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Time running out to file Wilma claims Wilma and Katrina claims — South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com

Six major storms have struck South Florida since 2004, causing widespread damage to shared community homes and property. But many associations may have failed to file valid insurance claims fearing increased fees or canceled polices. “Many associations were bullied by carriers into believing they should not have filed a claim for storm losses,” said Donna […]

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Citizens’ $60 million no-bid contract raises questions – St. Petersburg Times

The board of state-run Citizens Property Insurance Corp. approved what is likely the largest no-bid contract in its history last month, awarding a $60 million deal to a software company in Jacksonville. The contract gives Inspection Depot Inc. responsibility for coordinating reinspections of as many as 400,000 of the 1 million homes insured by Citizens, […]

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Judge rules against Allstate

First Judicial District Court I also find in favor of the Plaintiffs with respect to malicious abuse of process. I find that Allstate has used the judicial process in New Mexico and with these Plaintiffs, the jury trial process and judicial proceedings, for each of the Plaintiffs with the primary motive to accomplish an illegitimate […]

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Mississippi Court Rules Home Insurance Policy Covers Hurricane Wind Damage

In a 9-0 decision, the Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled that so-called “all-risk” home insurance policies may cover wind damage from hurricanes, even in situations where the loss is later exacerbated by water from storm surge. The state high court decision found that language in a policy may exclude storm damage when it is caused […]

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Small Florida Insurers Rush In On The Quiet After The Storms – WSJ.com

CHICAGO (Dow Jones)–As big insurance companies back away from insuring homes along the hurricane-prone coast of Florida, some small, nimble insurers are rushing in – at least until the next big storm. The biggest insurance companies pulled back in Florida after a string of big storms in 2004 and 2005 caused billions of dollars in […]

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Nationwide Insurance to drop 60,000 homeowners policies in Florida – St. Petersburg Times

Nationwide Insurance Co. announced plans Wednesday to drop about 60,000 homeowners policies across Florida, including more than 10,000 in the Tampa Bay area. Nationwide, the latest insurer to dramatically scale back its presence in the hurricane-prone state, said nearly all customers with only a homeowners policy will be affected. About 45,000 Nationwide customers who have […]

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A sinking feeling in Pasco and Hernando

Once again, property owners in sinkhole-prone Pasco and Hernando counties are getting shafted by the governor and Legislature. A new law taking effect in January gives insurance companies the option of summarily dropping property owners who have standard sinkhole coverage – a major protection that helps people fix their homes when a sinkhole is detected. […]

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Consumer complaints about State Farm Homeowners Insurance

I had my roof checked by two roofing companies because our home is 16 years old and I wanted to find out the condition of my roof, we had a store in May the roof leaked, I had state Farm out and they denied a roof problem, in otherwords they would not cover the roof. […]

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INSURANCE CLAIMS: Wilma damage wasn’t apparent at first, but now Boynton Beach home needs a new roof, family says

Alexis Villios: So much lingering damage “we’re terrified if there’s a hurricane” Boynton Beach resident Alexis Villios didn’t realize at first how much Hurricane Wilma damaged his house. In the weeks after Wilma, he didn’t even file a claim, figuring he’d pay out of pocket to hire a contractor. About a year and a half […]

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INSURANCE CLAIMS: Tips to help you cope with damage from Wilma and other storms

Homeowners have another year to file a claim with their insurance company for damage from Hurricane Wilma. Contact your insurer to open a claim or reopen an old one. Keep a journal during the claims process, noting the dates of all calls, phone numbers and the person to whom you spoke. Keep all documents and […]

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