Florida homeowners insurance exchange seeks providers

Florida homeowners insurance, Citizens Property

Homeowners insurance exchange picks up momentum in Florida Florida’s Citizens Property Insurance has been experiencing major renovations in recent years. The state-run organization accounts for the majority of homeowners insurance policies in Florida, but has been strapped with serious financial issues that have left it somewhat crippled. Florida lawmakers have been forcing change upon the organization in an effort to mitigate its financial risk. In some cases, this had led to higher homeowners insurance rates, but Citizens Property Insurance may soon offer affordable coverage for consumers through its new exchange.…

Florida homeowners insurance bill passes this week

Florida homeowners insurance, Citizens Property

Lawmakers pass bill concerning Citizens and homeowners insurance Florida lawmakers having been toiling over legislation concerning Citizens Property Insurance and the state’s homeowners insurance market. Senate Bill 1770, as it is called, has been a controversial issue for the state’s Legislature. The original iteration of the bill would have introduced significant changes to Citizens Property Insurance, which accounts for the majority of homeowners insurance policies in the state. The bill would have forced the state-run insurer to raise rates on coverage, a provision that proved unpopular among the general population.…

Florida homeowners in danger of losing their flood insurance coverage

Flood Insurance and reinsurance

Florida law could exclude the state from NFIP coverage, according to FEMA. Florida lawmakers are working to expedite the availability of new building permits, but this may have put homeowners at risk of losing the flood insurance coverage they receive from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).  Flood insurance has become a very problematic issue throughout the country, but has been especially problematic in Florida recently. The troubles of flood insurance are linked to NFIP, a federal program which provides the majority of the country’s flood insurance coverage. The program…

Security First and Esurance to offer Florida homeowners insurance

Security First Insurance Co. has partnered with Esurance and will be underwriting so that they may offer insurance to Florida homeowners. This announcement comes close on the heels of the purchase of Esurance, an online auto insurance company, as well as its associated site, Answer Financial, by Allstate Insurance. The April purchase was worth $1 billion. Esurance offers the third highest number of quotes for car insurance through its 24/7 call center and its website. It sells car insurance policies in thirty states. According to Esurance – which is recognized…

Florida’s Citizens aims to shed more homeowners insurance policies

Homeowners Insurance in Florida

Insurer aims to become more consumer friendly by getting rid of additional policies Florida’s Citizens Property Insurance is looking to become more consumer friendly by shedding additional policies in order to become more financially sustainable. Over the past four years, Citizens, which is the last resort provider of homeowners insurance policies for consumers in the state, has shed approximately 1 million policies. These policies have been transferred to private insurers that are honoring the policies that were initially sold by Citizens. The insurer has been shedding these policies in order…

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…

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…