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Summer Internship Gulfshore Insurance2Beginning in May 2016, Gulfshore Insurance will launch the Accelerated Development Program, an internship program which provides current college students with challenging assignments, training, and valuable exposure to our company’s leadership team.

The Accelerated Development Program enables participants to build a strong foundation of diverse skill sets for a successful and fulfilling career in Business and Personal Risk Management through customized rotations.

This tailor-made program provides access to industry knowledge in conjunction with competency-based development to prepare individuals upon graduation for a career at Gulfshore Insurance. As such, we seek the best of the best to become program members.
To be considered for acceptance, you currently must attend college and hold a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

The Accelerated Development Program provides access to:

  • Sales, Marketing, & Risk Management
  • Commercial, Personal, & Employee Benefits Support

This program is completed after an 8-week summer assignment –– with consideration for permanent placement upon graduation and after successful completion of a 4-40 insurance license.

Your experiences in the program will be designed to help you develop a sound foundation in business and personal risk management. It also will provide you quicker opportunities for advancement.

For consideration into the Accelerated Development Program for Summer 2016, please submit your resume to tschilling@gulfshoreinsurance.com.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) made important changes to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). These changes are the result of continued implementation of the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 (HFIAA) and the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (BW12). Highlights of the changes include the following and apply to new insurance policies and renewals effective on or after April 1, 2016:

Beginning April 1, 2016, the total average premium increase for all NFIP policies will be 9%. The actual increase for an individual policy may be higher, based on the specific underwriting criteria.

The largest increases will be felt by Pre-FIRM homeowners (homes built prior to 1974 in the City of Naples and 1979 in Collier County), as well as those properties newly mapped from Zone X to an A Zone.

Buyers looking to obtain coverage on a home that once was in Zone X will no longer be eligible for the Preferred Policy Extension. These homes will be rated using an elevation certificate. This change may amount to a premium increase of hundreds of dollars per year. Affected property owners may want to explore obtaining a Letter of Map Amendment (LOMA). If the home qualifies, NFIP will place the property back in Zone X.

Owners of older homes (Pre-FIRM) will lose the subsidized rates if they allow their policy to lapse more than 90 days. Remember those five-figure premiums we were seeing after BW12?

Have a question about Flood Insurance? Let Gulfshore Insurance be your resource.

Too often, homeowners fail to protect their most prized possessions through proper loss prevention. A proactive approach to loss prevention means fewer claims in the future; and fewer claims equal less hassles, less expenses, and a better experience for all.

Gulfshore Insurance has created its Private Risk Services practice as a boutique personal risk management service for affluent and high-net-worth clients. Part of our service offering includes Loss Prevention guidance. We believe this is an important component to an overall personal risk management program, which can ultimately save our clients time, money and the loss of personal property.

Below are several important components to a comprehensive Loss Prevention Program: Read more

NAPLES, FL (March 2, 2016) – Gulfshore Insurance, a leading insurance agency, has announced the promotion of Paige Moore, Personal Lines Manager, to Vice President of Personal Services. In her new role, Paige will provide strategic direction for the Personal Lines Service Team and oversee the development of new associates in alignment with the agency’s growth goals.

“We are very excited for Paige’s growth within the company. She is an exceptional member of our team and consistently provides an impeccable experience to our clients,” said Michelle Gleeson, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

Moore has been with Gulfshore Insurance for a total of 20 years. She began her career with Gulfshore Insurance in 1986 as a Personal Lines Account Executive where she was responsible for servicing over 1,800 personal lines clients. Moore left Gulfshore Insurance in 2001, relocating to New Jersey, and later rejoined the agency in 2011 as the Personal Lines Manager. Moore currently leads a team of 30 employees who are responsible for servicing over 6,500 clients and $4.7 million in revenue.

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NAPLES, FL (February 29, 2016) – Gulfshore Insurance, a leading insurance agency, has announced the promotion of John Keller, Director of Risk Management & Claims, to the position of Vice President of Commercial Sales. In his new role, Keller will oversee the day-to-day management of the Commercial Sales Team and focus on the recruitment and development of new Commercial Lines Client Advisors.

“John has done an excellent job building the Risk Management and Claims support services that have been so vital to Gulfshore Insurance. I look forward to John’s contributions in the development of our growing Commercial Lines Sales Team,” said Jack Powers, Chief Sales Officer.

Keller joined Gulfshore Insurance in 2011. In his role as Director of Risk Management, John partnered with Commercial Client Advisors in the field, supporting their sales efforts with key prospects and providing ongoing service to clients. John has also been an important member of Gulfshore Insurance’s Strategic Management Team over the past three years.

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