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Make the Most of National Preparedness Month

Recognized each September, National Preparedness Month serves to remind us to prepare ourselves and our families for disasters. As Floridians, we know the threat of a natural disaster or storm is always a possibility. Would you and your family know what to do in the event of a disaster? Consider these tips and make the most out of National Preparedness Month:  Establish and test emergency plans with your family. Sign up for local and state emergency alerts.  Install or test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.  Stock up on emergency supplies.  Create a home inventory. Click here for some tips to inventory your belongings.  Review your insurance policy and contact your agent to make any necessary changes to your coverages.  Don’t forget about flood insurance. Hurricanes and storms bring heavy rains which could cause flooding. Purchase flood insurance to make sure you are covered.   Septemb ...

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Revisiting AOB Fraud Ahead of the 2018 Hurricane Season

After the chaos of a natural disaster like a hurricane or tropical storm, it is common for unscrupulous individuals to create fraudulent schemes to pray on those experiencing a loss. As such, Florida Peninsula Insurance Company would like to provide some important information about AOB abuse well before the 2018 Hurricane Season is in full effect.   What is an AOB and AOB Fraud? An AOB (Assignment of Benefits) is a contract between you and a third party such as a contractor, roofer, or water mitigation company. When you sign an AOB, you are giving the third-party vendor the right to deal directly with your homeowners insurance carrier and receive payment for your claim. AOB fraud occurs when contractors inflate the cost of repairs, charge a fee for handling the claim, and commit insurance fraud. At times, these repairs are not completed and the homeowner must pay out of pocket to finish their repairs, as the contractor already received a claim settlement from the insurance company.   W ...

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Secure Your Home for Hurricane Season Before Going on Vacation

The arrival of summer means time for family vacations and weekend getaways to relax and enjoy those we love. For Floridians, it also means the beginning of hurricane season. As you make travel plans this summer, take the time to ensure your home and belongings are protected while you are away. Taking a few preventative measures prior to your departure will result in a more enjoyable, worry-free vacation, should your home be in close proximity to the path of a hurricane or tropical storm while you are away.  Have fun and relax knowing your home is secure and protected by taking the following steps:  Ensure your insurance coverage is up to date and you are properly insured.  Reinforce your home's exterior structure by securing all windows and doors with hurricane shutters. Be sure trees and shrubs are trimmed to minimize damage from broken branches. Secure or store away lawn furniture, BBQ grills, potted plants, and other loose items.  Unplug all appliances, except the refrigerator, to ...

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Floridians, It’s Time to Get #HurricaneStrong

  The Atlantic hurricane season begins today, June 1st. Florida has been incredibly lucky in the past ten years, as fewer storms and no major hurricanes have made landfall. This calm has allowed Floridians to become complacent with hurricane readiness and storm preparation plans. However, a single storm can have devastating consequences and cause major disruptions, as was the case of hurricane Wilma in 2005, which resulted in $29.3 billion in damage and the single largest power outage in Florida's history when it made landfall, catching residents off-guard and unprepared. Over 97% of affected residents lost electricity and were forced to stand in long lines to obtain basic needs - including water and ice. Our streak of good luck is sure to run out, and when it does, we must be ready to face any weather-related hazards. Weather service and government agencies are attempting to promote hurricane preparedness and safety awareness via the social media campaign #HurricaneStrong, a new public outreach campaign ...

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Preparing your pets for a hurricane

A hurricane can be a scary time for us all, including our pets. It is important to have a preparedness plan for not only you and your family, but for your pets as well.

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The 2015 Hurricane Season Begins

The 2015 Atlantic hurricane season officially begins June 1st.

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Hurricane Preparation Myths Busted

Have you been preparing for hurricanes all wrong?

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Flood insurance rate hikes coming

Flood insurance rate hikes coming, but can you afford to be without it, during this next hurricane season?

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Hurricane Myths

Florida Peninsula Insurance Company provides information on the truth about Hurricanes.

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Protecting Your Home Pays Off

Preparing your home for a hurricane can help you save money on insurance

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