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Don’t Relax Quite Yet …..

We made it through Dorian, but don’t put away the hurricane supplies just yet. “Hurricanes love Florida in October,” say storm experts. “Florida is still a big target in October,” Colorado State University hurricane expert Phil Klotzbach told the Palm Beach Post. “The odds for Texas and the Carolinas get lower, but Florida is still […]

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Getting Health Insurance Through Your Job? Typical Family Coverage Now Costs $20k

You know it’s expensive. But just how much does your health insurance actually cost in 2019? The cost of family coverage for the typical employer health plan just passed the $20,000 mark ($20,576 to be exact), according to the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation. Your employer, on average, is picking up 71% of the cost. That’s […]

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Getting Ready For Hurricane Dorian: 5 Lessons We Learned From The Last Destructive Storms

Attention, East Coast residents.  It’s hurricane season again! The season officially runs from June 1 to November 30, and Hurricane Dorian is already bearing down us in Florida. Two years ago, our state was hit by Hurricane Irma, the strongest storm ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean. It killed over 75 people in Florida and caused […]

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Workers Agree This Is The Most Valuable Employee Benefit

Is it a competitive salary? Extra vacation? Work/life balance? Or is it a big 401(k) match? Workers were asked what they feel is the most important employee benefit of all, and their answer may surprise you. They overwhelmingly said that health care coverage was the most valuable on-the-job perk. That’s the benefit that’s top of mind […]

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How To Beat Sky High Auto Insurance Costs

Paying a fortune for car insurance in Florida? We feel your pain. Car insurance can be a big budget buster in Florida (I should know. I used to have two very expensive teenage drivers on my policy!). Insurance experts say that’s because we have more accidents, more litigation, and more fraud than most other states. […]

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Premiums Skyrocket For Florida Long-Term Care Policies

Did you catch the article in Sunday’s South Florida Sun-Sentinel about how long-term care premiums are skyrocketing? The numbers are staggering. “Longtime Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida policyholders have been notified by mail in recent weeks that annual premiums for their coverage will increase by an average of 94 percent through 2021,” writes Ron […]

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Good News! Florida Dethroned As Home Of Nation’s Worst Drivers

Here’s good news if you’re frequently behind the wheel in Florida. We no longer take first place for the absolute worst drivers in the nation, according to a SmartAsset study cited in the Tampa Bay Times. After “winning” the worst drivers’ award for two years running, Florida slipped out of the top spot and slid […]

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Get Ready For Hurricane Season: 5 Lessons From Hurricane Irma

Get Ready For Hurricane Season: 5 Lessons From Hurricane Irma

Attention, East Coast residents.  It’s hurricane season again! The season officially runs from June 1 to November 30, so start thinking now about what you need to do to get ready. Last year, our state was hit by Hurricane Irma, the most powerful storm ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean. It killed over 75 people in […]

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What You Need To Know About Annuity Taxes Before It’s Too Late

Sad to say, we spend a lot of time trying to get clients out of annuities they’ve purchased elsewhere. Annuities can be extremely costly, and once you’re in, you may not be able to get out for seven or more years without a major hit to your wallet. The sales pitch is always compelling, but […]

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