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Florida homeowners insurers facing downgrade

Mon Feb 20th, 2017 on     Insurance Law,    

Many Florida homeowners have mortgages that are backed by either the Federal National Mortgage Association or Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation. In most of these cases, the homeowners have property insurance that has been issued by a Florida-based company. On Feb. 14, an Ohio company that rates insurance companies around the country based on their financial stability indicated that it will likely be downgrading the ratings of at least 10 of those Florida insurers. This move could create significant problems for affected homeowners.

Homeowners insurance policies: what do they cover?

Thu Feb 16th, 2017 on     Homeowners Insurance,    

Most of the available homeowners insurance policies in Florida provide four main types of coverage. The coverage provided by your insurance company depends on your house’s structure, coverage for your property, liability protection and additional living expenses that may result from your inability to live in your house due to the disaster.

Battling insurance companies for payment

Thu Feb 16th, 2017 on     Health Insurance,    

As a health care provider, you’re well aware of the daily struggle to get the payments you’re owed from the insurance company. It’s a miserable cycle: you provide the services for your patients, collect a minimal copayment and then get a notice saying it was denied. Now you’ve got bills to pay and you’re left with potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars in limbo because the insurance company delays payment or refuses to pay.

Experts worry insurers are moving too fast on the concept of ‘smart homes’

Fri Feb 10th, 2017 on     Homeowners Insurance,    

When most of us hear the term “connected,” our thoughts immediately turn to our phones, laptops, tablets and other devices we rely on far more than we’d perhaps like to admit. However, this term has actually undergone something of an evolution over the last few years, such that it now encompasses more than just these ubiquitous mobile devices.

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