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


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


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


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


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


Insurance Agent Picked for National AARP Council

Englewood's Carolyn Pope, the owner of Pope Insurance, was recently selected by UnitedHealthcare to serve on a forum created to gather information to enhance products and services that benefit AARP members.

06/14/2017 By staff


Business Meetup Focuses on Workers' Compensation

Manasota SCORE’s next Success Strategies for Business Owners Meetup will focus on workers’ compensation and how employers can protect themselves.

04/07/2017 By staff


Open House Highlights Insurance Industry Career Options

Sarasota's FCCI Insurance Group is holding an open house at its corporate headquarters, 6300 University Parkway, Sarasota, from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 6.

03/23/2017 By staff

Higher Ed

College to Offer Degree in Risk Management and Insurance

The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee is adding risk management and insurance to its undergraduate degree programs in the College of Business this fall.

03/20/2017 By staff


Claims Adjuster Moves Offices

Nick and Pam Ierulli of N&C Claims Service, Inc. recently leased 2,400 square feet of newly remodeled office space at 1999 Lincoln Drive, Sarasota.

02/09/2017 By staff

Stay Safe

Must-Have Insurance Coverage for Small Business

Stay safe and protected with our handy guide.

01/26/2017 By Kevin Allen Illustrations by Victor Juhasz

New hires

Three Executives Chosen to Lead New Insurance Practice

CBIZ last week named three professionals to lead the new CBIZ Insurance Services, Inc. practice in Sarasota: Keith Mercier, Patrick Wright and Matthew Mercier.

10/17/2016 Research by staff


Workers' Compensation Changes to Be Discussed Oct. 5

Goodwill Manasota is partnering with the insurance company M.E. Wilson for a panel discussion with experts in the field of Florida workers’ compensation.

09/22/2016 Research by staff


Insurance Company to Break Ground on New Lakewood Ranch HQ

Centauri Insurance will break ground on its new corporate headquarters in Lakewood Ranch this month.

09/21/2016 Research by staff


Insurance Agency Opens West Villages Office

Key Agency, Inc., an insurance agency founded in 1952, recently opened its fourth office.

08/10/2016 Research by staff


Local Agency Ranked in Top 10 By Auto-Owners Insurance

Auto-Owners Insurance recently named the Ben Brown Insurance Agency of Sarasota as one of its “Top 10 Growth Agencies” in the region.

07/05/2016 Research by staff


Rep. Buchanan Supports Measure Intended to Widen Access to Flood Insurance

The legislation passed the U.S. House with unanimous, bipartisan support; it now goes to the Senate for consideration.

04/29/2016 Research by staff


Krouse Joins FCCI Insurance Group Board

Lisa Krouse is FCCI’s executive vice president and chief human resources officer.

04/04/2016 Research by staff

941CEO Daily

Sunz Insurance Moving Headquarters From Sarasota to Bradenton

The company will move into about 30,000 square feet of the available 60,000 square feet of office space at 1301 Sixth Ave., Bradenton.

03/11/2016 Research by staff