from the Rate Hearings | Congress Tackling Flooding Again | Build That Wall | BP Oil Spill Impact Area Extended | 3D Homes Becoming a Reality | A Moment of Silence | All the latest news from Lisa Miller & Associates

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LMA NEWSLETTER February 10, 2020

Rising Costs | Insurance Loss Creep | Florida Legislature Bill Watch | Litigation Funding of Federal Cases | Unlicensed Contractors Busted | FEMA Premiers South Florida Flood Maps | Miami Beach Flooding | Smokey or Oaky? | All the latest news from Lisa Miller & Associates

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LMA NEWSLETTER February 3, 2020

Lingering Issues | Floridians believe exorbitant attorney fees risk homeownership affordability | Court Denies Insurer’s Request to Strike Attorney Fees | Florida Legislature Bill Watch | Construction and Real Estate Digest | Pent-Up Single-Family Housing Starts | Single-Family Home Sales Up | Vote! | All the latest news from Lisa Miller & Associates

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LMA NEWSLETTER January 27, 2020

Pondering Attorney Fees | Florida Legislature Bill Watch | Insurance Digest | Litigation Impacts | Uninsured Homes | Hurricane Fraud | Disaster Management Digest | Sea Rise Impact | Hurricane Michael Housing | Crisis Counseling Extended | Emergency Management Day | Learning from Dolphins | All the latest news from Lisa Miller & Associates

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LMA NEWSLETTER January 20, 2020

Our Only Easy Day Was Yesterday | Florida Legislature Bill Watch | Insurance Digest | Tort Reform | Insurance Costs | Environment and Engineering Digest | Everglades Purchase | Florida Forever to Mitigate Hurricane Damage | Miami Beach Renourishment | The Nose Have It | All the latest news from Lisa Miller & Associates

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LMA NEWSLETTER January 13, 2020

Pressing Items | Insurance Digest | Demotech Planned Downgrade of Florida Property Insurance Companies | Florida Legislature Bill Watch | Disaster Management Digest | More Mitigation Money | Rural Infrastructure Post-Michael | Graduation Milestone | All the latest news from Lisa Miller      

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LMA NEWSLETTER January 6, 2020

Corrupt Insurance Claims Practices | Florida Legislature Bill Watch | Insurance Digest | Disaster Management Digest | Environment & Engineering Digest | Healthcare Digest | Construction & Real Estate Digest | Florida's 2020 Forecast: Snow | All the latest news from Lisa Miller & Associates.

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LMA NEWSLETTER December 16, 2019

Reflecting and Hoping | Bill Watch | Insurance Digest | Disaster Management Digest | Environment & Engineering Digest | Healthcare Digest | Is Unlimited Unlimited? | All the latest news from Lisa Miller & Associates

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LMA NEWSLETTER December 2, 2019

Our Dogs | Florida Insurers Consistent in Paying Hurricane Michael Claims | Insurance Digest | NAIC, NCOIL Tackling Private Flood Insurance Option | Disaster Management Digest | Environment & Engineering Digest | Healthcare Digest | For Cow's Sake | All the Latest Insurance News from Lisa Miller & Associates

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LMA NEWSLETTER November 18, 2019

The Privilege of Pressure | Florida Legislature Bill Watch | Federal Flood Rates Going Up Despite 2.0 Delay | Disaster Management Digest | Insurance Digest | Environment & Engineering Digest | Healthcare Digest | Beefcake & Dogs.  All the latest news from Lisa Miller & Associates.

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LMA NEWSLETTER November 4, 2019

Panama City Town Hall | Blame Expands in Michael's Open Claims | Mediating Open Claims | AOB Reform Enforcement | Flood Insurance News of Note | A Disaster Resilience Framework | New Toll Roads for Florida | Back to the Capitol

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LMA NEWSLETTER October 21, 2019

Soldiers | Report Sheds Light on Open Michael Claims | Florida Legislative Committees Getting Busy | Bill Watch | Bad Faith on Trial | Lawyers Handling Claims Not Always Protected by Privilege | Lawsuit Ok'd for Blind Man Trying to Order Online Pizza | Can You Pass the US Citizenship Test?

