Farms, L&H Law/Ethics, Loss Issu…Ahhh! THEY’RE IN MY HAIR

Florida Love Bugs


“It’s okay, preacher. Just keep going.”

-The bride at an outdoor wedding I attended when the officiant kept pausing to pick lovebugs out of her veil


September in Florida and love is in the air. And by love, I mean gazillions of Plecia Nearctica aka – lovebugs.

Swarming twice annually (May and September), the little freaks are once again filling Florida’s skies with their porn. Luckily, other than the disagreement between their guts and your vehicle’s paint, they’re harmless. And if you’ve ever let one crawl on you, you probably agree that they’re actually kind of…dare I say…cute.

At the FISCE, our goal is to fill your internet with love via insightful Webinars taught by the most knowledgeable/loveable instructors on the planet. On tap this week: insuring small/hobby farms, Life/Health law & ethics, and homeowners loss settlement issues. I could go on but your attention span is fleeing faster than lovebugs from a lab (or did they? Check out this week’s factoid) so I’ll get to it. Here are this week’s highlights:

  • “Kinda’ laid back?!” That John Denver is full of $*^%. Life on your insured’s farm is hectic and risky. Join Sam “Dad Jokes Ain’t Bad Jokes” Bennett Tuesday morning for a hay ride through the many risks of small/hobby farming and how to insure them. 
  • Give her five! Life & Health licensee friends: join Karin “I’ll Ask An Alaskan” Woofter and Wednesday morning and she’ll knock our your 5-hour requirement with you.
  • She’s got issues. Nicole “WTH’s Decaf?” Broch is back Wednesday afternoon for an awesome hour on identifying and avoiding issues with loss settlement in homeowners insurance.  

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 grab a partner and fly to the bottom of this newsletter for a little something special. 

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

Kevin “Working on an App for Single Lovebugs” Amrhein, CIC, CBIA

Florida Insurance School Continuing Education (FISCE)

Facebook ‌ LinkedIn ‌ YouTube ‌


Like all native Floridians, I grew up believing that lovebugs were created in and escaped from a lab at the University of Florida. It’s not clear where this story originated, but much to the disappointment of UF’s rival school fans, it’s only a story.

Entomologists believe the species migrated to Florida around the 1940s from the Yucatan. This article reviews more myths and facts about what I think we all agree are the true state symbol of the Sunshine State.