| Dec 27, 2011
| 10:56 AM
Citizens Property Insurance should raise rates by more than the 10 percent allowed under state law and it should reduce coverage, according to a recent report from Florida State University's storm risk management center.
The report comes weeks before the...
| 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...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 8:07 AM
It appears Coconut Creek resident Sandy Teich wasn't the only one who hired an inspection firm that said her home upgrades qualified for insurance discounts only to have the very same firm
do another inspection at the insurer's expense and take the...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 5:53 AM
Do you think your insurance company revoked legitimate discounts for strengthening your home against hurricanes? You have some recourse.
Obtain and keep copies of documents, including receipts and permits, describing home upgrades and inspections of your...
| Jan 7, 2012
| 2:02 PM
Some homeowners have had to beef up the amount of property insurance they buy to cover what they say are inflated cost estimates to rebuild their homes.
It's a double whammy for homeowners because for many, rebuilding costs didn't go down when the...
| 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.
| Oct 3, 2012
| 9:14 AM
Regulators have approved an average 10.8 percent average statewide rate hike for Citizens Property Insurance Corp.
This, of course, follows, recent moves by Citizens to reduce coverage and remove discounts that resulted in premium increases for many...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 6:09 PM
Thousands of South Florida homeowners face a daunting choice on Nov. 6. Obama-Romney? Nah. I'm talking property insurance.
Earlier this month, 210,000 letters went to customers of state-run Citizens Property Insurance, informing them that their current...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 6:30 AM
There are two kinds of people in South Florida: Those who were here for Hurricane Andrew, and those who weren't.
If you're among those who were here at the time, like me, you'll probably find it hard to believe that it's been 20 years since the storm...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 12:48 PM
Four private insurers have been approved to take over 150,000 policies from state-run Citizens Property Insurance Corp., regulators said Thursday.
Citizens customers will be notified Oct. 1 if their policies have been selected. Policyholders have 30 days...
| 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...