Reasons Why You Should Get Insured

7 Reasons Why You Should Get Insured Insurance is a form of financial risk management used to protect against the risk of contingent loss. Humans face daily risks such as theft, fire incident, untimely death, accident, business failure, natural disasters etc. Risks cannot be prevented but can be managed to produce minimal or no effect on the victim. This is one of the reasons behind the existence of insurance companies. […]

Spring Cleaning Tips For Homeowners

Spring Clean Like A Pro and Avoid These Common Insurance Claims As you start to sort through the clutter of your spring cleaning checklist, be sure to include a few valuable points that improve the quality of your home as well as protect against potential disaster. Most claims for homeowners insurance in Florida can be avoided with a little wise preparation. Clear Away Lint The vent hose on the back […]

10 Common Insurance Myths

Insure.com said it recently surveyed 2,000 adults, half women and half men, from all regions of the country, asking them whether 10 insurance-related statements were true or false. All the statements were false, according to the online insurance provider. 10 Myths Below are 10 insurance myths, with the realities and comments provided by insure.com, and the gender breakdown of those who believe the myths are true. Myth 1: I should buy […]

Is Ebola Compensable Under Workers’ Compensation?

Along with all the concerns regarding the ongoing Ebola epidemic, here’s one many people probably haven’t considered: What about health care and life insurance costs if the disease were to become widespread in the U.S.? The effects on the Life and Health insurance industries will clearly depend on whether the infected people are insured. Some of those who have died up to now were children and almost certainly did not […]

Florida ‘Hurricane Tax’ Being Retired

The Florida Cabinet voted this week to end the assessment, a 1.3 percent surcharge on policyholders, that was initiated in 2008 and had been expected to continue until 2016. State law requires an assessment whenever the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund (FHCF) does not have enough cash to pay insurers for the losses they incur. The surcharge, called the “hurricane tax” by some, is used to fund revenue bonds to pay […]

How Credit Scores Affect Insurance Rates

Back in the good old days insurance rates were determined by the driver’s age, sex, driving record and the type of car.  At that time you paid for homeowners insurance based on the type of construction and you got a big discount if you lived within three miles of a fire station.

Can you Afford to Rebulid After a Hurricane?

Every year, hurricanes cause millions of dollars worth of damage to Florida homes and businesses. Hurricane insurance can be complicated, and laws about it have changed several times during the past few years. The important question to ask yourself is, “if a hurricane wallops my area, can I afford to rebuild my home?” For most of us, that answer is “no,” so we need to be sure our hurricane insurance […]