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With a decidedly pro-business governor and a Legislature focused on economic rejuvenation, Florida’s 2011 session could produce significant opportunities for the business community at large and the insurance industry in particular. This may be the year that tort reform finally passes, an impossible feat in previous years. Then lawmakers could...
During his campaign, Gov. Rick Scott proclaimed himself (and indeed is conducting himself now) as the consummate CEO. In the weeks since taking office, he has tried to conduct “the people’s business” by edict. It is not going well.
Recent studies reveal that in 2010 PEOs had more than 949,000 worksite employees, 69,000 employers, and over $25 billion in payroll in Florida. By comparison, five years ago the data showed 700,000 worksite employees, 50,000 employers and payroll in excess of $17 billion. Growth, however, has not been without challenges.
Take a walk with an employee benefits broker on an imaginary tour of the new health care reform provisions to learn what this brave new world means for agents and consumers.
Charles H. “Charlie” Lydecker was recently named a regional president of Brown & Brown, Inc., taking over responsibility for operations in Florida and some retail operations in Arizona, New Jersey, New York, Texas and Virginia. Lydecker spoke with Florida Underwriter about the state’s insurance market and his company’s plans for...
Editorial Advisory Board Member Sam Miller, the executive vice president of the Florida Insurance Council, outlines the industry’s “staggeringly ambitious” legislative agenda. Success, he cautions, hinges on consensus and commitment with our industry brethren.
Years of heating and cooling leads to the coils suffering from thermal fatigue, which causes them to crack.
Waves of DDoS attacks shut down swatches of the internet on Friday, prompting the need for the insurance industry to issue standard cyber liability coverage forms.