Articles by William Rabb

Rabb covers the Southeast region for the Insurance Journal, a sister publication to the Claims Journal.

Citizens Insurance Property Inspections to Soar in Next 4 Years

As part of its effort to reduce its ballooning exposure level and trim the number of policyholders, Florida’s insurer of last resort will increase its property inspections by almost 70-fold over the next four years — with plans to spend …

Fla. Appellate Courts Uphold AOB Rulings Favoring Property Insurers

Three more appeals in assignment-of-benefits cases have resulted in rulings that favored Florida property insurers. Florida’s 3rd and 4th District Courts of Appeal handed down opinions Wednesday that upheld lower courts and found that three carriers do not owe payment …

Universal Drops Conflicts of Interest Complaint About Public Adjusters

The Florida property insurance community was abuzz this week after word got out that a closely watched complaint about some public adjusters’ apparent conflicts of interest had been withdrawn. The head of investigations for Universal Property & Casualty Insurance, one …

Attorneys Say Win in N.C. COVID-19 Business-Interruption Suit May Signal Shift

Since the pandemic began, most of the COVID-19-related business interruption disputes have not gone in favor of the policyholders, especially in federal court. More than 90% of motions to dismiss in federal lawsuits, in fact, have been upheld in cases …

Florida Policies in Limbo Over Proposed Insolvency Surcharge

The Florida Insurance Guaranty Association is urging insurers to hold off on sending homeowners’ policy renewals until state regulators decide if they will approve a surcharge on premiums to help cover more than $168 million in claims left from two …