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Articles relating to "Property insurance":

Federal agencies tinker with flood insurance rules (6/29/2015)
The rule change allows some property owners to escrow flood insurance premiums into their mortgage payments and dole it out in 12-month installments.

Citizens proposes rate hikes for coastal customers (6/23/2015)
Rates would go up an average 8.6% for multi-peril customers and increase about 3.2% for personal lines. Inland multi-peril policies would see a 1% drop.

U.S. tropical storm will test new storm surge maps (6/17/2015)
Coastal residents worry about wind damage, but storm surge hurts more. A beta-test surge map got its second real-life test from the storm impacting Texas.

Gov. Scott signs real estate-related bills into law (5/22/2015)
Three bills highlighted in Florida Realtors end-of-session report became law yesterday after the governor signed them. They impact insurance and FREC rules.

Court backs contractors in insurance benefits battle (5/21/2015)
An owner may still “assign benefits” to a contractor, which empowers him to make emergency repairs and collect money directly from the property insurer.

Fla. property insurance documents enter computer age (4/7/2015)
A bill passed by the Florida Legislature – Gov. Scott has not yet signed it into law –allows property insurers to send docs via email rather than regular mail.

Citizens Ins. has record-low number of policies (3/19/2015)
A move to lower the number of policies under Fla.-owned Citizens Ins. appears to be working – the number dropped below 600K for the first time since inception.

Citizens Ins. to accept alternate mobile home valuation tools (3/18/2015)
On March 2, Citizens encouraged mobile and manufactured homeowners to make sure improvements have been factored into the cost of their property insurance.

Fla. eliminates last hurricane assessment (3/10/2015)
It’s official: Property insurance policies will cost slightly less after July 1 – Fla. abolished the last hurricane damage assessment it charged homeowners.

Flood insurance premiums can go up after April 1 (3/5/2015)
Under last year’s law that limits flood insurance rate increases, a single policy can go up 18%, providing the average premium in its rate class rises no more than 15%.

‘Assigned benefits’ a hidden property insurance cost (1/29/2015)
A Fla. House member issued a warning about “assignment of benefits” on insurance claims, saying many of them simply empower shady companies to overcharge.

Citizens Insurance continues shedding policies (1/12/2015)
After approving a 93.5K policies “takeout” Fri., the Fla.-owned insurer said an uptick in private insurer interest might help it shrink even more than predicted.