Living with Your HOA

62 million Americans are in a homeowners association (HOA), according to the Community Associations Institute. That translates into, 24 percent of U.S. homes belonging to community associations. “Most homeowners don’t …

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Algae Plagues Florida Beaches and Waterways

“Fishing, tourism and public health are vulnerable to algae this year in Florida”, observes Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, Florida’s leading independent boat insurance company. Red Tide A …

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Make Independence Day unforgettable-in a good way

On July 4th people across the country express their American patriotism by celebrating Independence Day.  A quick history refresher- On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was officially adopted, …

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New Florida Law Stops Overpaying for Prescriptions

“Even with health insurance, prescription medicine is sky rocketing,” observes Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance. Thankfully, change is coming. A Florida law beginning July 1 may save you …

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Could Florida Ban Sunscreen?

Hawaiian lawmakers recently passed a bill prohibiting the sale of sunscreen containing chemicals known to harm coral reefs. “Once signed by governor David Ige, it will be the first law …

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Trashing the ocean

2018 Earth Day is this Sunday, April 22. The theme for this year’s Earth Day focuses on ending plastic pollution. Single-use plastic is believed to be the biggest source of …

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Preparing your house to sale

Spring is an ideal time to list your home for sale. But before it is listed on the market, be sure it is attractive to buyers. According to survey by …

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Coping with tragedy

Across the country hearts are heavy, grieving the tragic school shooting in Parkland, Florida. “These tragedies impact our communities-our parents, our children, our school professionals, our first responders-the mental health …

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Cell Phone Addiction

“Cell phones are no longer just phones, but so much more,” says Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, Florida’s largest independent auto insurance agency. They store our calendars and …

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Allstate Insurance Agent

Why are Captive Insurance Agents Suffering?

The Captive Insurance Agency model, like that of Allstate and StateFarm, initially enjoyed much popularity among those interested in entering the P&C insurance industry. Yet, over time, this captive model has …

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