| May 5, 2009
| 11:37 PM
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) -- Gov. Charlie Crist told Panhandle residents on Tuesday that Florida's economy appears to be recovering.
In a town hall-style meeting, Crist touted legislators' work on the state's $65 billion budget and their work to trim state...
| May 19, 2009
Americas Insurance Co., which took on nearly 1,000 homeowner policies that had been covered by Louisiana's insurer of last resort, said it is entering the voluntary homeowners' market.
The company said it expects to underwrite new policies in most...
| Jan 26, 2010
Citizens Property Insurance Corp. backtracked Monday on a no-bid contract it approved late last year and said it will rebid parts of the pact.
Officials from state-backed Citizens told board members that they will allow Inspection Depot in Jacksonville...
| Jun 12, 2009
| 1:35 PM
After Charlie Crist became governor in 2007, he launched an aggressive agenda to cut property taxes and insurance rates, reduce Florida's greenhouse emissions, and optimistically proclaimed Florida's "best days are not behind us, but before us."
| Jul 9, 2009
The governing board of Louisiana's state-backed property insurance firm has postponed a decision on whether to change the fee paid by policyholders to pay off debt incurred because of claims from Hurricane Katrina.
All property insurance policyholders in...
| Aug 13, 2009
Hurricane Charley hit in 2004.
Governor Charlie hit in 2007.
Between them, Charley and Charlie have redefined the property-insurance market in Florida.
Hurricane Charley showed us that no place in Florida was safe from mega-storms.
And then Charley...
| Aug 13, 2009
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The governing board of Louisiana's state-backed property insurance firm on Thursday approved a reduction in a fee imposed on policyholders, money that goes to pay off debt incurred because of Hurricane Katrina claims.
| Aug 18, 2009
Louisiana's state-backed insurance company is facing an expensive legal bill that could get passed on to homeowners.
Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. has until Monday to post a $95 million bond after losing a class-action lawsuit that said the...
| Aug 19, 2009
State Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon has called a news conference to discuss a very large legal bill.
Louisiana's state-backed insurance company has until Monday to post a $95 million bond after losing a class-action lawsuit that said the company...
| Jan 25, 2010
| 4:53 PM
Citizens Property Insurance Corp., the state-run insurer of last resort, has trimmed more than 26 percent of its customers since late 2007.
But the number of employees has grown by 17 percent.
"There isn't a company in the state who could sustain...
| Dec 16, 2009
State Farm won't pull out of Florida after all. But homeowners shouldn't rejoice just yet. The insurance giant will raise residential-property premiums by 14.8 percent.
Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty said Wednesday that an agreement...