Insurance Advising

Pet owners today feel more attached to their dogs and cats and put greater value on them. Because of this, insurance providers are doing more to market their services. New providers and new types of policies offer better value and more coverage. Surgery, chemotherapy, drug...

Final fiduciary rule exempts plan sponsor education BY HAZEL BRADFORD | APRIL 6, 2016 6:00 AM | UPDATED 11:30 AM A new fiduciary standard to be released Wednesday by the Department of Labor broadens the definition of fiduciary advice for anyone giving investment advice but allows plan...

The State of Louisiana recently sent out letters to driver’s license holders regarding lapsed automobile liability insurance policies, past and present. The letters are a notice to those with lapses that they will have to pay a fine or risk having their fines turned over...

As self-driving cars take to the roads across the United States, new questions are raised about who is to blame when the inevitable happens and the car is involved in an accident.Some argue that there are already laws to handle this, some say the vaccine...

October 8, 2015 - President Barack Obama signed into law H.R. 1624, the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act of 2015 (“PACE Act”).  The PACE Act makes relatively minor changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), as well as the Public Health...

   October 8, 2015 - President Barack Obama signed into law H.R. 1624, the Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act of 2015 (“PACE Act”).  The PACE Act makes relatively minor changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), as well as the Public Health Service...

Marine insurance is probably the most important form of insurance in the Gulf Coast, and here’s why: The states that border the Gulf of Mexico (Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, and Florida) run economies that are highly dependent on energy and fishing, which facilitate the usage of...

It's been 10 years. 10 years since "a little rain" hurt EVERYONE, when Hurricane Katrina ripped through New Orleans and violently tore apart most of the Gulf Coast like a spoiled child on Christmas morning, whose handiwork was the most catastrophic and most expensive in U.S....

Supreme Court Health Care Ruling Brings Relief to Louisiana Residents. "Plans would have become unaffordable for the vast majority of people." [caption id="attachment_2275" align="alignnone" width="300"] Supreme Court Health Care Ruling[/caption] For the nearly 138,000 Louisianians who receive federal subsidies through the Affordable Care Act, the June 25th decision...

AWS 24/7 APP IS LIVE!!!! AWS has just taken the "terror" out of managing your insurance policies. "24/7" is a stress-free, user-friendly, "Policy In Your Pocket" app, that makes filing a claim or adjusting a policy so simple and satisfying, even a 10 yr old could do...

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.