The ownership and use of E-bikes has become increasingly important of late. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reported more than 900,000 electric bicycles were sold in the US in 2021 alone, almost double the number of sales from 2020. This puts E-bikes on track to outstrip the number of electric car sales in the US. Who better to hear from on this subject than expert JS contributor, David Thompson, AAI, CPCU, CRIS. Enjoy! [Read more…] about What You Need to Know About E-Bikes!
It’s difficult for me to explain the value of “Collapse of an Evil Empire” and exactly why I published it. The Insurance Journal, specifically its veteran journalist William Rabb, took the time to burrow into my text and to interview me using a Q&A format. His approach, versus the usual press release, not only fostered some introspection but, created an opportunity for me to share how this book is a tool in our battle to protect Florida’s hard fought tort reforms. And, make no mistake, those reforms are under attack.
It’s a cautionary and factual true story of Florida’s collapsing property market turned inside out. By using the fortuitous disbarment of a prolific property litigator I was able to deep dive into every material source, media article, allegation, (over 1200 pages of linked backup) creating the perfect handbook for those writing or presenting about the need to protect the tort reforms going forward.
Please enjoy the Insurance Journal’s interview by William Rabb.
While I was writing an article exposing media and trial lawyer mischaracterizations about Florida’s recent tort reforms, Kyle Ulrich, President & CEO of the Florida Association of Insurance Agents (FAIA) hit the nail on the head, publishing a piece covering all the key elements, including some timely examples. He also mentioned how my newest book could be helpful in fighting back.
Kyle’s article is reproduced below, with permission, and with the prayer that “Collapse of an Evil Empire!” can assist in getting the word out (the truthful word) on how badly needed Florida’s recently enacted tort reforms were. Please consider sharing my book on your website (a “news” tab for example) and/or placing this link www.collapseofanevilempire.com in an appropriate location on your social media. It’s a great way to put the right message into the right hands, right now.
Thank you and enjoy Kyle’s article. [Read more…] about Industry Needs to Fight Back!
One good thing about having so many knowledgeable experts contributing to this blogsite is that my readers (you) can learn, and hear opinions from, someone other than me. This is one of those times. Bill Wilson is one of the premier insurance educators in America on form, coverage, and technical issues; Founder and director of the Big “I” Virtual University; Retired Assoc. VP of Education and Research from Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America and the author of the following article. JS believes the more you know, the better off you’ll be. ENJOY! [Read more…] about The Invisible Exclusion!
As rates rise, complaints about rates rise. Agency clients want to know why their rates are so high. And, agency clients want to know what they can do about it.
Some things, like frivolous litigation, can be fixed. Other things, like Hurricanes, cannot. For Insurance agents looking to explain both, Johnson Strategies reached out to its Expert Contributor on such matters, David Thompson. He drafted the following paper you can use for clients, Home and Auto, who want to know what’s going on and what can be done about it.
Feel free to use David’s article in any way you see fit–send a link to your clients, copy/paste it onto your letterhead, learn from it and/or read it to them over the phone, it doesn’t matter. Hope this makes your life as a Florida agent a little easier during these troubling times.
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WHAT FACTORS CAUSE FLORIDA’S HIGH INSURANCE RATES
By David Thompson, AAI, CPCU, CRIS
Whether it’s auto or home insurance, price is a significant consideration with any household budget. This article should help you understand some of the factors involved in insurance pricing and how they can impact your premiums both present and future. [Read more…] about “Why are my Insurance Rates so High?”
Galloping once again to the cliffs of redundancy, there are a whole lot of folks mischaracterizing Florida’s property insurance market reforms. They know the truth but often don’t speak it. This article is an excerpt from an article written after the first set of reforms in 2021. It’s regarding two trial lawyers who often, well… mischaracterize. And, it’s the perfect prelude to my upcoming book “Collapse of an Evil Empire!” which is COMING SOON.
Since there are way too many people, mostly trial lawyers, public adjusters, roofers, etc., mischaracterizing the negatives in Florida’s property market as proof recent tort reforms aren’t working, I find it necessary to highlight “some” of what necessitated those reforms in the first place.
This piece from the Scot Strems disbarment saga (an article first published in 2020 titled “Patterns of Deceit.”), is the perfect example. You’ll find it and other stories of consumer abuse from the pre-reform era, in my upcoming book, “Collapse of an Evil Empire!”
Check back here for the book (available soon) and enjoy the following excerpt. [Read more…] about Who are the Puppet Masters?
“Those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it.”; a famous quotation oft attributed to Winston Churchill and others who opine on historical achievements.
Last Friday Florida celebrated the monumental passage of badly needed tort reform legislation (HB-837). Literally decades in the making, it’s a fundamental remake of a ravaged tort system sure to turn the tide on Florida’s status as America’s premier Judicial Hellhole.
These measures address fee multipliers for all insurance lines, modernizing Florida’s “bad faith” law, protecting small businesses from exorbitant over-the-top awards and, the most remarkable (and most important) ….eliminating one-way attorney fees. [Read more…] about A War That Will Never End!
Now that an unprecedented package of tort reform has finally moved through the legislature and is on its way to the Governor, another piece of equally important reform has just begun its trek. SB-1398 and its’ House companion HB-1185 (by Rep. Giallombardo) are consumer protection initiatives from the CFO’s office—the varied subject matter thankfully includes Public Adjusters (PA’s). [Read more…] about Needed PA Reforms!