| Dec 27, 2011
| 10:56 AM
Citizens Property Insurance should raise rates by more than the 10 percent allowed under state law and it should reduce coverage, according to a recent report from Florida State University's storm risk management center.
The report comes weeks before the...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 7:29 AM
A local public insurance adjuster and the president of a home inspectors group allege that parts of property insurance laws passed this year and last hurt their industries and are unconstitutional.
Public adjuster restrictions
In a lawsuit filed this...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 8:07 AM
It appears Coconut Creek resident Sandy Teich wasn't the only one who hired an inspection firm that said her home upgrades qualified for insurance discounts only to have the very same firm
do another inspection at the insurer's expense and take the...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 5:53 AM
Do you think your insurance company revoked legitimate discounts for strengthening your home against hurricanes? You have some recourse.
Obtain and keep copies of documents, including receipts and permits, describing home upgrades and inspections of your...
| Jan 7, 2012
| 2:02 PM
Some homeowners have had to beef up the amount of property insurance they buy to cover what they say are inflated cost estimates to rebuild their homes.
It's a double whammy for homeowners because for many, rebuilding costs didn't go down when the...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 3:21 PM
In this edition of the Friday Files, we're looking at everything from political lies to a contest for Florida's most unpopular politician.
But first, I have a game for you to play:
This year, while no one was looking, President Barack Obama made...
| Feb 2, 2009
BATON ROUGE - The former chief of Louisiana's state-backed insurance company had a court date set for Monday to enter a plea in the criminal case that accuses him of fraudulently spending the firm's money for personal travel and entertainment.
| 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...
| Mar 22, 2010
The former head of Louisiana's property insurer of last resort faces trial Monday on 14 counts of theft by fraud.
Terry Lisotta is accused of misusing about $30,000 from Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. and two related insurance organizations....
| Mar 22, 2010
The former head of Louisiana's property insurer of last resort pleaded guilty Monday to stealing about $29,000 from the state, including $10,000 for first-class tickets to Europe and $850 for baseball tickets.
Terry Lisotta had been scheduled to stand...