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Before the Next Storm Arrives…

Before the Next Storm Arrives…

With the first real hurricane of the season now past us, it is a good time to take stock in our preparedness. Being prepared for the worst certainly includes provisions such as water, food, batteries & lighting as well as alternate shelter plans and being ready when the storm passes. One often overlooked function of being totally prepared is to take stock, or inventory, of all the items of importance in your home. An easy way to do...

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Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane Preparedness

There are many resources and places to find tips for keeping you, your family and your belongings safe during this Hurricane Season. The Sun-Sentinel newspaper had a good basic list of items to have on hand to be ready for a pending storm. Find the list here- In my research and personal experience I have found a few other items that can make your preparations even easier. For keeping fresh water on hand, it is hard to beat the Water B.O.B....

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State Farm Rate Increase Approved for Florida

State Farm Rate Increase Approved for Florida

Share The largest homeowners property insurance company in Florida, State Farm, was just granted a large increase in premium rates for Homeowners. The 18.8 percent AVERAGE increase looms larger for most of the policyholders, as the HO-3 (Homeowners policy) was actually granted a 27.9 rate increase that will effect over 550,000 policyholders. YIKES!! These rates are effective June 1 for new business and July 15 for any renewals. If...

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Ethics and Insurance

Ethics and Insurance

This past week Tom Hanks and his wife filed suit against their former Insurance agent as reported here on TMZ http://www.tmz.com/2011/03/22/tom-hanks-lawsuit-business-insurance-brokers-homeowners-embezzled-rita-wilson/ Apparently, their long time agent has been accused of over charging them and insuring for the same things multiple times. I suppose this is why the State of Florida requires all Property & Casualty licensed agents to...

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New CFO is getting tough on PIP Fraud

New CFO is getting tough on PIP Fraud

Share This recent press release from Jeff Atwater, the new CFO for the state of Florida, indicates that he is serious about taking action towards curbing Florida’s rising problem of Insurance Fraud. I applaud his efforts and hope that the new legislature can pass into law some of his proposals. Read below for more details. – Putting the brakes on auto insurance fraud By: Jeff Atwater 3/15/2011 Tampa...

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