| 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...
| Nov 22, 2010
| 3:57 PM
For the fourth time in about two years, Citizens Property Insurance is preparing to review bids for new office space.
Critics say the problems with the office space bids are just one more example of how the state-run insurance company mishandles...
| Nov 12, 2010
| 4:23 PM
Your property management company may be making money off your condo association's insurance policy.
Some say that's a conflict of interest because management companies also help associations pick their insurance.
"Referrals should be based on good...
| 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...
| Jan 19, 2011
| 5:34 PM
The state's insurer of last resort says it will not provide coverage for homes with extensive damage caused by tainted drywall from China.
Already, Citizens Property Insurance has dropped coverage on two homes that are vacant because of defective...
| Jan 31, 2011
| 7:53 PM
We can't catch a break. If the wind isn't howling from hurricanes, the ground must be collapsing from sinkholes.
Hence, the latest insurance crisis in Florida, where homeowners, public adjusters and attorneys are clamoring for settlement checks for...
| 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...