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Update: Insurance Industry Preparation for Hurricane Irma in Full Swing in Florida

Insurers are taking no chances in preparing for Hurricane Irma as the powerful category 5 storm slogs its way through the Caribbean, devastating the communities left in its wake on its potential path towards the U.S. Insurers made a full …

As Irma Looms, This Small Insurer Has an Outsized Bet on Florida

As Hurricane Irma edges closer to Florida, investors on Wall Street are watching a small insurer with an unusually big commitment to the state. Universal Insurance Holdings Inc., with a market capitalization dwarfed by industry giants like Allstate Corp. and …

A.M. Best: Damage From Hurricane Matthew Won’t Affect Most Insurer Ratings

A.M. Best does not anticipate a significant number of rating actions related to Hurricane Matthew, as most rated insurance carriers have sufficient capital and appropriate reinsurance programs in place to effectively absorb this event, according to a new briefing from …

Hurricane Matthew May Be Gone, But Insurance Industry’s Work is Just Starting

It’s been nearly a week since Hurricane Matthew ravaged the Southeast coast but the insurance industry’s job of responding to the devastation and assessing the total cost of damage from the storm is just beginning. With flood waters still rising …

Citizens Warns Florida Policyholders of AOB Scams in Wake of Hurricane Matthew

Citizens Property Insurance Corp. is urging its policyholders to call Citizens first to report losses following Hurricane Matthew in order to protect themselves from assignment of benefit (AOB) scams, according to a statement from the company. “Citizens is ready to …

Hurricane Matthew More Hype Than Bite So Far But Insurers, Agents Remain on Alert

While Hurricane Matthew rages along Florida’s coast, with the end potentially still hours away, the insurance industry seems to be breathing a sigh of relief, thus far. As of Friday morning, Matthew seemed to have spared South Florida major damage …

Commentary: It is a Catastrophe that No One Listens to the Experts on Florida

“If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed.” Although the author is unknown, this comment is often attributed to Mark Twain or Thomas Jefferson. Having spent more than 27 years …