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12 Nov 2013, 4:38 am by admin
photo from The James Madison Institute and the R Street Institute issued a detailed report outlining ten ways to help Florida’s property insurance market without raising rates.  The full report is here: In this comprehensive report, the institutes suggest ten critical changes to allow insurers to succeed in Florida.  PropertyCasualty360′s article provides the following breakdown: 1.     Implement the Hager… [read post]
7 Jun 2013, 7:35 am by steinlaw
Question: I was involved in a car accident. The other side has sent my insurance company a letter asking for my policy limits. Should I disclose them? Answer: When you are involved in a car crash, your policy limits are... [read post]
23 Apr 2012, 10:33 am by brittania
The New York Department of Financial Services has added public hearings to its inquiry into whether homeowners are being charged excessive rates for force-placed insurance coverage.   The department, which regulates the insurance industry in New York, plans to solicit testimony in May from homeowners it said have claimed to have been harmed by force-placed insurance. Also appearing will be banks, insurers, reinsurers and brokers who operate in the force-placed market.   Force-placed… [read post]
3 Jan 2010, 7:20 am by Richard D. Vetstein, Esq.
To Register Email Kristin Langone at GBAR: This will be a super fun night at a very swanky new venue. Think a little piece of Ocean Drive, Miami Beach in Metrowest. All real estate professionals are welcome: Realtors, mortgage professionals, appraisers, home inspectors, attorneys, etc. Related Articles: Our Blog Rocks Google Subscribe By Email! Enter your email address: Delivered by FeedBurner [read post]
27 Apr 2010, 2:51 am by Chip Merlin
Tempus fugit. Two weeks to go before the Windstorm Insurance Network holds its Dallas Symposium.In March, I posted Texas Windstorm Insurance Network Symposium Set May 11 in Dallas. This is merely a reminder to attend a very exciting seminar regarding windstorm adjusting. Steve Pate and I promise to provide valuable practice tips to insurance and policyholder representatives. Click here to Register. [read post]
17 Apr 2012, 4:43 pm by Attorney Christopher A. Pearsall
Question: In a Rhode Island Divorce doesn't my spouse have to continue keeping me covered by health insurance even after the divorce is finalized? Answer: No. There is no Rhode Island law that says a spouse who has provided health insurance to another spouse must keep the other spouse insured under the existing health insurance plan. Health Insurance is something that may or may not be negotiable during any particular divorce. If the company that has set up the health insurance plan has set it in… [read post]
8 Oct 2013, 6:25 am by admin
photo from In a sinkhole case titled Robert and Patricia Bonitch v. Liberty Mutual, Judge Lazarra recently issued an order defining “structural damage” as damage “that impairs the structural integrity of the building.”  According to Judge Lazarra, “structural” means “the load bearing parts and material that ensure the building’s stability.” Thus, to have… [read post]
31 Jan 2011, 5:47 am by structuredsettlements
National average credit card rates are approaching 15% and those with bad credit could end up with a rate close to 60%, according to an article published in CNN Money on January 28, 2011. New rules... This is a content summary only. Please click on the title for the full content, If you find yourself on FAEMM community, back out and type in www. [read post]
29 May 2012, 9:43 am by Charles Abut
Ordinarily, the payment of New Jersey alimony is secured by life insurance on the life of the payor. Here, however, the 68-year old retired ex-husband was permitted to substitute an equivalent lien against his estate, thereby obviating the ongoing cost of the insurance premiums. Barton v. Barton, New Jersey App. Div., June 1, 2012 [read post]
14 Jun 2013, 9:21 am by steinlaw
I was exchanging emails today with a friend of mine who is also a personal injury attorney. He understands how the world of insurance works so none of this will be a surprise to him. But, a lot of attorneys... [read post]
29 Jun 2012, 11:57 am by Austin Mehr
The 7th Circuit awarded a Milwaukee couple more than $485,000 today based on a finding that their insurer refused their home insurance claim in bad faith.Read More Here [read post]
1 Apr 2014, 10:35 am by admin
Federal Judge James Whittemore recently joined Judges Radabaugh, Merryday and Lazzara in finding that “structural damage” caused by sinkhole activity must mean more than “damage to the structure caused by sinkhole activity”  This litigation involved an insurance policy that did not incorporate the Senate Bill 408 “structural damage” definition; therefore, the parties disputed whether coverage for sinkhole activity required more [read post]
22 May 2013, 8:39 am by thehealthlawfirm
By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Often we learn after the fact that a health professional such as a mental health counselor, psychologist, or pharmacist has received Healthcare Providers … Continue reading → [read post]
28 Oct 2011, 3:07 pm by webreputationbuilders
Provides immediate cash to pay estate taxes and other expenses after death. Reduces estate taxes by removing insurance from your estate. Inexpensive way to pay estate taxes. [read post]
16 Mar 2010, 12:58 pm by structuredsettlements
John Darer continues his video series on the use of life insurance in the settlement planning process. In this podcast John opines on whether Single Premium Life insurance is appropriate as settlement planning vehicle and discusses some of the alternatives [read post]
20 Sep 2013, 5:39 am by admin
In a monumental September 18, 2013 holding, Florida’s Second DCA in Sebo v. American Home Assurance ruled that there should have never been a concurrent cause doctrine in Florida, and that the other DCAs have been mistaken for years.  Here is the full opinion: As background, many cases involve damage being caused by a combination of excluded and covered perils. [read post]
28 Feb 2014, 6:20 am by steinlaw
Once again, people are back asking why they should not sign a medical authorization when the insurance company sends you one. It is not that I think it is a bad idea. I think it is a terrible idea. In... [read post]
3 Nov 2009, 8:45 pm by steinlaw
As a former adjuster, I used to look forward to this time of year. Sure, the holidays are great. I got more time off and could spend time with my family. The vendors brought in tons of great treats for... [read post]
16 Dec 2009, 2:41 pm by structuredsettlements
My latest video on Legal Broadcast Network begins to explore the use of life insurance in the settlement planning process for both plaintiffs and plaintiff attorney. For more information click Life Insurance in Settlement Planning [read post]
13 Dec 2012, 9:03 am by Steven Karp
In a presidential election year, every ad on television seems to be a political campaign ad. In a non-election year, every ad on TV seems to be an automobile insurance company ad. The four automobile insurance companies that advertise the most are Allstate, State Farm, GEICO and Progressive. One might wonder why these companies spend [...] [read post]