67 Apply to Become State’s Next Insurance Commissioner

Peter Schorsch  SPB Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet now have 67 names to pick from for state Insurance Commissioner. They decided to take more applications for the job after the March 29 Cabinet meeting, setting an April 15 application deadline. Scott and Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater had each favored two different candidates: Retired executive Jeffrey Bragg and state Rep. Bill Hager, a former Iowa insurance commissioner, respectively. Scott and…

Action 9: Orange County Man Says Roofing Company Hijacked His Insurance Claim

ORLANDO,Fla. — An Orange County man says a roofing company hijacked his insurance claim for hail damage that didn’t exist. Tony Annunziato blames the company for a questionable inspection and threats to sue his insurance company. He said he had a small roof leak, but an inspector from ELR Restoration claimed there was much more. “They said hail damage, there…

Rep. Ander Crenshaw Not Running for Re-Election

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Republican U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw will not be running for re-election in November, according to a statement released on Wednesday.  “After a great deal of reflection, I have decided not to seek re-election this fall.  Representing the Congressional District where my family has lived for four generations has been a tremendous privilege. …

People In and Out of Citizens Property Insurance Had a Bad Year in the Florida Legislature

TALLAHASSEE — There is little relief coming for homeowners facing crushing rate increases after being nudged (some would say shoved) out of the state-run property insurance company. And those left in Citizens Property Insurance Corp. could be facing big increases of their own because of another failure in the Legislature. In short, it was a…

Vacationers Concerned About Extreme Weather, Political Unrest, Viruses Can Turn To Travel Insurance For Financial And Personal Assistance

Six Questions To Help Consumers Decide When To Purchase Travel Insurance April 5, 2016 NEW YORK, April 6, 2016 — Travel insurance can’t prevent bad things from happening on a vacation, but it may be able to protect your financial investment, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). “For many consumers worried that an extreme…