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Why is Florida Insurance So Different – Podcast with Harry Levine Insurance

Posted on May 18, 2021 by Kelly Donahue Piro

Why Is Florida Insurance So Different – Podcast with Harry Levine Insurance

In this episode of the Ridiculously Amazing Insurance Agent podcast, host Kelly Donahue-Piro interviews Julie Levine and Jason Levine, of Harry Levine Insurance. Florida is a very unique insurance state and if you thought that running an insurance agency in your state was hard, Florida, I guarantee, is harder. The husband and wife team at Harry Levine Insurance will walk you through all of the challenges of selling insurance in Florida and how they are thinking creatively to manage change.


Episode Highlights:

  • Julie and Jason share their background. (2:37)
  • Jason shares what’s been going on in Florida. (6:50)
  • How do Julie and Jason organize an agency that’s facing rate increases of 40%? (10:39)
  • Jason details the blog he created. (16:47)
  • Julie shares how they handle their interns. (21:02)
  • Jason shares their experience of having an outsider in their agency. (25:36)
  • Where do Julie and Jason see the insurance industry in the future? (31:47)
  • Jason mentions the agency they acquired in 2010. (38:38)


Key Quotes:

  • “We’re trying to keep it light to help with their mental health and just understanding that the days are stressful. So, whatever we can do to help or provide flexibility and certain things to help them so that they’re not hating coming to work every day.” – Julie Levine
  • “Communication is everything. It’s one of those universal truths that it’s not just an insurance agency thing, it’s just how much can we talk about these things, and talk about the marketplace, and talk about how these are the things we’re facing. But, this isn’t something unique to our agency.” – Jason Levine
  • “You have to inspect what you expect. And, you have to get down and dirty and be a part of the team…Not just some figure off to the side.” – Jason Levine


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