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A different kind of ‘bad faith’ bill for Florida Legislature

Wed Sep 28th, 2011 on     Bad Faith Insurance,    

The family of a young man who was seriously injured in an accident 13 years ago may finally receive compensation in 2012. The Florida Legislature will once again consider a claims bill in his case, and the insurance industry is once again mounting a campaign opposing the measure. The issue for insurers is the potential bad faith claim that could follow the bill’s passage.

Survey finds insurers aren’t planning for climate change p3

Thu Sep 22nd, 2011 on     Homeowners Insurance,    

For all the trouble insurance causes Floridians, raising rates or leaving the state, there is an upside: Floridians must be some of the savviest insurance consumers in the country. In northern states, natives say it’s okay to complain about the weather, just understand that it’ll change in five minutes. Here, we can say the same thing about the homeowner insurance market.

Survey finds insurers aren’t planning for climate change p2

Mon Sep 19th, 2011 on     Homeowners Insurance,    

Insurance is a little mysterious to most people. The risk assessment, the loss projections, rate-setting and reinsurance woes — there are days when it looks as if the industry is working off a Ouija board. “Will there be a hurricane in Florida?” The planchette, under the deft fingers of a group of insurance executives, moves to “yes.” “Will there be much property damage?” The planchette moves to a Y, then a U and, finally, a P. “Yup.”

Survey finds insurers aren’t planning for climate change, p. 1

Mon Sep 12th, 2011 on     Insurance Claims,    

We have talked a lot about hurricane season and the storm modeling software used by insurance companies. As insurers have evaluated the storm risks, they have proposed higher rates — Florida homeowners could be faced with huge premium increases based on the hurricane projections alone. But what would happen if actuaries factored climate change into loss projections?

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