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  • On his way out, Gov. Charlie Crist likely to leave much unfinished

    On his way out, Gov. Charlie Crist likely to leave much unfinished
    After Charlie Crist became governor in 2007, he launched an aggressive agenda to cut property taxes and insurance rates, reduce Florida's greenhouse emissions, and optimistically proclaimed Florida's "best days are not behind us, but before us." He...
  • Citizens adds employees as number of policies drops

    Citizens adds employees as number of policies drops
    Citizens Property Insurance Corp., the state-run insurer of last resort, has trimmed more than 26 percent of its customers since late 2007. But the number of employees has grown by 17 percent. "There isn't a company in the state who could sustain...
  • We can't afford another Charley, thanks to Charlie

    Hurricane Charley hit in 2004. Governor Charlie hit in 2007. Between them, Charley and Charlie have redefined the property-insurance market in Florida. Hurricane Charley showed us that no place in Florida was safe from mega-storms. And then Charley...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Citizens plans to rebid home inspection pact

    Citizens Property Insurance Corp. backtracked Monday on a no-bid contract it approved late last year and said it will rebid parts of the pact. Officials from state-backed Citizens told board members that they will allow Inspection Depot in Jacksonville...
  • State Farm stays in Florida, but we all could pay more

    State Farm won't pull out of Florida after all. But homeowners shouldn't rejoice just yet. The insurance giant will raise residential-property premiums by 14.8 percent. Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty said Wednesday that an agreement...
  • Bills would allow property insurers to raise rates in Florida

    Bills would allow property insurers to raise rates in Florida
    Edsel Hulse, a veteran who lives in Hollywood, said he's expecting his Citizens Property Insurance Corp. windstorm insurance policy premium to increase this year because state legislators in 2009 approved allowing the insurer to boost premiums by up to 10...