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Amy O'Connor

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Past articles by Amy:

Florida Governor to Sign Property Insurance Measure But Says State Needs to Do More

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said that he will sign recently-passed legislation addressing property insurance costs and roofing contractor practices while → Read More

Florida’s Altmaier Sees His State’s Private Flood Insurance Market Helping Others

Florida has 90,000 private flood insurance policies in force now-- a 300% increase since passing legislation to encourage private insurers to offer the → Read More

Too Little, Too Late? Breaking Down Florida’s Latest Property Insurance Reforms

A bill passed by the Florida Legislature to address the state's property insurance crisis has created optimism among some stakeholders, while others say → Read More

Atlanta Insurance Agents Look to Expand Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Through Coalition

A group of Atlanta insurance professionals motivated by the racial justice movement in the wake of the murder of George Floyd exactly one year ago have → Read More

3 Florida Insurers to Drop Thousands of Policies, Make Moves to Stay Afloat

More than 50,000 Florida policyholders will soon be looking for a new carrier for their homeowners insurance after three Florida-based companies were → Read More

Major Changes to Florida’s Auto, Property Insurance Markets Passed by Legislature

Florida lawmakers passed two bills on the last day of their 2021 legislative session that make major changes to the state's auto and property insurance → Read More

Florida Regulator Nixes Citizens Request to Remove Rate Cap on New Business

New policyholders coming into Florida's insurer of last resort will not face higher rates than existing insureds under an order issued by the Florida → Read More

Florida Drives Toward Repeal of Motor Vehicle No-Fault Law

After many years of trying, Florida is closer than ever to repealing its 50-year-old motor vehicle no-fault law. However, many industry stakeholders have → Read More

NAIC Data: Florida Property Lawsuits Total 76% of Insurer Litigation in U.S.

New information from Florida's insurance regulator paints a stark picture of the extent of litigation facing the state's domestic insurers. The → Read More

Florida Senate Passes Property Insurance Reform Bill

A bill backed by the Florida insurance industry and other stakeholders aimed at addressing the state's insurance market woes was passed in the Senate → Read More

Regulator Deems Florida-Based American Capital Assurance Corp. Insolvent

After negative moves by ratings agencies last month to address its financial issues, Florida's insurance regulator says American Capital Assurance Corp. → Read More

Florida Agents Join Consumer Advocate in Fight Against Contractor Fraud

As Florida insurers focus on addressing mounting losses in the state's property insurance market with legislative reforms, rising rates and coverage → Read More

State of Emergency Issued in Alabama After Tornadoes Sweep Region

Alabama Gov. Kay issued a state of emergency yesterday after numerous tornadoes caused damage and deaths across the state. Ivey said on Twitter Friday → Read More

Fate of Florida Insurance Reforms Uncertain as Lawmakers Weigh Industry-Backed Bills

Two bills designed to deal with Florida's crumbling property insurance market have embarked on divergent paths in the state legislature as lawmakers → Read More

Citizens’ CEO: Florida Property Insurance Market is Shutting Down

Florida's insurer of last resort, Citizens Property Insurance Corp., has become the insurer of first resort as thousands of new policies flood into it → Read More

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, Coalition Sign Multiyear Cyber Coverage Agreement

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions and Coalition, a provider of cyber insurance and security, have signed a multiyear agreement to provide broad cyber insurance → Read More

Florida Insurers Sustain ‘A’ Ratings, For Now, As 2020 Industry Losses Top $1.5B

Ratings agency Demotech has affirmed the 'A' ratings of the Florida homeowners carriers it rates, which account for approximately 66% of the state's → Read More

Insurance Agents on the Front Line of Florida’s Mounting Property Market Problems

While carriers face growing financial losses in Florida's distressed property insurance market, insurance agents are on the front lines trying to help → Read More

Demotech Withdraws Rating of American Capital, AM Best Issues Downgrade

American Capital Assurance Corp., a Florida-based insurer focused on commercial residential and non-residential property risks, as well as flood coverage, → Read More

Environmental Officials Investigate Mine Discharge into W. Virginia Waterways

West Virginia environmental authorities said Friday that they are investigating the cause of highly acidic water flowing from a former mine complex to → Read More