Here come the alligators

Recently, an 11-ft. alligator made its way into a homeowner’s swimming pool in Sarasota, FL after busting through the patio screen. A seven-ft. alligator caused a traffic jam on Easter …

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2018 best and worst car brands

Finding your ideal car is a challenge. “Knowledge of reliable or well performing brands, is a great place to start,” says Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, Florida’s largest …

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2018 Boating Trends

National Marine Manufacturers Association reports boat sales have increased every year for the past six years. Florida leads in boat sales and this year is expected to be no different, …

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Winners and Losers from the 2018 Florida Legislature

This year’s legislative session was unique. The tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School prompted action from lawmakers, shifting the agenda toward the end. According to the Tampa Bay Times, …

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Self-storage, a blessing or a curse?

Self-storage is a $38 billion a year industry. According to Sparefoot, an online source for self-storage information, over nine percent of households rent a self-storage unit. While Floridians spend an …

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Too old to drive?

The Florida Highway Patrol reports recently, that an elderly man was driving the wrong way on a Florida highway in an RV. The RV struck a truck head on, killing …

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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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Thousands of Man-of-Wars take over Florida beaches

“Central and south Florida beaches are seeing what looks like blue balloons wash up on shore but beware of the sting,” warns Ellsworth Buck, Vice President of GreatFlorida Insurance, Florida’s …

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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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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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