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Ron Kornbluh
1719 Banks Road Margate, Florida 33063
President & CEO of Brokers Insurance Group with over 23 years as a broker of property and casualty insurance.
Interests: Flying Single Engine Aircraft, Boating, Scuba Diving, Dogs, Raising a family.
Recent Activity
Bloomberg As many as 1.25 million of America’s least cared for homes are headed for auction after a year-long probe into foreclosure practices kept them off the market. Sales of repossessed properties probably will rise 25 percent this year from 1 million in 2011, according to Moody’s Analytics Inc. Prices... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2012 at Big Blog
The Palm Beach Post NORTH LAUDERDALE — Homeowners who protested rocketing insurance bills based on claims of rising rebuilding costs have sparked a big change at the state's largest insurer. Citizens, Florida's insurer of last resort with 1.5 million policyholders, announced Friday it will allow qualified appraisals among other options... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2012 at Big Blog
Orlando Sentinel Federal authorities have rejected a request from Florida to get a waiver on a crucial reform requirement -- a move that could clear the way for state consumers to get more than $170 million in refunds on their health insurance. Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2012 at Big Blog
Auto Insurance Article by John Loos New jobs, new homes, growing families, and changing lifestyles are common occurrences for many of us. As your life updates itself, the auto policy that best fit your living situation when you purchased it may no longer be the strongest option today. Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2011 at Big Blog
PROPERTY CASUALTY 360 The Sunshine State’s system for no-fault automobile insurance is flawed to the point of systemic abuses, and fraudulent claims are climbing to higher levels than ever, to hear one national association tell it. Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2011 at Big Blog
Mortgage News Daily With two business days left in this month, and companies scrambling to fund either high balance loans or Streamline loans where rates have dropped enough to help the borrowers, do loan officers still ask for a rush on files? Any underwriter who doesn't mind listening to computer... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2011 at Big Blog
WARRANTY WEEK While warranties cover defects and insurance covers damage, there is quite a bit of overlap between the two. And in the past month, disasters and disturbances have made people aware that it really can happen to them. Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2011 at Big Blog
National Flood Insurance Program In response to recent flooding caused by Hurricane Irene, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has developed the following materials to help you assist residents recovering from flood damage and navigate the flood insurance claims process. After the Flood fact sheet: Helpful information for residents as... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2011 at Big Blog
REUTERS (Reuters) - The only thing worse than getting flooded out of your home once is getting flooded out of it twice. Or, for that matter, over and over again. Margaret Wert bought her Wayne, New Jersey house in 1999, relying on assurances from her realtor that any occasional flooding... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2011 at Big Blog
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL For all its fury, Irene might have given something of a break to the property-insurance industry, which has paid out billions of dollars in natural-disaster claims in recent months. Wind-speed monitors in the storm's path have generally shown that ground-level winds were significantly slower than what... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2011 at Big Blog
National Underwriter Weather losses continue to be a factor in companies’ second-quarter results, but the ultimate impact on net income varies depending on the size of the company and the lines written. Nationwide Insurance, with a strong focus on U.S. homeowners insurance, saw a second-quarter net loss of $292 million,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2011 at Big Blog
Insurance Journal Hurricane Irene, threatening to become the first hurricane to hit the United States in three years, could be the catalyst the insurance industry has been seeking in its quest for across-the-board premium increases after years of weakness. Like speculators in the futures market, who applaud the effects of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2011 at Big Blog New Jersey is wearing the bull’s-eye for what could turn out to be the state’s worst storm ever, a Category 2 hurricane packing winds that could reach 100 mph, pushing a wall of water from the ocean as high as 12 feet and spreading floodwaters to inland towns. With... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2011 at Big Blog MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Irene has weakened slightly to a Category 2 storm as it approaches the U.S. East Coast, where a hurricane warning has been extended to New Jersey. The new hurricane warning area now extends from North Carolina's coast, northward to Sandy Hook, New Jersey, which is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2011 at Big Blog
FOX Business There's nothing quite as exhilarating as boating: the wind in your hair, the thrum of the wake against the hull, the snap of the mainsail and the buzz of an outbound fishing line. It's no wonder 75 million people in the U.S. participate in recreational boating, according to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2011 at Big Blog
The Bradenton Times BRADENTON -- Sinkholes have been an ongoing problem for decades. On the Florida sinkhole website, you can see just how many are out there and their reported location. Unpredictable as to where they will pop up next, when one hears the word "sinkhole" it sort of sends... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2011 at Big Blog
Tampa Bay Online Al Kutchera said he'll be one of many residents abandoning their homes and leaving the state if Citizens Property Insurance fulfills its proposal to raise rates for optional sinkhole coverage. The plan increases rates by more than 400 percent on average statewide and more than 2,000 percent... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2011 at Big Blog
St Petersburg Times Bus trip slated for sinkhole insurance rally United Communities of Hernando County has organized a bus trip to the rally/meeting that is in protest of the proposed 471-percent sinkhole insurance rate increase by Citizens Property Insurance Corporation. The rally, organized by Florida Sen. Mike Fasano, will be... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2011 at Big Blog
The Palm Beach Post WEST PALM BEACH — In the midst of a record-breaking drought, the agency responsible for South Florida's water supply also was hit last week by threats of deep cuts to its management force and drastic directives from top environmental officials in Tallahassee. Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2011 at Big Blog
FEMA Release Date: August 2, 2011 Release Number: HQ-11-123 WASHINGTON - As Tropical Storm Emily nears Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is urging residents, especially those living in coastal areas, to closely monitor the storm and follow the advice of their local... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2011 at Big Blog
The Palm Beach Post What did we hear in 2006, after two bad hurricane seasons? Property insurance will cost more. A lot more. The insurers said that even though the implicit agreement in the big sweetener package the Legislature approved after Hurricane Andrew in 1992 - to keep property insurers... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2011 at Big Blog
Policyholders of Florida By Julie Patel July 13, 2011 12:29 PM Citizens Property Insurance Chairman Jim Malone proposed privatizing part of Citizens today, even as he took a swipe at lawmakers for requiring the insurer study the idea of shifting some of its work from its 1,160 employees to private... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2011 at Big Blog Pedro Ocasio said his insurance agent warned him to expect a small increase in his homeowners insurance bill this year. "The small increase was from $1,343 to $2,495," said Ocasio, 74, of Lehigh Acres. "That's not a small increase in any way, but that was the best price they... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2011 at Big Blog
10News - Tampa Bay Tarpon Springs, Florida -- Virginia and Nathanial Crawford have lived in their South Disston Road homefor more than 50 years. The one-story, brick home that survived hurricanes and floods, was no match for a sinkhole that left it teetering on the edge of the earth. Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2011 at Big Blog
South Florida Business Journal Wells Fargo says it’s exiting the reverse mortgage business, citing “today’s unpredictable home values.” The San Francisco bank, whose Wachovia unit leads South Florida in market share, also cited restrictions making it difficult to determine seniors’ ability to pay property taxes, home insurance and other obligations... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2011 at Big Blog