April 13, 2024
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Florida insurance market full of ‘low quality’ companies, study finds

The vast majority of small insurers operating in Florida are considered so financially weak that they wouldn’t typically meet federal guidelines allowing them to back mortgaged homes.

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Column: Will construction insurance costs kill Florida’s real estate boom?

The cost of construction insurance in Florida is having developers second-guess their willingness to invest in the Sunshine State.

Florida scientists have built a ‘Coral Fort’ from plastic straws and other recycled materials

South Florida researchers trying to prevent predatory fish from devouring laboratory-grown coral are grasping at biodegradable straws in an effort to restore what some call the rainforest of the sea.

Citizens Insurance’s ‘depopulation’ push reduced policy count by more than 275,000 last year

Private insurers pulled more than 275,000 policies last year from the state’s Citizens Property Insurance Corp. and have taken nearly 115,000 this year.

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Alligator spottings ramp up as mating season gets underway
Alligator spottings ramp up as mating season gets underway

Florida wildlife officials say residents and visitors should expect to see gators at an increasing rate as mating season ramps up.

 

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