The Florida Restoration Symposium

If you want to know your legal rights as a restoration contractor and learn how you can earn more money and collect what’s owed to you from insurance companies, this is the event for you. Plus, you’ll get live Q&A time with Harvey Cohen, an attorney who focuses in insurance claims.
If you want to know how insurance adjusters think and how they differentiate the restoration contractors they prefer to do business with, this event is for you. Plus, you’ll get live Q&A time with Peter Crosa, a nationally-known insurance claims marketing expert, and learn exactly how to approach adjusters, network with them and get them to use your company.
If you want to know how to use social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc) and optimize your website to come up on top of the search engines when your potential clients need your services, this event is for you. A complete breakdown of what a website needs to work better will be presented.
This will be a fantastic seminar, designed specifically for disaster restoration business owners.

Florida Restoration Symposium
Westin Hotel
400 Corporate Drive
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33334
August 23, 2013
8 AM to 5 PM
Receive IICRC credit for attending
                                       Harvey Teaching Class  TBU workshop in work mode 
Cohen Battisti, Attorneys at Law are invited speakers.

Indoor Air Quality Radio Interview- Overhead and Profit

Attorney Paul Zeniewicz is a featured guest on Indoor Air Quality Radio, discussing a variety of key disaster restoration legal issues. From the landmark Florida Supreme Court decision in Trinidad on contractors’ overhead and profit, to the myth of “three trades”, find out more on how insurance companies must restore policyholders’ damaged property to its pre-loss condition, and avoiding common mistakes contractors make that affect them collecting payment from insurance companies.

Paul T. Zeniewicz interview- Over Head and Profit

Harvey Cohen interview- Insurance claim disputes

Florida Insurance Commissioner: Individual Insurance Rates to Rise 30 to 40 Percent Next Year

Floridians could face substantial increases if they buy health insurance through the state’s new exchange under Obamacare next year.

According to a report from the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation issued last week, insurance premiums will increase 5 to 20 percent for small businesses and 30 to 40 percent for individual plans, on average.

Starting in 2014 under the Affordable Care Act, all Americans must have insurance coverage or face paying penalties of either $95 or 1 percent of adjusted gross income, whichever is higher. Individuals purchasing their own insurance will have options under a four-tier system from state exchanges with major insurance companies. Open enrollment begins on Oct. 1 with coverage taking effect Jan. 1.

Eleven health insurance carriers have entered the state’s exchange-based program for individual insurance in all 67 of Florida’s counties.  Carriers will offer at least basic benefits that cover everyone who applies, and can no longer deny applicants with pre-existing medical conditions. These changes are the thrust for the increase to premiums, according to Kevin McCarty, Florida Insurance Commissioner. There are also limits on how age affects premiums for older patients, a cap on deductibles and new comprehensive benefits plans.

Article written by Cohen Battisti, Attorneys at Law