Business Insurance

Cyber insurance, which refers to insurance that specifically covers internet-based risks such as identity theft and other hacking, has been an explosively successful industry in the last decade, and is expected to continue growing. But with this comes many new risks, and the shift towards more widespread...

Do you know about Daycare Insurance? In a recent survey conducted by the U.S Census Bureau, it was found that 71% of children under five years old needed child care assistance. The majority of these children were cared for by relatives. However, 33% of children...

More American employees are working at home or remotely while on-the-go. 43% of employed Americans said they spent at least some time working remotely, according to the survey of more than 15,000 adults last year. Since the invention of the Internet, more and more people...

AWS is a top Business Insurance Agency. We are always looking at the newest small business trends and right now: Food trucks are the biggest craze to hit the service industry. Food trucks are on the rise. For the last several years, we’ve watched this rise...

We have all now heard the term fake news: an opinion presented as if it were fact. The rise of fake news is driven by both the high demand for content to fill the 24-hour news cycle on hundreds of cable channels and the supply...

As the top insurance agency in Metiaire, AWS stays on top of current topics. One of the top concerns in World Economics is now large-scale cyber attacks. The growing cyber-dependency of governments and companies and the associated risks of hacking by criminals or hostile states have threatened...

When you own a business, it’s a big part of your life and livelihood. However, getting insurance for your business is not always the easiest thing to figure out on your own. General liability, often referred to as business liability insurance is coverage that can...

As the winter months approach us, it’s important to take simple, preventative steps to protect your home or business from harsh winter weather. Although Louisiana doesn’t typically have snow or ice, the cold, wet weather can still damage your home. Additionally, it is a hard time...

Contaminated water from natural disasters can present multiple safety hazards that employers should be aware of. These include toxins and bacteria in water - a liability for emergency workers. First responders usually have protective equipment and training. However, employers should have a plan for non-emergency...

Melinda Martin

Account Executive

Melinda began her insurance career in 1985 with Alexander & Alexander where she received her Property & Casualty and Life & Health license. Since then she has worked at various agencies in the New Orleans area and in California as a senior account manager for Employee Benefit Plans.  While in California, she was also the Membership Director for the Burbank Chamber of Commerce. Melinda joined the AWS team in July of 2015.

Michael A. Seeling

Vice President

Graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a B.A. in Insurance Risk Management and is a graduate of Archbishop Rummel High School in New Orleans. He joined AWS in October of 2008 and has been awarded the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Certification (PPACA). Additionally, he is working towards his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), Registered Health Underwriter (RHU), and Registered Employee Benefits Consultant (REBC) designations. He is also a member of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU), National Association of Insurance Financial Advisors (NAIFA), and is an active member of the Fore!Kids foundation.