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In this edition of the Friday Files, we're looking at everything from political lies to a contest for Florida's most unpopular politician. But first, I have a game for you to play: This year, while no one was looking, President Barack Obama made...
Tags: Florida, Don Gaetz, Defense, Elections, George W. Bush
We can't catch a break. If the wind isn't howling from hurricanes, the ground must be collapsing from sinkholes. Hence, the latest insurance crisis in Florida, where homeowners, public adjusters and attorneys are clamoring for settlement checks for...
Citizens Property Insurance Corp., the state-run insurer of last resort, has trimmed more than 26 percent of its customers since late 2007. But the number of employees has grown by 17 percent. "There isn't a company in the state who could sustain...
For the fourth time in about two years, Citizens Property Insurance is preparing to review bids for new office space. Critics say the problems with the office space bids are just one more example of how the state-run insurance company mishandles...
Tags: Florida, Contracts, Arts and Culture, Property, Public Employees
Citizens Property Insurance is calculating the costs of rebuilding homes in a new way, and it's driving up some policyholders' premiums. Insurance agents report mixed results, with some complaining that Citizens is inflating how much it will cost to...
Florida property insurers are pressing state legislators to allow them to raise rates without regulator approval, citing losses in recent years. But consumer advocates and regulators question the legitimacy of the losses after four hurricane-free years in...
Tags: Hurricanes, Marketing, Consumers, Tampa, Justice System
South Florida Sun-SentinelCitizens Property Insurance plans to ask its board of governors to change a process that allows the company to approve contracts in emergency situations without competitive bidding. Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink said Thursday that the move is one...
South Florida Sun-SentinelState Farm won't pull out of Florida after all. But homeowners shouldn't rejoice just yet. The insurance giant will raise residential-property premiums by 14.8 percent. Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty said Wednesday that an agreement...
Mike: Legislative sessions usually get as much attention as PBS documentaries. But that was before Rick Scott became the skinniest 800-pound gorilla ever to hit Tallahassee. We've never seen anything like this. No allegiances. No loyalties. No friends....
The state's insurer of last resort says it will not provide coverage for homes with extensive damage caused by tainted drywall from China. Already, Citizens Property Insurance has dropped coverage on two homes that are vacant because of defective...
Many Florida homeowners shelled out hundreds or thousands of dollars to fortify their homes against hurricanes in recent years to qualify for insurance discounts. Some got them — for a while. This year, some homeowners are feeling the impact of...
Your property management company may be making money off your condo association's insurance policy. Some say that's a conflict of interest because management companies also help associations pick their insurance. "Referrals should be based on good...
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