Miscellaneous

 Many business owners, CFOs, and HR managers we speak to tell us the same thing: they hate the benefits renewal process. And we don’t blame them! Your job is to choose a health plan that doesn’t break your budget, while also making your employees happy, plus...

As we all know, Mardi Gras 2021 has been canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic but the cancelation has not stopped the Mardi Gras spirit in the New Orleans area. Beautifully adorned float houses have been popping up around the city, which has breathed a...

In the coming days and weeks, federal regulatory agencies, including the Department of Labor (DOL) and Health and Human Services (HHS), will provide guidance on how to execute or implement the new requirements. In the meantime, employers and advisors must rely on a good faith...

Lately, New Orleans and the surrounding areas have seen an increase in the frequency and intensity of thunderstorms. This increase in storms typically coincides with an increase in flooding events.   Historically, hurricanes were the only weather events that generated such immense flooding. However, times are...

It's time for safer school buses for New Orleans Charters. Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s administration has been working on a plan to stamp out New Orleans school bus violations for some time now. Ever since Hurricane Katrina, the city's public school system has become a loosely...

Homeowner's Insurance is now more important than ever. Homesharing and ridesharing have become major players in our evolving economy. However, the terms can be confusing and have more than one meaning. By now, you are probably familiar with AirBnB. Love it or hate it, it’s...

Have you heard about Insurance and AI? Getting an insurance quote is faster than ever before. Way back, you would have to call around and endlessly repeat your details to the person on the other end. The internet made the process of getting an insurance...

An insurance policy is a promise to protect you against certain types of loss, but it can't do its job unless your agent knows about the loss. Prompt notification is so important that it is actually a formal policy requirement. A policyholder that does not...

Ten flood control projects in Jefferson, Lafourche, Plaquemines, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany and Terrebonne parishes will receive a slice of funds. These coastal communities will share more than $41 million to pay for projects aimed at strengthening communities against coastal land loss and...

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.