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Past Seminars

Reduce the Impact: Workers’ Compensation Rate Increase

September 28, 2016, 9:30 am - 10:30 am

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In recent months, the Florida Supreme Court issued an opinion in two separate cases finding particular provisions within the workers’ compensation regulations to be unconstitutional. The combined impact of these recent decisions has been extreme and expected to put Florida back on path with the record high rates seen in the early 2000s, particularly in the areas of premium rates, claims costs, and carrier marketplace tightening.

September 27,2016 – “The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (Office) has issued an Order that gives contingent approval to an overall combined average statewide rate increase of 14.5% versus the requested 19.6% [by the NCCI]. Approval of the revised rate increase is contingent on NCCI amending the filing to include the recommended changes stipulated within the Order. As ordered by the Office, the revised rate increase would become effective on December 1, 2016 for new and renewal business, with no change in rates for current in-force polices. The amended rate filing must be filed with the Office for review and approval no later than October 4, 2016.” – Florida Office of Insurance Regulation

NOTE: This presentation will discuss the costs businesses will incur as a result of these high-profile rulings, as well as proactive strategies that business owners can take to reduce the financial impact.

John Bruneau, Esq.
Vice President | Property & Casualty Division
LassiterWare, Inc.

Teresa A. Long, MWCA, CWCA
Injury Management Specialist
LassiterWare, Inc.


Legislative Update | DOL’s Proposed Revisions to Overtime Regulations

April 27, 2016, 9:30 am - 10:30 am

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The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has published proposed revisions of the Part 541 overtime regulations that define the executive, administrative, professional, outside sales, and computer employee exemptions from overtime and minimum wage requirements contained in section 13(a)(1) of the Fair Labor Standards Act. While these new revisions must go through a notice and comment procedure, once finalized, they will decrease the number of exempt employees and increase the number of employees eligible for overtime. This seminar is designed to provide insight and guidance into what regulations will be changing, how to effectively and economically implement them and what to expect on the horizon from the administration as we move further into unexplored territory.

Speaker: William E. Grob
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.


Cyber Liability | Why in the World Wide Web does my business need this?

March 30, 2016, 9:30 am - 10:30 am

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This webinar will focus on the following:

  • Understanding and identifying the exposures created by the internet and technology – “Cyber Exposures”
  • Understanding how existing insurance products address (or fail to address) these exposures
  • Understanding Network Security/Privacy Insurance Products
  • Best practices to mitigate exposure

Speaker: Eric Shapiro

Regional Vice President | Southeast

Socius Insurance


Maximizing Your Preminum Costs | An Underwriter’s “Scoop!”

February 16, 2016, 9:30 am - 10:30 am

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Discover exactly how your premium is determined, the tremendous amount of pricing flexibility an underwriter has when quoting your Property, General Liability, Auto and Umbrella premiums, and proactive steps you can take to arm the underwriter with the tools necessary to maximize your discounts and lower your costs! John Bruneau, a former underwriter with Travelers Insurance and 25-year veteran of the insurance industry, will give you an insider’s look into the mindset of an underwriter, as well as strategies to position your account in the most favorable light possible. Presentation is everything!

John R. Bruneau, J.D., CIC
Vice President of Property & Casualty
LassiterWare, Inc.


Changes to Florida’s Statute for Construction to Defect Notices | Is it Good for What Ails you?

January 19, 2016, 9:30 am - 10:30 am

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On October 1, 2015 important changes to Florida’s construction defect dispute resolutions law went into effect. Chapter 558, Florida Statues, provides procedure aimed at resolving claims for construction defects without the need for litigation. This presentation will focus on the specific details and how these changes will affect the Florida construction industry.

Christopher A. Staine
Tyler A. Hayden
Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP


Business Lifecycle | Where are you now?

December 15, 2015, 9:30 am - 10:30 am

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Advancing your business means taking some bold steps. This presentation will help discover solutions to the real challenges business owners face at each stage with an emphasis on exit and succession strategies.

Daniel C. Zagata, CLU, ChFC, CFP
Managing Director | Financial Advisor
Evershore Financial Group


ACA Update | Final Check List for 2016

November 17, 2015, 9:30 am - 10:30 am

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has made a number of important changes to group health plans since the law was passed. Many of these key reforms became effective in 2014 and 2015, including health plan design changes, increased wellness program incentives and employer shared responsibility penalties. Additional reforms take effect in 2016 for employers sponsoring group health plans.

In preparation for 2016, reviewing upcoming requirements and developing a compliance strategy are vital for employers. This webinar will provide a health care reform compliance checklist for 2016.

Stacy H. Barrow
Partner | ACA Expert
Marathas Barrow & Weatherhead LLP


Sinkholes | Let’s Get the Real Story!

May 25, 2016, 9:30 am - 10:30 am

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Sinkholes have been causing some confusion and speculation in the state of Florida.

• What does it Cover?
• What does it not cover?
• Do I really need to worry about sinkholes?

This presentation is designed to answer all of these for you and help shed some light on the current dilemma happening with sinkhole coverage. Floridians need to be made aware that their state is at a higher risk than most other states and coverage has changed drastically within the past five years, and not for the better.

Speaker: Maria Parker
Personal Lines Liaison
LassiterWare, Inc.


Pollution & Environmental Liability Explained

October 20, 2015, 9:30 am - 10:30 am

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This webinar will entail a brief history of environmental regulations and how they created the need for environmental insurance and shaped the evolution of the CGL pollution exclusion. An overview of common environmental coverage types will be discussed, along with some of the driving exposures, operations and services in today’s marketplace. We will also walk through several claims scenarios.

Speaker: Joshua C. Bowen

Vice President of the Environmental Division

Crum & Forster


Social Media Etiquette vs. National Labor Relations Board

June 29, 2016, 9:30 am - 10:30 am

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The NLRB is an independent federal agency vested with the power to safeguard employees’ rights to organize and to determine whether to have unions as their bargaining representative. The agency also acts to prevent and remedy unfair labor practices committed by private sector employers and unions.

This presentation will help keep you on track with the proper social media efforts and off this boards radar.

Speaker: E. Scott Bowers, HRCI-SPHR, SHRM-SCP, MAED
Executive Vice President of Human Resources
LassiterWare, Inc.