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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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How Many Miles Can You Go on E? The Answer Is, No.

August 31st, 2018 - In Tips

Have you ever wondered how many miles you can go on E? Yes, E as in empty.

Newer cars have a gas gauge that gives you an estimate on how many miles are left until the vehicle runs out of gas. However, it is just an estimate. If you’ve ever …

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2018 Update to American Academy of Pediatrics Car Seat Recommendations

August 30th, 2018 - In Safety and Prevention, Tips

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated its recommendations for child car seats in the latest issue of Pediatrics. According to a press release from the AAP, the organization previously gave the recommendation for rear-facing car seats to remain rear-facing until the age of 2.

Many parents look forward …

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What Parents With 18 Year Olds Going Away to College Need to Know

August 28th, 2018 - In Community, Tips

As time creeps toward Labor Day, many students are checking in or have recently checked into their dorms. This is an especially hard pill to swallow for parents who live hundreds if not thousands of miles away from their students. Recently, an article, from Consumer Reports, about parental rights …

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Floridians Rejoice, We’re No Longer the Worst Drivers!

August 24th, 2018 - In Insurance News, Safety and Prevention

SmartAsset a financial a finance website created a study that has traditionally ranked Floridians not only among the worst drivers, but being the worst drivers too. Ouch. In 2017, the report ranked Florida at #1.

This year, up 7 places from last, Florida now ranks #8 on the SmartAsset worst …

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