Road Rangers: Road Rangers To Receive Money From State Farm

The cash-strapped vehicle assistance program for Interstate 4 known as Road Rangers received a much-needed money infusion from the State Farm insurance agency this morning. Full Story
LMM

Kissimmee, FL

#1 Mar 24, 2009
Is this suppose to make up for the housing insurance we will not longer receive?
ComedyJane

Orlando, FL

#2 Mar 24, 2009
Thank you State Farm for sponsoring our FL Road Rangers! You are doing a valuable service for all of our drivers in the Central Florida area!
Reality

Ocala, FL

#3 Mar 24, 2009
What?

These knuckle heads want to pull all of their homeowner policies from Florida because it is not profitable but then they turn around and sponsor the Road Ranger Cop Wanna-Bees. Smells like a ploy to make themselves look good before pulling the carpet out from underneath over 1 million Floridians.
Conservative Republican

Orange City, FL

#4 Mar 24, 2009
Thank you, State Farm, for your mitzvah. Would you do the same in reconsidering your withdrawal from the FL homeowners insurance market?

Since: Mar 07

Orlando

#5 Mar 24, 2009
Reality wrote:
What?
These knuckle heads want to pull all of their homeowner policies from Florida because it is not profitable but then they turn around and sponsor the Road Ranger Cop Wanna-Bees. Smells like a ploy to make themselves look good before pulling the carpet out from underneath over 1 million Floridians.
State Farm isn't leaving because FL is no longer profitable. They are leaving because they cannot pay future claims without adequate rates. Go to www.fldfs.com and check it out!
STATE FUNNY FARM

Kissimmee, FL

#9 Mar 24, 2009
First, I was rear-ended by the Good Hands People. Then I was dropped by State Animal Farm. ALL THAT TIME, NOT ONE DOLLAR IN CLAIMS TO EITHER OF THESE FRIGGIN' B-A-S-T-A-R-D-S !!

Thanks for the going-away present, Stateless Farm. NOW GO AWAY !!!
Okay

Orlando, FL

#10 Mar 24, 2009
Well based on this decision I will keep state farm on my vehicles. The road rangers are a live saver for the stranded and police responding to accidents and disabled vehicles. Everyone should give that number to their wife and daughters in case they run out of gas,get a flat, and an accident. Please ask for a comment card and send the thanks...
Glen

Saint Cloud, FL

#12 Mar 24, 2009
We are about to kick them out of the Florida insurance business, and you allow them to fund a state program.. Smart.
Banana Republic

United States

#14 Mar 24, 2009
Glen wrote:
We are about to kick them out of the Florida insurance business, and you allow them to fund a state program.. Smart.
Yeah, this way we homeowners can get some of our money from SF if we happen to need the Roadies.
SF is droping my homeowners and I am droping them from my auto insurance
Jonathon

Pensacola, FL

#15 Mar 24, 2009
Carmen374 wrote:
<quoted text>
State Farm isn't leaving because FL is no longer profitable. They are leaving because they cannot pay future claims without adequate rates. Go to www.fldfs.com and check it out!
I see State Farm is working to twist people's views through the media when a story is published about them. If State Farm acted in a reasonable way, they would not need these reality twisters. Guess it's cheaper for them, though.

Your comment "they cannot pay future claims without adequate rates" should be read as "they cannot pay future claims without huge profits."
Okay

Orlando, FL

#16 Mar 24, 2009
puh-lease wrote:
ya, we believe you.
<quoted text>
No,I was actually looking to drop their coverage. But considering I have to respond to I4 on a daily basis and get buzzed by morons not slowing down; I appreciate the road ranger program and believe it keeps people from getting killed on that rediculous highway. Pull over and stand outside your car while the cell phone talking heads buzz you at 75-90 MPH and ask yourself if that big wide RR truck is a life saver.

Since: Mar 07

Orlando

#17 Mar 25, 2009
puh-lease wrote:
CARMEN IS A SCAMMER. She lists her home as Orlando yet her Internet Service Provider is in Bloomington, IL--no other than the city with the home office of, TA DA, state farm. So, they have enough money to pay this liar to spin lies for them but aren't making a profit? What a crock. If there was any media left, they would ask state farm about it.
I list my home as Orlando because that's where I live (Conway), born (Orlando General Hospital) & raised (Colonial High School, class of 92.)If the ISP address wasn't visible would you have taken my comment any differently? For you to call me a scammer and a liar is a little much, don't you think? Just so you know, smarty pants, I don't work for State Farm. I work for a State Farm AGENT meaning that SF Corp does not pay my salary nor do they pay me to "spin" anything!! I'm not even considered an EMPLOYEE OF STATE FARM!! Its funny that an opinion or statement that's different from your view is considered spinning lies. How closed minded you must be.
Pissed

Merritt Island, FL

#18 Mar 25, 2009
So Carmen, you work for a State Farm agent. What's the difference? You still have a vested interest to spin the story in their favor. Do us a favor and quit telling people that SF is going to keep us for several years when the insurance commissioner has already given approval to leave the state. According to my math, the cancellations start in late October. I've already left so I am not the last person shopping and paying the highest rate.

