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Imagine Gaining an Extra Day's Worth of Work Each and Every Week

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Saving time, reducing duplication of effort, increasing profitability, and improving customer service. These things are so important in the insurance business that a coalition of industry groups created a special day in their honor!

April 9 is the second annual National Real Time Day, a day dedicated to focusing extra energy and attention on Real Time and Download, agency interfaces that save insurance professionals time and money by offering a single, consistent workflow for multiple carriers and vendors.

The  first National Real Time Day was held last year on Leap Day. Like last year, Real Time Day 2013 will provide carriers, agents, brokers, associations, and user groups with a special time to ask questions, share insights and challenges, and explore how Real Time and Download can boost profitability by streamlining workflows to drive more growth.

Agencies that use Real Time and Download save an average of an hour each day per person, by eliminating multiple data entry and password management, leaving your management system to visit a carrier site, and other redundant work. With just two people using Real Time and Download, an agency can save more than a day’s worth of work each and every week! What can your agency do with that extra time? 

This year, the FAIA Automation Task Force produced a Real Time webcast, Real Time Makes Real Sense, that will fetch 2 hours of CE. Its debuts at 10 a.m. on National Real Time Day, with rebroadcasts on the following dates:

  • April 10, 2:00 p.m.
  • May 14, 10:00 a.m.
  • May 15, 2:00 p.m.

Working with ACT and AUGIE, the task force also recreated the white paper titled “Real Time Talking Points.” For a better understanding of the whole Real Time Campaign, read “Real Time Makes Real $$$$$”. (Both documents are in the FAIA Community; login is required.)

When you’re ready to take action, check out the Implementation Guide. Look at the specific steps that will help your agency leap ahead in the quest for efficiency and profitability.

You can also find out more about specific Real Time offerings from the lists of carriers and vendors and click through to learn more. Still having issues with Download? The drill is basically the same, and you can see what vendors and carriers offer that might help you work better.

And don’t forget to “Like” Eddie, the campaign mascot, on his Facebook page. It’s a great way to stay informed! 

Real Time Eddie Cartoon
 

This Week in Insurance: March 25–29, 2013

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

  • Senate, Session, 4:00 p.m. in Tallahassee, Senate Chamber. 

Thursday, March 28, 2013

  • House of Representatives, Insurance & Banking Subcommittee, 8:00 a.m. in Tallahassee, Room 404H. 
  • Senate, Appropriations Committee, 9:00 a.m. in Tallahassee, Room 412K. 
  • House of Representatives, Select Committee on PPACA, 1:30 p.m. in Tallahassee, Room 102H. 

This Week in Insurance: March 18–22, 2013

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Monday, March 18, 2013 

  • Senate, Select Committee on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 10:00 a.m. in Tallahassee, Room 412K. Topics include: insurance regulation and state group health insurance. This event is available live on WFSU-TV. 
  • FAIA's Young Agents Council, Political Summit, InsurPac-A-Thon. 
  • Florida Health Choices, Agent Steering Committee, 1:30 p.m. at Florida Health Choices in Tallahassee (200 W College Ave). 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 

  • FAIA's Young Agents Council, Political Summit. 
  • Florida Cabinet, 9:00 a.m. in Tallahassee, Cabinet Room. Topics include: Citizens Property Insurance Corporation. 
  • House of Representatives, Health Quality Subcommittee, 9:00 a.m. in Tallahassee, Room 306H. Topics include: HB 605, workers’ compensation. 
  • Senate, Session, 9:30 a.m. in Tallahassee, Senate Chamber. 
  • House of Representatives, Insurance & Banking Subcommittee, 1:00 p.m. in Tallahassee, Room 404H. 
  • FAIA's Legislative Fly-In, opening session and dinner. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 

  • FAIA's Legislative Fly-In, closing session and visits with legislators at the Capitol. 
  • Florida Health Choices, Board of Directors, 1:30 p.m. at Florida Health Choices in Tallahassee (200 W College Ave). To participate via telephone, call 866-528-5942 and use participant code: 5079670. 
  • Senate, Banking and Insurance Committee, 3:00 p.m. in Tallahassee, Room 110S. Topics include: SB 469, commercial insurance rates and forms; SB 324, Florida Insurance Guaranty Association; SB 1046, insurance; SB 662, workers’ compensation; SB 1622, establishment of a clearinghouse diversion program; SB 1622, public records/Citizens Property Insurance Corporation; and SB 1262, Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund. 
  • Senate, Health Policy Committee, 3:00 p.m. in Tallahassee, Room 412K. Topics include: discussion on PPACA medical coverage for expansion population. 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

