| Jan 31, 2011
| 7:53 PM
We can't catch a break. If the wind isn't howling from hurricanes, the ground must be collapsing from sinkholes.
Hence, the latest insurance crisis in Florida, where homeowners, public adjusters and attorneys are clamoring for settlement checks for...
| Aug 28, 2010
More than $275 million in special property insurance assessments have not been reclaimed, and
Louisiana policyholders will lose that money if they don't act before the year is over.
The assessments were imposed on private polices over the past four...
| Oct 1, 2010
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...
| Mar 5, 2011
| 1:51 PM
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....
| Oct 21, 2011
| 7:13 AM
Legislators looking for ways to shrink state-backed Citizens Property Insurance introduced bills this week to allow unregulated insurers to take over the insurer's policies.
Surplus lines insurers and their customers are exempt from fees other...
| Nov 3, 2011
Gov. Rick Scott asked Citizens Property Insurance Corp.'s board to come up with a goal to reduce the state-backed insurer's size and risk and present a plan on how to do that at the Dec. 6 Cabinet meeting.
The most direct way to do that is to raise its...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 11:43 AM
Legislation to allow less-regulated insurers to take over state-backed Citizens Property Insurance's policies cleared a first hurdle Wednesday.
The House insurance committee approved the bill, HB 245, by a 13 to 1 vote. The legislation intends to...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 6:38 AM
Citizens Property Insurance plans to raise premiums for the most valuable condominium associations by a statewide average of 19 percent on policies that cover fire, theft, hurricanes and other risks.
The rate hike could affect tens of thousands of people...
| Sep 12, 2011
| 2:14 PM
Citizens Property Insurance board members on Monday approved capping its proposed 429 percent
rate hike for the...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 6:33 AM
Citizens Property Insurance officials will field questions today from state regulators on its request for a 25 percent
| Sep 14, 2011
| 5:46 PM
Tell those danged politicians to take their hands off our gubberment property insurance!
That's the hue and cry coming from Sinkhole Alley, where homeowners are getting a firsthand taste of Florida's free-market insurance reforms.
They stormed a...