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Insurance

Obstacles and best practices to obtaining good homeowners insurance

It is never too early for buyers to speak with their REALTOR® and an insurance agent about insuring a property. Most mortgage lenders require that buyers obtain proof of homeowners insurance before they approve a loan on a property.

Congressman Al Green Hosts Congressional Housing and Banking Public Forum Featuring Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II

On Saturday, June 27, 2015, Congressman Al Green (TX-9), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, and Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II (MO-5), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financi…

Washington Sleepy Hollow Fire: PCI & NWIC Urge Residents to Seek Safety and Contact Insurers

Residents of Wenatchee, Washington in the path of the Sleepy Hollow Fire should carefully monitor and heed evacuation warnings. Once evacuated to a safe location, residents should save receipts for evacuation-related expenses and contact their insuranc…

SBA Provides Low-Interest Loans to Businesses, Private Nonprofits, Homeowners, and Renters

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loans are the primary source of federal long-term disaster recovery funds for disaster damages not fully covered by insurance or other compensation.

Orlando PIP Clinic Owner Arrested for Defrauding Insurance Companies of More Than $100,000

The Florida Division of Insurance Fraud today announced the arrest of Dr. Troy Godsey and Renata Berriel Deazevedo for their roles in a scheme to defraud multiple insurance companies of more than $100,000

Statement by Congressman John Garamendi on King v. Burwell Supreme Court Case on Affordable Care Act Subsidies

Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA), who served as California’s elected Insurance Commissioner for eight years, released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision in the case of King v. Burwell

Oregon Legislature Approves Bill Moving Insurance into Digital Age

The Oregon Legislature just gave their stamp of approval to a new law that will give insurance customers more convenience in managing and accessing their insurance policies, said the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI). SB 578 enab…

SCHUMER RECOMMENDS LONG ISLAND’S GARY R. BROWN TO FILL ISLIP SEAT ON UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK; MOST NOTABLY, BROWN’S RULING AS A MAGISTRATE JUDGE EXPOSED FRAUDULENT PRACTICES AMONG FLOOD INSURANCE COMPANIES IN AFTERMATH OF SANDY

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that he is recommending U.S. Magistrate Judge Gary Brown to President Obama to serve on the bench of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Judge Brown is a resident of Set…

CBIZ hires Tim Hannon as property property and casualty insurance sales producer

Hannon brings to CBIZ 30 years of experience in all areas of insurance, including sales, claims, property and casualty, life, health, employee benefits and risk management consulting. Prior to his employment at CBIZ, he worked as a commercial and perso…

Insurance Trade Offers Advice for Texas Residents as Tropical System Quickly Approaches

As the tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico continues to head towards the Texas and Louisiana coast, the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) encourages residents in the area to listen to emergency officials. Weather forecasters are…

Mobile Registration Intake Center Opens in Williamson County for Texas Flood Survivors

A Mobile Registration Intake Center (MRIC) has opened in Taylor, Texas, to serve homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the ongoing severe storms and flooding

Mobile Registration Intake Center Opens in Henderson County for Texas Flood Survivors

A Mobile Registration Intake Center (MRIC) has opened in Athens, Texas, to serve homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the ongoing severe storms and flooding.

Hawaii Insurance Division Urges Big Island Residents to Obtain Property Insurance

The state’s Insurance Division is advising Big Island residents that the Hawaii Property Insurance Association (HPIA) is now accepting all new business applications and coverage increase requests.

Spencer Fane Welcomes Rita D’Agostino to its Governmental Affairs and Real Estate Practice Groups

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that Rita D’Agostino has joined the firm in its Kansas City office as Of Counsel in the Governmental Affairs and Real Estate practice groups

Florida Division of Insurance Fraud Announces Two Arrests in Miami Workers’ Compensation Fraud Scam

The Florida Department of Financial Services’ Division of Insurance Fraud (DIF) today announced the arrest of Juan C. Garcia, owner of Construction Forever LLC, for his involvement in a workers’ compensation insurance fraud scheme. The investigatio…

Miami Lakes Insurance Agent Arrested for Defrauding Consumer

The Florida Department of Financial Services’ Division of Insurance Fraud today arrested Giselle Avila, vice president of The Valenti Group Insurance, Inc. in Miami, for insurance fraud after she knowingly misled a consumer in order to obtain a highe…

SCHUMER: IT’S TIME TO RETIRE FEMA’S ‘WYO’ MODEL FROM THE 80’S; SENATOR URGES FEMA TO DO AWAY WITH ‘WRITE YOUR OWN’ INSURANCE COMPANIES; AS MANY AS 80 PRIVATE INSURANCE COMPANIES ARE SHORT-CHANGING NEW YORK SANDY VICTIMS, CHURNING PROFIT & UNFAIRLY REDUCING PAYMENTS TO HOMEOWNERS

For the first time ever, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to scrap the decades-old Write-Your-Own (WYO) insurance model from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and move forward to overh…

TDI Offers Consumer Help After Recent Severe Weather

If you’re having trouble reaching your company, call the Texas Department of Insurance at 1-800-252-3439. Insurance specialists are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to answer your insurance questions and to help you with company …

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…