For a ninth consecutive year, the Sunshine State went through the six-month Atlantic storm season hurricane-free.
Collected to help pay claims from the 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons, an extra charge on homeowners- and auto-insurance policies will be removed 18 months earlier than previously expected.
Florida is responsible for about third of the policies written under the National Flood Insurance Program. This session, state lawmakers are moving bills forward that they hope will entice private insurance companies to sell flood policies in the state.
The Legislature appears to be on a path to make it harder for non-homesteaded homes, often owned by people living out-of-state, to be added to or remain under the umbrella of the state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp.