Tag: Comprehensive

Insurance Rates Rise in Florida

TALLAHASSEE — Floridians are driving more and getting into a lot more accidents, and they're paying the price with rising car insurance rates that are already among the nation's highest. Premiums have risen 14 percent statewide since Jan. 1 of last year — nearly the exact opposite of the ubiquitous TV commercials offering savings of 15 percent or more on car insurance. "People are driving more,"...

Brief Introduction to TypTap by Homeowner’s Choice, Inc.

Forget what you thought you knew about obtaining flood insurance. TypTap Insurance Company, a newly-formed HCI Group, Inc. subsidiary, is now Florida’s first licensed insurer to focus solely on flood insurance. This online platform for quoting and binding flood insurance policies promises to have you completely insured in mere minutes. TypTap was created in order to be an alternative to the National Flood Insurance Program....

Flood Insurance

Flood Insurance What is Flood Insurance? Flood insurance covers damage caused by rising water. Floods can happen anywhere, anytime–not just in coastal areas or near lakes and rivers. Torrential rain, snowmelt, mudslides, dam failures and inadequate drainage systems can all cause flood losses. There are two types of flood policies: Preferred and Standard. The flood hazard zone you live in determines the type of policy...

Adjust Your Auto Policy To Protect You On Your Motorcycle

Although I’m a Risk Management Specialist, this subject will not be about the pros and cons of motorcycle ownership. There is an insurance coverage that is unknown to most, if not all, motorcycle riders I encounter – the coverage is Stacked Uninsured Motorist on their auto policy. What does your auto policy coverage have to do with your motorcycle one might ask? Uninsured Motorist coverage...

After a Car Accident

Immediately following a car accident, the most important thing is to ensure everyone involved is safe. If any injuries exist, be sure emergency services are called immediately so medical care can be administered as quickly as possible. If, thankfully, no one is seriously injured in the accident, you may find yourself wondering about the next steps once the dust settles and your adrenaline surge is...