Entries by Tina Blackwell

Office Approves a 9.5% Decrease to Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rates

Office Approves a 9.5% Decrease to Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rates   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier has issued a Final Order granting approval to the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) for a statewide overall rate level decrease of 9.5% and premium level decrease of 9.8%. This applies to both new and renewal […]

Cyber Liability Exposure

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Flood Insurance is Always a Good Idea

Please read the report from NPR of the recent flooding in Louisiana. From NPR Even as thousands of residents of southern Louisiana are returning to their flood-damaged homes, more danger could lie ahead as rain continues to fall and the full extent of the damage can’t be known, according to state emergency response officials. Preliminary casualty […]

Assignment of Benefits

If you assign the benefits of your insurance policy to a contractor, you lose control of your claim and many other problematical issues may occur in resolving your claim. Please contact your insurance carrier prior to signing any document from a third party vendor if it references your insurance policy benefits! Once you sign it, […]

Protect your company, protect your customers, protect your brand – buy Cyber Liability Coverage

Cyber hacks are on the rise and you must have a Cyber Liability policy to be protected. The third party vendor Sacred Heart Health System uses for it billing Operations was hacked which compromised health information of about 14,000 patients according to this New Herald Article. How does cyber liability work for customers in similar […]

Private Market Opens for people Adversely Effected by Biggert Waters Act

Blackwell Insurance COO Tina Blackwell was recently asked by the Panama City News Herald about the issue of flood insurance for Florida homeowners. Here is an excerpt from the published article. South Florida homes aren’t the only ones seeing rate spikes. One local home’s flood insurance premium jumped from $3,300 to $26,000, said Tina Blackwell, […]

Biggert – Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act

Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 In July 2012, the U.S. Congress passed the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (BW-12) which calls on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and other agencies, to make a number of changes to the way the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is run. Some of these changes […]