Homeowners insurance rates on the rise in Florida

Florida Homeowners Insurance

Citizens Property Insurance to raise rates in South Florida and elsewhere Water damage claims are becoming more common in South Florida, which is leading to an increase in homeowners insurance rates in the region. Florida’s Citizens Property Insurance had intended to reduce rates for homeowners in South Florida, but water damage claims have become more plentiful and more costly. Most of the state’s water damage claims originate from South Florida, which is no surprise considering the region’s proximity to the ocean and the storms it is exposed to. Rates had…

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Florida homeowners insurance may be stable this hurricane season

Florida hurricane insurance rates

Florida’s Cat Fund is equipped to handle a significant natural disaster Florida may be able to withstand a major hurricane thanks to the financial capabilities of the state’s Hurricane Catastrophe Fund, also known as the Cat Fund. The fund is designed to provide a financial safety net for homeowners insurance companies that face significant losses in relation to a major storm. The Cat Fund has been used many times in the past to help the state recover from serious losses, but Florida has not suffered a major hurricane in nine…

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Florida-run homeowners insurance provider sheds more policies

Florida homeowners insurance, Citizens Property

Citizens Property Insurance removed more policies More than 30,000 homeowners insurance policies have been removed from Florida’s Citizens Property Insurance. These policies were removed as depopulation efforts continue by the insurer. These efforts are meant to reduce the overall number of policies that Citizens is responsible for, thereby reducing its financial responsibilities and making the insurer more sustainable in the future. The depopulation was sparked by serious issues the insurer faced in the wake of serious natural disasters that it did not have the financial capability to handle on its…

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Homeowners insurance policies continue to be released by Florida’s Citizens Property Insurance

Florida Homeowners Insurance

State-run insurer finds success with its depopulation efforts Florida’s Citizens Property Insurance, which offers homeowners insurance coverage to consumers, has successfully shed the bulk of its policies over the past year. The state-run organization has been trying to depopulate itself of policies in order to address its financial issues, reducing its exposure to risks while becoming more stable and resilient against future natural disasters. The policies released by the organization have been picked up by private companies, which continue to provide consumers with homeowners insurance coverage. Citizens Property Insurance now…

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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 competition report shows some Florida counties lacking

Florida Homeowners Insurance

Some kinds of residential policies in Monroe and Miami-Dade counties are coming up short in options. A new report has now been issued by the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation and has shown that in the counties of Miami-Dade and Monroe, there is a notable lack in competition among homeowners insurance companies for certain kinds of residential policies. This report has brought unwelcome news at a time in which the state is attempting to shrink its last resort coverage. The state has been seeking to reduce the size of Citizens…

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Flood insurance rates in Florida to spike for some properties

Flood Insurance - FEMA

Non-primary residences are going to be seeing an increase in their premiums for protection against flooding. Although owners of primary residences have been breathing a sigh of relief over recent flood insurance news, the story for owners of rental properties and vacation homes will soon be quite different. The reform bill that passed in Congress in March is working to assist homeowners, but not non-primary residence owners. The owners of non-primary residences could be in for somewhat of a shock, this spring, when they receive their flood insurance policy renewals…

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