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26 04, 2022

Premiums for Florida Cat Fund to Jump 12% This Year, Report Shows

By | April 26th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Premiums for Florida Cat Fund to Jump 12% This Year, Report Shows

Premiums paid to the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund are expected to increase by more than 12% later this year, giving new urgency to calls to cut the fund’s retention level in half, a move that some estimates show could save …

22 04, 2022

Fla. Supreme Court: Pre-Suit Notices Need Only Be Mailed, Not Received, Before Deadline

By | April 22nd, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fla. Supreme Court: Pre-Suit Notices Need Only Be Mailed, Not Received, Before Deadline

It’s when the letter is mailed, not when it is received, that determines if a plaintiff in a medical malpractice case complied with Florida law on pre-suit notifications, the Florida Supreme Court decided Thursday. “It is the timely mailing of …

15 04, 2022

After Suspending New HO Business, UPC Reorganizes Subsidiaries

By | April 15th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on After Suspending New HO Business, UPC Reorganizes Subsidiaries

Four months after its largest subsidiary stopped writing new homeowner business in Florida, United Insurance Holdings Corp. announced it would consolidate four of its companies into three. Publicly traded United, also known as UPC Insurance, owns Journey Insurance Co., American …

1 04, 2022

With Florida Rulings, Will More Insurers Require Arbitration in Claims Disputes?

By | April 1st, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on With Florida Rulings, Will More Insurers Require Arbitration in Claims Disputes?

A decision handed down Thursday by the Florida Supreme Court, along with a recent ruling by state regulators, could give insurers another tool that could be used to stem the tide of claims litigation. In AirBnB Inc. vs. John Doe, …

30 03, 2022

No Florida Special Session for Months, but OIR Moves to Allow Roof Deductibles

By | March 30th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on No Florida Special Session for Months, but OIR Moves to Allow Roof Deductibles

A special insurance-reform session of the Florida Legislature probably won’t happen before November, when a new House speaker takes office. But the state’s insurance regulators are taking steps on their own to help cut the cost of roof claims. At …

25 03, 2022

Kentucky Lawmakers Approve Bill to Give Insurers Lower Rates From Home Loan Bank

By | March 25th, 2022|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Kentucky Lawmakers Approve Bill to Give Insurers Lower Rates From Home Loan Bank

Kentucky’s General Assembly has become the only legislature so far this year to adopt a bill that could give insurers lower rates on commercial loans from the Federal Home Loan Bank system. The Kentucky Senate this week unanimously approved House …

15 12, 2021

Insurers Begin Work in Areas Hard-Hit By Weekend Tornadoes

By | December 15th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Insurers Begin Work in Areas Hard-Hit By Weekend Tornadoes

Insurance claims and loss estimates are beginning to come in from the group of deadly and damaging tornadoes that moved through the central and southern U.S. last weekend. The Federal Emergency Management Agency confirmed there were at least 52 tornadoes …

19 11, 2021

Florida Supreme Court Suspends Witness-Coaching Attorney for 90 Days

By | November 19th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Florida Supreme Court Suspends Witness-Coaching Attorney for 90 Days

The Florida Supreme Court has suspended a workers’ compensation defense lawyer for 91 days, after he was caught coaching a deposition witness through text messages, then being less than candid about it to a judge. Derek James, of Maitland, Florida, …

15 10, 2021

Judge Dismisses Air Ambulance Attempt to Block Florida Reimbursement Law

By | October 15th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Judge Dismisses Air Ambulance Attempt to Block Florida Reimbursement Law

Florida’s insurance commissioner is applauding a federal court’s decision to dismiss an air ambulance company’s challenge to a 2020 law that limits insurance reimbursements for pricey helicopter and fixed-wing medical transports. “The successful dismissal of this lawsuit will ensure consumers …

8 10, 2021

The Cable Guy is Not a Construction Worker, Court Says

By | October 8th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Cable Guy is Not a Construction Worker, Court Says

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday handed down no insurance-related opinions in its regular weekly posting and did not report a long-awaited decision on an insurance defense attorney charged with coaching a witness through text messages. But one step down …