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Commissioner Donelon, Department of Revenue Urge Property Owners to Claim Their Citizens Assessment Rebate...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 21, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Nearly two-thirds of insurance rebates that are available to policyholders are unclaimed, according to Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon. Today, Commissioner Donelon and Department of Reven...

Statement from CFO Jeff Atwater Regarding Citizens’ Plans to Comply with State Procurement Requirements

TALLAHASSEE - February 18, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater today released the following statement regarding Citizens Property Insurance Corporation’s plans to comply with state procurement guidelines outlined i...

Governor Bentley Releases Affordable Homeowners Insurance Commission Report

MONTGOMERY - February 14, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Robert Bentley on Wednesday released the Affordable Homeowners Insurance Commission Report, which includes recommendations that could be used to address the availability and rising cost of h...

Gillibrand Urges Feds to Help Speed Up $200 Million in Delayed Insurance Payments to...

New York, NY - February 13, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- After an investigation by New York State’s Department of Financial Services found that banks have delayed approximately $200 million in Superstorm Sandy related insurance payments to thousands of...

Governor Cuomo Announces Administration Investigation Finds at least $200 Million in Sandy Insurance Funds...

Albany, NY - February 12, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that a Department of Financial Services investigation uncovered $200 million in insurance funds from Superstorm Sandy that are being held by banks and have no...

CONGRESSWOMAN FREDERICA WILSON HOSTS CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING FOCUSED ON REDUCING HOMEOWNERS’ INSURANCE RATES

Washington, DC - February 11, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, the Office of Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-FL) hosted a Congressional briefing on Capitol Hill to inform policymakers of critical proposals to reduce the cost and increase the availab...

Department of Insurance announces $160 million in savings with homeowner insurance rate reductions –...

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - February 7, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones today announced an average of 8.5 percent insurance rate reduction for San Francisco area homeowners insured with State Farm General Insurance Company. The red...

Ohio’s Auto and Homeowners Insurance Premiums Among Lowest in the U.S.

COLUMBUS - February 6, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director Mary Taylor announced Ohio’s average auto and homeowners insurance premiums are again among the lowest in the nation.

Reps. Pascrell, Grimm, Rooney, Deutch introduce the Homeowner Catastrophe Protection Act of 2013

WASHINGTON, DC - February 6, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- To further assist victims of Hurricane Sandy, today U.S. Representatives Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), Michael G. Grimm (R-NY), Thomas Rooney (R-FL), and Theodore Deutch (D-FL) introduced the Homeown...

Governor Christie Acts to Protect Property Owners Affected by Sandy and Provide Quicker Resolution...

Trenton, NJ - February 5, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Taking further action to help New Jersey residents rebuild and restore their properties after Superstorm Sandy, Governor Chris Christie and Administration officials from key departments today held ...

CFO Jeff Atwater Announces Arrests of Miami Public Adjuster and Four Others in Property...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 1, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Atwater today announced the arrest of Miami public adjuster Roberto Alvarez, 44, for allegedly submitting more than $270,000 in fraudulent homeowners insurance claims. Also arrested were four ho...

A.G. Schneiderman Launches Post-Sandy Insurance Outreach And Advocacy Program To Assist Struggling Homeowners

NEW YORK, NY - January 30, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced the creation of an initiative to assist homeowners who are struggling to maintain and repair their homes in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. In resp...

Commissioner Donelon Denies State Farm Homeowner Rate Increase

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 28, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon announced today his decision to decline a recent rate request filed by State Farm Fire and Casualty Company (State Farm). State Farm submitted the request for ...

Deadline Extended a Third Time for Isaac-Related Flood Insurance Claims in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, LA - January 22, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Louisiana property owners with flood insurance policies whose homes or other structures were damaged during Hurricane Isaac have an additional 30 days to file claims for their flood-related losse...

State inspector general: Citizens Property Insurance’s excessive travel spending should be curtailed

Employees and board members of Citizens Property Insurance Corp. racked up excessive travel expenses last year, from afternoon tea at a posh London hotel to a $918 dinner at an Orlando restaurant, according to a critical review released Thursday by Flo...

Maine Ranked in Top Ten States for Affordability of Homeowners and Personal Auto Insurance

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 18, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Maine’s Insurance Superintendent Eric Cioppa announced Friday that the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has released two reports showing an improvement in Maine’s natio...

SMARTERSAFER.ORG URGES SENATE TO IMMEDIATELY ACT ON NFIP REFORM AFTER HOUSE PASSES REAUTHORIZATION ON...

Washington, DC - July 13, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- SmarterSafer.org today urged the United States Senate to immediately act on National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) reform without weakening the legislation’s effectiveness. The House of Representatives passed legislation to reauthorize the program until Sept. 30, 2016 on an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 406-22.

Storm Chasers & Home Improvement Scams

West Haven, CA - June 6, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Well the season for strong storms has arrived, which are typically followed by beautiful weather. Unfortuantely, these severe weather patterns are also follwed by storm chasers, and not the kind looking to catch a cow flying through the air on video. These storm chasers are looking to take advantage of bewildered, confused, and desperate homeowners looking to get their homes back in good shape as soon as possible.

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