| Aug 31, 2012
| 1:11 PM
State-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp. said it's considering new policies for employee expenses after executives racked up big bills on recent business trips.
The Tampa Bay Times and The Miami Herald reviewed hundreds of expense reports filed...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 1:51 PM
La junta directiva de la aseguradora de inmuebles Citizens Property Insurance, votó a favor de aumentar las mensualidades en más de $250 millones, a través de un incremento estatal de más de 10 por ciento.
Al mismo tiempo, la junta eliminó dos propuestas...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 2:05 PM
La revocación de muchos descuentos y la presión por inspeccionar las viviendas por parte de la aseguradora estatal Citizens Property Insurance ha despertado iras y cuestionamientos.
Las primas de las tres cuartas partes de los 225,502 asegurados, cuyas...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 3:19 PM
State Farm, Florida's largest private home insurer, keeps shrinking as state-backed Citizens Property Insurance keeps growing.
Coincidence? Not entirely: A 2008 state law allows companies like State Farm to continue giving multiple-policy discounts to...
| Mar 5, 2011
| 1:51 PM
Mike: Legislative sessions usually get as much attention as PBS documentaries. But that was before Rick Scott became the skinniest 800-pound gorilla ever to hit Tallahassee. We've never seen anything like this. No allegiances. No loyalties. No friends....
| Apr 21, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Citizens Property Insurance is calculating the costs of rebuilding homes in a new way, and it's driving up some policyholders' premiums.
Insurance agents report mixed results, with some complaining that Citizens is inflating how much it will cost to...
| Apr 13, 2011
| 5:26 PM
Lawmakers in Tallahassee are seriously considering three bills that could raise your property insurance premiums.
The bills are intended to reduce fraudulent or inflated claims, draw new insurers to the state and strengthen the insurance market. State...
| Apr 20, 2011
| 4:39 PM
You are underwriting insurance for 500 beachfront mansions worth a combined $2.6 billion.
If a big hurricane hits Florida and blows them down, you will be taxed to put them back together.
This is because the owners buy insurance from state-owned...
| Apr 29, 2011
| 7:30 AM
A sweeping bill that would allow insurers to drop full sinkhole coverage and shorten the time policyholders have to file claims cleared the Senate by a 25 to 12 margin Thursday.
The bill, which has about 20 provisions, would:
Allow insurers to charge as...
| May 9, 2011
| 7:35 PM
I am amused by Rick Scott's claims of victory in this legislative session.
This was House Speaker Dean Cannon's party.
Scott entered the Governor's Office as a wildly firing cannon.
It was Cannon who aimed the cannon at the targets he wanted to hit,...
| May 22, 2012
How to file an insurance claim
Try to call your insurance agent immediately.
Begin making temporary repairs to prevent further damage.
Save all receipts. Do not attempt to make permanent repairs until an insurance adjuster has inspected the home.