Construction Contracts, Retirees, FL < ME

Florida Insurance School Continuing Education FISCE


“I read the contract. It’s clear and fair. I’m so happy we understand each other!”

-No construction insured, ever



The two Webinar topics on tap this week – construction contracts, financial issues for retirees - got me thinking about a drive I made recently from Tallahassee to central Florida. Shortly after merging onto the Turnpike, unless you’re driving with your eyes closed (please don’t) it’s impossible not to notice the sprawling development and construction taking place in all directions. This visual evidence of the explosive growth of The Villages confirms Census Bureau data that the 55+ community was the fastest growing metro area in the country between 2010 – 2020.

Which leads me back to our Webinars this week. As an insurance pro in Florida, chances are good that either the construction industry or retirees (or both!) are in your target demographic. What a week we have on tap for you! I could go on but your attention span is disappearing faster than undeveloped land around The Villages so I’ll get to it. Here are this week’s highlights:

  • “Perhaps I should read th…” (*abruptly signs contract without reading.) FISCE’s construction insurance guru Cathy “on a mission” Trischan is back in the hotseat Thursday morning to share her expertise on helping contractor insureds understand just how the heck they’re on the hook.
  • How do you hope to spend your golden years? Answer: with a huge wad of dough. Join Chris “always on spring break” Amrhein Thursday afternoon as he helps you help yourself and others by understanding financial and insurance products designed to relieve stress during retirement. 

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 retire south to the bottom of this newsletter for a little something special.  

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

 Kevin “Florida’s Friendliest HomeCLown” Amrhein, CIC, CBIA

Florida Insurance School Continuing Education (FISCE)

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With our retiree-friendly financial rules (or lack thereof) and explosive population growth in retiree-focused communities like The Villages, it makes perfect sense that our state has the nation’s highest percentage of population over 65…except we don’t.

Turns out there’s more wisdom in Maine. The Pine Tree State leads the nation with 20.6 percent of its population over age 65, besting Florida (we’re a very close second) by a tenth of a percent.