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29 May 2018 0 Comments Category: Uncategorized

Sales Tax Holiday for Hurricane Supplies – June 1st – 7th

If your business sells items like batteries, flashlights, generators, or coolers, you need to be aware of the upcoming Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday.  For the first week in June 2018, certain items will be exempt from the state sales tax if they meet certain price restrictions. All day June 1st through June 7th, the sale of the following items will be exempt from the state sales tax: Selling for $10 or less: Reusable ice packs Selling for $20 or less: Any portable self-powered light source (powered by battery, solar, […]
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29 May 2018 0 Comments Category: Uncategorized

Sun Sentinel Names Frank H. Furman, Inc. – Top Workplace 2018

  For the third consecutive year, Frank H. Furman, Inc. has been awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by The Sun Sentinel, clearly demonstrating to the public, what employees already know. The collective work ethic and unwavering integrity demonstrated by Furman employees at all levels is key to not only growing the agency, but crucial in keeping Furman Insurance one of the best places to work. “Top Workplaces is more than just recognition,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “Our research shows organizations that earn the award attract better talent, […]
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13 April 2017 0 Comments Category: Uncategorized

Sun Sentinel Names Frank H. Furman, Inc. – Top Workplace 2017

Furman Insurance has been awarded a 2017 Top Workplaces honor by The Sun Sentinel. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few. “The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits.” says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to […]
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10 March 2017 0 Comments Category: Uncategorized

Frank H. Furman, Inc.’s Roofing Risk Advisors listed as Top Specialist Broker

For Immediate Release For More Information: Allison Sorenson 954-943-5050 x 271 allison@furmaninsurance.com   Frank H. Furman, Inc.’s Roofing Risk Advisors listed as Top Specialist Broker Roofing Risk Advisors Focuses on Roofing Risk and Insurance   (Pompano Beach, Florida, March 10, 2017) Roofing Risk Advisors (RRA), a division of Frank H. Furman, Inc. is known for providing a competitive advantage to their roofing clients by structuring and managing proven risk reduction strategies in the roofing industry.  The agency is also now known as a Top Specialist Broker by Insurance Business America […]
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9 February 2017 0 Comments Category: Uncategorized

Confined Space in Construction – Alert Bulletin

In recent weeks there have been 2 South Florida confined space incidents on construction sites that have left 4 workers dead and a firefighter seriously injured.  The dangers of confined spaces have been documented for ages and the OSHA regulation has been on the books for over a year. On Tuesday, February 7, a representative of the Ft. Lauderdale Area OSHA office indicated that they will be taking a critical look at confined spaces on construction sites. A confined space is defined as fitting all three criteria: Is large enough […]
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11 January 2017 0 Comments Category: Uncategorized

Auto Claims Face a Bumpy Road Ahead

Author: John E. Cantwell and Dorothy E. Kelly Auto insurers are embarking on a ride into the unknown as motorists clock record mileage on U.S. roads and insurer underwriting results start to reflect a surge in driving. The Great Recession of 2008 pushed mileage downward as never before, until driving started to rebound and the negative trend reversed in 2012. Today, an improving economy and falling gas prices have more people driving more often. Miles driven set new records in 2015, and seasonally adjusted mileage continues to increase. Americans drove […]
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23 November 2016 0 Comments Category: Uncategorized

New Overtime Rule Blocked By Federal Judge

Rule Will Not Take Effect On December 1.  Yesterday, a federal judge in Texas blocked the U.S. Department of Labor’s (USDOL’s) overtime rule from taking effect on December 1, handing an eleventh-hour victory to employers across the country. The regulation was scheduled to take effect on Dec. 1. It would raise the salary limit below which workers automatically qualified for overtime pay to $47,476 from $23,660.  The judge, Amos L. Mazzant III of the Eastern District of Texas, ruled that the Obama administration had exceeded its authority by raising the overtime […]
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18 November 2016 0 Comments Category: Uncategorized

Update on Florida Workers’ Comp Market

The average claimant attorney fee per award for the period May through September of 2016 increased by 22% compared to the same period May through September of 2015.  Note: There may be multiple attorney fee awards per case. The number of claimant attorney fee awards for the period May through September 2016 increased by 5% compared to the same period May through September 2015. The total dollars of claimant attorney fees awarded for the period May through September of 2016 increased by 27% compared to the same period May through […]
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