CONSUMER ALERT: OFFICE OF INSURANCE REGULATION EMAIL SCAM TARGETING FLORIDIANS

For Immediate Release: CONSUMER ALERT: OFFICE OF INSURANCE REGULATION EMAIL SCAM TARGETING FLORIDIANS TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) and the Department of Financial Services (DFS) have been made aware of a scam involving the unauthorized use of Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier’s name and position. A fraudulent email, appearing to be sent…

Editorial: Florida Water Scam Is Soaking Consumers, Must Be Plugged

Palm Beach Post – August 30, 2016 State-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp. is looking for a 9 percent increase from Palm Beach County homeowners – and an average 6.8 percent statewide – even though there hasn’t been a hurricane in more than 10 years. The reason has nothing to do with the ravages of nature.…

Louisiana Flooding Offers Reminder Of U.S. Flood Risk During The 2016 Hurricane Season

NEW YORK, August 17, 2016 —Louisianans recognize the importance of having flood insurance, with nearly half a million FEMA National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policies in-force statewide as of June 2016, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). Nonetheless, too many Louisianans and others in the U.S. continue to underestimate their flood risk. In fact,…