Homeowners insurance policies are still being dumped by Citizens

Florida Homeowners Insurance

The state backed insurer has said that it believes that it will be able to shrink to a smaller size than previously believed. Citizens Property Insurance has now received another wave of shedding homeowners insurance policies from regulators, and the company has now revealed that it will be able to reduce its size by more than what it had once thought. This latest round could allow the insurance company to shed an additional 93,500 of its policies. The state backed homeowners insurance company can now rid itself to up to…

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Homeowners insurance through Citizens in Louisiana is hanging in there

Citizens Louisiana homeowners insurance

Isaac claims have left the last resort insurer in pretty good shape. Though Hurricane Isaac certainly left its mark and was considered to be a “fairly significant event” for the homeowners insurance of last resort, Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp., the insurer was still able to cover the claims that came in and had the resources that it needed ready and waiting. This insurance news was released by Richard Robertson, the insurer’s chief executive. Citizens is the homeowners insurance company that sells its policies to people within the state who…

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Homeowners insurance company taking a look at its own expenses

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Citizens in Florida is examining its salary, travel, and management costs. Citizens currently faces $1.9 billion in expenses every year at the three corporate locations across the state, in order to provide homeowners insurance to policyholders throughout Florida. The leaders of that state backed insurer are now looking into those costs. This investigation includes both the pay and the benefits that are being received by its employees, as well as the costs associated with travel, and the expenses relating to its overall structure of management. Simultaneously, these company heads are…

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Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance seeks to raise rates by 10.5% throughout the state

Homeowners in Louisiana may see their insurance rates jump as the state’s own Citizens Property Insurance company proposes new, higher rates. The state-run insurer, which accounts for more than 120,000 policies, is looking to raise rates throughout the state by an average of 10.5%. For some parts of the state – particularly those near the coast – these rates will be higher. Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is currently reviewing the rate increase proposal to see if it is needed in the current market. The insurer claims that higher rates are…

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Louisiana insurance rebates remain unclaimed by policyholders eligible to claim the money

Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says that $270 million in insurance rebates still remains unclaimed by policyholders this week. Late last month, Donelon issued a notice to policyholders explaining that they could be eligible for rebates. Thus far, however, no one has come forward looking to claim their share of the money. If the funds remain unclaimed, the state may seek to take control of the money. Such a move would only be possible if the state’s Legislature passes new laws regarding the matter. The money was recovered from property/casualty…

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Florida Insurance Commissioner promises balance in Citizens rate increases

In the wake of one of the largest insurance rate increases to hit the state, Florida’s Citizens Property Insurance has been the subject of criticism from the public and state regulators. The state-run insurance company recently received approval to hike up the premiums for sinkhole coverage by an average of 429%. These rates have yet to take effect, a fact that Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty has been keen to express. The Commissioner has vowed to ensure that the steep rate hike is to be phased in slowly, hoping to ease…

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Citizens Property Insurance of Florida proposes rate increases averaging 428% for sinkhole policies

Sinkholes have been quite troublesome in Florida recently. Earlier in the year, the state was inundated with insurance claims regarding damages caused by sinkholes. The majority of these claims, however, were fraudulent, as regulators discovered little to no evidence of sinkholes when investigating properties claiming to have suffered damage. The overwhelming number of falsified claims coming from property owners has caused many insurers to limit the extent of their coverage or otherwise raise the premiums associated with sinkhole insurance. Citizens Property Insurance, the state-funded insurance program, too will be raising…

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