Florida Underwriter October 2009


From the Editor



Company Notes

  • FCCI Named Top Company by AARP

    Sarasota-based FCCI Insurance Group has been named to the 2009 AARP Best Employer for Workers Over 50 list.

  • Ascendant on the Rise

    Ascendant Commercial Insurance Inc., of Miami, is assuming some 15,000 policyholders from First Commercial Insurance Co. (FCIC) and First Commercial Transportation and Property Insurance Co. (FCTPIC).

  • Florida High on Uninsured List

    In Florida, an average of 3.7 million people lacked health coverage over the last three years, as poverty increased in the state and median income fell, according to recently released U.S. Census Bureau survey data.

  • Help Wanted?

    Insurance Commissioner McCarty issued an Immediate Final Order to Peck & Peck, Green Cross Managed Health, and Depawix Health Resources to immediately cease and desist transacting the unauthorized marketing and selling of health insurance.

  • Fraud Increases in 2008

    A recently released analysis by the Florida Division of Insurance Fraud that details the impact of insurance fraud in the state and globally said that "the increase in insurance fraud is indisputable."

Business Trends

  • Generation Next Is Now

    Insurance sales agent jobs are projected to increase nationally by 13 percent (436,000 to 492,000) between 2006 and 2016, according to the 2008-09 edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook, U.S. Department of Labor.

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