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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 …

What Stakeholders Are Saying About the Florida Insurance Market

Florida stakeholders are pushing hard for the Florida Legislature to enact property insurance reforms this year to help the state address what has been deemed a market crisis. Read on for what everyone from the state’s insurance consumer advocate, to …

How Agents Can Help Floridians Navigate Hurricane Season Aftermath

The 2020 hurricane season was one for the books. From ferocious storms battering the Gulf Coast to heavy rains inundating the Florida Panhandle, the Atlantic saw an unprecedented amount of activity this year. The Weather Channel reported that this season, …

Florida Extends Order Allowing Agency Reps to Work Remotely During Health Emergency

Customer service representatives holding a particular Florida insurance license will be able to continue conducting business remotely until at least July 7. A directive issued by Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis that allows remote work by Florida agency customer service representatives …

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 Regulator Directs Insurers to Prepare for Coronavirus-Related Interruptions

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) is directing all insurers to review and update their business continuity and/or continuity of operations plans in light of the current outbreak of coronavirus strain COVID-19. In a memorandum issued by OIR March …

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 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 Extends Continuing Education Deadline for Insurance Professionals

Licensed insurance professionals working in the Florida Panhandle have been granted an extension of continuing education deadlines in an effort to help accelerate Hurricane Michael recovery efforts in the region, according to a statement from Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis. …

Update: Insurance Industry Preparation for Hurricane Irma in Full Swing in Florida

Insurers are taking no chances in preparing for Hurricane Irma as the powerful category 5 storm slogs its way through the Caribbean, devastating the communities left in its wake on its potential path towards the U.S. Insurers made a full …