| 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...
| 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.
| 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...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 5:08 AM
Citizens Property Insurance could get a green light today to implement changes that would lead to fewer policies, higher premiums and less financial risk for all Floridians.
The Florida Cabinet will weigh 31 ways to shrink the state-backed insurer. Many...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 10:24 AM
Legislation allowing less regulated insurers to take over Citizens Property Insurance policies has now cleared both the House and Senate's insurance committees.
Senators approved a bill, SB 578, by a 7 to 3 vote Wednesday because they're hoping the...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 6:04 AM
Citizens Property Insurance’s board will consider approving a plan Wednesday to shrink and reduce its financial risk to Floridians.
All automobile and property insurance policyholders in the state would be charged fees if a major hurricane...