James E. Drake, CPCU, CLU, ARM. Jim Drake is a licensed insurance agent as well as Vice President of Cynanotary Insurance Agency in Lauderhill, FL. His experience in the insurance industry has included risk management positions with Metropolitan Life, PepsiCo Inc., and Price Communications Corporation. He was an executive with E. G. Bowman Co. Inc., a national insurance brokerage, and most recently spent 27 years as Executive Vice President at McKinley Financial Services Inc., managing all property and casualty functions.
Jim received a degree in economics from City College, City University of New York and earned a Master in Business Administration degree from Baruch College. He holds the designations of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Associate in Risk Management (ARM) and has been engaged over the years as a certified insurance instructor in various Continuing Education Programs. Jim has been, in addition, a contributor to industry-related publications, including Rough Notes. A resident of Sunrise in Broward County, he is active in business organizations.
The course will present a review of hurricane characteristics and forecasting, emphasizing policies insuring hurricane losses, coverage questions and underwriting changes since Hurricane Andrew of 1992. In addition, types of insurance policies, the impact of hurricanes on the insurance industry will be discussed.
This course is designed as a self-paced course done entirely online at your convenience.
This course has been approved by the Florida Department of Financial Services f..
The Surplus Lines Agent License (1-20) allows the licensee to handle the placement of insurance coverages with unauthorized insurers and to place such coverages with authorized insurers as to which the licensee is not licensed as an agent. The Surplus Lines CE Course provides an overview of surplus lines insurance, the regulatory processes, distribution systems, unauthorized insurance entities and details on the Florida Surplus Lines Service Office (FSLSO), Rules of Practice and the Florida Stat..