Flood insurance rate hikes take effect; most to see small increases [4-10-18]

Article Courtesy of The Sun Sentinel By Ron Hurtibise Published April 10, 2018 Flood insurance premiums just got more expensive — again. Effective April 1, the average premium rose 8 percent, from $866 per policy to $935. But the vast majority of …

Citizens Insurance plans to reduce coverage for repairs it cannot control [3-28-18]

Article Courtesy of The Sun Sentinel By Ron Hurtibise Published March 28, 2018 State-run Citizens Insurance is finalizing a plan state insurance regulators hope will be copied across the industry: Beginning May 1, it will cap coverage of non-weather-related water damage at …

Florida building codes thwarted hurricane damage, report shows [3-26-18]

Article Courtesy of The Orlando Sentinel By Mary Shanklin   Published March 26, 2018 Florida ranked top in the nation for its building codes, according to a new report that cited newer construction better withstanding hurricane damage. The nation’s biggest hurricane target unseated …