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Fla. Insurance Crisis Deepens As Rates Soar, Companies Fall

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Thomas Frank | 09/19/2022

Long known as the nation’s most hurricane-prone state, Florida has achieved a new status that is aggravating hurricane anxieties and threatening real-estate values.

Florida has the worst property-insurance market.

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Homeowners Toolkit

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Florida Department Of Financial Services | 09/02/2022

Florida residents know firsthand that it pays to plan ahead. Dealing with wildfires, floods, tornadoes,hurricanes, sinkholes and other disasters can drastically change our lives. Individual losses such as a home burglary, a kitchen fire, or a lightning strike can also disrupt our daily lives. Homeowners’ insurance helps pay to repair or rebuild your home and replace personal property that is damaged or destroyed due to a covered loss.

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Graduation Season: Educating Homeowners On Hosting Backyard Parties

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Bill Martin | 05/25/2022

Graduation season is here, and many parents are beginning to plan parties to celebrate their recent grads. More often than not, graduation parties take place in the family's own backyard. Before hosting an event, homeowners should revisit the amount of insurance coverage they have to make sure it will cover them in the case of a backyard celebration calamity.

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Another Above-Average Hurricane Season Forecasted For 2022

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Annemarlie Mcpherson Spears | 05/25/2022

A prediction issued last week by scientists at Colorado State University forecasts at least 19 named storms and nine hurricanes for the 2022 hurricane season, which officially begins June 1. The scientists predicted that four of the hurricanes will be Category 3 or higher. An average season is considered 14 named storms, seven hurricanes and three major hurricanes.

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Troubled Florida Property Market Participants Under Immense Pressure

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AM Best | 05/02/2022

Insurance industry leaders in Florida have been warning that the current environment for those offering personal property coverage is on shaky ground, given the state’s risks and litigiousness. Escalating losses have prompted advocacy groups to call for legislative reform to stabilize the insurance market.

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Renters Insurance Toolkit

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Florida Department Of Financial Services | 04/01/2022

How many times have you turned on your television to news that an apartment building was totally destroyed by fire and the tenants lost everything because they were uninsured? In many cases, the tenants were unaware their personal property could have been covered by a renters’ policy for a very reasonable price.

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Property Insurers In Florida Are Pulling Back And Hiking Rates As Litigation Costs Surge

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Timothy Darragh | 06/10/2021

Florida property insurance companies are pulling out all the stops- raising rates, leaving markets, trimming risks they'll cover and joining criminal investigations-to stop the financial bleeding they say is being driven by a surge of lawsuits.

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Sinkholes & Catastrophic Ground Cover Collapse Guide

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Florida Department Of Financial Services | 04/01/2021

Florida has more sinkholes than any other state in the nation. That is because in many areas of central and north Florida, the soil, sediment, and rock near the ground surface sit atop a supporting substrate consisting of limestone or similar semi porous material. As subterranean ground water levels rise and fall from year to year, the limestone base is susceptible to gradual dissolvement, forming voids within the limestone.

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Holiday Hosting Tips To Be Safe, Insurance If You’re Sorry

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Barbara Marquand | 12/23/2019

With all the celebrating, decorating and congregating, all kinds of things can go wrong. 

Here’s how insurance works when things go sour, plus tips to try to help us stay safe.

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Premium Discounts For Hurricane Loss Mitigation

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Florida Department Of Financial Services | 06/07/2019

Hurricanes have caused tens of billions of dollars in insured damages and predictions of more catastrophic hurricanes making landfall in Florida have triggered increases in insurance premiums in an effort to cover potential future losses.

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