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  • Senate approves sweeping home insurance changes

    Senate approves sweeping home insurance changes
    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...
  • This Legislature's 'smashing success' story: House Speaker Dean Cannon

    This Legislature's 'smashing success' story: House Speaker Dean Cannon
    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,...
  • 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...
  • Prepare in case you must file a claim with your insurance company

    Prepare in case you must file a claim with your insurance company
    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. Most...
  • What do port security, the Patriot Act and partisanship have in common?

     What do port security, the Patriot Act and partisanship have in common?
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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 revokes hurricane-proofing discounts

    Citizens revokes hurricane-proofing discounts
    Citizens Property Insurance's push to inspect homes and revoke discounts for hurricane-resistant features has drawn fire and questions. Premiums went up for nearly three-fourths of the 225,502 homeowners who have had the inspections. About 7 percent...