Florida Association of Insurance Agents (FAIA) News

Florida Agents Join Consumer Advocate in Fight Against Contractor Fraud

As Florida insurers focus on addressing mounting losses in the state’s property insurance market with legislative reforms, rising rates and coverage restrictions, other stakeholders are working to educate consumers about one issue that is perpetuating the markets problems – contractor …

Insurance Agents on the Front Line of Florida’s Mounting Property Market Problems

While carriers face growing financial losses in Florida’s distressed property insurance market, insurance agents are on the front lines trying to help their clients who are being hit with double-digit rate increases, non-renewals, coverage restrictions or refusals from the admitted …

Florida Property Insurance Market Inches Closer to Crisis – Part 2

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation is monitoring the state’s property insurance situation that is seen as in a crisis by those in the industry. The regulator said the insurance market has been buffeted by multiple hurricanes in the last …

Florida Property Insurance Market Inches Closer to Crisis – Part 1

After years of warnings that the Florida property insurance market was heading towards an availability crisis, many in the industry say the moment of reckoning has arrived. They blame unchecked claims litigation from non-catastrophe water losses and rising reinsurance rates …

As FAIA Chief Grady Says Goodbye, He Shares His Top 10 Moments

For 22 years, the Florida Association of Insurance Agents has been led by Jeff Grady, president and chief executive officer, who admits that when he started all those years ago he did not expect to “fall in love with insurance …

How Florida’s Strained Insurance Market is Facing COVID-19, Hurricane Season

From the threat of insurer ratings downgrades to mounting carrier losses because of excessive litigation to increasing insurance rates, Florida’s insurance market got off to a rocky start in 2020. Then came the COVID-19 global pandemic, causing further stress to …

What Florida Agents Need to Know During Coronavirus Crisis

Watch the Full Interview Florida is a catastrophe-prone state when it comes to weather, but the challenges that come from a non weather-catastrophe like the current COVID-19 pandemic bring about a host of new issues that Florida insurance agents are …

Florida Clears Insurance Agency Reps to Work Remotely Amid Coronavirus

Florida’s state of emergency due to the rapid spread of coronavirus in the state, and throughout the country, has created a need for many workers to work remotely. However, certain licensed insurance employees were restricted from doing so by a …

Florida Officials Say Insurers Not Doing Enough to Settle Hurricane Michael Claims

It’s been just over a year since Hurricane Michael made landfall in the Florida Panhandle, devastating the region as a Category 5 storm with 161-mph winds and causing more than $7.2 billion in estimated insured losses, according to the Florida …

Commentary: How Florida AOB Crisis Is Impacting State’s Independent Agents

Florida’s “one-way attorney fee” statute enacted to protect Florida policyholders from large insurance companies has instead spawned a huge industry of assignment of benefits (AOB) predators who take advantage of policyholders and threaten the livelihood of hundreds of independent insurance …