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Summer Home Energy Savings

Beat the South Florida Heat — and Your Air Conditioning Bill — This Summer Did you know that, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Americans spend about $11 billion each year on air conditioning? That might not be such a surprise if you’re the one who writes the check for your household energy bill every Learn More “Summer Home Energy Savings”

Flood Safety in South Florida

Almost anywhere it rains, it can flood, especially in South Florida. Even if you live in an area of that you think isn’t at risk, preparation is just as critical as with other types of emergencies. Before we get into how you can prevent, limit or react to flooding, it’s important to note that flood Learn More “Flood Safety in South Florida”

Important Notice Regarding Florida’s Homeowners Insurance Crisis

For two years we have been warning about the oncoming Homeowners Insurance Crisis. Today the crisis is here and it is getting worse every week. Four Homeowners Insurance companies have failed in the past few months. Many more have restricted new business, cancelled existing policies, or announced plans to do so. Citizens, our state-run market of Learn More “Important Notice Regarding Florida’s Homeowners Insurance Crisis”

Managing the Risk of Self-Insurance

As insurance premiums skyrocket, many people think about self-insuring. Following are some thoughts that should be considered. Insurance was created and is best used to protect against significant financial risks that have low frequency of occurrence, but a severe potential impact. Natural disasters are a good example. Small risk exposures should be self-insured on a Learn More “Managing the Risk of Self-Insurance”