Commentary: It is a Catastrophe that No One Listens to the Experts on Florida, by Joseph L. Petrelli (Insurance Journal)

“If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed.” Although the author is unknown, this comment is often attributed to Mark Twain or Thomas Jefferson. Having spent more than 27 years of my professional career reviewing and rating the financial stability of insurance companies, including the…

Insurance watchdog group forms new company to certify home improvement providers (Sun Sentinel)

An influential insurance industry watchdog has announced a new mission: promoting and keeping tabs on the growing market for certain energy-efficiency improvements. Principals of the nonprofit Florida Association for Insurance Reform have formed a separate company to build consumer confidence in the Property Assessed Clean Energy program, a unique strategy for financing energy-efficiency and storm-hardening…

FAIR Foundation hosts Climate Resilience Workshop

Fort Lauderdale, FL – The FAIR Foundation is hosting a Climate Resilience workshop on Tuesday July 26, 9:30am – 3:15pm at the Long Key Nature Center in Davie. The INVITATION-ONLY workshop is hosted by Representative Holly Raschein and includes participation by the Southeast Florida Regional Compact for Climate Change and its members (representing Monroe, Miami-Dade,…

FAIR supports FHA’s PACE* guidance that builds community resilience

Fort Lauderdale, FL – As an organization that advocates strongly for mitigation and energy savings programs, the Florida Association for Insurance Reform (FAIR) welcomes the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) announcement of guidance for Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs. The broad-reaching initiative opens the door for millions of homeowners in Florida and countrywide to finance…