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Are We in a Bubble? Part 2: What is Private Equity and How Did it Get Here?

8/21/2019


Thanks for all the great comments and feedback on last week's blog! From your responses (including several received offline), it is apparent that industry consolidation and the impact of private equity (PE) on agency valuations is on your minds. Now that we’ve identified a hot topic, I am excited to expand this blog into a series tha...

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New Networks, Same Threats

8/16/2019


As part of FAIA's Member Engagement efforts, we recently had ALL of our staff visit agencies of various sizes within Tallahassee. While it was probably surprising for our members to see everyone from the receptionist to the CEO show up on their doorstep, the idea was that if we could better understand your work environment, we could better understand your needs and how to serve them.

It's been a long time since I've done a tour like that, and it was definitely eye opening. The first th...

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The Bubble: Are we in one?

8/15/2019


First, my apologies. I began drafting this blog post prior to yesterday’s 800-point drop in the Dow and know that’s never a good backdrop to opine about a bubble! It’s also likely that some will strongly disagree with this post and may have compelling evidence to dispute some of the conclusions drawn here. Either way, I invite your feedback on one of the largest (if not the largest!) influencers in the insurance industry: agency consolidation.

I have been thinking/wondering about this ...

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Laura’s Legal Brief of the Week: Record Settlements in Parental Leave Cases Cause HR Departments to Review Company Policies

8/05/2019


Given the changing landscape of parental leave laws and litigation, now may be a good time for your agency to review how you address parental leave, and make changes to your policies.  See the article below published in IIABA’s Independent Agent.

How Paid Parental Leave is Evolving

By Zahra Syed

 

In 2016, the U.S. placed dead last in a Pew Research study list of 41 countries that compared parental leave laws, ...

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Florida Specialty

8/02/2019


FAIA has fielded several inquiries related to Florida Specialty and the status of their book of business. If you recall many agents received a notice from Florida Specialty regarding their HO-3 book of business for new and renewal policies moving forward. Based on a conversation with a senior official today at the Office of Insurance Regulation, they have not approved a transition plan for Florida Specialty at this point.  

With that in mind, a transition plan is coming, most likely i...

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