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International Fraud Awareness Week: Know the Facts

Practically every year, fraud against businesses and individuals increases.  Companies lose at least 5% of their revenue annually to fraud.  This fraud is paid back by consumers on every transaction – including your insurance premium. Learn about insurance fraud with us. 

Fraud Prevention Tips for International Fraud Awareness Week

Fraud is at an all-time high after the pandemic. Newly released Federal Trade Commission data shows that consumers reported losing more than $5.8 billion to fraud in 2021, an increase of more than 70 percent over the previous year. The FTC received fraud reports from more than 2.8 million consumers last year, with the most reported category being imposter scams, followed by online shopping scams. Florida alone had the second-highest number of fraud victims at 53,793, a 98% increase from 2019. There are many types of fraud to watch out for, and during International Fraud Awareness Week it’s important to be aware of some of the most common scams and how to report them.

Safety Tips for Outdoor Holiday Celebrations

Many families and friends experience different kinds of holiday celebrations, enjoying quality time with each other. If you find yourself hosting an outdoor holiday celebration this year, be sure to do it safely. Follow some of our tips below to help you prepare and practice safety this holiday season.

100 Fire Safety Tips for 100 Years of Fire Prevention Safety


The National Fire Prevention Association is celebrating 100 years of "National Fire Prevention Week". We wanted to provide you with 100 fire safety tips to download and follow at home. 




We hope you and your family keep these tips in mind to stay fire safe all year round. Should a fire occur, Florida Peninsula is available to assist you. If you have any questions about your policy and coverages should a fire occur, contact your agent, or call us at 877-229-2244.

Halloween Home Safety Tips

Halloween festivities involving costumes, parties, and candy can be exciting for the whole family. While opening homes up to guests and tick-or-treaters is a fun tradition, it’s important to practice proper safety measures to keep your home protected on Halloween night. Follow some of our Halloween home safety tips to avoid a possible loss while keeping the spooky spirit alive.

Home Fires: How to Avoid a Tragedy

Nothing is scarier as a homeowner, in my opinion, than a fire.  As a husband and father, protecting against a home fire is at the top of my list of prevention activities.  Understanding the risks – and how to mitigate them -- is the most important step.

3 Disasters to Prepare for During National Preparedness Month

As Floridians we are prone to disasters such as hurricanes and flooding due to our climate and location. Being prepared is important for all homeowners and renters to protect their home and family. During September, we bring attention to National Preparedness Month to help families learn how to prepare for possible disasters. Take a look at our quick tips and read more about preparing for different types of disasters.

5 Tips for Preparing for Peak of Hurricane Season

According to NOAA, mid-August through mid-October is the time when the Atlantic Hurricane Season is most active. This period accounts for 78% of tropical storms, 87% of category 1-2 hurricanes, and 96% of major hurricanes (categories 3-5). As we are now in the peak of hurricane season, it’s important to prepare for a potential hurricane before it arrives. Below are 5 steps you can take now to prepare for the peak of hurricane season.

Understanding Renter’s Insurance

A landlord’s insurance may cover the costs of repairs should there be a fire or other natural disaster, however this excludes coverage of your personal belongings. Should renters in Florida want to protect their personal property, consider obtaining a renter’s insurance policy. Here’s a breakdown to help understand the different types of coverages and options available.

What Your Homeowner's Insurance May Not Cover

As a homeowner, it is important to know and understand your coverage through your specific carrier. A typical homeowners insurance policy is there to protect you and your family in the event of a loss due to covered perils such as fire, theft, wind, and other costly hazards. Knowing what coverage you have can help determine what additional coverages you may need. Our list highlights some of the additional coverages Florida Peninsula Insurance Company offers, which may not be included in your typical homeowners insurance policy.

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