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How False Water-Damage Claims Are Reaching Crisis Levels In Florida

With just a few weeks before the start of Hurricane Season 2017, there is another destructive storm hitting Florida that’s causing untold damage. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

What to Do About Insurance Sticker Shock

Insurance premiums have jumped as much as 25% because of the broadened insurance requirements set forth by lenders. What’s really going on? CLICK ON THE HEADLINE TO FIND OUT

Florida’s Insurance Test

Will Republicans block an attempt to limit a legal scam? CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

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Insurance Agents Expecting To Write More South Florida Policies With State-Run Citizens

If the Legislature fails to address “assignment of benefits” abuses for a fifth-straight year, more private insurers will likely decide parts or all of the tricounty region are too risky and refuse to take new customers. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Florida Lawmakers Get Rid Of “No Fault” Insurance Law

The system has resulted in many fraudulent claims but no one is sure if the reform will end the fraud. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Thunderstorms Are Getting More Destructive – And Insurance Companies Are Paying For It

Strings of destructive storms in the U.S. throughout March are expected to cost the insurance industry more than $2 billion. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Smart Locks: How Smart Is It Really To Install Them?

Even though smart locks have flooded the market, that doesn’t guarantee they are the most practical or safest home security choice. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Florida’s Trial Bar Hurricane

Legal abuse threatens Florida’s insurers and homeowners. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

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Surprising News For The 2017 Hurricane Season

While Earth is currently in a neutral pattern, climate experts said “there are increasing odds for El Nino toward the second half of 2017.” CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Fired State Trooper Accused Of Helping Miami Beach Dentist Get Away With Hit And Run

A body shop owner related to the dentist’s girlfriend’s was separately accused of billing the dentist’s insurance company for work that he didn’t perform. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

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Bill Would Lower Fire Prevention Costs For Condo Associations

Community associations across Florida say they’ve wrestled for years with rules requiring some to install sprinklers devices, or take an opt-out vote by 2016 and instead create engineered life safety systems. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Jeff Brandes Files Bill To Crack Down On Insurance Fraud

Brandes noted that fraud cases can account for up to 10 percent of an insurance company’s yearly losses. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

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Could Fitbit Data Be Used To Deny You Health Insurance?

While it sounds lucrative to wear a fitness tracking device to earn cash from your health insurance company, and good for the companies that want healthier insurance customers, it’s not quite so simple. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

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17 Indicted In Florida Condo Mortgage Scam

The alleged scam could have far-reaching consequences. Each defendant faces a $1 million fine, mandatory restitution and up to 30 years in prison. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

VIDEO: They Speed, Run Red Lights, Text While Driving – No Wonder They’re No. 1 On The List

U.S. traffic deaths rose by more than 7 percent, to 35,092 in 2015, the largest single-year increase in five decades. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE