Irma claims top $6 billion mark

Herald Tribune By John Hielscher Staff Writer Posted Dec 4, 2017 at 3:31 PM Claims for damage caused by Hurricane Irma in Florida have blown past the $6 billion mark. More than 853,000 property owners have filed claims for insured losses from Irma, which smashed through Florida on Sept. 10, according to a report Monday…

CFO Patronis’ Insurance Consumer Helpline Recovers More Than $9 Million for Floridians in Third Quarter of 2017

For Immediate Release: October 25, 2017 Contact: Ashley Carr (850) 413–2842     TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis today announced that assistance provided to Floridians by insurance specialists working Florida’s insurance consumer helpline (1-877-MY-FL-CFO) led to the recovery of nearly $9.3 million in the third quarter of 2017. Recoveries included insurance…

Consumer Advocates: Don’t let contractors handle insurance claims

By Troy Kinsey, Capitol Bureau Reporter Last Updated: Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 7:11 PM EDT TALLAHASSEE —  As a potentially long and arduous insurance claims process begins for hundreds of thousands of Floridians with property damaged by Hurricane Irma, consumer advocates are warning homeowners against allowing contractors to handle their claims through a relatively obscure process known as assignment of…

CONSUMER ALERT: FEMA/NFIP Announce Enhanced Claims Filing Process for Flood Insurance Policyholders Affected by Hurricane Irma

For Immediate Release: September 15, 2017 Contact: Amy Bogner/Karen Kees (850) 413-2515 press@floir.com CONSUMER ALERT: FEMA/NFIP Announce Enhanced Claims Filing Process for Flood Insurance Policyholders Affected by Hurricane Irma Tallahassee, Fla. – The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation is sharing guidance issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) addressing the claims process for its…

How Florida Saved Taxpayers

Barry Gilway, CEO of Citizens Property Insurance Corp., in Miami, Fl., Sept. 6. PHOTO: LYNNE SLADKY/ASSOCIATED PRESS By Wall Street Journal The Editorial Board Sept. 12, 2017 7:17 p.m. ET These columns are often critical of government, especially when public officials put taxpayers on the hook for future risks. Think Fannie Mae, or federal flood insurance. So…