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Florida's Four Hurricanes Will Be Costliest Natural Disaster Ever
The Insurance Information Institute reports that the insured losses from the four hurricanes that swept across Florida this season will total between $22 ...
Forecasters Say Worst Over for 2004 Hurricane Season
Noted hurricane forecaster William Gray of Colorado State University says the rest of this year's hurricane season should be calmer. That's good news to ...
Disaster Assistance Bill Heads to President Bush
Congress has passed and sent to President Bush legislation providing $14.5 billion in disaster aid for Florida and other states in the southeast and ...
NCOIL Calls for Congressional Study of Natural Disaster Fund
Steven Geller, President of the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL), is calling on Congress to authorize a study that would investigate the ...
Florida Launches Mediation Program for Storm Claims
Florida's Chief Financial Officer Tom Gallagher announced the creation of a mediation program to give storm victims, free of charge, a way to quickly and...
Florida Governor Bush Issues Non-Cancellation Rule, Special Session Slated
Florida Governor Jeb Bush and the state's Cabinet have approved a rule preventing insurance companies from canceling or not renewing homeowner insurance ...
Fewer Have Earthquake Policies in California
The California Department of Insurance reports that California homeowners buying earthquake insurance declined by 52 percent from 1999 to 2003, and now fewer ...
Florida Legislature Grapples With Multiple Storm Deductibles
The Florida Legislature convened in a special session on Monday, December 13 to begin grappling with some thorny issues raised by this year's unprecedented ...
PIA Position on Natural Disaster Fund Featured in USA Today
With four hurricanes hitting Florida in one season and an active storm season predicted next year, interest appears to be growing in a national catastrophic...
Florida Governor Bush Signs Law to Reimburse Multiple Storm Deductibles, Extends Cancellation Moratorium
Florida Governor Jeb Bush (R) has signed a bill into law that creates a program to reimburse homeowners who paid multiple deductibles as a result...
Insurers' Tsunami Losses Limited, Damage Estimated Delayed
After a severe earthquake struck the Indian Ocean on December 26 causing a Tsunami that ravaged at least 11 countries and killed over 40,000 people,...
New Catastrophe Reinsurance Bill Introduced in House
A bill designed to encourage insurers to write in disaster-prone areas through a federal reinsurance program has been introduced in the House. Representative ...
NAIC, NCOIL Collaborate on Natural Catastrophe Plan
State regulators will join with state legislators in gathering input for a natural catastrophe insurance risk plan now under development by the National ...
PIA's Brevik Moderates PIA of Florida Web Broadcast on Hurricanes
Later today [May 17, 2005], PIA National Executive Vice President & CEO Len Brevik will moderate a televised Web broadcast of Florida's Markets: After the...
PIA Insurance Agents, Carriers in Florida Brace for the 2005 Hurricane Season
Video 1: Florida Markets Update(Windows Media Player) Video 2: Natural Catastrophe Bills(Windows Media Player) TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 26, 2005 - Florida's ...
Brevik Moderates PIA of Florida Broadcast on Storms & Markets
On May 17, PIA National Executive Vice President & CEO Len Brevik moderated a televised Web broadcast of Florida's Markets: After the Storms. Produced by...
PIA of Florida Distributes Hurricane Info
Agents in Florida have more in their arsenals to help their clients during the 2005 hurricane season, thanks to PIA. A two-part CD, containing vital...
Hurricane Forecasters Raise Storms Prediction
Here's some bad news, just in time for the start of the hurricane season. Forecasters have again increased the number of tropical storms that will...
Early Hurricane Dennis Loss Estimates $2.5 Billion
Initial estimates of insured losses from Hurricane Dennis, which struck the Florida panhandle on Sunday, are ranging from $1 billion to $8 billion. A wide...
Hurricane Emily Lashes Mexico
Hurricane Emily bore down on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula with 135 mph winds on July 17. As the storm approached, Mexican authorities moved quickly to...
PIA of Florida Sets "Hurricane Lessons," Legislative Updates
PIA of Florida has scheduled four meetings in September during which it will presented morning "Hurricane Lessons" and an afternoon summary of Florida ...
NOAA Raises Prediction of Hurricanes
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has increased its prediction of the number of hurricanes and tropical storms for the 2005 hurricane ...
Scientists Wary of Slight Shift in Central US Earthquake Fault Line
A University of Memphis study reported in the June edition of the journal Nature found a half-inch fault shift in the New Madrid earthquake zone,...
It's Not Too Late: Prepare Your Customers for Flood Risks
Only a month into the 2005 Hurricane Season, tropical systems have already caused extensive coastal and inland damage across the Southeast. FEMA's National ...
NFIP Says Hurricane Ivan Costliest in 2004
Flooding from Hurricane Ivan's rain and storm surges prompted more than a billion dollars in claims, making it the costliest hurricane of 2004. Ivan's damage...
Miami Herald Backs a Federal Catastrophe Fund
In an August 17 editorial, the Miami Herald endorsed the creation of a federal fund to help pay for natural catastrophes. The newspaper notes many...
Insurance Advice Offered for Hurricane Katrina Damage Recovery
Insurance Advice Offered For Hurricane Katrina Damage Recovery (HIIC 8/29/05) August 29, 2005...
PIA National Secures Permission to Use ACORD Forms for Hurricane Katrina
The limited permission secured by PIA National from ACORD last year for all PIA agents and affiliates to use three ACORD forms extends to Hurricane...
Insurers Set Up Toll-Free Numbers to Assist Policyholders
The Hurricane Insurance Information Center on Monday posted a list of phone numbers carriers have set up to assist policyholders with questions regarding ...
Hurricane Katrina Devastates Gulf Coast, Recovery Begins
As this information is being compiled, late afternoon on Monday August 29, it is known that Hurricane Katrina will go down as perhaps the most...