Homeowner Insurance Rates Are On The Rise

Homeowner Insurance Rates are on the rise….but not because of hurricanes! Water Intrusion Claims are also on the rise…but not because of hurricanes! What are the causes of these increases? Learn how you can better protect yourself from these increases!

Learn the latest regarding:

  • the national flood insurance program and efforts to create a private market in Florida, and
  • legislative efforts to limit the post-loss assignment of insurance benefits under homeowner property insurance policies

The Florida Bar is hosting a 1 hour CLE on Upcoming Legislation for Flood Insurance and Assignment of Insurance Benefits Reform Friday, June 3, at 3pm. For our friends and clients you may all attend the FREE CLE from the comfort of your office or home. Call in and find out what legislative changes to flood insurance are being considered before the NFIP expires in September of 2017. The call-in number and passcode are 1-888-376-5050 Pin: 842 548 4201# (# sign is required)

About the Speakers:

Lisa Miller, CPM, has served as Deputy Chief Financial Officer and Chief of Staff for the Florida Department of Financial Services, and as Deputy Commissioner and Chief Lobbyist for the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation. Ms. Miller was also the Office of Insurance Regulation’s Board Liaison to many quasi-governmental entities including Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, The Florida Automobile Joint Underwriting Association, The Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association, the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Guaranty Association and the Florida Insurance Guaranty Association. She is currently the owner of her own firm Lisa Miller & Associates, based out of Tallahassee, Florida. She also regularly serves as an expert witness on a variety of insurance and regulatory matters.

Paul Handerhan is board member, FL Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (FAPIA) and policy director for the FL Association for Insurance Reform (FAIR) which is the consumer group who was the lead advocate for Assignment of Benefits legislative reform.

Frederick R. “Fred” Dudley is a partner with Dudley, Sellers, Healy & Heath, P.L. in Tallahassee, Florida. He is a Board Certified Construction Lawyer with over 46 years of experience in real estate and construction law. He is a member of the Executive Councils of both the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section and the Administrative Law Section, and practices statewide from Tallahassee, Florida, where he located in 1998 after 16 years of legislative service in both the Florida House of Representatives and the Florida Senate, where he served as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Trey Goldman is Legislative Counsel for the Florida Realtors®. He participates in all of their legislative and regulatory efforts, and represents Realtors® before the Florida Legislature, state regulatory agencies, the Governor’s office, and the Cabinet.