Florida auto insurance costs more than coverage in most other states

Florida Auto Insurance

Research has shown that car coverage in the state costs up to 25 percent more than the U.S. average. According to newly released data from Insure.com, drivers in Florida are still facing very expensive auto insurance, to the point that they are paying up to 25 percent more than the average across the rest of the country. The report on the data analysis determined that Florida is the eighth most expensive state in the U.S. The average amount paid for auto insurance premiums in Florida was $1,654. When compared to…

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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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USI acquires Best Insurance Company from Florida

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The Insurance services firm has now purchased the homeowners, auto, motorcycle, watercraft and boat insurer. USI Insurance Services has now revealed that it has acquired the Best Insurance company, which is headquartered in Tamarac, Florida, and sells a range of different types of coverage within the state. The Best Insurance sells several different kinds of coverage to customer in Florida, North and South Carolina and Georgia. The terms of the purchase of the insurance company had not been disclosed at the time of the writing of this article. The Best…

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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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Health insurance companies seek approval for merger in Florida

Florida health insurance

Large insurers intend to merge, but seek approval from Florida regulators Two of the largest health insurance companies in Florida are petitioning lawmakers to approve their merger. Aetna and Humana intend to join together, creating a larger insurance organization. The merger has generate some controversy, with consumer advocacy groups suggesting that the merger would lead to higher health insurance rates and fewer options for those that need coverage. These concerns have been shared by some lawmakers, who are convinced that the merger would be in the best interests of the…

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Florida homeowners insurance expensive despite decade without a hurricane

Florida Homeowners Insurance

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 health insurance stats place the state as third among uninsured

Florida health insurance

Despite the efforts made to spread awareness of the Affordable Care Act, many remain without coverage. Five years ago, when the Affordable Care Act was first launched, the health insurance coverage rate in Florida was among the lowest in the country, and now that half a decade has passed, Florida’s rank among the uninsured states is still in third place. That said, despite the large uninsured rate in Florida in terms of health plans, the situation has improved. Now that the health care reform is starting to settle in and…

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