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Florida makes progress on property insurance reform

Posted in: N-J Editorials Florida officials have taken a welcome and overdue step to downsize Citizens Property Insurance Corp., the state-created insurer. The company has seen its customer base expand to 1.5 million Floridians with more than $500 billion in exposure. Citizens is supposed to be the state’s insurer of last resort. In this case, bigger clearly is not better. What the...

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Florida and Citizens Insurance Survive another Hurricane Season

By: Jim Turner | Posted: November 30, 2011 10:24 AM Unless a sudden tropical storm quickly swirls into life in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea or Atlantic Ocean, Florida — with its growing dependence on Citizens Property Insurance — has survived another hurricane season. The hurricane season ends today. Mark 2011 as the sixth consecutive year Florida has avoided a direct hit from a...

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Rina becomes a hurricane off Honduras coast

By ROB SHAW | The Tampa Tribune Published: October 24, 2011 Updated: October 24, 2011 – 2:33 PM TAMPA –Rina has become a hurricane. What was just a minimal tropical storm this morning grew into a hurricane this afternoon. By Saturday, it could be perched near the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula and perhaps headed into the Gulf of Mexico. Where Rina might go after that is anyone’s...

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Florida Insurer Phasing in Sinkhole Increases

Florida legislators who thought they had settled the sinkhole insurance crisis earlier this year will find the issue before them again, several state senators said during a Sept. 13 public hearing in Tampa about Citizens Property Insurance Corporation’s proposed rate increases. More than 200 Floridians showed up to protest proposed increases that range from 0 percent in Lake County to...

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Tropical Storm Arlene first to form in Gulf this Hurricane Season

The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season formed Tuesday in the southern Gulf of Mexico, in Bay of Campeche, the National Hurricane Center said.  Tropical Storm Arlene was not expected to be a major threat to the U.S. coast.  The government of Mexico on Tuesday issued tropical storm warnings for the northeastern coast from Barra De Nautla north to Bahia Algodones. No watches or...

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