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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

Florida Insurers Want To Hike Obamacare Rates, And They May Go Even Higher

Preliminary rate requests for 2018 ACA plans were published by federal healthcare regulators, with Florida insurers requesting premium increases ranging from one percent to as much as 44 percent. 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

Flood Insurance Rates Could Rise For Hundreds Of Thousands Of Homeowners Under Proposal

Congress is considering sweeping changes to the debt-laden National Flood Insurance Program that could jack up flood insurance rates for hundreds of thousands of homeowners under a bill that a Florida real estate group called “devastating.” 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

Pet Insurance: The Latest Trend In Silicon Valley Perks

The cost of insurance almost pays for itself because of the coverage for monthly heartworm and flea medicine, and tests or shots. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Insurance Study Ties Legal Pot To Boost In Car Crash Claims

The Highway Loss Data Institute, a leading insurance research group, said in study results released Thursday that collision claims in Colorado, Washington, and Oregon went up 2.7 percent in the years since legal recreational marijuana sales began when compared with surrounding states. 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

Consumers Paying For Florida Legislature’s Inaction On Assignment Of Benefits (AOB) ‘Scams’ With Car Insurance, Too

Auto as well as homeowners Insurance rates for everyone are on the rise because of abusive practices. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Do Insurance Rules Need To Be Eliminated?

Insurance premiums have jumped as much as 25% because of the broadened insurance requirements set forth by lenders. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

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

6 Home Insurance Myths That’ll Cost You Big-Time

Unfortunately, there are some big misconceptions about home insurance. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR 6 COMMON MYTHS

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