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  • Use caution if approached with roof replacement offer

     
    I've heard from a few people concerned about contractors with out-of-state plates going door-to-door telling homeowners their insurance company will pay for a new roof because it was damaged in a storm. In some cases, that may be true. But......
  • Ford Escape Tops List of Most-Stolen SUVs

     
    The Ford Escape tops a new list of the most-stolen SUVs and crossovers, according to a study by the National Insurance Crime Bureau. The NICB ??? an insurance-supported nonprofit in Des Plaines, Ill. ??? combed through vehicle thefts from Jan.......
  • What Are the Most Common Car-Insurance Discounts?

     
    U.S. households spent $943 on car insurance from mid-2011 to mid-2012, according to the government's Consumer Expenditure Survey reports. That's a lot of dough. It outpaces what households spent on vehicle maintenance in the yearlong period, according...
  • D.C. and Harrisburg are helping you decipher health insurance

     
    Two separate announcements came to us today that can help people understand the maze that health insurance can be. This is good news especially for people who will be pushed to enlist for coverage through Obamacare later this year. In one, the...
  • Feds insurance ruling leaves ill people exposed, state insurance commissioner says

     
    State officials say they were shocked when the federal government told them this month it would be suspending enrollments in pre-existing condition insurance plans by March 2. The plans are supposed to be a bridge toward Obamacare. The plans are......
  • Monday Morning Reads: Incentives, eyeballs and schools

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Good morning and happy Monday. Hope you all had a good weekend. Here's what we're reading this morning. * The Orlando Sentinel looks at another one of Gov. Scott's 7-7-7 promises and how effective the governor has been at economic...
  • Muscle Cars Top Most Stolen Sporty-Car List

     
    A trio of nameplates synonymous with American muscle ??? the Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger ??? are also the strongest candidates to be swiped by auto thieves. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau's new list of most......
  • New Device Aims to Stop Teen Texting and Driving

     
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says teens are six times more likely to crash while dialing a cellphone and 23 times more likely to crash while texting. Reaction times become similar to those of a 70-year-old who drives without......
  • Senate Dems ask Scott for multi-state property insurance compact

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Senate Democrats are asking Gov. Rick Scott to call on governors in other states to form a multi-state property insurance effort that they say would spread risk and therefore reduce rates. “Florida cannot do this alone,”...
  • Timely reminder: standard homeowners insurance doesn't cover sinkholes

     
    Sinkholes are in the news due to the unfortunate tragedy in Florida, where a man died when a sinkhole opened in the room where he was sleeping. News today that a second sinkhole had opened not far away has some......
  • Extortion at funerals? That's low, even for low-life scammers

     
    With this being National Consumer Protection Week, I'm receiving all sorts of tips about the latest scams and how to avoid them. This list from the Bucks County Crimes Against Older Adults Task Force includes one that's new to me......
  • Cars Damaged by Hurricane Sandy Pass 250,000 Mark

     
    Hurricane Sandy damaged or destroyed more than 250,000 cars, the National Insurance Crime Bureau said Thursday. The Des Plaines, Ill., agency noted that these preliminary figures only include insured cars whose owners filed claims after the October 2012...