Gov Desantis signs Florida insurance bill to stabilize the state’s property market

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The intention is to bring stability to the crumbling market, but whether it will work has yet to be seen. Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has signed a new Florida insurance bill into law with the hopes of bringing considerably greater stability to a market that has been experiencing a downward spiral, particularly this year. How much it will work and, if so, when it will have an impact, will be interesting to watch. Among the primary goals of the bill was to help deter Florida insurance claims from ending up…

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Florida Senate gives the nod to homeowners insurance overhaul

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The changes will involve new lawsuit limits, among others to ease the burden to property owners. This week, the Florida Senate gave its approval to overhauling homeowners insurance in the state, targeting the areas causing property owners – and therefore insurers – the largest amount of pain. The industry in the state will be undergoing a number of critical changes to help lift it out of crisis. Among the changes to the homeowners insurance industry that received approval include a new limit on lawsuits. There are also changes designed to…

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Insurance companies want consumers to do these things every day

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The holiday season comes with many common risks and insurers are hoping policyholders will avoid them. Insurance companies see a spike in homeowners insurance claims throughout the month of December every year, but this year, they’re hoping to give a heads up to policyholders to save money for everyone. The more claims are filed, the more expensive it is to provide coverage and rates may rise. Claims are expensive not only for insurance companies but also for policyholders when they occur regularly enough. After all, the more expensive it is…

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Florida property insurance market must tackle substantial issues before special session

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Another special session will take place later in December, but some challenges must be handled first. Former Republican Florida Senator Jeff Brandes, who launched a petition calling for lawmakers to convene this spring to tackle Florida’s critical property insurance market, is now calling for additional reforms to take place ahead of this month’s additional special session. The former senator has been making these moves from the sideline to try to push more reforms along. “It’s the most urgent pocketbook problem facing Florida today,” said former Senator Brandes, who previously represented…

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Mercury shares insurance policy savings tips with its customers

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The insurer released a Holiday Buyer’s Guide to help consumers get the right coverage for a better price. With the holiday season now underway, the odds are higher that a claim will be made on an insurance policy than they are at most other times of the year. That said, a claim can only be made if the right coverage is in place, moreover, not all coverage is priced equally. Therefore, Mercury has issued a Holiday Buyer’s Guide to help people to find precisely what they need and at the…

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State Farm announces its first Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures

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The insurer issued a release discussing the ways in which it is addressing climate risks. State Farm has announced the creation of its first Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) report. The goal is to provide transparency regarding its climate risk strategies for policyholders and its own business. In the release, State Farm recognized that climate change is bringing about greater risk and uncertainty for policyholders, particularly in terms of the severity, frequency, and location of catastrophic weather events. As such, the insurer has acknowledged its primary role as…

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State Farm reminds policyholders to stay safe from holiday risks

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The insurer has provided official tips for avoiding some of the most common “mishaps”. This time of year is filled with food, gatherings, lights, candles, decorations, and unfortunately, holiday risks as well. State Farm has released a list of tips for its policyholders in the hopes of keeping those most common mishaps to a bare minimum or even avoid them altogether. The first recommendations have to do with avoiding the most common causes of kitchen fires. Some of the holiday risks that can be the most damaging or even deadly…

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