Citizens Insurance to Spend $1.8M for Investigating Water Damage Claims

SaintPetersBlog – Lloyd Dunkelberger The Citizens Property Insurance Corp. board of governors Tuesday approved a $1.8 million contract with a company that will examine escalating water damage claims from policyholders and determine whether the charges are excessive. “The goal is to identify inflated or excessive charges on invoices from contractors that have performed water damage…

Florida Agents Putting New Law to Work to Attract Millennials to Insurance Careers

The Insurance Journal Florida insurance agents are trying to bolster the industry’s track record in attracting college graduates by employing a new state law that aligns college courses with the state’s licensing requirements. The insurance workforce development law, passed in 2015, gives the insurance industry an opportunity to catch up with what other industries have…

Corrine Brown Indicted on Corruption Charges, Officials Say

Orlando Sentinel WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown has been indicted on public corruption charges and is expected to arraigned in federal court in Jacksonville on Friday, two U.S. law enforcement officials said Thursday. The charges are related to the Jacksonville Democratic lawmaker’s involvement with an unregistered charity in Virginia.  The officials, citing grand jury…

Millionaires Add Up in the State Legislature

By JIM TURNER NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE — The 2016 Florida Legislature appears to have been the richest in recent history. And a couple of incoming freshmen, recently elected without opposition, could help make the 2017 class even wealthier. The makeup of the 160 members of the 2016 Legislature, considered a “part-time” lawmaking body…

POINT OF VIEW: Contractor Took Advantage, Now Trying to Soak My Insurer

Palm Beach Post I recently attended a forum hosted by Florida’s Insurance Consumer Advocate Sha’Ron James in Boca Raton to discuss the explosion in insurance claims related to water damage. During the event, multiple speakers talked about problems associated with Assignment of Benefits (AOB), and how it is harming the insurance market and increasing rates…