Florida homeowners insurance through Citizens includes random home inspections

Homeowners insurance - Inspection Form - Florida Flag

Policyholders are worried about the way this new requirement will impact their rates. The largest homeowners insurance company in Florida has added a new requirement to its coverage, which is to conduct random home inspections of its customers. The state-run Citizens insurer has been taking steps to control the rates it charges its policyholders. Citizens, like all homeowners insurance companies in the state, has been required to continually raise its rates as the market in Florida becomes an increasingly costly place to do business. While many insurers have left the…

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Florida approves 4 new home insurance companies for operation in the state

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The state’s property market is edging on crisis and has been bleeding insurers in recent years. Florida property owners are about to have an additional choice of coverage from four new home insurance companies that have just received their approval to sell in the state from the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR). The state has been in desperate need of new players in its property coverage market. The most recent home insurance companies to enter the state were Orion180 Select Insurance Company and Orion180 Insurance Company. Shortly before they…

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Citizens covers 1.7 million home insurance policies in Florida

Home insurance - 1.7 million policies Florida

As more insurers withdraw from the state, the insurer of last resort is bloated with policies. Citizens Property Insurance is slated to reach 1.7 million home insurance policies in Florida by the end of the year. This is over three times the number of policies it had in 2020 and far more than it was designed to cover. The issue leading so many home insurance customers to have to turn to Citizens is that insurers have been leaving the state, going under, or issuing non-renewal notices to thousands of customers…

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Part-time residents could see Citizens Florida home insurance rates doubling

Home insurance - Florida Rates Rising

This particular group of Florida residents are expected to see a very large increase in their premiums. The spotlight is on Florida’s part-time residents at the moment, as their home insurance in particular is expected to skyrocket even more than that of people who are permanent residents of the state. Regardless of whether part-time residents live in condos or houses, the rates are heading to the moon. Citizens Insurance – the state home insurance of last resort – has asked regulators for permission to increase the rates of seasonal residents…

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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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