Flood Factor

Flood Insurance Rates Set to Spike for Some Florida Residents

Starting Oct. 1, the new program will for the first time take into account the size and proximity of a home to a potential flood source.

09/29/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Insurance

New Insurance Agency Opens in Venice

Wizeth Stecconi will open Brightway, The Stecconi Agency on Monday, Aug. 23.

08/19/2021 By Staff

Acquisitions

Purmort & Martin Acquires Area Insurance Agency

The Jeff DeJongh and Associates team will join Purmort & Martin Insurance Agency, with DeJongh acting as vice-president of sales.

01/26/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

FCCI Insurance Group Names Cina Welch as President and CEO

Welch has been with FCCI since 1998.

06/29/2020 By Staff

Real Estate

Sunz Insurance Purchases Office Building, Lot for $4.5 Million

Both properties are located in downtown Bradenton.

02/11/2020 By Staff

Philanthropy

FCCI Charitable Foundation Makes First Gift

All Faiths Food Bank received $80,000 from the foundation.

01/03/2020 By Staff

Awards

FCCI Named a Florida 'Best Company to Work For' by Florida Trend

The recognition marks FCCI’s 11th year on the list.

07/30/2019 Photography by Staff

Fast Track

Local Professional Earns Public Relations Accreditation

Melanie Reda is the manager of digital strategy at FCCI Insurance Group.

07/24/2019 By Staff

Philanthropy

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Board Elects Three New Members

The nonprofit's board recently added Lisa Krouse, David Sessions and Peter Soderberg.

03/13/2019 By Staff

Disasters

Insurance Claims for Hurricane Michael Damages Near $5.7 Billion

Florida property and business owners have filed almost 146,000 claims related to damage caused by last year's hurricane.

02/25/2019 By Staff

Health care

Percentage of Americans Without Health Insurance Increases

The portion of adult Americans not covered by health insurance rose to 13.7 percent at the end of last year, up from 12.2 percent a year prior and up from 10.9 percent in late 2016.

01/24/2019 By Staff

Disasters

Hurricane Michael Insurance Losses Total Almost $4.3 Billion

Florida property and business owners have filed more than 131,000 claims related to damage caused by the storm.

12/14/2018 By Staff

Health care

Number of Uninsured Children Rises

The portion of children in Florida who are uninsured rose from 6.6 percent in 2016 to 7.3 percent last year.

11/30/2018 By Staff

Awards

Insurance Company Named to 'Best Places to Work' List

Sarasota's FCCI Insurance Group provides commercial insurance products to agency partners and policyholders in 19 states and the District of Columbia.

10/03/2018 By Staff

Data

American Incomes Rose in 2017

The median household income in America rose by 1.8 percent between 2016 and 2017, the nation's third straight year of income growth.

09/12/2018 By Staff

Public Relations

Seminar Covers 'How to Practice PR Without Losing Your Soul'

The class will be led by Dick Martin, an author and former public relations lead at AT&T.

05/25/2018 By Staff

Health care

Number of Floridians Without Health Insurance Rises

The portion of Floridians without health insurance rose by 1.4 percentage points between 2016 and 2017.

05/09/2018 By Staff

Promotions

Partner Assumes Top Role at Insurance Agency

Russ Bobbitt of Purmort & Martin Insurance Agency recently assumed the role of president and chief executive officer from Jamie Purmort.

03/08/2018 By Staff

Health care

CVS Buys Health Insurance Company for $69 Billion

The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2018.

12/04/2017 By staff

Appointments

Insurance Company Picks New Board Member

Sarasota's FCCI Insurance Group recently named James Michael Welch to the company's board of directors.

10/03/2017 By staff