Florida Association of Insurance Agents (FAIA) News

Florida Insurance Agents Improvise to Stay Connected During Hurricane Michael Recovery

The page has finally turned on the tumultuous 2018 hurricane season, but for the agents who live and work in the Florida Panhandle the story isn’t over – personally or professionally. “We all still feel like we’re in hurricane mode …

Florida Agents March on State Capitol in Lawmaker Push to Reform AOB

Insurance agents from across Florida marched together on the state’s capitol Wednesday to deliver a message to Florida lawmakers: It’s time for assignment of benefits (AOB) reform. Carrying signs that read “STOP AOB ABUSE,” about 125 members of the Florida …

Citizens Warns Florida Policyholders of AOB Scams in Wake of Hurricane Matthew

Citizens Property Insurance Corp. is urging its policyholders to call Citizens first to report losses following Hurricane Matthew in order to protect themselves from assignment of benefit (AOB) scams, according to a statement from the company. “Citizens is ready to …

Hurricane Matthew More Hype Than Bite So Far But Insurers, Agents Remain on Alert

While Hurricane Matthew rages along Florida’s coast, with the end potentially still hours away, the insurance industry seems to be breathing a sigh of relief, thus far. As of Friday morning, Matthew seemed to have spared South Florida major damage …

Florida Agents Putting New Law to Work to Attract Millennials to Insurance Careers

Florida insurance agents are trying to bolster the industry’s track record in attracting college graduates by employing a new state law that aligns college courses with the state’s licensing requirements. The insurance workforce development law, passed in 2015, gives the …

Florida High Court Set to Hear Constitutional Challenge to Workers’ Comp System

The Florida Supreme Court will hear yet another case challenging the constitutionality of the state’s workers’ comp system on April 16, 2016. The case, Daniel Stahl v. Hialeah Hospital, et al., has been making its way through the state courts …