Citizens Insurance Expects To Top 500,000 PoliciesAfter years of a relatively stable number of policies, the state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp. expects to see an increase to more than 500,000 policies this year, according to a report President and CEO Barry Gilway is slated to present to the Citizens Board of Governors on Wednesday.
State-Backed Citizens Insurance Grapples With Thousands Of LawsuitsGov. Ron DeSantis and Florida lawmakers this spring approved a plan to overhaul the controversial insurance practice known as “assignment of benefits” --- and put new restrictions on lawsuits against insurers.
Hospital, Insurer Clash Over Payment InformationThe Florida Supreme Court grappled with questions about how much info a hospital should be required to disclose about its charges for care.
Insurer, Hospital Tangle About Cost InformationThe Florida Supreme Court is ready to wade into a dispute between State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance and a major Jacksonville hospital about contracts and other documents that contain detailed information about how much the hospital charges for services.
Scott, Atwater Mum On Insurance Commissioner PicksIt remained unclear Monday whether Gov. Rick Scott and state Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater will be able to find common ground on the appointment of Florida's next insurance commissioner.
Citizens Warns Of 'Crisis' On Claims IssueInaction by Florida lawmakers to address a spike in water-damage claims could reverse years of work to shrink state-backed Citizens Property Insurance, the company's president said Wednesday.
Most Health Insurers Raise 2016 Florida Obamacare RatesFloridians will see a hike in insurance premiums for Obamacare this year.
State Regulators Approve Rate Drop For Citizens Certain customers of Florida's largest property insurer will soon be paying a little less for their homeowners insurance but not all of them.
Health Insurers Raise 2015 Florida Exchange RatesIn Florida, eight insurance companies will raise the price of health plans and three will be lowering them through the Affordable Care Act exchange.
Senate Plan Would Shrink Citizens InsuranceA proposal to shrink behemoth, state-backed Citizens Property Insurance Corp. was introduced to a Senate committee Wednesday.
Advocate Wants Investigation Into "Unfair" Insurance PracticeCalling it an unfair trade practice, state insurance consumer advocate Robin Smith Westcott wants an investigation to the practice of insurance companies canceling homeowner’s policies or denying claims based on their credit information.
Opposition Growing Against Insurance ReformAs the Florida legislature moves to deregulate the homeowners insurance business, there is a late, but growing, opposition to proposals that have drawn little publicity, but promise big premium increases.