On February 6, 2014, a group of 20 bipartisan Senators wrote to Secretary of State John Kerry requesting the Department of State to grant Temporary Protective Status (“TPS”) to certain Filipinos in the United States. Nearly three (3) months ago, Typhoon Haiyan devastated portions of the Philippines and... 
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When you fill out your insurance application, you’re asked to provide a lot of information to your company.  You may be asked about your driving history, how many miles you drive per month or year, your home address, where you park your car overnight, and more.  Studies show that a significant number of people... 
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If you’re hoping to expand your reach as an insurance agent, try setting up at trade shows. They can be long and tedious trials, but they may reap rewards. Everyone needs insurance. Whether your show visitors choose to buy now or buy later, you can always plant seeds for future policy purchases. Partner that trade... 
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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently released a new “Most Wanted” list highlighting its top legislative priorities for enhancing safety in 2014. One of the items on the list is the improvement of helicopter safety. According to the NTSB, the past decade saw 1,470 helicopter accidents in commercial,... 
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More and more law enforcement agencies are running their own child sex sting operations in central Florida.  Last month it was Pinellas County and this time it is Lake County, Florida.  The Lake County Sheriff’s Office called it “Operation Be Mine” to coincide with Valentine’s Day.  Twenty two (22) men were... 
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Some insurance agents love the feel of a printed ad, brochure or booklet. It shows hard work and represents their goals and products tangibly. Unfortunately, the popularity of print ads has declined drastically since the advent of the internet. The Wall Street Journal once wrote that at least eight of America’s... 
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The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has published a best practices guide for investors that describes common investor problems and how they can be avoided. These are the most common complaints FINRA’s Investor Complaint Center receives, and recommendations for avoiding them. Misrepresentation Misrepresentation... 
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Michigan has a significant concentration of resident veterans – around 700,000.  However, in December, it was revealed that Michigan also has the lowest percentage of veterans who utilize benefits and services available to them. According to a report released by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency, only 142,260... 
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The parents of a boy who suffered birth injuries after being exposed to anti-seizure medication have been awarded more than $10 million by a Philadelphia jury, which decided against Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. The five-year-old boy suffered from cleft lip and other birth injuries... 
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Justin Bieber’s attorney, Roy Black, has filed a motion to block the release of the jail video after his arrest for DUI and drag racing.  Various newspaper organizations have been making Public Record Requests for the video.  The video in Bieber’s case would possibly show him being booked into the jail... 
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