| Feb 18, 2013
TALLAHASSEE — Good morning and happy Monday to you all. Here's what we're reading today. * The Orlando Sentinel looks at who has been lobbying for who and for how much. * The Sun-Sentinel looks at a case where a speeding cop who caused a fatal car...
| Mar 21, 2013
A top senator said Thursday that he will introduce legislation to eliminate a nearly 30-year-old tax break for insurance companies and use the estimated $220 million in savings to roll back the annual car registration fees paid by the state's drivers. ...
| 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...
| Nov 5, 2010
| 8:54 PM
The cost of rebuilding homes in Florida dropped about 5 percent from 2009 to the first half of 2010, but you'd never know it from your property insurance bill.
State law says premiums must be fair and reasonable, but it doesn't require them to be...