Dennis Ross Brings Back Disaster Savings Account Act

Sunshine State News KEVIN DERBY June 9, 2017 – 10:30am This week, U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Fla., part of the congressional leadership as senior deputy majority whip, brought back his proposal to amend the federal tax code to create tax-preferred savings accounts to help Americans prepare for natural disasters. Ross first introduced the Disaster Savings…

Staged crashes cost auto insurers, consumers

WINK News May 31, 2017 FORT MYERS, Fla. Fraud could be behind a recent surge in auto insurance rates. Rates are up 21.4 percent since 2015, according to Florida Office of Insurance Regulation data. Insurance agent Cindy Palmquist of The Thompson Agency puts the blame squarely on staged crashes, a practice in which drivers maneuver other motorists…

Allstate and Allstate Agencies Seek to Bring 346 Jobs to Florida

LARGO, Fla., May 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Allstate Insurance Company today announced a boost to its sales force in Florida to keep pace with growing consumer demand for insurance and financial products and services in the state. “We are seeing increased consumer demand for auto and home insurance as well as financial advice and planning,” says Allstate’s Jim Uschelbec, Regional…

Editorial: Lawmakers ignore insurance mess

Tampa Bay Times Friday, May 26, 2017 5:37pm Florida’s badly broken system for filing and settling insurance claims, which is wreaking havoc in the property insurance market, is creeping into auto policies with Tampa Bay at ground zero. Assignment of benefits, which can lead to costly court battles, is driving up rates for thousands of…