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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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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

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5 Home Repairs To Make Now To Avoid Problems Later

Some home repairs, if left unchecked, can quickly domino into major disasters. To identify priority home repairs, CLICK ON THE HEADLINE

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Wi-Fi Home Security Systems Not Impressing Home Insurers

The question is whether the internet-connected versions of this equipment will be even more effective than their analog counterparts. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

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How Building Permits Protect Homeowners

Due to the cost and time involved with securing permits, some homeowners skip this step so they can begin a project promptly. However, this can end up being a costly mistake. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Lawmakers Set To Take Another Stab At Fixing Insurance Claim Abuses

Banking and insurance panels from the state Senate and House will kick off this year’s efforts to solve the “assignment of benefits” problem that home insurers say will trigger annual insurance rate hikes for South Florida homeowners indefinitely if not resolved. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Start 2017 With An Insurance Checkup And Save Thousands Of Dollars In The New Year

Now is a great time to review your homeowner’s, auto and life insurance policies. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

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Home Insurance Can Help Cover Holiday Disasters

Behind their charming facades, our homes hide an inner holiday Grinch. Flickering candles? Fire hazard. Pyramid of presents? Burglary bait. Here’s how homeowners insurance helps you recover financially. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

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Citizens Property Insurance Expects To Grow In 2017, Entering ‘Different Stage’

After years of jettisoning customers, Florida’s last-resort insurer expects to get bigger in 2017 — returning to more than half a million policies. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

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About One Third Of Insurance Claims From Florida’s 2016 Hurricanes Left Unpaid

The 2016 hurricane season has not put any insurers in financial jeopardy, like what happened frequently a decade ago when some companies did not provide enough money to cover claims. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

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5 Ladder Safety Tips For The Holidays, Or Anytime

The estimated annual cost of ladder injuries in the U.S. is $11 billion. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

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Turkey Fryer Safety: Make Sure The Turkey Is All You Fry!

Every year, deep fat fryers are responsible for around 1,000 fires, resulting in 5 deaths and 60 injuries. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR THANKSGIVING SAFETY TIPS

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Insurer Slaps Cap On Water Claims

Don’t count on getting more than $10,000 of damage covered if your home is at least 40 years old and insured by this carrier. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

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Hurricane Matthew A Reminder That Florida Insurance Market Is ‘Untested’

The majority of Florida’s homeowner property insurers are companies that have newly-emerged to take on insurance risk. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

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Hurricane Matthew Economic Damage Nears $6 Billion

So far this year, the U.S. has endured 12 separate weather disasters that have each surpassed the $1 billion damage amount. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE