Homeowners insurance bill in Florida signed by Governor Scott

Florida homeowners insurance, Citizens Property

This will help to reform Citizens so that it will be able to further reduce its massive size. Governor Rick Scott has just signed a Florida bill into law which will allow a huge number of changes to be made to Citizens, the largest homeowners insurance company in the state. One of the goals of the bill is to move more of the policyholders from the state backed insurer into the private market. According to Senator David Simmons (R – Altamonte Springs), who sponsored SB 1770, “It’s a hell of…

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Homeowners insurance at Citizens shedding some weight

Florida homeowners insurance, Citizens Property

Lawmakers have given the state backed insurer the ability to take action to reduce its policyholders. The state backed homeowners insurance company, Citizens, in Florida, will now be reducing its number of policyholders following the approvals that it has recently received from lawmakers. Hundreds of thousands of policies will no longer belong to Citizens but will be shifted to the private market. Certain areas are being affected more heavily than others. Many lawmakers are using this as a kind of pilot program to be able to decide how reforms for…

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Homeowners insurance reform bill for Citizens once again delayed

Florida homeowners insurance, Citizens Property

The overhaul for the state backed insurer is being held back yet again in Florida. On Wednesday, a vote that had been scheduled for a sizeable overhaul of homeowners insurance in Florida was delayed, yet again, which may suggest that the fear of sending rates skyward is holding the bill down in the state Senate. It is not that the bill is without the necessary support, but the sponsor is seeking additional time. The sponsor of the bill is Senator David Simmons (R-Altamonte Springs). He indicated that he has already…

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Homeowners insurance bill swoops through Florida Senate

Florida Homeowners Insurance

Bill addressing homeowners insurance races through Florida Legislature Last week, a controversial legislation concerning homeowners insurance flew through the Florida Senate. The legislation received strong backing from the state’s lawmakers, whom have become exceedingly involved in the problems surrounding the state’s Citizens Property Insurance organization. The state-run insurer, which accounts for the majority of the homeowners insurance policies in Florida, has been, thus far, unable to address its own problems, leading lawmakers to get more involved in these issues and create legislation designed to put some of these problems to…

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