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.

Well, sometimes ‘opt out’ means ‘maybe later’ p3

Mon Feb 1st, 2016 on     Homeowners Insurance,    

We are picking up where we left off in our Jan. 20 post. The subject is the depopulation process that Citizens Property Insurance Corp. has been undergoing for the last couple of years. This is one of those things that looks reasonable on paper, or sounds like a good idea at the time, but that definitely has some glitches. Unfortunately, the glitches are at the expense of policyholders — and some of those policyholders are more vulnerable seniors.

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