Florida Builders Making Structures More Hurricane-Resistant

pinFlorida’s coastal communities have added an additional 1.5 million people and almost a half-million new houses since eight hurricanes whipped through Florida during back-to-back seasons a decade ago. The damage resulted in $33 billion in insurance claims. Experts say the risk of catastrophic destruction hasn’t grown along with the new development. They believe this to be true because because Florida builders are doing a better job of making structures hurricane-resistant. The improvement derives from Florida’s 2002 statewide building code which states that all new structures get tough inspections and are built with shatter-proof glass and straps reinforcing the connection between roof and walls

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Homeowners Arrested on False Insurance Claims

Homeowners Arrested on False Insurance Claims
31 people have been arrested after being held responsible for filing false insurance claims. The claims include 20 fires and 5 water damage cases, all totaling over $14 million in insurance fraud. Public Adjuster Jorge Espinosa, the alleged leader, is accused of staging the fraud. Him and others involved are accused of conspiracy and racketeering charges. Espinosa was arrested back in 2014 and faces 30 years behind bars. Read More

3 Things to do When Speaking to Your Insurance Company About Your Claim

what not to say to your insurerWhen disaster strikes, generally people are completely distracted when it comes time to file an Insurance claim. After a disrupting incident, like a fire or plumbing leak, it is difficult to navigate the murky waters of your insurance policy. While completely understandable, this is a time when you can make some serious mistakes that may cause you to lose out on some big money by saying the wrong thing to an insurance company. It often seems that people acting with the best of intentions end up suffering the most. When it comes to home repairs, sometimes contacting your insurance company about a seemingly basic home repair question can end up costing you dearly. A comparison of an insurance agent to a police officer would be apt. Talking to an insurance company is just like talking to a police officer:

Everything you say can and will be used against you.

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