Florida News

El Amrani Awarded Matt Wells Producer School Scholarship

Kimberly El Amrani is the recipient of The Matt Wells Scholarship for The National Alliance Producer School on May 13-15 in Tallahassee, Fla. El Amrani is the principal owner/agent with Prime Insurance Group LLC, in Henrico, Va. Selected for her …

US Assure Earns Industry Honors

Zurich award, industry association designation demonstrate company’s accomplishments Jacksonville, FL, February 18, 2015 – US Assure, a leading program administrator and insurance services provider with four decades of insurance success, recently won two prestigious industry honors—Zurich’s Spirit of Excellence award …

United Insurance Holdings Completes Family Security Acquisition

United Insurance Holdings Corp., a Florida-based property and casualty insurance holding company, has closed its acquisition of Family Security Holdings LLC (FSH) and its subsidiaries, which have operations in Hawaii and Louisiana. FSH has two wholly-owned subsidiaries: Family Security Insurance …

After 17 Years, Florida-Nebraska Insurance Dispute Continues

Seventeen years after it started, a multimillion-dollar insurance dispute between the state of Florida and a Nebraska company continues to meander through the courts. The Nebraska Supreme Court has already ruled on aspects of the case four times, and the …

Don’t Let Sinkhole Coverage Fall through the Cracks

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. Owning a home is one of the largest investments most Americans will ever make and yet few homeowners understand that comprehensive sinkhole coverage is not part of a standard homeowner’s …

Progressive Announces New Boat Coverages in Florida

The Progressive Group of Insurance Cos., which insures more than one million watercrafts nationwide, has launched a line of new boating coverage options targeting Florida’s large population of boating enthusiasts. The Mayfield Village, Ohio-based company noted data from the National …

Maximum Adds E&S Sales Teams in Chicago, Florida

Maximum, an independent, Chicago, Ill.-based excess and surplus lines wholesale distributor, announced further expansion to its sales team. Chicago additions include Patrick O’Donoghue to the professional practice and Chrissy Fisher to the casualty practice. Heather Hudson, in the Daytona Beach, …

Thousands to Get Damages in Chinese Drywall Suit, Louisiana Judge Says

A federal judge in Louisiana has ruled that nearly 4,000 homeowners who say Chinese drywall ruined their homes are eligible to share any further damages he may award in lawsuits against Taishan Gypsum Co. Ltd., a government-owned manufacturer that failed …

EMPLOYERS Launches Work-Related Injury Hotline for Florida Small Business Clients

Small business insurer EMPLOYERS has launched Coventry/NT24, a 24-hour hotline staffed by registered nurses who provide medical guidance over the phone for work-related injuries or illnesses. The service is available to EMPLOYERS workers’ compensation policyholders in Florida. Coventry/NT24 is staffed …

All Risks Taps Julien as California Workers’ Comp Underwriter

Danielle Julien has been hired by wholesaler All Risks Ltd. as a workers’ compensation brokerage underwriter located in San Diego, Calif. Julien will write workers’ compensation business with retail agents in California, Arizona and Nevada. Julien has eight years of …