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 …

Condo and co-op owners need homeowners insurance, but it’s not the same type you’d get for a house

Article Courtesy of The Business Insider By Ronda Lee Published November 13, 2020 Condo HO-6 insurance is a type of homeowners insurance for condo and co-op owners. The major difference between condo and standard homeowners insurance is the dwelling coverage. Although not …

As property insurance costs skyrocket, lawmakers will consider these ideas to keep coverage affordable

Article Courtesy of The Sun Sentinel By Ron Hurtibise Published November 17, 2020 As Florida homeowners recover from shocking cost increases for their next year of insurance coverage, pressure is mounting on state lawmakers to step in and stem the bleeding.     Property …

Florida’s insurer of last resort grows as private market hits capacity. Citizens is back above 500,000 policies for the first time since 2015.

Article Courtesy of The Tampa Bay Times By Jim Turner      Published October 18, 2020 TALLAHASSEE — Homeowners are again starting to flock to the state-backed property insurer of last resort as the private market becomes economically stressed, the president of Citizens Property …

Oak and mahogany trees the root of hazardous sidewalks and rancorous neighborhood battles

Article Courtesy of  The Palm Beach Post By Mike Diamond     Published October 13, 2020 Twenty-eight years ago, it seemed like a good idea for Palm Beach County planners to require developers to install oak or mahogany trees between sidewalks and …

Florida property insurance market is ‘unhealthy,’ Citizens chief warns

Article Courtesy of News Service of Florida By Jim Turner   Published September 27, 2020 TALLAHASSEE — Homeowners are again starting to flock to the state-backed property insurer of last resort as the private market becomes economically stressed, the president of Citizens Property …

Some gated communities are pulling back to slow coronavirus

Article Courtesy of  The Palm Beach Post By Mike Diamond     Published July 31, 2020 With Palm Beach County’s stubborn trend of COVID-19 cases, some age-restricted gated communities west of Boynton Beach and Lake Worth are again going into shut-down mode.  …

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 …

Florida drags feet for decades on fire safety for condos

Article Courtesy of The Sun Sentinel By Steve Bousquet Published May 21, 2019 Man discovered fire hundreds of thousands of years ago. And for almost that long, or so it seems, politicians and taxpayers in Florida have been arguing about …

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 …