life insurance

  A Senate Bill that would block life-insurance companies from using genetic tests to determine coverage is gaining some traction in the Florida Legislature.

What began as a small insurance company based in Thomasville, Georgia has chosen Tallahassee as the site of its first Florida office.

Florida Part Of Settlement With Major Life Insurers

Aug 5, 2016
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Florida is part of a multi-state settlement totaling $3.4 million with four major insurance companies over the issue of improving the way life insurance beneficiaries are notified after policyholders die, state officials announced Thursday.

Consumer Advocate Seeks To Weigh In On Life Insurance Challenge

Jul 13, 2016
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State Insurance Consumer Advocate Sha'Ron James is seeking to file a friend-of-the-court brief in a constitutional fight about a new law that forces life insurers to take additional steps to determine if policyholders have died.

Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater’s campaign to force life insurance companies to search for beneficiaries won him a starring role on 60 Minutes. Now it’s landed him in Leon County circuit court.

Florida Life Insurance Law Lands On '60 Minutes'

Apr 14, 2016
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State Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater said Wednesday that a new Florida life-insurance law will be part of a report Sunday on the CBS show "60 Minutes."

About a fifth of Floridians are over the age of 65.

But instead of planning for final expenses, a recent AAA survey found half of Sunshine State residents don’t have life insurance.

Myths about coverage could be driving the low enrollment.

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Thirty years ago, insurance companies had the answer to the soaring cost of caring for the elderly. Plan ahead and buy a policy that will cover your expenses.

Now, there's a new problem: Even insurers think it's unaffordable.

According to auditors, the survivors of thousands of Floridians are owed life insurance payouts, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Total Asset Recovery Services says insurers aren’t tracking down beneficiaries, many of whom may not even know their family member had a life insurance policy -- and the companies aren’t turning over the unclaimed benefits to the state, either