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Why Florida Insurers Could Double Homeowners’ Rates

Lawyers and contractors are cleaning up by exploiting a well-intentioned provision, while insurers and homeowners get socked. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

As Hurricane Andrew Memories Fade, Florida Weakens Building Codes

At the core of the Florida dispute is a simple calculation: the tougher the building code, the more it costs to build a home. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

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Florida Insurers Place All Options On Table To Address AOB Abuse

They say they have no choice after the Florida Legislature for the fifth year in a row failed to address the crisis in water damage claims abuse. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

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7 Times You Shouldn’t File An Insurance Claim

It may seem like a waste of money to pay insurance premiums every month, then avoid filing a claim when you actually have damage. Yet sometimes, this is exactly what you should do to save money. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Are You Covered For A Fireworks Accident?

According to authorities, there have already been three house fires caused by fireworks, but with more and more people getting ready to set them off, what do you need to know about your insurance policy if there were to be an accident? CLICK ON THE HEADLINE TO FIND OUT

Majority Of Americans Mistakenly Believe That A Standard Home Insurance Policy Covers Flood Damage

“Being misinformed about your home policy can be an extremely expensive mistake — especially when a few inches of water in a 1,000 square-foot home can easily cost over $10,000 in repairs.” CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Active Hurricane Season Predicted With 5 To 9 Hurricanes

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Andrew, which tore into South Florida on Aug. 24, 1992. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Florida’s Private Flood Insurance Market Is A Template For The Country

Florida serves as a model for how to restore fiscal sanity to an out-of-control government insurance program, while still taking into account the real and politically delicate issue of affordability. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

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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

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

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