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  • Scott Maxwell and Mike Thomas: We agree on one thing: Legislative session is going to get ugly

    Scott Maxwell and Mike Thomas: We agree on one thing: Legislative session is going to get ugly
    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....
  • Citizens raises some property insurance premiums

    Citizens raises some property insurance premiums
    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...
  • Three ways the Florida Legislature could raise your property insurance premiums

    Three ways the Florida Legislature could raise your property insurance premiums
    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...
  • Home insurers revoking discounts for hurricane-proofing

    Home insurers revoking discounts for hurricane-proofing
    Many Florida homeowners shelled out hundreds or thousands of dollars to fortify their homes against hurricanes in recent years to qualify for insurance discounts. Some got them — for a while. This year, some homeowners are feeling the impact of...
  • Citizens insurance rethinks no-bid "emergency" contracts

    Citizens Property Insurance plans to ask its board of governors to change a process that allows the company to approve contracts in emergency situations without competitive bidding. Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink said Thursday that the move is one...
  • Reform Citizens insurance? Once more, with feeling

    Reform Citizens insurance? Once more, with feeling
    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...
  • State Farm Rate Increases To Impact Some Landlords

    State Farm Rate Increases To Impact Some Landlords
    State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. is raising rates on small rental properties statewide and dropping wind and hail coverage in some coastal parishes. State Farm, Louisiana's largest residential insurer, began increasing rates for new policies to cover...
  • Citizens Property Insurance won't cover some homes damaged by Chinese drywall

    Citizens Property Insurance won't cover some homes damaged by Chinese drywall
    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...
  • Construction slowdown seemed to have little impact on property insurance premiums

    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...
  • Citizens Property Insurance to weigh office space bids for fourth time

    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...
  • Property managers make money off condos' insurance

    Property managers make money off condos' insurance
    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...