| 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...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 9:30 AM
A Citizens Property Insurance panel approved 30 recommendations Wednesday to help the state-backed insurer downsize and lower its financial risk to Floridians.
The changes will be discussed at a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday. Many would reduce Citizens&...
| 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...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 12:05 PM
Citizens Property Insurance announced today that it's launching a review of software it uses to calculate rebuilding costs in light of complaints that the estimates are too high and triggering huge premium increases for some policyholders.
| Dec 27, 2011
| 7:45 AM
Citizens Property Insurance recently sent an inspector to verify that Sandy Teich was entitled to the discounts she had obtained for protecting her Coconut Creek home against hurricanes.
To her surprise, an inspector from the same company she hired a few...