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LMA NEWSLETTER October 7, 2019

Reading and Writing | Hurricane Michael Anniversary | Florida Getting Greater Irma Reimbursements | A Personal Look at Dorian's Bahamas Destruction | Businesses Biggest Worry - Cyber Attacks | Florida Consumer Confidence Rebounds | Other News of Note | All Hail Wa-Ho |

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LMA NEWSLETTER September 23, 2019

Relief from the Skies | Dorian Leaves Florida with a Bill | Hurricane Michael Claims Update | Podcasts Examine Hurricane Vulnerabilities | Florida's Small-Town Evacuation Problem | Flood Risks Mounting | Florida Legislature Returns | Life is More than a Box of Chocolates |

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LMA NEWSLETTER August 26, 2019

Location Location Location | Pitfalls in Mitigating Hurricane Risk | 62 Million Residences at Flood Risk | The Courageous Leader | Remembering Hurricane Ivan | Readying for Autonomous Vehicle Insurance | There's a Reasons You Work in Insurance | Doggone Nice

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LMA NEWSLETTER August 12, 2019

Seeking Answers | Florida Supreme Court Punts AOB Case | Hurricane Michael Claims Progress | Florida Has Riskiest Hurricane Cities in U.S. | Helping Disaster Victims Return to a Home | Insuring All Homeowners Perils | More Consumer Advocates & Women in Insurance | Lighting the Way |

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LMA NEWSLETTER July 29, 2019

Extreme Heat in Florida's Future | OIR to Carriers: Do More on Open Michael Claims! | Majority of Michael Flood Victims Uninsured | Working Hard or Making Work? | Florida Leading the Way for Automated Vehicles | 906 New Floridians a Day | New Mandate for Mental Health Education | Getting Ready to Go Back to School

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LMA NEWSLETTER July 15, 2019

Tropical Storm Barry | A Floodie Future | Reinsurance Rates Rise in Florida | Florida Cities Cyber Attacked | The Fight Against Algae | Florida's 30-Year Outlook Bright | Fly Havana Sues Fat Joe 'All the Way Up' | Putting Humidity to Work for Us

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LMA NEWSLETTER July 1, 2019

Power Through It | Private Flood Insurance Gets Boost | Hurricane Michael Recovery-It's a Process | Can a Contractor Negotiate With an Insurer? | Howe the Florida 'Omnibus' Insurance Bill Will Impact Insurer Duty to Defend, Appraisal | Property Owners Can Sue in Federal Court | Florida's "Remarkable" Growth | Celebrating the Fourth

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LMA NEWSLETTER June 17, 2019

Wicked Smart People | Citizens, OIR Announcing AOB Reform-Related Changes | NFIP Releases Historical Data to Private Market | Summer Brings New Concerns to Panhandle | Hurricane Irma Reimbursements Finally Arriving | OSHA Reports on Deadly FIU Bridge Collapse | Termites Are Swarming! | Father's Day with a Smile |

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LMA NEWSLETTER June 3, 2019

Devil in the Details in New County Court Caseload Law; AOB Reform Signed Into Law; Floridians Taking Hurricane Threat More Seriously; Michael-Torn Panhandle Enters Hurricane Season; The National Flood Conference; Another High Court Reversal; Flying Cars Welcome at Miami Condo; Achieving Great Heights

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LMA NEWSLETTER May 20, 2019

Reinsurers and Life; How Florida' New AOB Law May be Exploited; Florida to Save $500 Million in Hurricane Michael Cleanup; Michael a Hard Lesson at State Hurricane Conference; Rising Reinsurance Rates; Unemployment Down, Tourism Up; Trip Insurance Perks; Carnegie's Inspiration

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LMA NEWSLETTER May 6, 2019

Of Politics & Natural Storms; Bill Watch; Florida Lawmakers Pass Hurricane Michael Relief; Legislature Passes Slate of Other Bills; Small Business Claims Study; Florida Consumer Confidence Hits New High; Operation Rubicon Nets 9 Arrests So Far; No Guarantees

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LMA NEWSLETTER April 29, 2019

Final Passage; Governor to Sign AOB Reform Bill; Florida Supreme Court Reversing Prior Rulings; Bill Watch; Florida Asking for More Federal Hurricane Money; Florida Continues Its Fast Growth; Encouraging Tech Startups; A Uniting Front

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LMA NEWSLETTER April 22, 2019

Lessons to Remember; It's Official: Michael Was a Cat 5; Contractor Arrested on AOB Fraud; Bill Watch; Effort to Bury More Power Lines Energized; The Growing Risks of Flood; Florida County Raises Age to Buy Cigs to 21; The Burning of Notre Dame

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LMA NEWSLETTER April 15, 2019

Recognizing Women's History Month (Belated); Hurricane Michael 6 Months Later; Bill Watch; Easing Florida's Impact Fees; Walking Off & On the Job; Florida's Next Travel Wave: Motorized Scooters; NAIC Commissioners Talk Flood Insurance; The Black Hole

