Hurricane Insurance: Open Your Eyes Before Disaster

Casey Logan, Sarasota News Press Randolph and Edith Geslani had good news recently about their spacious home on the Caloosahatchee River in Fort Myers Shores. The physician and his wife have seen their insurance rates fluctuate over the years on the home they’ve owned since early 1990s. Although they’ve filed no claims, the price of insuring…

How Rick Scott’s Regulations Rollback Led to Today’s Building Boom

By John Kennedy – Palm Beach Post Capital Bureau TALLAHASSEE — Five years after Gov. Rick Scott scaled back Florida’s growth laws, massive development projects are underway across the state, boosting employment and tax collections but also sparking fears of traffic-choked roads and environmental calamities. Palm Beach County’s unincorporated western area is the site of…

Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund May 2016 Estimated Claims-Paying Capacity

Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund May 2016 Estimated Claims-Paying Capacity STATE BOARD OF ADMINISTRATION Estimated Capacity NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the State Board of Administration of Florida (the “Board”) of the estimated borrowing capacity, estimated claims-paying capacity, and projected balance of the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund (the “Fund”) as of December 31, 2016, in compliance with…

State Files Appeal Over State Farm Data

Orlando Sentinel May 22, 2016  TALLAHASSEE — Insurance regulators are preparing for an appeals-court battle with State Farm Florida after a circuit judge blocked the release of information about the company’s property-insurance policies. The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation filed a notice of appeal last week after Leon Circuit Judge James Hankinson prevented the release…