Legal Reforms Impact Insurance Rates

Think about this simple fact for a second.  Florida makes up just 10% of the nation’s property insurance market.  But up until earlier this year, we make up 70% of the nation’s insurance lawsuits.  When the governor and legislature passed the lawsuit reform bill this past April, over 100,000 lawsuits were filed in one week […]

New Legislation Will Minimize Frivolous Lawsuits

Letter to the Editor As a caterer, inflation, higher taxes, and higher insurance rates mean two things: I have to charge more, but I still make less money. And my customers are footing the bill. Because of this, I was really proud of Governor DeSantis and the Florida Legislature for taking steps to reform our […]

With New Law, Insurance Companies Need to Address Rates

Letter to Editor Unlike the rest of the country, people are continuing to flock to the Sunshine State, mainly because they will have a chance to live out the American Dream with as little government interference as possible.  That is bringing with it some serious growing pains and putting pressure on schools, roads, and housing. The […]

Lack of Transparency Drives Up Insurance Premiums

Everyone knows Florida has an insurance problem, but few realize that there is a lack of transparency in damages in our state courtrooms that is a major contributor to inflated premium costs. Property insurers foot the lawsuit bill for most cases regarding damages, and so objectivity matters when plaintiffs file claims. If a plaintiff sues […]

Attorney Fees Drive Up Property Insurance Costs for Homeowners

Dear Editor, It was no surprise to see that the rising cost of property insurance was one of the key topics of the gubernatorial debate last week between Governor Ron DeSantis and Charlie Crist. Florida’s insurance marketplace was already suffering due to a variety of reasons, and more and more consumers were being hit with […]

Will Tallahassee Save Local Businesses?

Will Tallahassee Save Local Businesses?

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Can Tallahassee reward itself a gold medal for the local small business boom claimed by The New Small Business Boom Under the Biden Harris Administration 2021?  Or did Tallahassee earn itself a meager participation ribbon for 2021? While Tallahassee prides itself for promoting initiatives that support local small businesses, Tallahassee has […]

Small Businesses Threatened by Litigation

Dear Editor, As we almost get through this last wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Florida businesses can at least rest assured that lockdowns are behind us. And during the summer, thanks to favorable public health guidelines here in Florida, vacationers have descended upon the Sunshine State and second home sales are as hot as ever. […]

Invest in Fiber Broadband

The pandemic has shown us how crucial a fast, reliable internet connection is. Whether it’s online learning, remote work, or staying connected to family, we can’t keep up without it. In 2021, it’s almost shocking that any community in the U.S. lacks access to fast and reliable high-speed internet, but that’s the reality for roughly […]

Lawsuits are Driving Up Healthcare Costs

Dear Editor, The COVID-19 pandemic has been a wakeup call for many people to start taking their healthcare more seriously. Unfortunately, for many Florida workers, paychecks have not kept pace with skyrocketing health insurance premiums and deductibles. This has only gotten worse with rising inflation rates that make everything more expensive. Healthcare experts are telling […]

Rising Cost of Home Insurance a Concern

Rising Cost of Home Insurance a Concern

As a Florida contractor, I continue to be concerned about the future of our economy. Yes, we are red hot right now in almost every market in Florida, and developers, home-builders, and realtors are making plenty of money. But Florida’s real estate market has always been on a boom-and-bust cycle, and factors come into play […]