Citizens Insurance http://wlrn.org en Florida Senate Passes Bill To Overhaul Citizens Insurance http://wlrn.org/post/florida-senate-passes-bill-overhaul-citizens-insurance <p><strong>UPDATE 4:36 p.m. - The Florida Senate passed SB 1770 today, 24-15.</strong></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; ">Sen. David Simmons, R-Maitland, believes he has the votes to put his sweeping overhaul of Citizens Property Insurance Corp. up for a final vote in the Senate on Thursday.</span></p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 20:16:36 +0000 Jim Turner 13028 at http://wlrn.org Florida Senate Passes Bill To Overhaul Citizens Insurance Citizens Property Insurance Could Require Two On Board To Hail From South Florida http://wlrn.org/post/citizens-property-insurance-could-require-two-board-hail-south-florida <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There are seven faces behind Florida’s largest home insurer. But there could be eight. Or nine.</span></p><p>And two might have to be South Florida cardholders.</p><p><a href="http://www.newsserviceflorida.com/assets/briefs3.aspx?Select=2013270" target="_blank">According to the News Service of Florida</a>,</p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Allison Goodman 10314 at http://wlrn.org Citizens Property Insurance Could Require Two On Board To Hail From South Florida How Will The Florida Legislature Tackle Property Insurance Rates? Good Question, Says Senator http://wlrn.org/post/how-will-florida-legislature-tackle-property-insurance-rates-good-question-says-senator <p>Getting a handle on property insurance rates is a top priority in the upcoming Florida Legislature 2013 regular session, but it's no easy task, according to popular consensus at Monday night's Town Hall session hosted by WLRN and the <em>Miami Herald</em>.&nbsp;</p><p>"The legislature is in a terrible box," said Mary Ellen Klas, the capital bureau chief for the <em>Miami Herald</em> and a panelist at Monday's event. "This is one of the tough issues they have to grapple with."</p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 9985 at http://wlrn.org How Will The Florida Legislature Tackle Property Insurance Rates? Good Question, Says Senator Citizens Insurance Rate Hikes Seem Like Bait And Switch To This Homeowner http://wlrn.org/post/citizens-insurance-rate-hikes-seem-bait-and-switch-homeowner <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As a very young man, I remember getting a phone call from mom (then a bank VP) telling me to get my butt out of the house and get some money in my account because I was about to be overdrawn. &nbsp;The point is, I learned from a very young age to watch my expenses and know how much I could afford. When funding a home, for instance, it always makes sense to try to figure not only what your current payments will be but to also adjust for things getting more expensive—such as taxes and insurance. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 19:00:00 +0000 Bill Andrews 9349 at http://wlrn.org Citizens Insurance Rate Hikes Seem Like Bait And Switch To This Homeowner How The Dolphins Stadium Won State GOP Votes http://wlrn.org/post/live-chat-noon-how-dolphins-stadium-won-state-gop-votes <p></p><p>On the Florida Roundup: The Dolphins <a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/02/06/3218544/dolphins-get-unanimous-support.html">jump the first hurdles</a> in their quest for public money to upgrade&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sun Life Stadium. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rising tides on your street - how sea level rise could&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.dailybusinessreview.com/PubArticleDBR.jsp?id=1202586740717" style="line-height: 1.5;">cost our region millions</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Elaine Chen 9052 at http://wlrn.org How The Dolphins Stadium Won State GOP Votes Ask Us Anything: Archive Of Our Online Chat With Citizens Property Insurance http://wlrn.org/post/ask-us-anything-archive-our-online-chat-citizens-property-insurance <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The price of property insurance in Florida keeps going up --&nbsp; such that some homeowners are getting second mortgages or dropping coverage all together.&nbsp; The state created Citizens Property Insurance to be the insurer of last resort for Florida homeowners. Tue, 05 Feb 2013 15:25:12 +0000 Elaine Chen 8876 at http://wlrn.org Ask Us Anything: Archive Of Our Online Chat With Citizens Property Insurance Why An FBI Investigation Probably Won't Stop Immigration Reform http://wlrn.org/post/why-fbi-investigation-probably-wont-stop-immigration-reform <p></p><p>On the Florida Roundup: <a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/01/28/3204447/rubio-senate-gang-of-eight-unveil.html">New immigration reform proposals</a> are put on the table in Washington. How could a path to citizenship be traveled in immigrant-rich South Florida? &nbsp;&nbsp;Plus we get the latest update on <a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/01/30/3209282/feds-targeting-medicare-fraud.html">the FBI raid of a West Palm Beach eye doctor</a> with connections with U.S. Senator Bob&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Menendez, a sponsor of a bipartisan immigration reform plan.</span></p><p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Elaine Chen 8681 at http://wlrn.org Why An FBI Investigation Probably Won't Stop Immigration Reform Why Florida Session Will Be Dominated By The Affordable Care Act And Other Insurance Issues http://wlrn.org/post/why-florida-session-will-be-dominated-affordable-care-act-and-other-insurance-issues <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia; line-height: 18.41666603088379px; text-align: justify; ">Affordable Care Act issues are expected to dominate discussions of insurance in the Legislature in the weeks ahead but lawmakers will also take swipes at workers compensation, hurricane preparations and Citizens Property Insurance Corp when they return.</span></p> Sun, 13 Jan 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Michael Peltier 7628 at http://wlrn.org Why Florida Session Will Be Dominated By The Affordable Care Act And Other Insurance Issues Florida Dodges Storms But Gets Smacked By Rising Insurance Rates http://wlrn.org/post/florida-dodges-storms-gets-smacked-rising-insurance-rates <p></p><p>Florida has successfully dodged a major storm for a while now. But, the state's residents have not been so lucky at dodging rate increases on their property insurance.</p><p></p><p>Property insurance rates have been rising for millions of Floridians even though the state hasn't been directly hit by a hurricane in seven years.</p><p></p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Arianna Prothero 7173 at http://wlrn.org Florida Dodges Storms But Gets Smacked By Rising Insurance Rates How Climate Change Is Reshaping South Florida http://wlrn.org/post/how-climate-change-reshaping-south-florida <p>On The Florida Roundup: Hurricane season has officially <a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/11/29/3119160/the-mixed-messages-of-hurricane.html">ended</a>. &nbsp;South Florida was saved from any severe hurricanes, but we see the effects of climate change as beaches erode, <a href="http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/broward/fl-a1a-erosion-20121126,0,6601883.story">roads crumble</a> and flooding inundates parts of region. &nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 19:00:00 +0000 Elaine Chen 5524 at http://wlrn.org How Climate Change Is Reshaping South Florida Sex Scandals, Big Spending And Shenanigans Found At Citizens Property Insurance http://wlrn.org/post/sex-scandals-big-spending-and-shenanigans-found-citizens-property-insurance <p>An internal investigation of Citizens Property Insurance in Florida, a government-run home insurer of last resort and the state's largest insurer, found that the company has a sordid history of sex scandals, cover-ups and big spending.&nbsp;</p><p>Recently, Citizens has gotten a lot of scrutiny because it has been consistently hiking up premiums or removing coverage from large numbers of people in the state.</p><p>However, a recent investigation found that the problems with the 10 year-old not-for-profit insurer starts with the people running the show over there in Tallahassee.</p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 18:03:42 +0000 Ashley Lopez 5110 at http://wlrn.org Sex Scandals, Big Spending And Shenanigans Found At Citizens Property Insurance