ALSO HAPPENING TODAY – FLORIDA CHAMBER KICKS OFF INSURANCE SUMMIT IN MIAMI—The Florida Chamber’s 2017 Insurance Summit kicks off today at the JW Marriott in Miami. The two-day event is meant to bring together industry leaders to discuss ways the state can build a “safer, stronger future for Florida’s consumers.”

The event kicks off with welcome remarks a “state of Florida’s Future” speech at8:30 a.m.byDavid Hart, the executive vice president of the Chamber of Commerce.Bryon Ehrhart, the global head of strategic growth & development at Aon, is expected to take the stage around8:50 a.m.to give a speech titled “Insurance Reality Check: How Are We Doing.” The event also features a panel discussion with members of the media on ways to educate consumers, and a discussion called “Preparing for the Storm: Hurricane Forecasting, Modeling and Aftermath.”Lorilee Medders, the director of the Florida Catastrophic Storm Risk Management Center, will moderate that panel, which featuresRichard Knabb, the director of the National Hurricane Center, andBryan Koon, director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management.

CFOJeff Atwateris slated to give the keynote address during lunch; whileRobert McClure, the president and CEO of the James Madison Institute, will discuss insurance reforms needed now. The afternoon is expected to be full of panels discussing assignment of benefits, including a panel on who profits from fraud and abuse, and steps to fix the problems. The summit runs throughFriday.

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