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Citizens Property Insurance Pays Attorneys Not Policyholders

This year, Floridians have been blessed with a hurricane-free season. However, many policyholders with Citizens Property Insurance are finding that the state’s largest insurance provider is less than willing to provide compensation for water damage caused by factors other than flooding, including burst pipes. Because of this, there has been a surge in lawsuits against…

What Can Florida Policyholders Learn from Hurricane Sandy Victims Not Satisfied with Insurance Claims?

Most people expect that when a natural disaster hits their home or property, their insurance company will be right there to get you the compensation you need to make repairs. However, that’s not always the case. In many situations, especially after a big storm that damages thousands of homes, insurance companies are reluctant to pay…

Insurance Policy Holder Wins By Hiring A Public Adjuster in Weston, Florida

Case Study: Weston Florida Property Insurance Policyholder Makes Successful Homeowner Water Damage Insurance Claim Here is a case of a Weston, Florida homeowner who finally understood the complexity of trying to handle making a property insurance claim on his own. He had attempted to handle his own claims in the past and he wasn’t happy…

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…

Florida’s Citizens Property Insurance Corporation Goes to War Against Its Policyholders

Since the last serious hurricane seasons of the mid-2000s, Citizens Insurance Corporation has spent $2.7 billion in legal fees in litigation against its own policyholders. Furthermore the Florida Legislature has given Citizen’s a free pass to abuse its customers. Citizens was granted immunity from the bad faith laws, which are supposed to protect the consumer…

Tropical Storm Debbie: Residents may not Recover the Full Value of their Insured Items without the Proper Proof

We have all seen TV video of the horrible flooding and water damage caused this week throughout the Gulf Coast’s northern counties and panhandle of Florida. While the wind was never quite bad enough to become a major factor in the damage, four days on end of torrential rain resulted in unprecedented flooding and loss…

Florida Sinkhole Reappears after Rain

Sinkhole that formed was 520 feet long, 125 feet wide, and 60 feet deep. Bartow, Polk County, Fla. May 22, 1967. (Photo courtesy of USGS) A 20-foot sinkhole in Clermont, Fla., opened up this Monday between two homes, and the recent heavy rains could be to blame. In 2001, a sinkhole appeared in the same…

Florida’s Insurance Scam

By STEVE POCIASK Special To The Tampa Tribune If an insurance company sold you a homeowner’s policy knowing that, if disaster was to strike, it probably couldn’t pay your claim, you would call that “consumer fraud” – plain and simple. If private insurance companies were to instigate such a scam, the insurance commissioner would be…

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