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CFO Atwater Announces Dozens More Arrests Made During Operation Flames and Floods 2

CFO and State Fire Marshal Jeff Atwater, alongside Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle, today announced 30 more arrests made during the second wave of a collaborative state and local operation known as “Operation Flames and Floods.

Montana auto accident victims paid less than they deserved

One of the nation’s largest insurance companies has agreed to pay a $95,000 fine and rebate dozens of Montanans to resolves a dispute with the office of Montana Insurance Commissioner Monica J. Lindeen, which alleged the company was shortchanging Mon…

Subcommittee Examines Opportunities to Improve Rural Housing Service

Today, the House Financial Services Housing and Insurance Subcommittee Chairman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) held a hearing to examine the Rural Housing Service.

American Modern Launches Roof Farm Research Project at Ohio Headquarters

American Modern Insurance Group®, a leading specialty insurer, today announced it is working with the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), a research and communications association solely supported by the property insurance indu…

Department of Insurance Offers Tips on Navigating Risks of Home-Sharing Rentals

With the rise of online community marketplaces and the popularity of the new sharing economy, more people are turning to renting out rooms or their entire homes to guests for extra income. However, major questions can arise when a home is used for a pu…

New online tool helps consumers shop for home and renter insurance

As the state marks Wildfire Awareness Week, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has launched a new online coverage comparison tool to help California consumers shop for homeowner, condominium owner and renter insurance by allowing them to compare covera…

Abraham Amendment to protect public from increased flood insurance rates passes House

Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, passed an amendment to the energy and water development appropriations bill around midnight Friday that defunds the President’s executive order that changed the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard.

Florida Division of Insurance Fraud Releases Statement

The Florida Department of Financial Services’ Division of Insurance Fraud on Thursday arrested three subjects on charges related to personal injury protection (PIP) fraud. Shortly after being taken into custody, one subject suffered a medical emergen…

DFS Mobile Command Center to Howard Beach and Rockaway Beach Sites to Deliver Foreclosure Prevention and Insurance Help to Homeowners

The Department of Financial Services (DFS) Mobile Command Center will be in two sites in Queens to provide foreclosure prevention assistance to financially struggling homeowners and help answer questions related to insurance issues. DFS representatives…

New Jersey Consumers to Receive Information Explaining and Summarizing Their Homeowners Insurance Policies

Department of Banking and Insurance Commissioner Ken Kobylowski today alerted consumers buying or renewing homeowners insurance that they will receive a one-page summary of their policy that clearly explains its terms, coverages and exclusions, startin…

SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO EXAMINE OUTDATED FLOOD MAPS IN JOHNSTOWN; CURRENT MAPS, WHICH DATE BACK TO 1983, FORCE MANY FAMILIES & BUSINESS OWNERS TO PAY TOP DOLLAR FOR UNNECESSARY FLOOD INSURANCE PREMIUMS

Today, at the Johnstown Shopping Center, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to examine the outdated flood maps that have incorrectly placed the Johnstown Shopping Center, as well as up to 50 other prope…

Southern Mass Credit Union is a MassHousing MI Plus™ Lender

MassHousing announced today that Southern Mass Credit Union (SMCU) is now approved to insure home mortgage loans with MassHousing’s signature MI Plus™ mortgage insurance.

Louisiana Housing Corporation Launches New LHC Preferred Conventional Mortgage Program

In an effort to further expand homeownership opportunities across the state, the Louisiana Housing Corporation (LHC) will now offer a 30-year LHC Preferred Conventional mortgage program with 3 percent down payment assistance and reduced mortgage insurance

Fraud Prevention Remains a Focus as Fraud Prevention Month Draws to an End

Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater remains focused on raising awareness about the impact that insurance fraud has on Floridians as Fraud Prevention Month comes to a close. The overall cost of insurance fraud, estimated at more than $80 billion nation…

TDI Reminds Consumers: Flood Coverage is Not Part of a Standard Homeowners Policy

Now is a good time to review your property’s flood risk, your current insurance coverage, and consider whether a separate flood policy should be part of your home protection plan.

$84.4 Million Refund Agreement with Farmers Filed in Court

On the heels of last week’s multi-million dollar refund agreement with the state’s largest homeowners insurer, Texas Department of Insurance Commissioner David Mattax announced today a revised settlement with the second largest homeowners insurer, …

Smith to Host NJ CSmith to Host NJ Congressional Delegation Briefing to Address Underpayments to Sandy Victimsongressional Delegation Briefing to Address Underpayments to Sandy Victims

U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04), Dean of the New Jersey Congressional Delegation, announced today that he will be hosting a meeting with Brad Kieserman, Deputy Associate Administrator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which oversees the…

$84.4 Million Refund Agreement with Farmers Filed in Court

The settlement, which amends a prior agreement, will enhance benefits to Farmers policyholders who fall within the settlement class.

Pallone Urges FEMA to Notify Sandy Victims of Insurance Fraud

WASHINGTON, DC – March 3, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) sent a letter to Administrator Fugate requesting that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) notify homeowners who have filed claims with …

Governor and Insurance Superintendent Encourages Maine Consumers to Consider Flood Insurance to Protect their Property

A Waiting Period for Flood Insurance to Take Effect Means NOW is the Time to Act to be Covered for Possible Spring Flooding Governor Paul R. LePage is joining Insurance Superintendent Eric Cioppa in urging all Maine home and business owners, and renter…