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Celebrating 60 Years

FCCI celebrated 60 years of keeping promises on April 3, 2019 with an event in the Sarasota corporate headquaters that was live-streamed to each FCCI regional office. 

Chairman of the Board, President and CEO Craig Johnson recognized FCCI's devoted teammates and agents. "You are responsible for our six-decade landmark success and tremendous growth and the reason we are able to celebrate 60 successful years in the industry," he said. 

Johnson then welcomed keynote speaker and leadership guru, John C. Maxwell, to share his insights and inspiration with FCCI’s team. Maxwell ’s address included key points from his latest book, Leadershift: The 11 Essential Changes Every Leader Must Embrace, highlighting that the future will be faster and shorter, and being agile, flexible leaders in this fast environment will determine our success. He applauded FCCI's legacy of keeping promises and building a unique culture, even including Johnson in his Minute with Maxwell series on the topic of culture. 

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FCCI Offers Career Opportunities

“We believe our focus on creating opportunities for young professionals is a part of our 2025 strategic plan,” says FCCI's Lisa Krouse, Board Member and Chief Administrative Officer. 

FCCI employees, for instance Robby Hukill, Commercial Lines Underwriter, regularly talk to high school and college students about careers in the insurance industry during campus visits and career fairs. “I think insurance is a mislabeled career, and I think there’s kind of that stereotype that it’s boring or for old people,” Hukill says. “They don’t understand what it encompasses. Being younger myself, I feel like I can relate and touch on the topics they’re curious about.”

 

Members of FCCI's Young Professionals Group

FCCI's opportunities for Young Professionals highlighted in the Business Observer

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FCCI Insurance Program to Benefit Indiana Manfacturers Association (IMA) Members

April 30, 2019 — IMA announced it is partnering with FCCI’s Midwest regional office in Indianapolis as their preferred insurance carrier. FCCI’s coverage, available to eligible IMA Members, will include General Liability, Workers’ Compensation, Property, Commercial Auto, Equipment and Umbrella. The partnership will be effective July 1, 2019. 

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FCCI Insurance Group Recognized with Local Public Relations Award

April 19, 2019 — The Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (CWC-FPRA) recognized the area’s best work in public relations, marketing and communications during its “2019 Image Awards: All that Glitters is Gold" event this week. Among the award winners was FCCI Insurance Group, receiving an award of distinction for the FCCI website. 

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FCCI Insurance Group Marks 60th Anniversary

April 9, 2019 — FCCI Insurance Group celebrated our 60th anniversary on April 3 with an event featuring keynote speaker, author and leadership coach John C. Maxwell.

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K&S Insurance Named First FCCI Insurance Group Chairman's Club Member in the Southwest Region

February 6, 2019 — FCCI Insurance Group has named K&S Insurance, Inc., of Rockwell, Texas, as the first Chairman's Club member in the Southwest Region. The Chairman's Club rewards FCCI's highest performing agency partners with enhanced benefits to support and service their customers while growing profitably with FCCI.  

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FCCI Places Second on United Way Suncoast's Most Generous Workplaces List 

December 12, 2018 — United Way Suncoast announced its Most Generous Workplaces in 2018, and FCCI is second on the list. We're proud to support the efforts of United Way Suncoast that make a difference in Sarasota, Manatee, DeSoto, Pinellas and Hillsborogh counties. 

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Illlinois Storms and Tornados

After severe storms and tornados, the Illinois Governor declared Christian County a state disaster area. To assist affected policyholders in these areas during the recovery process, the Illinois Department of Insurance has requested insurers follow these guidelines:

  • Refrain from issuing notices of cancellation and nonrenewal for affected policyholders or affected property from November 23, 2018 to January 23, 2019;
  • Provide to affected policyholders extensions of policy provisions or other requirements that impose a time limit to perform any act, includingthe submission of a claim or proof of loss, reporting of information, submission of bills, or payment of funds;
  • Provide extensions of time to make repairs on affected property;
  • Refrain from using certain reasons for cancellation and non-renewal, otherwise permitted by law;
  • Consider exceptions to policy requirements or underwriting guidelines, where appropriate, that cannot be met as a result of this disaster.

For further information or assistance from FCCI Insurance Group, please contact FCCI at 1-800-824-2513.

