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Florida homeowners struggling with sky high property insurance premiums received a stark message from the insurance industry this year: Even in hugely profitable periods, the rate hikes just keep coming. This is shaping up to be the most profitable
In the past, insurers have said increasing reinsurance costs were behind rising premiums, Atwater wrote. But pricing has decreased for this back-up insurance companies purchase to cover catastrophic claims. Some industry insiders, pointing to recent
Army veteran and normal, middle-of-the-road kind of guy, says he is prepared to take on Republican Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and his well-funded re-election effort...Those qualifications include his position as the former director of asset
And it's just a start, according to Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater . "I am proud of the significant progress we are making to get fraudsters out of the pockets of hard-working Floridians, yet the fight against fraud remains an ongoing
Two potential rivals as the future standard-bearer for the Florida GOP are gearing up for their 2014 re-election campaigns, but for Attorney General Pam Bondi, the start wasn't what she envisioned. Holding a major hometown fundraiser in Tampa Tuesday
But it's been years since a major storm hit the Sunshine State and rates have continued to rise...Even when claims not to mention average family incomes went down, rates still went up...Well, the insurance folks had a new excuse every time we asked...
Florida's insurance commissioner says there are reasons why homeowner rates in the state are not coming down despite reports that insurers are starting to save money on one of their biggest expenses. And he said that in some instances rates may still
Scott McIntyre / Staff Members of the Clemency Board from left, Attorney General Pam Bondi, Governor Rick Scott, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, and Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam listen to a citizen's plea in the Cabinet Meeting Room
Fla. (AP) Florida Gov. Rick Scott and other top state officials quickly distanced themselves last month from a controversial deal approved by Citizens Property Insurance Corp. to shift thousands of homeowner policies to a start-up insurance company.
An insurance company had turned over the money to the Florida Chief Financial Officer's Office when Atwater didn't cash a check sent to him to reimburse him for a premium refund, said his spokeswoman Anna Alexopoulos. She didn't know if the company