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Florida Homeowners Insurance Rates Rising In The New Year

Sad but True my friends, Homeowner’s Insurance Rates are once again rising.  Check out this article from WebWire which gives some reasons and specifics. Before your policy is renewed, be sure to check out all of your options.  Call or email Focus Insurance Group to see how we can help you out. Phone – (813)712-4191 Email – david@focusinsurancegroup.com

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Florida Gov. Scott Troubled by Firings at Citizens Property Insurance

A move by Florida’s largest property insurer to dismiss employees responsible for investigating wrongdoing drew criticism last Thursday from Gov. Rick Scott. Scott, in a strongly-worded letter to the president of Citizens Property Insurance, called the decision “troubling” because it comes while the governor’s inspector general is reviewing reports of lavish travel expenses by top executives at...

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Florida Legislature turns blind eye to property insurance reform

By Toluse Olorunnipa, Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau Toluse Olorunnipa, Tampa Bay Times In Print: Monday, August 13, 2012 TALLAHASSEE — Property insurance reform was nowhere to be found among Gov. Rick Scott’s “legislative priorities” during this year’s lawmaking session in Tallahassee. But even as Scott pushed publicly for lawmakers to pass bills on car insurance...

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Florida home insurers lining up for rate hikes

By Julie Patel, Sun Sentinel 4:09 a.m. EDT, July 25, 2012 Although Florida has dodged a direct hit from a hurricane for almost seven years, three major home insurers want to raise rates. Allstate’s Castle Key Insurance and Castle Key Indemnity want 32.7 percent and 21.9 percent statewide average increases; Universal Insurance Co. of North America wants a 22 percent average increase and...

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Florida home insurers lining up for rate hikes

By Julie Patel, Sun Sentinel4:09 a.m. EDT, July 25, 2012 Although Florida has dodged a direct hit from a hurricane for almost seven years, three major home insurers want to raise rates. Allstate’s Castle Key Insurance and Castle Key Indemnity want 32.7 percent and 21.9 percent statewide average increases; Universal Insurance Co. of North America wants a 22 percent average increase and...

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Hurricane Emilia forms over the Pacific; not expected to threaten any land

MIAMI – Emilia has strengthened to a hurricane in the Pacific south of Mexico, but is not posing a threat to land. The hurricane’s maximum sustained winds early Monday are near 75 mph (120 kph) with additional strengthening expected. Emilia is centred about 760 miles (1,225 kilometres) south of the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California and is moving west-northwest near 12...

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