Assignment of Benefits abuse driving up cost of home, car insurance in Florida

ABC Action News Jackie Callaway 11:24 PM, Apr 19, 2017   Small business owner Mike Hinsch’s trouble started after a mobile glass business replaced the windshields in three work trucks.Hinch’s auto policy exploded from $16,000 a year to $22,000 over the windshield claim.This plumber had no idea the glass company hit his insurer up for…

Pricier Than Necessary Hurricane Repairs in St. Johns County Could Become a Concern, Official Says

St Augustine Record – Sheldon Garner As people work to return to their homes impacted by Hurricane Matthew, some might end up being charged more than they should for repair work or running into other problems. With pressures surrounding rebuilding and being displaced after a storm, it becomes common to hear stories of homeowners who…

Hurricane Matthew Property Damage? Important Information from Florida’s Consumer Protection Coalition

Florida’s Consumer Protection Coalition offers the following suggestions for what to do if your property has suffered hurricane damage: If your home or apartment suffers damage from Hurricane Matthew, contact your insurance agent or your insurance company first and as soon as possible. They are in the best position to assist you quickly. Do not…

Insurers Say They’re Ready to Pay Claims No Matter What Happens with Matthew

Hurricane Matthew could be the first major test of claims-handling capabilities by numerous young insurance companies created since the 2004-05 run of hurricanes that ended with Wilma. And with Matthew’s path still uncertain but looking likely to impact the state, insurers are urging policyholders to protect themselves and their properties while assuring they stand ready…