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…

Citizens Takeout Customers to Get Side-By-Side Comparisons

Sun Sentinel Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill requiring state-run Citizens Property Insurance Corp. to provide more information to customers targeted for “takeout” by private companies. Scott vetoed a similar bill last year. The new measure requires Citizens to provide estimates of comparable coverage in the private market and rates available with Citizens to customers…