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LMA NEWSLETTER April 8, 2019

A Spring Break Helping Hurricane Survivors; Projected Savings Required in Revamped AOB Bill; Estimated Losses Rising in Hurricane Michael; Bill Watch; New Miami Zoning Tackles Flooding; Feds Wrap Various Florida Fraud Cases; Of Trade, Regulation & Growth; Keeping It Special

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LMA NEWSLETTER April 1, 2019

Life's Milestones; AOB Lawsuits Continue Meteoric Rise; Bill Watch; Feds Expedite Michael Debris Removal Funding; Miami Insurance Agency Owner Busted; Florida Economic News; The Calamity State?; April Fools

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LMA NEWSLETTER March 25, 2019

Helping Panhandle Public Servants Make Their Way; Hurricane Michael Claims Rise; Concern on Spread of AOB Lawsuits; Bill Watch; The New Federal Flood Insurance Program; New Focus on High Long-Term Care Rates; Canadian Drugs in Florida; Lessons from Childhood

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LMA NEWSLETTER March 18, 2019

The Power of People; NCOIL Considers Model Flood Law; Feds Fund Nearly $1 Billion in Hurricane Michael Recovery; Bill Watch; Citizens Insurance Rate Hearing; Florida Fraud Roundup; Florida Remains Popular for People & Business; Ugly Honest

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LMA NEWSLETTER March 11, 2019

Ode to Daylight Savings Time; $315 Million Hurricane Michael Package Proposed; Bill Watch; Two New Developments Hold Promise for Private Flood Insurance Market; Florida Building Resiliency; Hurricane Improvements Pay, Not Cost; Florida Great for Taxes, Not So Much for Kids Care; Pioneering the New American Space Age

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LMA NEWSLETTER March 4, 2019

Springing into Spring and the Legislative Session; Hurricane Michael Relief Wait & Cost Grow; Florida Legislature Convenes 2019 Session; Bill Watch; More than 1 in 10 Florida Homeowners Bare; Defining Decay; California Quaking; Of Pain and Paine

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LMA NEWSLETTER February 18, 2019

Crystal Clear Persuasion; Bill Watch; A Strong Defense on Property Claims Lawsuits; Legislative Plan for Hurricane Michael Recovery; Michael the Costliest 2018 Weather Event; Bye-Bye Red Tide; Hurricane-resistant Houseboats; Remembering a Giant

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LMA NEWSLETTER February 4, 2019

The Private Flood Insurance Rule; New Commitments to Hurricane Michael Recovery; Bill Watch; Model Flood Law Considered for All 50 States; Florida's Long-Term Care Insurance Dilemma; Florida Wins High Marks for Low Business Taxes; Three New Justices Seated on Florida Supreme Court; Valentine's Day Thoughts

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LMA NEWSLETTER January 21, 2019

An Impactful Summit; Freeing-Up Hurricane Michael Debris Cleanup Money; Bill Watch; OIR Summit Report; Citrus Canker Payout Commences; New Foreclosures Up in Florida; Florida’s Economy & Other Tidbits of Interest; In Search of Truth

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LMA NEWSLETTER January 7, 2019

Authentically Curious; Hurricane Michael Three Months Later; Florida Supreme Court to Hear AOB Case; Rising Lawsuits Bring Rising Rates to Citizens Insurance; Bill Watch; Supreme Court Rules on PIP Case; Private Flood Insurance is the Remedy for NFIP Shutdowns; Work like Hell

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LMA NEWSLETTER December 3, 2018

An Award-Winning Regulator; Post-Michael Coordination Questioned; Florida Legislature Readies for Session; Lisa's South Florida Listening Tour; Global Change Report Intense; Stoneman Commission Recommendations Out; Florida's Encouraging Economy; Leaning Into the Future

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LMA NEWSLETTER November 19, 2018

Fireside Chat; Rebuilding Begins as Hurricane Michael Claims Grow; Flood Risk Underestimated in Florida’s Panhandle; Sea Level Rise & Development Contribute to Storm Surge; National Flood Insurance Program Faces Expiration (Again); South Florida Healthcare Scam Shuttered; Thanksgiving of Ideas

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LMA NEWSLETTER November 5, 2018

Frustration Over Hurricane Recovery; The Latest on Michael Recovery; Michael Claims and Losses; Hurricane Michael's Construction Lessons; Red Tide Still Growing; Workers' Comp Decrease Tentatively Approved; Excessive Lawsuits are Costly; Three Florida Cities "Best to Retire";Revising Florida's State Constitution, Amendment 5; LMA Newsletter Readers to the Rescue!

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