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What does the future hold for long-term care insurance?

Thu Apr 14th, 2016 on     Insurance Law,    

From auto and health to home and life, one of the unspoken benefits of insurance coverage is the peace of mind it grants the policyholder. Indeed, people rest a bit easier believing that even though the premiums they are paying are by no means cheap, they will nevertheless be okay from a financial perspective when it really matters.

FEMA announces increase in flood insurance premiums

Sat Apr 9th, 2016 on     Insurance Law,    

It may seem hard to believe, but we are now less than two months away from the start of the 2016 hurricane season. While everyone is naturally keeping their fingers crossed for another quiet year here in the Sunshine State, they will nevertheless want to ensure that they are ready in the event the now decade-long streak of good luck runs out.

What happens when an insurance company ‘reserves rights’?

Wed Feb 17th, 2016 on     Insurance Claims,    

We often talk about the promises an insurer makes in exchange for a policyholder’s premiums. In the law, some of those promises are referred to as “duties,” with the most important being the duty to defend and the duty to indemnify. Generally, the duty to defend is seen as the more important of the two, and when you think about how the claims process works (or doesn’t work), it makes sense.

Well, sometimes ‘opt out’ means ‘maybe later’ p4

Tue Feb 9th, 2016 on     Homeowners Insurance,    

Last week, the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation announced that another 66,500 policies with Citizens Property Insurance Corp. will be eligible for take-out in April. If the same depopulation process we have been talking about has not changed, those 65,000 homeowners and 1,500 commercial property owners will receive “encouragement letters” from Citizens notifying them that they have the option to purchase coverage from private insurance companies.

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