The Heartland Institute, one of the premier National think tanks, wrote a Blog on our recent ConsumerGram dealing with woeful state of insurance regulation in Florida. You can reach the Heartland Institutes’s blog at http://outofthestormnews.com/?p=1522 and the ACI ConsumerGram at florida-insurance-post-election3
John Rollins, former top actuary at Citizens and an ACI insurance expert, wrote about Florida’s property insurance woes and how the incoming cabinet and Governor can fix things. This op-ed was published in the Tallahassee Democrat on September 29, 2010 and can be found at the following link: http://www.tallahassee.com/article/20100929/OPINION05/9290307/John-Rollins-Insurance-is-Job-1-after-the-election A longer version is also available as [...]
JOB ONE FOR THE NEXT CABINET: REBUILDING FLORIDA’S PROPERTY INSURANCE MARKET By John Rollins As Floridians make our voting decisions in electing a governor and all of the state’s Cabinet posts, we shouldn’t be shy about asking each of them how they plan to fix a property insurance market that is now needlessly unstable, could [...]
Better Printer Ink Labeling Needed Steve Pociask Over the life of a home computer printer, the cost of buying ink cartridges can far surpass the upfront cost of the printer – and for one major reason – because manufacturers are not required to disclose printing costs. This lack of disclosure leads consumers to buy [...]
There is an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal that discusses the recent surge in sink hole insurance claims. The spike comes after adjusters have encouraged homeowners to file claims by handing out filers and going door-to-door. However, many of the claims are frivolous. And worse — if claims are paid, adjusters usually take a 20% share, which encourages frivolous claims and drives up [...]
September 15, 2010 Congressman Hank Johnson 1133 Longworth HOB Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Chairman Johnson: As the Subcommittee on Courts and Competition Policy meets tomorrow on “Competition in the Evolving Digital Marketplace,” I would like to call to your attention to the growing threat to competition – Google’s high market share, high profits [...]
Professor Joseph Fuhr, Jr. recently participated in an Internet Innovation Alliance web chat. For a copy of the transcript click here.
WASHINGTON – The following is a statement by Steve Pociask, president of the American Consumer Institute, on the FCC’s announcement to clarify broadband issues: “The FCC’s decision to gather more information before enacting new Internet regulation is an encouraging indication that it remains committed to a fact-based process. The focus on specialized services and wireless [...]
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