Habitat for Humanity to Bless New Home Site Friday

Habitat for Humanity Sarasota, FCCI Insurance Group and dozens of volunteers and community members are holding a "slab blessing."

09/21/2017 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


Real Estate Firm Picked to Manage New Insurance Headquarters

Ian Black Real Estate was recently named the exclusive property manager for the Centauri Insurance headquarters, currently under construction in Lakewood Ranch.

05/18/2017 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

Health care

12.7 Million Sign Up for Insurance Through Obamacare Markets

Florida led the way in signups through, with more than 1.7 million plans selected.

02/10/2017 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


Publix Leads Ranking of 'Most Generous' Companies

United Way Suncoast recently released its list of the "most generous workplaces" in the Sarasota area in 2016, with Publix, FCCI Insurance Group and the School Board of Sarasota County topping the rankings.

12/30/2016 By staff

Health care

Florida Uninsured Rate Down 8 Percentage Points Since 2010

Between 2010 and 2015, the percentage of Floridians lacking health insurance declined from 21.3 percent to 13.3 percent and almost 1.6 million Floridians gained health care coverage.

12/27/2016 By staff

New Business Team

CBIZ Insurance Services in Sarasota Hires Execs

Local team heads up new office.

10/20/2016 By staff

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


Payroll, HR Company Launches New Partnership with Florida Blue

Sarasota's Progressive Employer Management Company recently signed a partnership deal with the health insurance provider Florida Blue.

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

Off the Clock

FCCI Chief Risk Officer Cina Welch Loves a Great Adventure

For FCCI’s chief risk officer Cina Welch, vacations mean daring adventures.

08/01/2016 By Ilene Denton


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