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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

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Gov. Scott Warns Floridians To Prepare For ‘Life-Threatening’ Hurricane Matthew

A small westward shift in Matthew’s long term track would significantly increase risk to Florida. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

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3 Ways Drones Could Change Insurance Industry

The insurance industry could save as much as $6.8 billion per year by using remote-controlled drones. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

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Condo Insurance Is As Important As Homeowners

A condo owner – without a mortgage lender requiring them to purchase a policy – might try to justify not having insurance the same way renters do and that is a mistake. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

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Want To Know Your Risk Of Flooding? Plantation Company Develops Prediction Models

It’s one thing to hear about the possibility of catastrophe. It’s another when you learn exactly how these might affect you and your home. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

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Woman Discovers Home Was Built On The Wrong Lot

A letter arrived from the county Property Appraiser’s Office saying her home was built on a property owned by somebody else. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE