Discussions are swirling in industry and government circles about insurance problems -- a lingering effect of multiple hurricane disasters in the past two years. On Monday, the National Association of Realtors hosted a symposium in Washington, D.C., to discuss a federal role in assuring affordable disaster-insurance coverage, and on Friday the University of Florida's Center for Real Estate Studies will host an industry conference titled "Florida's Insurance Crisis." Last week, a subcommittee of the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services heard testimony from insurance officials on "Stabilizing Insurance markets for Coastal Consumers." And Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has been pushing for a special session in the state Legislature this year to focus on insurance problems. There are reports of...
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