The Illinois Department of Insurance is available for filing a complaint regarding any disaster related dispute or issue by calling their toll free complaint line 866-445-5364 or by filing a complaint online at https://mc.insurance.illinois.gov/messagecenter.nsf

USFSM Risk Management and Insurance Program Expanding Rapidly: Partnership with FCCI Insurance Group Helps Accelerate Growth

November 28, 2018 — As the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee (USFSM) continues to expand its academic offerings to meet the workforce needs of local employers, one program in particular is attracting students to a field that is growing rapidly and providing well-paying jobs: risk management and insurance.

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FCCI Insurance Group Becomes First to Sponsor Home in Hammock Place, Making the Company's Fifth Habitat for Humanity Sarasota Home

October 17, 2018 — FCCI announces it is once again partnering with Habitat for Humanity Sarasota, becoming the first to fully sponsor a home in Hammock Place, a new 40-home neighborhood conveniently located just east of Beneva Road on 17th Street. This marks the fifth home FCCI has committed to financially and with volunteerism.

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FCCI Again Named as a Best Place to Work in Insurance

September 28, 2018 — FCCI Insurance Group was again named a Best Place to Work by Business Insurance magazine. Rankings will be announced in November, but we couldn't wait to share the news! FCCI is among the top Medium Employers on this national list, which includes agencies, brokers and carriers with the highest levels of employee engagement and satisfaction. 

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Craig Johnson Recognized as Influential Business Leader

September 12, 2018 — Florida Trend Magazine named FCCI's Chairman of the Board, President & CEO Craig Johnson one Florida's 500 Most Influential Business Leaders. Craig used the platform to promote careers in the insurance industry and giving back to the community.

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FCCI is Among the Top Companies on Florida’s Gulf Coast

August 10, 2018 — FCCI ranked #33 – up three spots from 2017 – in the Business Observer’s Annual list of Top 500 largest companies on Florida’s Gulf Coast. The list ranks companies in nine counties by revenue.

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FCCI Makes Top 100 Best Companies List for Tenth Year

July 23, 2018 — For the tenth year in a row, FCCI is honored to be named one of Florida’s Best Large Companies to Work For by Florida Trend magazine. We are grateful to our FCCI teammates who participate in the survey — we appreciate you and are committed to being a best employer for you! — and to Best Companies for including us in this recognition. FCCI was again the only Sarasota company on the Large Companies list, and one of only eight headquartered in Florida. 

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FCCI: One of the Most Generous Workplaces in the Florida Suncoast Area 

November 13, 2017 — United Way Suncoast announced its Most Generous Workplaces in 2017, and FCCI is second on the list. We're proud to support the efforts of United Way Suncoast that make a difference in the lives of people across the region. 

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FCCI Named as a Best Place to Work in Insurance

November 2017 — FCCI Insurance Group was named a Best Place to Work by Business Insurance magazine. We're pleased to be ranked the #2 Medium Employer in this national list, which includes agencies, brokers and carriers with the highest levels of employee engagement and satisfaction. 

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FCCI Appoints Mike Welch to Board of Directors

September 26, 2017 — Effective October 1, FCCI welcomes James Michael Welch as a new board member. After a 30-year relationship with FCCI as an agent, Mike brings considerable industry expertise and agent perspective to the board. 

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FCCI Makes Top 100 Best Companies List for Ninth Year

July 26, 2017 — For the ninth consecutive year, FCCI has been named one of Florida’s Best Large Companies to Work For by Florida Trend magazine. FCCI was the only Sarasota company and one of only eight companies headquartered in Florida named in the Large category. 

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FCCI Announces New Board Member

May 26, 2017 — Former Florida State Senator Lisa Carlton will join FCCI's Board of Directors on July 1. She brings a wealth of knowledge in agribusiness, state legislation and community service.

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FCCI Announces New Leadership in the Gulf Coast Region

May 16, 2017 — FCCI announces the promotions of Tiffany Hawkins to regional vice president, and Trey Stone to assistant vice president in the Gulf Coast Region. Tom Quaka, who led the region for the past 20 years, will remain an integral part of FCCI’s leadership team. He will assist Hawkins and Stone through the transition, then work with Chairman of the Board, President & CEO Craig Johnson on company-wide initiatives. 

