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Proof-of-loss deadline extended for ‘Meteorological Event Sandy’ 2

Thu Oct 17th, 2013 on     Insurance Claims,    

The federal shutdown may have motivated the Federal Emergency Management Agency to extend the deadline for Superstorm Sandy victims to file an important insurance form. Pressure from Congress may have helped, too: Realizing that many of their constituents may not have the information needed for the form and that some may not even know about either the form or the deadline, 22 senators and representatives signed a letter to FEMA asking for an extension.

Proof-of-loss deadline extended for ‘Meteorological Event Sandy’

Tue Oct 15th, 2013 on     Insurance Claims,    

The Miami Herald reported recently that a group of Florida seventh-graders were staging a hurricane simulation. They would learn how to prepare for and recover from a storm. For those of us who have been in Florida for a while, the idea of having to simulate a hurricane sounds a little odd, until you realize that these kids have not experienced a major storm in their young lives — at least, not one they remember.

NFIP rate hike set for Oct. 1 triggers storm of controversy

Tue Sep 24th, 2013 on     Homeowners Insurance,    

The reforms included in the Biggert-Waters Act of 2012 were directed at making the National Flood Insurance Program more financially secure. In Florida, the arguments about fiscal responsibility and actuarially sound rate structures were merely an extension of the ongoing debate over the solvency of Citizens Property Insurance Corp. — until homeowners here started to open their mail.

Mental health and insurance claims: Relief could be in sight

Wed Sep 11th, 2013 on     Health Insurance,    

Fighting with insurance companies over whether or not they will cover a claim can be one of the most frustrating and agonizing aspect of working in the medical field. Too often, clinics and physicians spend so much time trying to get an insurance company to cover the costs of certain procedures that they lose time working with the patients who need them.

Citizens: ‘Greetings. You have been selected for depopulation.’

Sat Sep 7th, 2013 on     Homeowners Insurance,    

Private insurance companies will take as many as 400,000 policyholders off the books of Citizens Property Insurance Corp. by the end of 2013, if all goes as the insurance company hopes. The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation approved the plan recently as part of the state’s ongoing effort to “depopulate” Citizens by moving homeowners insurance policies from the state-backed carrier to the private market.

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