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Hurricane planning can help residents stay safe during and after a storm
Marian Johns | Aug 8, 2018

Gulf state residents from Texas to Florida and all along our nation's coasts are often a bit on edge from June through the end of November as they prepare for possible hurricanes.

From Windermere Today Business
Florida homeowners will generally have 2 insurance deductibles
Marian Johns | Aug 8, 2018

Those living in Florida and other areas that are vulnerable to hurricanes actually have two deductibles relating to their home insurance: a standard deductible and a hurricane deductible.

From Doctor Phillips Today
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When a storm approaches, quick DIY projects can help 'hurricane proof' your home

By Marian Johns | Aug 8, 2018

There are several steps homeowners can take when a hurricane threatens their area that may help protect against storm damage and do not require the work of a contractor.

From Lake Hart News
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SMS texting, drones expedite Kin's response to clients' claims

By Marian Johns | Aug 7, 2018

Kin Insurance's latest technology for claims processing, which was put to the test during Hurricane Irma, has created a faster, more efficient way to begin the claims process after a natural disaster.

From Lake Buena Vista News
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High winds, water are top factors affecting insurance claims in Florida

By Marian Johns | Aug 7, 2018

According to a recent Kin Insurance online article, high winds and water are some of the top factors effecting insurance claims in Florida.

From Gotha Today
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FEMA's tasked with spearheading government efforts in disaster relief

By Marian Johns | Aug 6, 2018

As we hit the peak of hurricane season, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and its role is at the forefront of many recent news stories.

Business

New Floridians need to know the difference in flood, hurricane insurance coverage

By Marian Johns | Jul 28, 2018

Purchasing a beach umbrella and flip flops might be the first things on your to do list as a new resident in the Sunshine State, but you might want to add hurricane kit and flood insurance to that list in order to protect your family and property.

From Ocoee Today
Business

Deciphering deductibles can help you pick the perfect policy

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 28, 2018

Most insurers offer standard tier levels that are fairly universal across the homeowners' insurance industry no matter which agent or company you settle on.

Business

Understand whose policy will cover the bill when damage strikes your home

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 28, 2018

If a tree limb falls or a hailstorm pelts your home’s exterior, your own policy handles window (or siding, or roof) replacement. However, if a youngster’s poorly aimed projectile shatters your window glass, then his or her family’s homeowners’ benefits would kick in.

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Ponds, pools and property insurance — what’s protected outdoors?

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 27, 2018

We tend to regard property insurance primarily as a safeguard for our home’s interior and its contents, but possessions parked outside may also come under a policy’s umbrella — provided the right safeguards are in place.

From Ocoee Today
Business

Florida homeowners can save money through building code awareness

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 27, 2018

New and seasoned Floridians alike already know their beautiful state lies in a hurricane-prone zone, so homeowners will be glad to learn that gleaning extra facts about building codes can improve their insurance protections.

From College Park Today
Business

College Park fights to keep its unique, small-town charm free from major development

By Carrie Bradon | Jul 27, 2018

College Park Main Street's Jeff Kurtz shared his thoughts on the economy and what it means to local businesses and areas.

From Ocoee Today
Business

Property insurance impacts third parties in multiple ways

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 25, 2018

Whether it’s a hired hand, next-door neighbors, extended family or others, sooner or later homeowners may wonder whether their property insurance covers mishaps affecting people other than primary occupants.

Business

There really is a 'science' to naming hurricanes

By Marian Johns | Jul 25, 2018

Over time, hurricane names became short and easily remembered, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Business

Florida homeowners need to know the difference between flood, hurricane coverage

By Marian Johns | Jul 25, 2018

APOPKA — For many first-time Florida homeowners, the maze of insurance coverage, especially when it comes to hurricanes and flooding, can be hard to navigate.

From Goldenrod News
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Thread Mill official does not fear impact from Trump administration tariffs

By Carrie Bradon | Jul 23, 2018

Among the many policy changes made by President Donald Trump is the protectionist trade policy that he has been pushing for months, seeking to protect the American economy from being injured by international manufacturing. But some detractors say this policy may be doing more harm than good.

Business

Construction company director finds economic hope from new tariffs

By Carrie Bradon | Jul 19, 2018

Running a business is never easy, and in the midst of looming tariffs, such as Kentucky Bourbon is now facing, local Florida businesses are having to redouble their efforts if they are going to stay profitable.

From Lake Buena Vista News
Business

What else does homeowner's insurance cover? Know the ins and outs of outbuildings

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 18, 2018

Are your sheds shielded? Is your carport covered? Is your pool house protected? As new homeowners familiarize themselves with property insurance policy details, such questions will arise regarding structures adjacent to and around their main dwelling.

Business

Follow these tips if you're selecting an online insurer

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 18, 2018

Most consumers already know their way around online shopping carts and checkout options — but as the insurance industry shifts toward a virtual arena, one’s choices may not be that evident at the outset.

From College Park Today
Business

College Park tries to support local businesses, but increasing costs loom

By Carrie Bradon | Jul 16, 2018

With taxes and tariffs that have recently been introduced to American companies manufacturing or importing their products from overseas, local businesses fear the consequences.

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