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What Kinds of Flooring Have High Cancer Rates? Are They in Your Home?

In February, Bloomberg addressed the statement made by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention against Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc.; the first of the two mentioned claimed that Lumber Liquidators’ flooring was tested for formaldehyde and found to have three times the risk of causing cancer than previously reported. According to the statement, U.S. regulators […]

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The 4 Most Expensive Winter Homeowner’s Insurance Claims

As extreme weather events occur more often, winter storms will cause a financial hit on homeowner’s wallets. Each year, more homeowners have to file property insurance claims from winter damage and contact public adjusters for help. According to the Insurance Information Institute, the percentage of winter-related homeowner’s insurance claims in 2014 were more than double […]

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Florida Residents: Insurance Appraisal May Be the Answer for Unfair Insurance Offers!

If you are involved in an insurance dispute, it may seem like you have no other option but to settle for the small payout that the insurance company offers. When the amount that is offered doesn’t pay for the repairs to your home or business, it is simply unfair. After all, you had paid your […]

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10 Myths About Insurance Companies and Insurance Claims

The Truth About Who to Trust When You Need to File a Claim! Watch This Video! 1. Believing that the insurance company is your friend. The insurance companies spend multi-millions of dollars to convince the policy holders that they are on their side, and that they are in good hands, however, can anyone truly be […]

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How to Make the Best of a Super Storm Sandy Insurance Claim

Mistakes to Avoid When Filing an Insurance Claim for Hurricane Sandy Any homeowner who was affected by Hurricane Sandy, will tell you that they wish they had video footage to prove what they had, and what it looked like, before the hurricane hit their home. It’s impossible to remember everything, and especially small details, when […]

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Who is Your Hurricane Sandy Insurance Adjuster?

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Who do they REALLY work for? Did you know that your flood policy states that “The insurance adjuster whom we hire to investigate your claim may furnish you with a proof of loss form, and she or he may help you complete it. However, this is a matter of courtesy only, and you must still […]

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Filing Home Insurance Claims for Storm Damage

In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, Public Adjuster Steven Venook was interviewed by insurancequotes.com about filing a home insurance claim for storm damage. Here is an excerpt from the Article: Superstorm Sandy Offers Lessons on Storm-Related Home Insurance Claims After surviving a violent storm like Superstorm Sandy, the owners of damaged homes had little time […]

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Will the Growing Abuse by Florida Property Insurance Companies Ever End? Apparently, It’s in the Hands of the Voters

The Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel’s regular insurance reporter, Julie Patel wrote this week (June 28, 2012) that Florida-based home insurers reported a net income (that’s after they deducted their expenses) of nearly $78.7 million in the first quarter of 2012. This was reported by Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty, who should not be able to […]

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Florida Supreme Court Ruling is a Major Win for Property Insurance Consumers

Lobbyists for the Florida property insurance industry are continually trying to curtail access to public industry adjusters for policyholders by convincing lawmakers to pass all sorts of restrictive laws. In a long-standing case that had reached the Florida Supreme Court, policyholders finally won the right to be solicited within the first 48 house after a […]

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Florida Office of Insurance Regulation Appears to Rubber Stamp Virtually Any Rate Hike Requested by Property Insurance Companies

Despite the supposed 10% annual caps on rate increases that are supposed to be in place for Florida property insurance companies, company after company gets away with increasing their rates by bedding down with Governor Rick Scott and the heavily Republican State Legislature. As reported on June 27, 2012 by regular insurance writer, Julie Patel […]

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