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COVID 19 Panel Discussion - ABEN

Total Credits: 1 including 1 CE Credit

Average Rating:
Professional Development |  Professional Development - Operations and Human Resources
BG Murphy |  James Whittle |  William Large, Esq.
1 hr



This session will provide attendees a look at COVID-19 from a regulatory and statutory view point. It will also provide an overview of pending cases before the courts, potential legislation, and committees in the Florida House and Senate reviewing the impact of COVID-19 to Florida.

Course Materials


BG Murphy's Profile

BG Murphy Related seminars and products

Director of Government Affairs

Florida Association of Insurance Agents

FAIA Director of Government Affairs BG Murphy joined FAIA in 2020 from Sentry Insurance where he served as the Government Affairs regional director for the past two years. In his role with Sentry, Murphy managed advocacy efforts on behalf of the carrier for 15 eastern states, including Florida.

Prior to his time at Sentry, BG worked at the Florida Department of Financial Services under two chief financial officers, Jimmy Patronis and Jeff Atwater, as the legislative affairs director and deputy legislative affairs director, respectively. He began his career in Florida’s legislative process as a legislative assistant to Rep. Halsey Bashears in the Florida House of Representatives.

BG and his wife reside in Tallahassee with their two children.

James Whittle's Profile

James Whittle Related seminars and products

Associate General Counsel and Chief Claims Counsel

James (“Jim”) Whittle is Associate General Counsel and Chief Claims Counsel to the American Property Casualty Insurance Association. Jim is responsible for automobile, catastrophe, claims and property issues. He has nearly three decades of experience in these subjects with APCIA, its predecessor, the American Insurance Association, and in corporate and private practice.

Jim’s work product can be found in myriad regulations, legislation and court decisions across the country. He is widely recognized as an expert in the legal, regulatory and public policy issues arising out of motor vehicle use and catastrophes such as Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy. Jim is a sought after speaker and has appeared widely in print, radio and televised media. He has been a featured presenter at many leading conferences and has testified many times before regulators, legislators and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

A long-time litigator before he left private practice, Jim is a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® rated Lawyer. He is admitted to bars of the District of Columbia, Maryland and United States Supreme Court.

William Large, Esq.'s Profile

William Large, Esq. Related seminars and products

Florida Justice Reform Institute

William W. Large is a passionate advocate for legal reform and an experienced attorney who led Gov. Jeb Bush's fight to reform medical malpractice rules to cap damage awards. As president of the Florida Justice Reform Institute (FJRI), Mr. Large is responsible for the daily operations of FJRI, which is a lobbying organization in Tallahassee, FL. Mr. Large brings extensive legal and political expertise to our advocacy group and has worked in the highest levels of Florida government to bring about civil justice and tort reform.

Prior to serving as president, Mr. Large served as Governor Bush's deputy chief of staff and was responsible for coordinating and advancing Governor Bush's vision from the governor's executive office to several state agencies, including: the Agency for Health Care Administration; the Agency for Persons with Disabilities; the Department of Health; the Department of Children and Families; the Department of Elder Affairs; the Department of Veteran Affairs; and the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

State Specific Details

State Approval Information Details

FL -This course has been approved by the Department of Financial Services for insurance continuing education credit. Approved for one (1) hour CE credit, #116289, General Lines (Property & Casualty)



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