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Citizens Property Insurance rate hearing fails to attract many policyholders listen

08/21/13 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Citizens Property Insurance is proposing a 7.5% overall rate increase for policyholders in Florida, including increases for sinkhole coverage. The state-backed insurance company appeared before the Office of Insurance Regulation Tuesday night in Tampa to plead its case. Barry Gilway, the head of Citizens, said the agency is working hard to keep rates affordable.

“We also have an obligation to all Florida policyholders, whether they are Citizens policyholders or not, who will be called u...

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How to protect yourself against insurance companies

03/30/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday)
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Our guest is Jay Feinman, a distinguished professor of Law at Rutgers University. His new book is DELAY, DENY, DEFEND: Why Insurance Companies Don’t Pay Claims and What You Can Do About It (Penguin).

In his book, Feinman, discusses the tricks that top insurance companies use to take advantage of their customers. He shares dozens of stories of victims who were unfairly and systematically denied payments -- and forced to go to court if they complained. He joins...

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