  • House of Representatives, Select Committee on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 8:00 a.m. in Tallahassee, Room 102H. 
  • House of Representatives, Session, 12:30 p.m. in Tallahassee, House Chamber. Bills on second reading: HB 223, Insurance. 
  • Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, Audit Committee, 1:00 p.m. at the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority (4874 ORL Tower Road, Orlando). To participate by telephone, call 866-361-7525 and use conference ID: 3877541849#. 
  • Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, Market Accountability Advisory Committee, 3:00 p.m. at the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority. To participate by telephone, call 866-361-7525 and use conference ID: 7849939192#. 

Friday, March 22, 2013

  • Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, FMAP Board of Governors, 8:00 a.m. at the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority. To participate by telephone, call 888-942-8686 and use conference ID: 5743735657#. 
  • Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, Board of Governors, 9:00 a.m. at the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority. To participate by telephone, call 888-942-8686 and use conference ID: 5743735657#. 

This Week in Insurance: March 11–15, 2013

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Monday, March 11, 2013 

  • Senate, Select Committee on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 10:00 a.m. in Tallahassee, Room 412K. Topics include: Medicaid expansion. This event is available live on WFSU-TV. 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 

  • Senate, Session, 10:00 a.m. in Tallahassee, Senate Chamber. 
  • Florida Health Choices, Finance & Audit Committee, 11:00 a.m. in Tallahassee at Florida Health Choices (200 W College Ave). 
  • House of Representatives, Session, 3:30 p.m. in Tallahassee, House Chamber. 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 

  • House of Representatives, Insurance & Banking Subcommittee, 9:00 a.m. in Tallahassee, Room 404H. 
  • House of Representatives, Session, 4:30 p.m. in Tallahassee, House Chamber. 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

  • Senate, Banking and Insurance Committee, 8:00 a.m. in Tallahassee, Room 110S. 

Friday, March 15, 2013

  • House of Representatives, Select Committee on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 9:00 a.m. in Tallahassee, Room 17H. 
  • Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), State Consumer Health Information and Policy Advisory Council, 10:00 a.m. in Tallahassee (Conference Room A, 2727 Mahan Drive). To participate by telephone, call 888-670-3525 and use Participant Code 3875036751. 

This Week in Insurance: March 4–8, 2013

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Monday, March 4, 2013 

  • Senate & House of Representatives, Select Committees on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act joint meeting, 8:30 a.m. in Tallahassee, Room 412K. Topics include: economic analysis of PPACA and Medicaid expansion. 
  • House of Representatives, Select Committee on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 11:00 a.m. in Tallahassee, Room 17H. Topics include: member discussion on Medicaid expansion and health insurance exchanges. This event is available live on WFSU-TV. 
  • Senate, Select Committee on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 1:00 p.m. in Tallahassee, Room 412K. Topics include: public testimony and discussion of committee recommendation. This event is available live on WFSU-TV. 
  • Florida Health Choices, Vendor Steering Committee Meeting, 3:30 p.m. in Tallahassee at Florida Health Choices (200 W College Ave). 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 

  • Florida Legislature, the first day of session. 
  • Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, Actuarial and Underwriting Committee Meeting teleconference, 8:00 a.m. To participate, call 1-866-361-7525; conference ID: 8632017402#. 
  • House of Representatives, final bill filing deadline. 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 

  • House of Representatives, Insurance & Banking Subcommittee, 1:00 p.m. in Tallahassee, Room 404H. 

Thursday, March 7, 2013

  • Senate, Banking and Insurance Committee, 8:00 a.m. in Tallahassee, Room 110S. 
  • Florida Cabinet Meeting, 9:00 a.m. in Tallahassee, Cabinet Room. Topics include: OIR report by Commissioner Kevin McCarty. 

Friday, March 8, 2013

  • Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, Claims Committee Meeting teleconference, 10:00 a.m. To participate, call 1-866-361-7525; conference ID: 5219676193#.