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This Week in Insurance: Jan. 28–Feb. 1, 2013

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Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 

  • Department of Financial Services Rule Hearing, Rule No. 69I-52 (PDF), 9:30 a.m. in Tallahassee, Room 143, Larson Building; Rule Title: Punitive Damages. 
  • Florida Workers’ Compensation JUA (FWCJUA) Investment Committee meeting (PDF) via conference call, 11:00 a.m. Contact Kathy Coyne at 941-378-7408 to participate. 

Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013

  • Florida Senate and House of Representatives Joint Pre-Session Press Information Session, 8:30 a.m. in Tallahassee, Room 333 C. Topics include a PPACA update. 

Friday, Feb. 1, 2013

  • Florida Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association (FMMJUA) Board of Governors meeting, 9:00 a.m. at the Westin Hotel, Key West. 

This Week in Insurance: January 21-25, 2013

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Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 

  • Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday 

Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 

  • Department of Financial Services, Rule Workshop, Rule No. 69L-6.012 (PDF), 10:30 a.m. in Tallahassee, Room 102, Hartman Building; Topic: Notice of Election to Be Exempt, pertaining to HB 941. 
  • Florida Health Choices Annual Meeting, 11:00 a.m. in Orlando at GrayRobinson, P.A. 
  • Florida House of Representatives, Early member bill filing deadline. 
  • Florida Senate, Select Committee on PPACA, 1:00 p.m. in Tallahassee, Room 412K; Topics include: Lessons from Massachusetts and an OIR presentation. 

Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013

  • Meeting Information 
  • Florida Cabinet Meeting, 9:00 a.m. in Tallahassee in the Cabinet Room; Topics include: Hurricane Catastrophe Fund. 
  • Florida Surplus Lines Service Office (FSLSO) Board of Governors Meeting (PDF), 9:00 a.m. in Tallahassee at FSLSO Headquarters. 
  • Florida House of Representatives, Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee, 12:30 p.m. in Tallahassee in Room 212K. 
  • Florida Senate, Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, 1:30 p.m. in Tallahassee in Room 412K. 
  • Florida House of Representatives, Insurance & Banking Subcommittee, 3:00 p.m. in Tallahassee in Room 404H; Topics include: presentations and discussion relating to property insurance rate filings and reviews. 
  • Florida Senate, Banking and Insurance Committee, 4:00 p.m. in Tallahassee in Room 110S; Topics include: Citizens Property Insurance Corporation (cont.), PIP (time permitting). 

Friday, Jan. 25, 2013

  • Florida House of Representatives, Select Committee on PPACA, 10:30 a.m. in Tallahassee in Room 17H. 
  • Florida House of Representatives, Final bill request submission, 5:00 p.m. 
  • Florida Senate: Submitting requests for drafts of general bills and joint resolutions, 5:00 p.m. 

Beacon Group Insurance Agency featured in IA Magazine

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FAIA member agency Beacon Group Insurance was recognized in the January edition of IA Magazine for its work with InVEST students from John I. Leonard High School. The Boca Raton-based agency hosted a job-shadow day for the students and showed them how an agency is organized and staffed, and how it serves it clients needs. Congratulations to the Beacon Group for earning this well-deserved spotlight.

Read the entire story at IA Magazine online. (Note: you will need your IIABA log-in and password to gain access).

This Week in Insurance: January 14-18, 2013

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Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 

Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 

Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013

  • Florida Legislature, House Select Committee on PPACA, 12:00 noon in Tallahassee, Room 17 H; Topics: Discussion of PPACA requirements for employers. 
  • Florida Legislature, Senate Banking and Insurance Committee, 3:00 p.m. in Tallahassee, Room 110 S; Topics: Workshop, discussion and testimony only (no vote to be taken) on Citizens Property Insurance Corporation. 

Scholarships available for new YAC membership

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Thanks to generous funding from Frank H. Furman Insurance, Inc., 10 young agents interested in developing their potential will receive scholarships to join the Young Agents Council. Potential applicants must be first-time young agents and agree to join either the YAC Membership or Events task forces.

Frank H. Furman Insurance, Inc. was founded in 1962 by CEO Frank H. Furman, Jr. Under his leadership, the company has been recognized as one of the “Top 20 Agencies” in South Florida and has been featured on the cover of Rough Notes magazine, a national Risk Management publication. The South Florida Businesses Journal has recognized Furman Insurance on its list of “25 Top Insurance Agencies” for 10 consecutive years.

Applications are available online. For more information, contact Melissa Champany.