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Intersection: Is Florida’s No-Fault Auto Insurance On The Way Out?

April 14, 2017, WMFE-FM Orlando – “There is a resounding cry to ‘Dump PIP’ at the Capitol and start with a fresh slate,” says Lisa Miller, former Deputy Insurance Commissioner.  “The debate is spirited, and the sticking point is rates.  While the PIP system may be broken, what will happen to rates if we make this change?  Will it reduce …

Higher insurance costs but other expenses flat for 2017

December 30, 2016, Orlando Sentinel – “Although the problem began in South Florida, it’s moving to Tampa and Orlando, said Lisa Miller, a Tallahassee lobbyist for several private carriers.  “All policyholders are paying for the actions of a few who are cheating the system and costing all of us higher premiums,” Miller said. “We have to get a handle on …

Florida home insurance rates on rise again

The respite from rapidly rising insurance rates is ending for Florida homeowners.

State regulators approved an average 19 percent statewide increase for Federated National Insurance.

The insurer, a subsidiary of 21st Century Holdings in Lauderdale Lakes, has 30,889 policies in Florida.

Northern Capital Group was approved for a 10 percent hike on the policies it has taken out of Citizens …

Day to shine for the 25 Women You Need to Know

Day to shine for the 25 Women You Need to Know Written by Karl Etters Democrat staff writer Apr. 08tallahassee.com2013 nominees, Berneice Cox, left, and Opal McKinney Williams during Monday’s reception.

The 2013 25 Women You Need to Know

Barbara Barnes – educator, president of CSIE Consulting. Samantha Boge – attorney, owner of Boge Arbitration & Mediation Inc. …

South Florida Insurance Claims mount in the wake of Isaac

South Florida insurance claims mount in Isaac’s wakeLauderhill home-owner Irvin Rosenfeld had two bedrooms damaged by flood… (Sun Sentinel/Robert Duyos )August 30, 2012|By Paul Owers, Sun Sentinel

Even tropical storms leave their mark.

South Florida was spared a hurricane, but the fringes of Isaac soaked the area and left behind leaky roofs, floodedhomes and, in a few …

No Big Storms, but Property Insurance Costs Rising

Posted on Tuesday, 01.01.13 No big storms, but property insurance costs rising BY BRENT KALLESTAD ASSOCIATED PRESS

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Marco Tarafa was stunned to find that his homeowners’ policy is increasing by nearly $1,000 a year – all because inspectors couldn’t get into his attic, where there was no crawl space and about 24 inches of insulation.

Tarafa was …