Since: Mar 07

Orlando

#19 Mar 25, 2009
I haven't SPUN anything and I don't have a vested interest other than the possibility of not having a job but my insurance license is with the State of FL - not State Farm. Allstate stopped writing in FL for the same reasons that State Farm is stopping. THEY CAN'T PAY FUTURE CLAIMS WITHOUT ADEQUATE RATES! I made those same comments about Allstate years ago when it happened AND I DON'T WORK FOR ALLSTATE OR ONE OF THEIR AGENTS! The same with NATIONWIDE....and the list goes on. Citizens Property Insurance is taking a rate increase this year because of the DEFICIT that they have for not charging adequate rates and for taking on so many policies. People's Trust Ins Co has just been ordered a cease and desist order. If we have another storm season like we did in 2004 all Floridians will pay close to $900 a year (in addition to their own home insurance) to Citizens via the FHCF (Fl Hurricane Catastrophe Fund) to rebuild the pot for FUTURE CLAIMS. The stability of property insurance in FL is a mess. State Farm is not too blame. Nor is Allstate or Nationwide or any other company.
The statement about SF keeping people for the next few years is true. The non renewal process is not an overnight thing. 6 month minimum notice must be sent prior to the next renewal notifying the insured that the policy will cancel as of that next renewal date. That process isn't starting until the end of 2009 (not October)
FUNNY AS HELL

United States

#20 Mar 25, 2009
You have more SPIN than both BILL-O and hannity together..
ALLSTATE IS writing homeowners.. I know for I changed to them March 2,2009 just as soon as I found out about State Farm....
Carmen374 wrote:
I haven't SPUN anything and I don't have a vested interest other than the possibility of not having a job but my insurance license is with the State of FL - not State Farm. Allstate stopped writing in FL for the same reasons that State Farm is stopping. THEY CAN'T PAY FUTURE CLAIMS WITHOUT ADEQUATE RATES! I made those same comments about Allstate years ago when it happened AND I DON'T WORK FOR ALLSTATE OR ONE OF THEIR AGENTS! The same with NATIONWIDE....and the list goes on. Citizens Property Insurance is taking a rate increase this year because of the DEFICIT that they have for not charging adequate rates and for taking on so many policies. People's Trust Ins Co has just been ordered a cease and desist order. If we have another storm season like we did in 2004 all Floridians will pay close to $900 a year (in addition to their own home insurance) to Citizens via the FHCF (Fl Hurricane Catastrophe Fund) to rebuild the pot for FUTURE CLAIMS. The stability of property insurance in FL is a mess. State Farm is not too blame. Nor is Allstate or Nationwide or any other company.
The statement about SF keeping people for the next few years is true. The non renewal process is not an overnight thing. 6 month minimum notice must be sent prior to the next renewal notifying the insured that the policy will cancel as of that next renewal date. That process isn't starting until the end of 2009 (not October)

Since: Mar 07

Orlando

#21 Mar 26, 2009
FUNNY AS HELL wrote:
You have more SPIN than both BILL-O and hannity together..
ALLSTATE IS writing homeowners.. I know for I changed to them March 2,2009 just as soon as I found out about State Farm....
<quoted text>
Really? Check your new policy. My friends at Allstate have verified that ALLSTATE is not offering homeowners coverage. You got a policy THROUGH an Allstate agent BUT Allstate is not PROVIDING the coverage. They are brokering and writing & servicing policies for other companies Universal, Royal Palm, etc.
Pissed

Merritt Island, FL

#22 Mar 26, 2009
Carmen wrote: "The statement about SF keeping people for the next few years is true. The non renewal process is not an overnight thing. 6 month minimum notice must be sent prior to the next renewal notifying the insured that the policy will cancel as of that next renewal date. That process isn't starting until the end of 2009 (not October)"

If the 90 day period is up April 27th, and the six month notice goes out for Oct 27th, how is that several years. When is the "end of 2009"? November then. So the last of the SF homes will be done by Nov 2010. How is that "several years?"

Also, why get people to wait? Wait for what? Wait until another storm hits and nobody is writing? Wait for the pipe dream SF is going to allow you to write other companies? If SF was going to do that they would have set that up before the announcement. Otherwise, you have to assume the people in IL are idiots. Either way they have left you, the agents, and the consumers in a fix. I guess you are going to do down with the ship.
Funny You Ask

United States

#23 Mar 26, 2009
Carmen374 wrote:
<quoted text>
Really? Check your new policy. My friends at Allstate have verified that ALLSTATE is not offering homeowners coverage. You got a policy THROUGH an Allstate agent BUT Allstate is not PROVIDING the coverage. They are brokering and writing & servicing policies for other companies Universal, Royal Palm, etc.
You REALLY are a stooge for STATE FARM.
I got my policy Monday and it is with ALLSTATE
so go broker your Sh1t to someone else as YOU don't have any idea of what you are saying just a bunch of crap to try and get ppl to stay with SF..You really suck
Strandedforhours

United States

#24 Mar 24, 2013
I have now been waiting for 3 1/2 hours since FHP told me the rangers wiuld be here in five minutes, and I am In front if a traffic cam.

If this is a taxoayer funded program in any degree I want my money back

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