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FCCI Launches Cell Phone-Free Driving Campaign

March 28, 2017 — FCCI will kick off a month-long “I Promise to Drive Cell Phone-Free” campaign in April – Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Teammates and their family members will make a commitment to drive cell phone-free for the month. 

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FCCI Wellness Initiative Featured in Employee Benefit Adviser

January 19, 2017 — FCCI wellbeing, performance and development consultant Kristi Hoskinson and our latest wellness initiative are featured on Employee Benefit Adviser. The initiative challenged teammates to focus on one of the eight dimensions of wellness: emotional, physical, vocational, environmental, intellectual, social, financial and spiritual, and make a change to one behavior for 30 days. 

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FCCI is One of the Most Generous Workplaces in the Suncoast

December 30, 2016— United Way Suncoast named FCCI the #2 most generous workplace in Sarasota and DeSoto counties for 2016, just behind Publix Supermarkets. We’re proud to support an organization that gives back to help local communities!

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FCCI Offers Teammates Opportunity to Focus on One Thing

December 16, 2016 — FCCI challenged teammates to focus on one thing that they would like to improve or change about their lives. Nearly 300 teammates participated and those who completed the challenge were recognized with prizes.

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FCCI Insurance Group Receives Toastmasters International Corporate Recognition Award

November 1, 2016 — FCCI was presented with the 2016-2017 Toastmasters International Corporation of the Year Award for enhancing employee engagement through continuing support of Toastmasters’ Communication and Leadership programs.

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FCCI Sponsors Third Habitat for Humanity Home

October 3, 2016 — We are excited to sponsor our third Habitat for Humanity Sarasota & ReStores home! Many of our teammates will work alongside the future homeowner to help with the building process along the way.

FCCI Insurance Group Makes Top 100 Best Companies List for Eighth Consecutive Year

July 21, 2016 — For the eighth year in a row, FCCI has been named one of Florida’s Best Companies To Work For by Florida Trend magazine. We’re #11 in the Best Large Companies category, and the highest ranking insurance carrier on the list!

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FCCI Designated Health Champion by the American Diabetes Association

July 8, 2016 — FCCI’s commitment to making the health and wellness of our teammates and their families a priority has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association. We are honored to be designated a Corporate Elite #ADAHealthChampion! This is the highest level that could be achieved, and we received the recognition due to our high ranking in nutrition & weight management, physical activity and organizational well-being.

FCCI Partners with Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC)

June 1, 2016 — FCCI has partnered with the Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio chapters of Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) to provide commercial package, auto and umbrella insurance coverage and surety bonds to eligible contractor members through FCCI Contractors Select.

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FCCI Insurance Group Appoints Lisa Krouse to Board of Directors

April 1, 2016 — FCCI Insurance Group has appointed Lisa Krouse, Esq., SPHR, SHRM-SCP, to FCCI's Board of Directors effective April 27. Krouse is FCCI's Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer and will retain her current position along with her board duties. She is the first woman to be appointed to FCCI's board.

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New Insurance Curriculum at State College of Florida

November 17, 2015 — State College of Florida will begin offering a new program in its Spring curriculum that will allow students to graduate with an associate’s degree with a specialty in Risk Management & Insurance and three professional licenses. FCCI looks forward to supporting internship and hiring opportunities for students of the program.

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FCCI Insurance Group Sponsors Second Habitat for Humanity Sarasota Home

September 10, 2015 — FCCI is again sponsoring a Habitat for Humanity home in Sarasota. The new home will be located at 5225 Ventura Avenue, and the groundbreaking will take place on Tuesday, September 15. We have pledged at least 200 volunteer hours to the project, and we look forward to helping another family in need.

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FCCI Receives Review from Great Place to Work® and Makes List of 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials in the U.S.

June 23, 2015 — FCCI employees were surveyed by Great Place to Work® last year, and the results were compiled into a review that highlights what makes FCCI great in areas like professional development and training, company atmosphere, benefits and rewards. In addition, FCCI is proud to be #23 on the Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine list of 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials in the U.S.

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FCCI is Third Largest Company on Tampa Bay Business Journal List of Florida Workers’ Comp Insurers

May 1, 2015 — Tampa Bay Business Journal ranked workers’ compensation (WC) insurers by premiums written in Florida, and FCCI is #3 on the list with $125.55 million in WC written premium. We are the top-ranking company with headquarters in Florida.

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