insurance http://blog.wlrn.org en Despite Record Surplus, Citizens Coastal Policyholders Likely To See Rate Increases http://blog.wlrn.org/post/despite-record-surplus-citizens-coastal-policyholders-likely-see-rate-increases <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Now that the hurricane season's begun, state-backed insurer Citizens Property Insurance assures everyone, it’s in the best shape it’s ever been.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That may be cold comfort for former customers now with smaller insurers, or current customers living on the coast who may still see rate increases.</span></p><p>Citizens CEO Barry Gilway says after shedding thousands of policies, the company is in a very good position.</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 18:26:23 +0000 Elaine Chen 33295 at http://blog.wlrn.org Despite Record Surplus, Citizens Coastal Policyholders Likely To See Rate Increases Citizens Rolls Out Property-Insurance Clearinghouse http://blog.wlrn.org/post/citizens-rolls-out-property-insurance-clearinghouse <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A program aimed at shrinking billions of dollars in liability from Florida’s state-run insurance company launches Monday, Jan. 27.</span></p><p>Citizens Property Insurance is widely known as Florida’s insurance company of last resort. &nbsp;In actuality, it's become a major player in the insurance marketplace.&nbsp; State lawmakers felt that Citizens’ $500 billion of risk was too much for Floridians to shoulder. &nbsp;So they've been trying to shift policyholders from Citizens into the private market.</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 18:55:30 +0000 Christine DiMattei 26939 at http://blog.wlrn.org Citizens Rolls Out Property-Insurance Clearinghouse Florida Drivers Can Soon Use Smartphones To Show Proof Of Insurance http://blog.wlrn.org/post/florida-drivers-can-soon-use-smartphones-show-proof-insurance <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Florida drivers are </span><a href="http://www.miami-dadeclerk.com/service_fee_schedule.asp#traffic" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">required to carry proof of insurance</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Those who are pulled over in Miami-Dade County and can’t show proof of coverage will get a $129 ticket. (It drops to $10 if proof is provided with 30 days that the driver had insurance at the time of the citation.)</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 17:59:26 +0000 Gina Jordan 24999 at http://blog.wlrn.org Florida Drivers Can Soon Use Smartphones To Show Proof Of Insurance Surviving Relatives Fight For Lost Insurance Benefits http://blog.wlrn.org/post/surviving-relatives-fight-lost-insurance-benefits <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">David </span>Mermelstein<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> doesn’t have the insurance policy or the policy number. His claim depends entirely on his childhood memory of the blue metal plate that hung on his front door, the proof that those inside were insured by </span>Assicurazioni<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Generali<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the Italian company that catered to the Jewish trade in pre-war Germany.</span></p> Sat, 09 Nov 2013 03:03:14 +0000 Rick Stone 23433 at http://blog.wlrn.org Surviving Relatives Fight For Lost Insurance Benefits Free Medicare And Health Insurance Education http://blog.wlrn.org/post/free-medicare-and-health-insurance-education <div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"></div><div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><font size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">08/15/13 - Thursday’s </span></font><a href="https://twitter.com/topicalcurrents"><font size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><b>Topical Currents</b></span></font></a><font size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">&nbsp;begins with a Thu, 15 Aug 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Bonnie Berman, Joseph Cooper & Paul Leary 19069 at http://blog.wlrn.org Free Medicare And Health Insurance Education Florida Legislature Must Face Homeowner Insurance Debacle http://blog.wlrn.org/post/florida-legislature-must-face-homeowner-insurance-debacle <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two months ago, I was forced cancel my windstorm insurance due to the high deductions, meager coverage and exorbitant cost. For the past four years, the insurance lobby has run wild in their insatiable demand for bigger profits for insurance companies already flush with cash.</span></p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 18:01:39 +0000 Richard McCormick 10638 at http://blog.wlrn.org Florida Legislature Must Face Homeowner Insurance Debacle