What you need to know about pending changes to Florida insurance laws

Article Courtesy of The Sun Sentinel By Ron Hurtibise Published May 14, 2021 No one was thrilled with the insurance changes that were passed on the final day of the Florida Legislature’s spring session — not the insurance industry and not consumers’ …

As hurricane season approaches, three insurers are canceling thousands of Florida customers

Article Courtesy of The Sun Sentinel By Ron Hurtibise Published May 20, 2021 As another hurricane season bears down on the state, more than 50,000 Florida home insurance customers will soon receive notices that their policies have been canceled or won’t be …

Florida Construction Defect Proposal Unfair To Homeowners

Article Courtesy of  LAW 360 By Nick Vargo and Greg Demers Published April 4, 2021 Typically, the most important, and largest, purchase in a person’s life is their home. Due to negligence in the construction industry, many homes are built …

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says he will prevent COVID-19 vaccine ‘passports,’ signs liability bill

Article Courtesy of Channel 4 JAX News By Christine Sexton Published March 21, 2021 TALLAHASSEE — Pointing to privacy concerns, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Monday he will issue emergency rules this week that prevent businesses from requiring customers to …

Citizens home insurance policies soar in Central Florida; higher costs could hit all our pocketbooks

Article Courtesy of The Orlando Sentinel By Trevor Fraser    Published February 11, 2021 State-run Citizens Property Insurance is sounding alarm bells over their rising number of policies it holds in Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Lake counties.  CEO Barry Gilway says Florida’s overall …

DeSantis extends eviction and foreclosure moratorium until Sept. 1

Article Courtesy of The Orlando Sentinel By David Harris and Mark Skoneki Published August 4, 2020 Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis didn’t wait until the final hours to extend the moratorium on evictions and foreclosures this time around. The governor on Wednesday night …

Insurance Coverage vs. COVID-19 Co-ops & HOAs May Be Left Holding the Bag

Article Courtesy of The Cooperator By A.J. Sidransky Published August 5, 2020 By its very definition, insurance coverage is planned protection against both the expected and the unexpected. Life insurance clearly provides financial security in the event of death, which of course …

After six years of stalemate, property insurance reform heads to Governor

Article Courtesy of The Sun Sentinel By Ron Hurtibise Published April 28, 2019 A bill aimed at stemming costly lawsuits between repair contractors and property insurers has finally passed both the Florida House and Senate after six years of stalemate and …

You say you have an ’emotional support’ animal? This bill says, ‘Not so fast.’

The bill is aiming at people who claim ‘emotional support’ pets to get out of paying pet deposits or into buildings that ban animals. Article Courtesy of The Tampa Bay Times By Lawrence Mower Published March 14, 2019 “Emotional support” …