New Florida hurricane insurance option to be deductible- and inspection-free

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Coverage has always been important to homeowners as it is regularly threatened by the storms. A new Florida hurricane insurance option is being launched to make claims more straightforward for property owners. Millions of homeowners in the state are used to the time and expense still required after a claim. Standard Florida hurricane insurance requires a homeowner to have to pay a deductable when a claim is made for storm damage. In many cases, that deductible is high that the customer ends up paying the entire repair cost. For many…

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Sinkhole insurance lacks among homeowners despite threat

Homeowners insurance claims from sinkholes rising in Florida

In Florida, two homes were recently swallowed up and several others had to be evacuated. Sinkhole insurance remains a rare thing among homeowners, even when they have seen other homes swallowed up by these occurrences. The reason for nearly all of them is exactly the same. That said, this wasn’t good news for the property owners whose lives have been devastated after losing their homes to a rapidly growing Florida sinkhole. The coverage isn’t without its appeal but it comes with a price tag many feel they cannot afford. Unfortunately,…

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Citizens wants to address the rising cost of homeowners insurance coverage

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Citizens may petition governor to investigate rising homeowners coverage premiums A member of Florida’s Citizens Property Insurance’s governing board has suggested that the state-run insurer should ask Governor Rick Scott to convene a special panel to address concerns regarding rising water damage costs. The panel would also highlight litigation that may be leading to higher homeowners insurance premiums in South Florida. Citizens Property Insurance is concerned that such litigation is eroding the financial standing of insurance companies throughout the state. Insurers are facing major financial risks due to rising costs…

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New company begins offering flood insurance policies in Florida

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Florida homeowners have another option when it comes to flood protection A new company has entered into the flood insurance market in Florida and will serve as an alternative to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Called TypTap Insurance, it is the first company licensed in Florida to focus exclusively on flood protection. Homeowners can use the insurer’s online platform to purchase the coverage they need. Typically the only place homeowners can find flood protection is through the federal program, but this is beginning to change. The flood market may…

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Citizens aims to change language of homeowners insurance policies

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Citizens Property Insurance intends to change policy language concerning water damage Florida’s Citizens Property Insurance is looking to make changes to the language in its homeowners insurance policies in order to mitigate the growth of claims associated with water damage. These claims are beginning to flow from South Florida, where many homeowners are beginning to experience water damage from various issues, ranging from rainfall to faulty plumbing. The changes that Citizens Property Insurance wants to make will adjust the way water damage claims are handled. Changes must be made in…

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Florida homeowners insurance expensive despite decade without a hurricane

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The season for these major storms has now come to a close but rates still aren’t dropping. The official close to the hurricane season was on Monday, but even though there hasn’t been one that has struck Florida in ten years, homeowners insurance rates remain high and many are wondering why they aren’t falling due to the improvements in natural disaster damage. Insurance companies have stated that the reason doesn’t have to do with storm frequency as much as building cost. The price of building materials has been rising very…

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Florida’s Citizens aims to shed more homeowners insurance policies

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Insurer aims to become more consumer friendly by getting rid of additional policies Florida’s Citizens Property Insurance is looking to become more consumer friendly by shedding additional policies in order to become more financially sustainable. Over the past four years, Citizens, which is the last resort provider of homeowners insurance policies for consumers in the state, has shed approximately 1 million policies. These policies have been transferred to private insurers that are honoring the policies that were initially sold by Citizens. The insurer has been shedding these policies in order…

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