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1000 Credit Card Skimmers Found at Gas Pumps in Florida

November 22nd, 2018 - In Community, Scams, Tips

Between the months of January and October 2018, 1000 credit card skimming devices were found as reported by the Florida Department of Agriculture. With the lowest gas prices seen in a very long time, along with the holiday travel season in full swing, authorities want consumers to be aware. AAA

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Consumer Protection Coalition Creates Petition to Stop AOB Abuse

November 5th, 2018 - In Insurance News, Insurance Tips & Info

The Florida Chamber of Commerce in partnership with insurers, consumer protection agencies, and legal reform groups have put together the Consumer Protection Coalition. The goal seems to be fighting off Assignment of Benefits (AOB) fraud with the formation of a petition and education awareness campaign about AOB abuse.

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Open Enrollment for 2019 ACA Coverage Is Here

October 31st, 2018 - In Healthcare, Insurance News

If you haven’t heard that open enrollment starts November 1, 2018, for 2019 Affordable Care Act coverage, you’re not alone. Depending on what state you live in, advertising budgets for ACA health insurance coverage will either be plump or limited.

States with leaders who do not support the ACA’s existence …

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Association of Independent Doctors Releases Parody Video on Healthcare Cost

October 30th, 2018 - In Healthcare

A little sense of humor goes a long way. The Association of Independent Doctors published a video using tongue-in-cheek humor to highlight issues with today’s health-care system.

The video kicks off with a hand writing across the screen, “The Perfect Money-Making Model.” At first, you may think the video is …

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Investigators Zero In on Fraudulent Panhandle Contractors

October 30th, 2018 - In Community, Insurance News, Insurance Tips & Info, Safety and Prevention, Tips

It’s no surprise to see contractors move in on an area after a natural disaster takes place. However, whenever a disaster occurs in Florida, there will always be a bad apple or two in the bunch. This is why fraud investigators created a task force to get the upper hand.…

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Florida Governor Orders Insurance Rate Hike Freeze Due to Hurricane Michael

October 18th, 2018 - In Insurance News, Insurance Tips & Info

On October 15, an executive order came down from Governor Rick Scott to afford a break to homeowners after the devastating blow dealt by Hurricane Michael to Florida’s Panhandle. Provisions included involving rate hikes for homeowner’s insurance policies getting frozen for approximately 90 days as well as giving a 90-day …

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Tampa Creates Connectivity Research Project for Downtown Traffic

September 30th, 2018 - In Uncategorized

A new pilot program by the Tampa Highway Expressway Authority (THEA) geared toward drivers using the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway and downtown roads is coming. It will involve pedestrians walking in certain parts of Downtown Tamp, as well. Currently, only one location is listed. The program looks to not only …

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Assistance Available for Businesses Affected by Red Tide at a Cost

September 29th, 2018 - In Community, Tips

Many Gulf Coast businesses affected by this summer’s epic red tide issue have suffered immense financial hardship. In turn the SBA opened up 3 centers in the Tampa Bay area in Sarasota, Holmes Beach and most recently Clearwater.

The type of loan being made available is called an Economic Injury …

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Florida’s Market for Private Home Insurance Providers Is Growing, Finally

September 28th, 2018 - In Community, Insurance News

The Sun-Sentinel recently reported on the status of Florida’s private home insurance market. It looks to be healthier in comparison to the past several years. What once were slim pickings is perking up a little. As we approach October, that leaves us with about two months left to wrap up …

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Over 100 Reports of Kia and Hyundai Vehicles Bursting Into Flames

September 27th, 2018 - In Community, Safety and Prevention

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was forwarded complaints of over 100 Kia and Hyundai vehicles that have burst into flames. There are additional complaints from over 200 vehicles with a burning smell and melted wires in the engine compartment of their Hyundai and Kia vehicles.

The Center for …

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