The Time of Year That Really Blows 🌬️

Florida Insurance School Continuing Education FISCE


“So is that, like, um, gonna’ be a thing?”

-New residents who flocked to FL in the early 1900s reacting to their first hurricane


Thanks to everyone who said hello at the LAAIA annual convention last week in Hollywood. It was a pleasure to see so many of your smiling faces and give away a few legendary FISCE t-shirts!

By the time you read this, Florida will have felt the impact of two tropical events (Elsa and Fred) this season already with Grace looming. As we approach the peak of the season, please consider steering your insureds to – a webpage packed with helpful information and guidance from the Department of Financial Services.

Speaking of peaking: get a load of our Webinar schedule this week and next! I could go on but your attention span is dropping faster than barometric pressure over FL in September so I’ll get to it. Here are this week’s highlights:

  • Father knows best. Legendary insurance educator Terry “Everyone’s Insurance Dad” Tadlock is back Tuesday afternoon to share his fascinating perspective on agency culture and its effect on Ethics and E&O.   
  • Give her five! Life & Health licensee friends: if you’re in need of your 5-Hour Law & Ethics Update credit, Join Karin “I’ll Ask an Alaskan” Woofter Wednesday morning and she’ll knock it out with you!
  • Additional Insured endorsements + contractors = HUGE pain in your a#^. Luckily, Cathy “On a Mission” Trischan is back Wednesday afternoon with the answers you need to make the essential task of AI endorsements bearable.
  • This. Is. (Insurance) Jeopardy! Master insurance technician Steve “He Ain’t” Lyon was inexplicably passed over for the show’s hosting gig, but we’re fortunate to have him return Thursday morning for his insanely popular Insurance Jeopardy! Webinar. How much fake money can you can lose?
  • “I Know I should know this, but..” Social Security & Medicare were designed to be simple, yet nothing is further from the truth. Luckily, Chris “Always on Spring Break” Amrhein has been there, done that, and wants to guide you Thursday afternoon to the promised land of maximized government benefits!

For more info about what we’re up to, see the list below and/or review the full Webinar Schedule on the website.

Finally, if you’re an unapologetic lover of our fine state be sure to blow to the bottom of this newsletter for a little something special.

That’s all for now. Until the next round…cheers!

Kevin “Year-Round Blowhard” Amrhein, CIC, CBIA

Florida Insurance School Continuing Education (FISCE)

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Three-out-of-four is pretty good…unless you’re talking about CAT-5 hurricanes. In which case, no, it’s actually very, very bad.

While numerous storms have achieved Category Five status offshore, according to NOAA historical data, only four have held that distinction while making landfall in the U.S. Of the four, three came ashore in the Sunshine State: the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935 (Keys), Andrew (1992 – Homestead) and Michael (2018 – Western Panhandle.) The only one we’ve dodged was 1969’s Camille which came ashore as a CAT-5 in coastal Mississippi.