Thousands of Florida insurance customers lose their home policies

Florida insurance - Losing home policies

Just ahead of the Atlantic hurricane season, homeowners are being dropped by their insurers As Atlantic hurricane season approaches, thousands of homeowners have found that their Florida insurance companies are dropping them, as they started receiving letters of non-renewal. ASI-Progressive has been issuing the letters Now, ahead of one of the most high-risk times of the year, Florida insurance customers are being left to look for replacement coverage in time to ensure they won’t be left without a policy. ASI-Progressive made an announcement last year that it intended to drop…

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Travelers Insurance company sees catastrophe losses double

Insurance company - Home insurance losses double

The insurer’s size often means that it is viewed as a reflection of what the industry is experiencing. Travelers Insurance company has announced that its catastrophe losses have doubled in its most recent quarter, and the insurer experienced a loss as severe wind and hailstorms struck several regions and brought on an increase in claims. Claims have been rising because of the impact of climate change on natural disasters. The rising frequency of claims relating to extreme weather, such as wildfires, hurricanes, hail and high winds are causing disruptions throughout…

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390 new positions to open up in Tampa with Progressive car insurance

Progressive car insurance has announced very welcome news to the unemployment-stricken state of Florida (where rates have recently risen to 9.9 percent) when they said that they will be helping to boost the economy in the Tampa Bay area by hiring 390 people in sales, claims, and service positions at the contact center in Riverview. Aside from actually gaining a job in a difficult economy, there are many advantages being offered to employees of Progressive, including a casual dress code, bonuses for performance, fitness centers, and medical facilities located on-site…

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Imperial Holdings targeted by federal insurance regulators after allegations of fraud

Imperial Holdings has become the target of a federal criminal investigation after insurance regulators caught wind of allegations concerning the life insurance branch of the company – Imperial Finance and Trading. The investigation applies only to the company’s life insurance premium finance business and no other aspect of the company. A multitude of class action lawsuits have been filed against Imperial Holdings since September of last year. Many of these lawsuits are coming from shareholders who claim that the company is committing fraud. Federal regulators seized control of the company’s…

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Independent agents in Florida decry new contract between property insurers

Florida’s independent insurance agents have voiced their concern regarding one of Florida’s largest property insurers taking over thousands of policies from a now defunct competitor. Agents are worried that the move may cost them dearly in the form of client exodus. Homeowners Choice Insurance, a subsidiary of Homeowners Choice Property and Casualty Insurance, has taken on more than 70,000 policies from HomeWise Insurance. While agents have witnessed such happenings in the past, there is a provision in the contract between HomeWise and Homeowners Choice that could put agents’ livelihoods in…

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