California takes different tack than Florida to beat home insurance crisis

Home insurance - Home on fire - Option A Option B

Officials in the state are looking for options to support property insurers in wildfire prone regions. California officials are working to avoid facing a similar situation in their home insurance market to that faced by officials in Florida. Florida residents are livid with their elected officials for allowing premiums to skyrocket to current levels. Catastrophic storms have been sending home insurance rates steadily and steeply upward in Florida. California is aiming to avoid the same situation due to the regular and devastating storms blasting their way through. State officials in…

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Florida’s state-run property insurance company to dump thousands of policies

Insurance company Dumps home insurance policyholders

Citizens is expected to drop tens of thousands of policyholders into the state’s private market. The largest insurance company in Florida is its state-run Citizens insurance, and that insurer has become massively bloated with policies over the last couple of years due to the ongoing crisis in the state. The insurer is supposed to be the last resort for homeowners seeking coverage in Florida. That said, after picking up over a million policies since the start of 2022, it is expected to take action to unload at least tens of…

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Florida property insurance market must tackle substantial issues before special session

Property insurance

Another special session will take place later in December, but some challenges must be handled first. Former Republican Florida Senator Jeff Brandes, who launched a petition calling for lawmakers to convene this spring to tackle Florida’s critical property insurance market, is now calling for additional reforms to take place ahead of this month’s additional special session. The former senator has been making these moves from the sideline to try to push more reforms along. “It’s the most urgent pocketbook problem facing Florida today,” said former Senator Brandes, who previously represented…

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Gov DeSantis says ‘significant reforms’ coming to Florida home insurance

Florida home insurance - Reforms

Another insurer has dropped 64,000 policies, sending the state into an even worse condition. With only a week and a half left until the Atlantic hurricane season begins, the Florida home insurance crisis has achieved urgent status. Property owners across the state have been scrambling to obtain the coverage they require. Even worse, in a market already bleeding policies and insurers, FedNat Insurance Company and its sister companies have dropped over 68,000 Florida home insurance policies. This insurance news has arrived just as the special legislative session has been scheduled…

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9 Florida insurance companies selling homeowners’ coverage in liquidation

Florida insurance companies - Hurricane Season

Insurers selling home policies are dropping like flies as hurricane season rapidly approaches. Atlantic hurricane season is rapidly approaching, but homeowners are struggling to find Florida insurance companies to sell them affordable coverage. Premiums have been taking off, but despite the higher expense, policyholders are offered fewer protections. Florida insurance companies are facing a crisis as they attempt to survive in the state’s homeowners’ market. The situation is looking increasingly dire for property owners who are attempting to ensure that they have the coverage they need as the hurricane season…

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